Monday, November 30th 2009

Cooler Master Readies Excalibur 120 mm Fan

Cooler Master is ready with a new 120 mm PC fan with the Excalibur. The fan is characterised by its perforated circular metal fan frame, and detachable fan blades that makes cleaning easy. It measures 120 x 120 x 25 mm, and is PWM controlled, spinning between 600 and 2,000 rpm ± 10%. At those speeds it pushes between 26.4 and 85.6 CFM of air, 0.75 to 3.53 mm H2O air pressure. Its noise output is rated between 13 to 30 dBA. The barometric ball bearing is said to more than double its life time over conventional fans. The Cooler Master Excalibur 120 mm fans is expected to reach stores soon, priced at 17.90 EUR. The fan is fit for use in cases, CPU coolers, and radiators.
Source: Case and Cooling
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17 Comments on Cooler Master Readies Excalibur 120 mm Fan

#1
tonyd223
Holes in the side frame? doesn't that mean the air is pushed the wrong way?
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pantherx12
No it means it will draw some air through those holes.
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#3
tonyd223
How? the tips of the fans are moving at the highest speed - pushing air out?
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#4
t77snapshot
85 CFM @ 30dbA is pretty good, but 27 bucks seems kinda high. You are probably paying more of the steel farame. I wonder if the holes on the side walls serve a purpose in performance?
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#5
pantherx12
Arctic cooling do the same thing with they're quiet fans : ]

no air blows out sideways with them.
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Unregistered
I like the airflow, I like the noise, I like the appearance, I like the removable blades BUT $27!?

I suppose its worth it, but I dunno if I could justify spending $27 on a case fan.

-Indybird
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t77snapshot
indybird
I like the airflow, I like the noise, I like the appearance, I like the removable blades BUT $27!?

I suppose its worth it, but I dunno if I could justify spending $27 on a case fan.

-Indybird
It does seem expensive, but the Noctua fans are about 24 bucks each and that well worth the money. I wwant to see some reviews.:)
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#8
pantherx12
Cost as much as Silenx quiet fans.

And and nearly 2 pound less then noctua. seems fair price considering the rest of the market.
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#9
Unregistered
Let me know when this comes in 80 and 140mm flavors and I just might have the case fan setup for my new mod.

-Indybird
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WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
I like but I have to agree, it is starting to get ridiculous with the price of case fans these days. Id love to get me 4 of these to replace my 200MM fan on my case side panel so I can put it back on, but I cant see spending a 100 damn bucks or more for 4 friggin fans.
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urban_black_redneck
Thermaltake has 75-80CFM 120mm fans that are quiet (I think the db rating is like 22ish). They cost $10!

I am not buying this Excalibur.

They have got to be kidding.
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#12
pantherx12
Thermaltake fans are pretty shitty in my experience.

Develop rattles and annoy the hell out of me, I give them away when ever I come across them XD
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#13
stinger608
Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder
WarEagleAU
I like but I have to agree, it is starting to get ridiculous with the price of case fans these days. Id love to get me 4 of these to replace my 200MM fan on my case side panel so I can put it back on, but I cant see spending a 100 damn bucks or more for 4 friggin fans.
Could not have stated this better!!! I was just thinking that 4 fans would be over a hundred bucks........Unbelievable to be honest:banghead:
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#14
theonedub
habe fidem
I can tell one thing from the picture- it looks nice :laugh:
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#15
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
urban_black_redneck
Thermaltake has 75-80CFM 120mm fans that are quiet (I think the db rating is like 22ish). They cost $10!

I am not buying this Excalibur.

They have got to be kidding.
TT uses sleeve bearings which dont have the life of a dual ball, or the next best bearing types.
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#16
pantherx12
By the way guys, its not getting anywhere close to rediculous, as regular fans still sell.

These are obviously for the enthusiast market :D

Theres fans in the UK that sell for £24.99 if you think these are expensive :p
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#17
PP Mguire
I paid 24 bucks a pop for 3 Noctua fans so 3 bucks more for better performance is not to bad. Its not like i would upgrade all the fans in my Antec at the same time :laugh:
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