Thursday, May 3rd 2012

Corsair Adds Cooling Fans to Product Line

Corsair, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, today announced the new Air Series line of PC cooling fans. Unlike most other PC fans in the market, Corsair Air Series fans are offered in airflow and static pressure models, each specifically optimized for specific PC cooling roles.

Air Series fans are designed to deliver an extraordinary balance of airflow and low-noise to users who want to upgrade their PCs for quieter operation or higher performance. All feature an advanced hydraulic bearing system and rubber mounts for low-noise and reliability, and include red, white, and blue color rings to allow users to customize the look of their PC.
High Airflow Fans for Efficient Large-Volume Cooling
Air Series AF120 and AF140 airflow fans are designed to intake cool air into, and exhaust hot air out of, modern PCs. They are for ideal for mounting on the side, top, and rear of cases, to reduce component-killing heat. The airflow fans are designed with ultra-thin, custom-molded blades optimized to flow high volumes of air in unrestricted spaces with at least 3cm of clearance. They are available in a 140mm Quiet edition and in 120mm Quiet and Performance editions.

High Static Pressure Fans for Efficient Cooling on Radiators or Heatsinks
Air Series SP120 fans deliver focused air pressure in situations where air needs to be blown through a restricted space making them ideal for cooling radiators and heatsinks. They feature seven ultra-wide, custom-molded blades and a custom enclosure that delivers high static pressure, while maintaining a quiet noise profile. Available in a 120mm size, SP120 fans are available in Quiet and High Performance editions.
"Many PC fans on the market are general purpose designs that not always suited to the task which they’re assigned," said Ruben Mookerjee, VP and General Manager of the Components Business Unit at Corsair. "We took our expertise in PC case and cooling and designed fans that have very specific uses. Each fan is the right tool for the right job.”

Pricing and Availability
Air Series fans are immediately available starting at a suggested retail price of $16.99 USD for AF120/SP120 fans and $18.99 USD for AF140 fans.

For more information on Air Series fans, please visit the cooling section of our web site and our Air Series fan blog post.
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57 Comments on Corsair Adds Cooling Fans to Product Line

#1
Kantastic
FreedomEclipse said:
was looking around at other 120mm fans, and it suddenly occured to me that these look very much the same as some 'Alpenföhn' fans, maybe they are corsairs oem??

http://shop.digitec.ch/img/416x256/t-1/463066.png
I know Alpenföhn has an OEM for their coolers, so while they might not be Corsair's OEM, they may have the same one.
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#2
Halk
Corsair have been careful to avoid low end stuff. That makes me think these fans are a good way to buy a good fan without having to do much research, as Corsair are relying on their brand reputation, so they if they start selling shite they'll quickly lose it.

The colours on the fans look very attractive.
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#3
Sp33d Junki3
Spec wise, they are crap compared to others on the market. Even at the price they want.
When corsair tries to do new things, they just dont get it right. Looks is good, but performance I doubt it.
Compared to my 120mm/140mm these are weak, except for the SP120 HP.
I use the Bitfenix Spectre Pro, and very quiet to me.
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#4
Kantastic
Sp33d Junki3 said:
Spec wise, they are crap compared to others on the market. Even at the price they want.
When corsair tries to do new things, they just dont get it right. Looks is good, but performance I doubt it.
Compared to my 120mm/140mm these are weak, except for the SP120 HP.
I use the Bitfenix Spectre Pro, and very quiet to me.
Spec-wise, Rosewill fans are better than Scythe GentleTyphoons.
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#5
Sp33d Junki3
Kantastic said:
Spec-wise, Rosewill fans are better than Scythe GentleTyphoons.
Comparing Rosewill to GT, serious.
How the fan is designed to move the air plays a big part.
I'll wait till I get my hands on them to see more, but I will very doubtful.
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#6
Arctucas
I am wondering who the manufacturer(s) is/are.

Corsair sells a variety of things, but actually makes very little themselves.
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#7
johnnyfiive
Sp33d Junki3 said:
Spec wise, they are crap compared to others on the market. Even at the price they want.
When corsair tries to do new things, they just dont get it right. Looks is good, but performance I doubt it.
Compared to my 120mm/140mm these are weak, except for the SP120 HP.
I use the Bitfenix Spectre Pro, and very quiet to me.
Kantastic said:
Spec-wise, Rosewill fans are better than Scythe GentleTyphoons.
Sp33d Junki3 said:
Comparing Rosewill to GT, serious.
How the fan is designed to move the air plays a big part.
I'll wait till I get my hands on them to see more, but I will very doubtful.
You're missing Kantastic's entire point, -1 to you.
+1 to Kantastic and +1 to me for understand his point.
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#8
DigitalUK
nice looking fans ,lets hope they are quieter than the ones they put with the H60, H80 and H100, i had to change mine for noctua because the noise was unbearable.
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#10
FYFI13
Jurassic1024 said:
What case is this?
That's Corsair Carbide 300R ;) BTW, i'm really looking forward to get few of these fans, they're gorgeous!
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#11
Widjaja
Well I think they have the good look factor and the colors are primary for what contemporary PC colors are nowadays, now just price vs performance and reliability.
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#12
Corsair George
Corsair Rep
Jurassic1024 said:
What case is this?
That's the Carbide 300R with the front panel removed for the photo.

