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SilverStone's New Fan Series' Offer High-End And Budget Options

Today, Silverstone is not announcing a new fan, nor is it announcing a new series of fans; no, today the company announced two new series of fans – the FQ and the FW series. Of the two, one is aimed at providing high-quality fans, while the other is for a more budget-conscious audience.

The FQ series fans come with a white frame and light blue fan blades. Silverstone equipped them with its own P.C.F. bearings, which give the fans an MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure) of 150,000 hours. They come with PWM support, carry rubber anti-vibration pads, and all ship with a speed-reducing adapter.

SizeRPM RangeNoiseAirflowPrice
FQ141140 x 25 mm500 – 100014.7 – 20.7 dBA31.4 – 62.0 CFM$14.60
FQ122120 x 25 mm800 – 150014.5 – 24.9 dBA37.8 – 63.8 CFM$12.57
FQ9192 x 25 mm1000 - 250014.7 – 24.8 dBA19.8 – 44.2 CFM$11.68
FQ8180 x 25 mm1200 - 280015 – 28.5 dBA12.0 – 27.5 CFM$10.79

The FW series have blue frames with white fan blades, and they also come with PWM support. The bearings are "Long Life Sleeve" bearings, which provide the fans an MTBF of 40,000 hours. Two of the four variants come with anti-vibration pads.

SizeRPM RangeNoiseAirflowPrice
FW121120 x 15 mm800 - 200014.7 – 24.6 dBA13.1 – 32.6 CFM$10.66
FW122120 x 25 mm1000 – 180018.4 – 28.1 dBA42.6 – 76.5 CFM$11.68
FW9192 x 25 mm1500 - 280014.1 – 27.7 dBA26.8 – 49.5 CFM$10.66
FW8180 x 25 mm1200 - 300015.3 – 30.0 dBA12.0 – 29.5 CFM$9.65

All of the fans are available immediately for the prices listed in the tables above.

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  • tom10167
    lol the plural of series is not "series' "
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  • hmp_goose
    Are these stats right? FWs' have higher RPM, but lower CFM …
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  • hmp_goose
    Never-mind: I was comparing the 140 to the 120 x 15 …
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  • Cons29
    they look like toys, no offense but it looks cheap
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  • Amdlova
    noctua still working on some 20cm fan model and new shine 14cm fans.. when i look at this color blue with white i feel so bad.
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  • nukemaster
    I do not care what it looks like as long as it performs.

    I actually had a normal sleeve fan from SilverStone(made by Globe in this case) horizontally for 2-3 years before it died. That is not bad for a sleeve. Killed off a Gelid in less than 5 months horizontally.
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  • Shodoman
    The FQ91 can reach 25.000 rpm, that's one zero too many.
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  • Cons29
    yes, to each his own on looks and performance. i like noctua but most of their fans are ugly, nice perf though
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  • Ninjawithagun
    Wow - ugly colors. I sure hope Silverstone plans to make regular looking fans (i.e. black??).
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  • soccerplayer88
    White and blue are an ugly color combination? Wait what?! They look pretty good, maybe use a darker shade of blue, but that's just my opinion.

    Try a Noctua fan. It's brown/beige won't match anything other then a military themed chassis.
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