Cooling

Alphacool Launches Rise Aurora 120mm PWM ARGB Fan

Today, Alphacool launched the Rise Aurora 120 mm PWM fan. This high-speed fan features a sleeve-bearing with a rated speed of 2500RPM capable of producing 118 m3h of airflow and 3.17 mm/H2O of static pressure. These impressive numbers do come at the cost of noise as the Rise Aurora 120 mm generates 31.5 dB(A) at its maximum speed. To help control the noise it is fitted with a PWM connector with 0% PWM functionality so your motherboard can tame this beast when its full power isn’t needed. Additionally, it features 20 addressable RGB LEDs to provide a beautiful array of lighting.  Currently available on the Alphacool website for $19.45 the Rise Aurora is bound to be a success. Here is the press release from Alphacool. Read More

Case fans
Cooling

Case Fan Roundup: Twenty Three 120 mm Case Fans Tested

Case fans are supposed to cool your case. As use in this review, a case fan is a fixed-voltage fan. Today we might want to call them non-PWM fans. These fans are “set ‘em and forget ‘em” fans. Except that some of you insist on using fan controllers to vary the speeds of your fans. Imagine that! Well, in any case (in any case – get it?) we’re going to look at more than twenty case fans. I say “more than twenty’’ because I can’t count. We have more than 30 fans and settings that we will be looking at today. If you are interested in counting actual fans, be my guest. Read More

Cooling

NZXT FX140 V2 and FZ140 Fans Review

NZXT seems to be on a roll recently. They have cases which are whimsical and stolid, take your pick. They have a variety of accessories. They have a line of AIO coolers (one was reviewed on our frontpage). Additionally they have put out a number of fascinating fans. We will review two kinds of fan here – PWM (for rads) and case fans. What we find out should be interesting. Read More

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Cooling

Enermax 120 mm APS Fan Review

In July, 2013, Enermax announced that they had updated their fans with new three-position “APS” switches, which allow a user to select one of three peak speeds. This, in essence, allows you to buy three fans in one. Today we will be looking at three of these fans: the T.B. Vegas Quad, the Cluster Advance, and the Everest Advance. Are these truly advanced fans? Are we really looking at nine fans masquerading as three? Let’s see. Read More