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Arctic Cooling Announces Arctic F- High Performance Case Fans

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    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.

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    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
     
  2. sapetto

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

    That's an awesome warantee for a fan.
     
  4. Mussels

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    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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    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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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    When comparing price to performance, I haven't seen anything that beast AC yet. At least not here.
     
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    Okay how many sone then? ha ha

    I;ve got some artic cooling gear so will be able to approximate.
     
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    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...
     
  9. Mussels

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    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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    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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    nice now some LEDs on it:D
     
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    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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    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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    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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    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


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    ^ that would be the ranges that matter
     
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    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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    still, point remains that AC have some very quiet fans.
     
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    Well, I wasn't arguing that point anyway. :D :laugh:
     
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    When are we going to see these awesome AC fans in the 140 and 200mm range?
     
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    I hope that static pressure is good. I want a cheap fan that'll dethrone the gt.
     

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