Monday, January 13th 2014

SHARKOON Introduces the SHARK Blades 120 mm Case Fans

SHARKOON Technologies has today launched the SHARK Blades a new line of case fans that take a ' triple attack approach to a silent and cooler system'. Seen below these fresh fans make use of a curved 3D frame design that improves air flow, they feature air-stabilizing fan blades and a Fluid Dynamic Sleeve Bearing, and are set to operate at 1,000 RPM - speed at which their sound output tops 19 dB(A).

The SHARK Blades cost 13 Euro and come in four color schemes - black/red, black/blue, black/green and black/yellow.
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12 Comments on SHARKOON Introduces the SHARK Blades 120 mm Case Fans

#1
Hood
They look okay, but how do they perform? No mention of CFM, or price. At 1000 RPM they may be quiet but if they flow more than 30 CFM I'd be surprised.
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Cristian_25H
Hood said:
They look okay, but how do they perform? No mention of CFM, or price. At 1000 RPM they may be quiet but if they flow more than 30 CFM I'd be surprised.
According to Sharkoon's site the SHARK Blades have a maximum airflow of 33 CFM / 56m³/h.
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#4
xvi
This looks like an interesting fan..
Cristian_25H said:
33 CFM
..oh. Nevermind.

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#5
Hood
xvi said:
This looks like an interesting fan..

..oh. Nevermind.


My thought exactly. Okay for "quiet computing" though...
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#6
_larry
These look cool..but that is about it. Anyone looking for a cheap, quiet 120mm fan solution, I recommend the Arctic Cooling F12.
74 CFM @ 22dba. 1300rpm.

$9 for the fixed speed one, $10 for the PWM controlled one.
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#7
Freedom4556
_larry said:
These look cool..but that is about it. Anyone looking for a cheap, quiet 120mm fan solution, I recommend the Arctic Cooling F12.
74 CFM @ 22dba. 1300rpm.

$9 for the fixed speed one, $10 for the PWM controlled one.
There is no way the difference in CFM and dBa is that large for 'normal' fans like these. I have read in fan reviews that manufacturers use different testing and rating methods to basically make these specs up (they are not standardized). Price is not bad though, especially for PWM.
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#8
Hood
Freedom4556 said:
There is no way the difference in CFM and dBa is that large for 'normal' fans like these. I have read in fan reviews that manufacturers use different testing and rating methods to basically make these specs up (they are not standardized). Price is not bad though, especially for PWM.
You're right, that CFM rating, noise rating, and RPM level don't add up. If it really is that quiet, the CFMs will be around 35-40. Conversely, if the CFMs are that high, there's no way the dB level is 22. Also, I've never seen a 120mm fan do 74 CFM at 1300 RPM.
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#9
_larry
Freedom4556 said:
There is no way the difference in CFM and dBa is that large for 'normal' fans like these. I have read in fan reviews that manufacturers use different testing and rating methods to basically make these specs up (they are not standardized). Price is not bad though, especially for PWM.
Yeah I don't think they move quite that much air. I think one of the main problems in measuring CFM is how the air moves through the fan. Some fans push air behind them in a large spread. Others move the air in a more "tunnel" fashion.
I still stand by Arctic Cooling stuff. They keep things cool very well and I have yet to find another brand in the price range that has a better noise-to-cfm ratio. All my arctic cooling stuff is almost dead silent.
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#10
micropage7
wow i love this fans, very creative and the looks is nice,
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#11
Sp33d Junki3
I do love the look of these fans. I'm tired of LED fans, but this is a great alternative.
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#12
TheDeeGee
Cristian_25H said:
According to Sharkoon's site the SHARK Blades have a maximum airflow of 33 CFM / 56m³/h.
My Noctua NF-S12A's do 57,5 m³/h but at only 6,7 dB(A) at 600 RPM.
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