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Cooler Master Announces its JetFlo 120 mm LED Fan

Cooler Master has announced a new fan, the 120 JetFlo. This fan, while appearing ordinary at first, actually has some interesting features hidden from view.

The fans have a 120 mm size design, can run at speeds from 800 RPM to 2000 RPM, are PWM controlled, can push up to 95 CFM, make up to 26 dBA of noise, and come with two silent adapters that fix the speeds at either 1600 RPM or 1200 RPM (for those who do not have PWM compatible controllers or motherboards).

The fans' notable features include the styling as well as the Smart Jam protection. Cooler Master claims that the fan is the first premium quality LED fan to enter the market, noting words such as "Performance," "Style," and "Silence" as core design elements. The Smart Jam Protection feature can detect when there are objects present that obstruct the turning of the blades and will automatically stop rotation to prevent damage. After removal of the foreign objects the fan will resume normal operations.

The fans feature an MTBF of a respectable 160,000 hours due to the self-lubricating POM bearings that are used.

Cooler Master's JetFlo 120 fans will come in four different colors: red, black, white and blue. All will sell with an MSRP of €14.95, which translates to roughly $20, and will be available starting mid-July.

Niels Broekhuijsen
Niels Broekhuijsen is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He covers hardware news on all components and peripherals.
  • stingstang
    Red white and blue?
    'Murica!
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  • itzsnypah
    Black LED's... Yeah...

    Hopefully dust buildup doesn't trigger Smart Jam Protection.
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  • scrap104
    http://www.coolermaster.com/product/Detail/cooling/case-fan/jetflo-120.html

    JetFlo 120 comes in blue, red, white or no LED
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  • adimeister
    Green please!!
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  • danwat1234
    "The Smart Jam Protection feature can detect when there are objects present that obstruct the turning of the blades and will automatically stop rotation to prevent damage. After removal of the foreign objects the fan will resume normal operations.".

    So if it detects more power consumption/less RPM than what should be, it'll think there is a jam and cut power?

    Won't be good if it is because of dust build up from possible neglected maintenance.
    Or is it more intelligent that that?
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  • slomo4sho
    They should have launched these on the 4th!
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  • Larry Bob
    95 CFM for a 120mm fan seems iffy to me.
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  • thundervore
    If there is anything I have learned from CM fans is that they suck once you place a good filter in front of them. I use a CM Storm Scout 2 wih Demci Flex filters on the top and front and the included fans moved no air at max speed when the filter was on the case. I ended up going Cougar to get some good airflow with the filter but the PWM noise is terrible.

    I am willing o give these a shot, I like how the LEDs emit from the center instead from the frame. This in turn make the blades glow rather than the traditional LED mount that sucks. Hopefully they do not suffer from PWM high pitch whine noise. I would have loved it if the incorporated the LED on off functions into these fans. Would go great with a Cosmos 2 or Storm Scout 2.
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  • JobCreator
    With this Jam Detection Protection thingamajig, what if it's on your CPU cooler? Suddenly you won't have an operable fan cooling the heatsink? That's safe...

    Are there warnings that it stopped spinning? Or is my CPU going to go into melt mode while it waits for me to remove the jam?
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  • Minh Tran
    This fan is really noisy at 1700 rpm. I managed to adjust the speed via BIOS to 1500 rpm but it's still really really loud. It pushes a lot of air albeit the noise but otherwise I'd go for something quieter in the future.
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