Thursday, August 25th 2011

Scythe Announces New Slip Stream 120 and 140 mm Fan Models

Japanese cooling expert Scythe expands its case fan portfolio by adding two new models from the Slip Stream series. Both axial fans are built in the typical Scythe high quality processing. Ideal application fields are individual airflow optimization inside a PC Chassis and addition for CPU and VGA Coolers. Slip Stream 140 PWM Adjustable VR and Slip Stream 120 PWM Adjustable VR are therefore equipped with two different functions for fan speed adjustments. By using the built-in switch it is possible to choose between conventional voltage regulation and the PWM fan control function which can be customized even further.

Both models are equipped with 120 mm mounting holes enabling wide compatibility range to most on-market PC Chassis as well as CPU Coolers. Switching to the VR mode unlocks the stepless adjustment of fan speed between 500 and 1.900 rpm. Depending on the set fan rpm the airflow varies between 24,5 and 110,31 CFM which is equivalent to 41 - 187 m³/h at a noise level between 7,5 and 37,0 dBA. While using the PWM mode fan speed is adjusted individually by the motherboard PWM fan controller. Users can alter the PWM bandwidth range by turning the VR knob to further optimize airflow and noise level.

Slip Stream 140 PWM Adjustable VR offers same features with a rated fan speed range between 500 and 1.700 rpm. Depending on the settings an airflow between 27,2 and 92,4 CFM respectively 46 and 157 m³/h is being created. While using the PWM mode the PWM bandwidth can be adjusted from 500 and 1.200 rpm (min) to 650 and 1.700 rpm (max).
Both Slip Stream 140 PWM Adjustable VR and Slip Stream 120 PWM Adjustable VR can be purchased as of today for 9,90 EUR (MSRP, excl. VAT/Tax).

For more information, visit the product pages of Slip Stream 140 PWM Adjustable VR Fan and Slip Stream 120 PWM Adjustable VR Fan.
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5 Comments on Scythe Announces New Slip Stream 120 and 140 mm Fan Models

#1
RejZoR
Look at those massive flat arches holding the fan motor in the middle. I bet that slimming those down would lower the turbolence and resistance noises by a lot.
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#2
Nothgrin
I love these fans by Scythe, but the bearings wear out too quickly. I've had 4 of them on different occaisons and all 4 have rough bearings and the fan wont even turn.

Hopefully they improved them this time.

And whats with the 140MM only pushing 92CFM? Theres pretty much no use for it in a high speed air enviroment.
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WhiteLotus
by: Nothgrin
I love these fans by Scythe, but the bearings wear out too quickly. I've had 4 of them on different occaisons and all 4 have rough bearings and the fan wont even turn.

Hopefully they improved them this time.

And whats with the 140MM only pushing 92CFM? Theres pretty much no use for it in a high speed air enviroment.
Perhaps sacrificed volume of air moved for low noise.
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#4
Vancha
by: WhiteLotus
Perhaps sacrificed volume of air moved for low noise.
This. I'm always seeing slipstreams brought up on SPCR as the silent fans of choice (along with some kind of Nexus fan.)
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#5
[H]@RD5TUFF
seems gimmicky to me, what is easy about having to reach for the back of your computer to set pwm on a fan.
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