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Corsair Launches Magnetic Levitation Bearing based FANs.

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Jul 11, 2016.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Kaarme Ancient Guru

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    Those prices are quite steep. I used to think Noctuas are expensive, even if that didn't ever stop me from buying them. But I'm not sure I'd like to pay that much for a fan. But then again, if it really is maglev, it means it should last until the plastic chemically breaks down (or mechanically if you use pneumatic tools to build your PCs)? Decades, that is.
     
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    Heck for what they do, 35 dollars for 2 pack of 120's isn't bad at all, and considering how long they should last. A lot of people don't know you can oil the bearing fans for longer life but these new ones are very cool.
     
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    Oh, right. I failed to notice that "Pack Quantity". It's indeed not bad at all taking that into account.
     

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    so 16 being airflow quiet whilst 32 being a jumbo jet taking off :D we need to be talking 8db to 25 if they want to turn heads.
     
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    8db is pretty much unobtainable.

    This is from Hilbert's video card reviews


    Jet takeoff (200 feet) 120 dBA
    Construction Site 110 dBA Intolerable
    Shout (5 feet) 100 dBA
    Heavy truck (50 feet) 90 dBA Very noisy
    Urban street 80 dBA
    Automobile interior 70 dBA Noisy
    Normal conversation (3 feet) 60 dBA
    Office, classroom 50 dBA Moderate
    Living room 40 dBA
    Bedroom at night 30 dBA Quiet
    Broadcast studio 20 dBA
    Rustling leaves 10 dBA Barely audible
     
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    I wonder why they don't use rgb led for fans I would love to have green or orange or which ever color I feel like using.
     
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    Not necessarily, the Noctua NF-S12B REDUX 700, Scythe Slip Stream 500, Coolink SWiF2-120 and Noctua NF-S12A ULN all run under 10db at between 500-800 RPM.
     
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    You can't alter physics. Air has mass therefore it makes noise when moved. 8db is pretty much unobtainable.
     
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    Would have made them even more expensive, perhaps later on they'll add more SKUs.

    They are really good, I just received a batch. Up~to 45~50% RPM (roughly 1300 RPM) they are silent and after that you can hear them. But at a totally silent level, say 1000~1100 RPM the airflow these things create is pretty amazing.

    Maxed out they are loud. When you crank them all the way up I swear you can cool a room as I can feel a breeze from one 120mm fan like one and a half meters away.
     

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    Well that should mean they're pretty effective at least. :p
    (And if they're so durable it could be quite a good investment, will be interesting to see how this technique will be received and if more manufacturers will use it.)
     
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    Ya I'm gonna have to get a couple of these for my Rad., probably get them when Zen comes out, keep that puppy real cool.
     
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    I liked music.
     
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    Been wondering about buying some nice expensive fans like these to put on my RX series radiators but the rads are such low fpi I'm not sure its even remotely worth spending that sort of cash for 6 of these to replace my XSPC 1200RPM Xinruilians.
     
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    Forgot My Wife 130 dba :gape:
     

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    LMAO ... good 1.
     
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    sound good to me good performance but hopefully with the reliability maybe worth the price if there not going to fail like most of the fans ive gone through running 24/7
     
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    Appreciate the news, but a little late. My local retailer has had them in for a week. :p
     
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    You mean the Mrs. mjorgenson's?

    :)P)
     

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