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Old 05-07-12, 01:30 PM
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Corsair Air Series Fans Review SP120 AF120 Review



We take a look at the new Corsair fans, with different versions for static pressure and case airflow we wonder how good can these really be?


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Old 05-07-12, 01:39 PM
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Pretty much as i saw it too,15 SP 120 in my build are quieter than 6 UltraKazes at the same RPM...quieter than the Enermax PSU fan in my build also!
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Old 05-07-12, 04:54 PM
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they seem to tickle you pretty good. awesome review. gives alternatives of
choices with performance to back them up. currently unvolting the sp120 perf
fan and they are a schosh louder than the quiets but have 3° better performance
on a 60mm radiator (in push only) over the quiet edition. is there really a
necessity for push/pull with these. chiming on quietness, i don't think so...

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Old 05-07-12, 05:59 PM
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I wasn't too sure if i wanted these or the Noctuas for my rig overhaul, and even tho i am one of the few people who like the noctua fans, i'll definitely get the AF and SP fans instead!

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wow these are nice, may even consider swapping these in where i have the nf-f12's atm and put the f12's where the standard corsair h100 fans are atm
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Old 05-07-12, 06:14 PM
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Nice review Tom.

Just ordered the following:

1 x 140mm Corsair AF140
1 x 120mm Corsair AF120 Quiet
2 x 120mm Corsair SP120 Quiet
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Old 05-07-12, 10:08 PM
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Loving these fans will get a couple for my rig for my H80
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nice review tom...
i love the look of those fans
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Old 06-07-12, 12:59 AM
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Gold award is nice, but any reputable fan manufacturer will include MTBF specs along with their product. Noctua rates their fan at >150,000 hours. Sure, you can get two Corsair fans for the price of 1 Noctua, but if over the course of 5 years I replace those Corsair fans 3-4 times, as opposed to having that Noctua fan work for 5 years, guess which brand ends up costing less?

I've had supposedly good fans die after just 5000 hours. You cannot give a Gold award for a fan without looking at it's reliability.

Sorry Tom, no intention of taking your words apart, just being objective!
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Old 06-07-12, 08:12 AM
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Nice review as always.

Apart from the "missing" AP140mm version, I only miss one thing: Black rings! I know you can just remove the rings alltogether, but the fans somehow look nooted without them, since the blades will "stick out".

But again, DAMM YOU Corsair for not bringing out an AP140mm version. Would be perfect for my incomming SR-1 280mm
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