Thursday, September 17th 2009

Arctic Cooling Announces Arctic F- High Performance Case Fans

The Swiss low noise cooling solution provider ARCTIC COOLING today announced the launch of the ARCTIC F series case fan series in 80mm, 92mm and 120mm. As the advanced version of the previous AF fan series, these new fans are ideal for users who are looking for a quiet and efficient case ventilation solution.

The ARCTIC F series integrates some delicate features to improve the overall airflow and noise control management. Most 80mm and 92mm standard fans are equipped with 7 blades only, but all ARCTIC F fans, including the 80mm and 92mm ones, come with 9 blades in order to create higher airflow efficiently.

Moreover, the refined “ninja-knife” impeller design not only improves the laminar airflow, but it also lowers the noise level. Tested by hundreds of simulations, the result is significant – airflow is over 20% higher compared with a generic 7-blade case fan.

Higher airflow ≠ higher noise level
Over the years, ARCTIC COOLING has built a reputable name on precise case fan engineering and noise control, and the new ARCTIC F series is no exception. Despite the increase in airflow rate, the ARCTIC F fans remain nearly inaudible thanks to the high-quality fluid dynamic bearing and the new impeller design. The maximum noise level is at only 0.4 sone for the 120mm fan. The ARCTIC F series is definitely a good option for anyone pursuing a quiet PC case cooling solution.

The ARCTIC F fans come with a 6-year limited warranty. They are available in October. The MSRP is US $4.30 / 2.90€ (F8), US$5.90 / 3.90€ (F9), US$6.9 / 4.90€ (F12).Source: Arctic Cooling
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20 Comments on Arctic Cooling Announces Arctic F- High Performance Case Fans

#1
sapetto
If its was entirely white... But the main thing is it have 6 years warranty :p
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#2
pantherx12
Any CFM and DBA info at all?

That's an awesome warantee for a fan.
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#3
Mussels
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by: pantherx12
Any CFM and DBA info at all?

That's an awesome warantee for a fan.
AC dont use DBA, they measure in sones (which is why their fans are so quiet, its a more relevant measurement)
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#4
rshoerack
I have to say all the AC stuff I've used has been top notch. Their prices are pretty low too.
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#5
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: rshoerack
I have to say all the AC stuff I've used has been top notch. Their prices are pretty low too.
When comparing price to performance, I haven't seen anything that beast AC yet. At least not here.
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#6
pantherx12
Okay how many sone then? ha ha

I;ve got some artic cooling gear so will be able to approximate.
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#7
toyo
I agree to all above that Arctic is unbeatable as price/performance. Their case fans are all but inaudible (at max rpm!) and I used 2 generations of AC products already.
The only thing that I bought from them that is not respecting the low price/ultra performance I was used to is the new MX-3, but even so I must say I'm happy I spent 15 euro on the tube.
What else to say, I can only hope we can buy at these prices in the future too, as the rule seems to be "get on top cheap, and once you are there - make sure you have the biggest prices". Oh well...
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#8
Mussels
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by: pantherx12
Okay how many sone then? ha ha

I;ve got some artic cooling gear so will be able to approximate.
dunno really.


decibels = pressure waves made by the sound
sones = irritation to the human ear


I know which one i'd prefer lower (its like how rain can be loud, but doesnt annoy you - but that high pitched squeal from a bad capacitor, or a random rattle in a fan can drive you mad)
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#9
PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
I just want to say I am a huge fan of Arctic Cooling case fans. I use exclusively them in my main rig back home, and they are top notch for airflow, sound level, etc.
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Wile E
Power User
by: Mussels
dunno really.


decibels = pressure waves made by the sound
sones = irritation to the human ear


I know which one i'd prefer lower (its like how rain can be loud, but doesnt annoy you - but that high pitched squeal from a bad capacitor, or a random rattle in a fan can drive you mad)
Well then Db is a more accurate standard. What annoys one, doesn't annoy another. Sone would be a completely subjective measurement, whereas Db is objective. If you want sone to be accurate, you would need to use in conjunction with Db.

And rain annoys the f**k out of me. lol.
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#12
Mussels
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by: Wile E
Well then Db is a more accurate standard. What annoys one, doesn't annoy another. Sone would be a completely subjective measurement, whereas Db is objective. If you want sone to be accurate, you would need to use in conjunction with Db.

And rain annoys the f**k out of me. lol.
its not related to what annoys one person or another, its based on science. my explanation was very laymans term :P

an even simpler version would be: its quieter in the ranges the human ear can hear, and doesnt have annoying clicks rattles or whines.
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Wile E
Power User
by: Mussels
its not related to what annoys one person or another, its based on science. my explanation was very laymans term :P

an even simpler version would be: its quieter in the ranges the human ear can hear, and doesnt have annoying clicks rattles or whines.
And by "based on science", they mean "this is what sounds annoying to what we believe is the majority of the people." lol

So now it's just subjective based on a bunch of opinions culminated together. lol.
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#15
Mussels
Moderprator
by: pantherx12
wikipedia helps

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sone
after reading the first paragraph you can see why i'm slightly fuzzy on how it works :D

all i know is they advertise their fans as really low sone, and their fans are really really quiet




^ that would be the ranges that matter
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#16
Wile E
Power User
So I was right. It's subjective at anything other than 1Khz. Even says so right in the text. Thanks but no thanks, give Db ratings, tyvm.
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#17
Mussels
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by: Wile E
So I was right. It's subjective at anything other than 1Khz. Even says so right in the text. Thanks but no thanks, give Db ratings, tyvm.
still, point remains that AC have some very quiet fans.
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#18
Wile E
Power User
by: Mussels
still, point remains that AC have some very quiet fans.
Well, I wasn't arguing that point anyway. :D :laugh:
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#19
t77snapshot
When are we going to see these awesome AC fans in the 140 and 200mm range?
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#20
boogerlad
I hope that static pressure is good. I want a cheap fan that'll dethrone the gt.
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