Tuesday, September 11th 2012

Scythe Announcing New Glide Stream 120 mm Fan Series

Japanese cooling expert Scythe is hereby announcing the brand new case fan series by the name Glide Stream 120. Scythe Glide Stream 120 mm fan series stands for the further development of the very popular Scythe Slip Stream 120 fan series but will not replace it. In the development process various improvements and new features have been added to the new fan series.

Most of the new improvements are in plain view. Scythe Glide Stream 120 mm fan blades have been modified and firstly make use of the new grooved blade design. Hence allows the reduction of air resistance and therefore achieving lower operating noise. Furthermore a new anti-vibration feature was added. All four mounting holes of the Glide Stream 120 mm fans are equipped with a rubber pad-inlay. Transfer of vibrations from the operating fan to the PC Case or CPU Cooler can be significantly reduced thanks to the new rubber pad-inlays.


To further ease the installation process and increase the compatibility, all Scythe Glide Stream 120 mm fans are utilizing installation holes without tunnels. Furthermore a 3-pin to 4-pin adapter and mounting screws are supplied with every Glide Stream 120 fan.

Users can choose from a variety of models including common fans and PWM equipped fans. Scythe Glide Stream 120 PWM fans are available as a 1.300 rpm (SY1225HB12M-P) and a 1.900 rpm (SY1225HB12SH-P) version. 1.300 rpm version is specified with a weight of 115 grams, flexible airflow of up to 73,39 CFM while operating at a noise level between 0 and 26,1 dBA.

Glide Stream 120 PWM High-RPM version is slightly heavier (127 grams) and rotates at a fan speed between 300 and 1.900 rpm. Users are able to individually adjust the fan speed and create a reliable airflow between 16,40 - 108,83 CFM at a noise level between 5,0 and 36,3 dBA.

There are 7 models for users who prefer their fans to have a constant fan speed without PWM function. Glide Stream 120 fans are available with fan speeds from 600 up to 2.000 rpm:

● 600 rpm: SY1225HB12SL
● 800 rpm: SY1225HB12L
● 1.000 rpm: SY1225HB12LM
● 1.200 rpm: SY1225HB12M
● 1.400 rpm: SY1225HB12SM
● 1.600 rpm: SY1225HB12H
● 2.000 rpm: SY1225HB12SH

Hence gives users the choice between fans to create super silent or high-performance systems. Glide Stream 120 mm 600 rpm model (SY1225HB12SL) is rated with 8,0 dBA and provides an airflow of 31,0 CFM. High-RPM model with 2.000 rpm (SY1225HB12SH) is able to move 114,0 CFM at an operating noise of 38,0 dBA.

New Scythe Glide Stream 120 mm fan series is available as of today. Glide Stream 120 mm PWM models will be priced at 9,0 EUR while the normal models at 7,75 EUR (MSRP, w/o TAX).
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12 Comments on Scythe Announcing New Glide Stream 120 mm Fan Series

#1
D007
I like fans.. :P
Nice idea with the grooves.
I wish more people would start thinking like this..
Air is liquid, not solid.. Just like a submarine, that layer is going to help it cut down on air resistance a lot I'd think.
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#2
RejZoR
Boring. When most are starting to make golf ball styled fans, look at Noiseblocker's eLoop series. Nothing you've seen so far...
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#4
D007
by: RejZoR
Boring. When most are starting to make golf ball styled fans, look at Noiseblocker's eLoop series. Nothing you've seen so far...
Maybe you should post some new item reviews and topics then, if it's too boring for you..
I appreciate the effort put into these review.. I find it helpful, not boring..
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#5
RejZoR
Not the article, the floods of these so called innovative products taht are pretty much the same thing as all the rest.
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#6
HumanSmoke
by: Cristian_25H
reduction of air resistance and therefore achieving lower operating noise
Seems counter productive to still use a cheapo sleeve bearing. Maybe that should read "...and therefore achieving lower operating noise for a few months"
Wouldn't be so bad if they were priced at throwaway pricing (a la Yate Loon D12), but Slip Stream's are usually priced well above a number of good dual ball bearing and fluid dynamic bearing fans.
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#7
Chevalr1c
Servo Gentle Typhoons (sold under the Scythe brand name in western nations) are generally a better choice indeed (IMHO), in that price range especially on the long run.
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#8
stoanee
by: Chevalr1c
Servo Gentle Typhoons (sold under the Scythe brand name in western nations) are generally a better choice indeed (IMHO), in that price range especially on the long run.
Agreed, I consider that to be one of the best 120mm fans out there. They need to sleeve the wires and make larger sizes then they would really have something.
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#9
DriedFrogPills
The CFm numbers are good, any word on the hydrostatic pressure for cooling applications?
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#10
natr0n
114CFM at 38dB is impressive.
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#11
Chevalr1c
Don't forget to not rely on those figures! Read reviews to find actual values, this is a press release and thus an ad.
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#12
entropy13
There would most probably be a Glide Stream Slim then.
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