The red one was photographed like that, the blue one was photoshopped to match the colors of the fan rings. Basically as an example photo.

The rings are not "smooth" for a reason - the interior of the fan housing is beveled and angled for performance and noise purposes. The fan ring leads to the intake, and is wedged for structural and performance reasons.

The fans are very high quality - I think you guys will be pleased if you get a few. We're selling all the 120 variants in single and twin packs (twin packs will save you a few bucks if you're doing a whole case).

Anyway, good to see most of you guys like them. The specs we published are accurate to the best of our abilities testing, with third party tests thrown in for comparison. Unlike some other fans you can buy...
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#13
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
hmmm having a hard time deciding which is better.... 120mm 2200rpm yateloon's which claim to have 77cfm and make roughly the same noise but are generally a lot lot cheaper. it roughly boils down to cosmetic differences
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#14
Shurakai
Jurassic1024 said:
What case is this?
johnnyfiive said:
Yeah, what the heck case is that....
Corsair Carbide 300R, just like the one I own :D



Edit: Ha, didn't see the second page doh, ah well, here's the answer a third time :p
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#15
AkumAone
The OEM is DEEPCOOL.

The more you know...
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#16
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
Chaitanya said:
why???? :banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead:

really hate when manufacturers divert from their core business and start selling all sorts ridiculous crap.
The difference here is that Corsair has done very well on all markets they've entered.

They look good, now I want reviews.
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#17
Corsair George
Corsair Rep
AkumAone said:
The OEM is DEEPCOOL.

The more you know...
No it isn't.

The fans are assembled by AVC.

They were designed entirely in-house - from the mechanical and technical specifications and requirements to the industrial design, and choice of materials.
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#18
Athlon2K15
HyperVtX™
Corsair George said:
No it isn't.

The fans are assembled by AVC.

They were designed entirely in-house - from the mechanical and technical specifications and requirements to the industrial design, and choice of materials.
someone just got pwned :)
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#19
Delta6326
Corsair George said:
No it isn't.

The fans are assembled by AVC.

They were designed entirely in-house - from the mechanical and technical specifications and requirements to the industrial design, and choice of materials.
AthlonX2 said:
someone just got pwned :)
I like Corsair George.
Now I just wish you could get an AX1200/850 that come with no cables or come with the special single braided ones and update the 800D so that it has internal USB 3.0 header(unless the one I say was an older model...)
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#20
Depth
johnnyfiive said:

They're $14.99 each on Amazon (woohoo!), free shipping if you spend over $25 on your order.
Can I place 5 $30 orders to skip out on customs?

Ah never mind they don't ship electronics here
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#21
MT Alex
Corsair George said:
That's the Carbide 300R with the front panel removed for the photo.

The red one was photographed like that, the blue one was photoshopped to match the colors of the fan rings. Basically as an example photo.

The rings are not "smooth" for a reason - the interior of the fan housing is beveled and angled for performance and noise purposes. The fan ring leads to the intake, and is wedged for structural and performance reasons.

The fans are very high quality - I think you guys will be pleased if you get a few. We're selling all the 120 variants in single and twin packs (twin packs will save you a few bucks if you're doing a whole case).

Anyway, good to see most of you guys like them. The specs we published are accurate to the best of our abilities testing, with third party tests thrown in for comparison. Unlike some other fans you can buy...
Welcome to TPU:toast:

I'm excited to have another company rep to share the inside scoop with us. I'd recommend two things: First, contact a mod and have them give you a custom title that reflects your affiliation. Second, head to the BF3 Clubhouse and play a couple of rounds with us:laugh: You may get a chance to melt the face of the NZXT rep.
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#22
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
I love the longwin fan tester you guys got and showed in the blog. I Was fixing to post the link to show them where it says you designed everything from the ground up. I Couldn't find who built them for you buy I can say, they would look good in my NZXT Phantom. Now if you guys decide to make 200mm (20CM) ones as well, Ill be in heaven.
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#23
RejZoR
Donno, as far as fans are concerned i'm a die hard Noiseblocker fan. The looks, performance, quality, noise, they just perform the bes for me. Sure these Corsairs look interesting but i can't shake off the feeling they copied Noiseblocker's Multi-Frame fan design.

Also any info on the bearings used in these Corsair's? Ball bearing, sleeve bearing, rifle bearing, FDB? I couldn't find any info on that...
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#24
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
RejZoR said:
any info on the bearings used in these Corsair's? Ball bearing, sleeve bearing, rifle bearing, FDB? I couldn't find any info on that...
most sites quote it as a 'advanced hydraulic bearing'


:Edit:

bah, most retailers put the ETA as 12th of June - more the a month away. cant believe im gonna have to wait a month for it to be released and instock
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#25
MeanBruce
Corsair George said:
No it isn't.

The fans are assembled by AVC.

They were designed entirely in-house - from the mechanical and technical specifications and requirements to the industrial design, and choice of materials.
Bloody epic fans George. Although those front bits look a bit dodgy George, and it buggers me, not bein’ pwms. It’s how they talk here George, I think its code!:D
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