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Fractal Design Announces R2 Silent Fans

The R2 series includes a 40mm, 50mm, 60mm, 80mm, 92mm, 120mm, and 140mm version. Speeds range from 4000 RPM for the 40mm fan to 800 RPM for the 140mm device. Both the 120mm and 140mm fans come with a low speed adapter.

All fans include four metal screws and the versions from 60mm and up add an additional four rubber screws to improve the noise level caused by the fan. According to the manufacturer, the R2 fans are built with high performance hydraulic bearings that are designed to enhance performance and reliability.

The company did not release information about pricing and availability of the R2 series.

  • szymek
    Yes! I want 60mm fan with rubber screws to improve noise level! Isn't it what everybody want? How could I want my fan to be more quiet when I can use rubber screws and make it sound like hoover!
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  • It's about time. I have a Define R2 chassis and have been looking for fans to add to the two stock 120s. I was looking for Fractal fans to match since they are good performers and are nearly silent. Sadly, I wasn't able to find them. Now that I know they are selling them by themselves, I just need to keep checking around until someone has them.
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  • wiyosaya
    szymekYes! I want 60mm fan with rubber screws to improve noise level! Isn't it what everybody want? How could I want my fan to be more quiet when I can use rubber screws and make it sound like hoover!Me too!! At 4000 RPM (which is doubtfully a misprint), a 40 mm fan is going to sound like a jet airplane. I can hardly wait. /sarcasm.

    metaldragenIt's about time. I have a Define R2 chassis and have been looking for fans to add to the two stock 120s. I was looking for Fractal fans to match since they are good performers and are nearly silent. Sadly, I wasn't able to find them. Now that I know they are selling them by themselves, I just need to keep checking around until someone has them.One word - Scythe! They make the quietest fans I have ever used. They are one company where the marketing department does not run the company - IMHO.
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  • CaedenV
    hmmm... could we get some fan benchmarks?
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  • fb39ca4
    if u guys dont want to wait for a quet fan with a black case/white blade, nzxt also sells fans like these. i got some for my case and i cant hear them.
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  • freggo
    I work on 3 screens/PCs on my desk; in total silence...
    The PCs are in the next room :-)
    I love it!
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  • And the C3 fans will be loud and break often :D

    Play on words with "R2"-D2 and C3-PO
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  • frank_drebin
    "silent"... how about some DB noise level figures for different speeds . then we ll see how silent these are
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  • iamtheking123
    wiyosayaMe too!! At 4000 RPM (which is doubtfully a misprint), a 40 mm fan is going to sound like a jet airplane. I can hardly wait. /sarcasm.One word - Scythe! They make the quietest fans I have ever used. They are one company where the marketing department does not run the company - IMHO.True that. I bought their 120 mm "Super High Speed" fans expecting them to sound like jet engines...the only thing you hear is the woosh of air and no motor or blade whir at all.
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  • KelvinTy
    Hm... 4000RPM... Please be a misprint or it's going to be... like a small engine at low rev for a CAR... Can't wait to listen how insane it's going to be. = ="
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