Saturday, March 4th 2017

MSI Unveils the TORX 120 mm Case Fan

MSI wants to monetize its innovations made in graphics card cooler fan designs. The company rolled out a "TORX" branded case fan that is based on the same design as the fans found in the company's TwinFrozr-series VGA coolers, first as part of its Core Frozr series CPU coolers, and now as in a standalone package. The unique selling point of these fans are the patented impeller design, which has two sets of blades in an alternating arrangement - the first kind of blades are traditional in design, which create a steady air-flow, while the second kind are called "dispersion" blades, which have a steeper curvature, that accelerates airflow.

The first TORX branded fan in a standalone package is 25 mm-thick 120 mm, with a conventional square frame, and rubberized mounts. It takes in 4-pin PWM power input, and spins between 500-1,800 RPM, with airflow ranging between 19.79-71.27 CFM, and a proportionate output noise range of 17.2-33.6 dBA. The fan hub features a fluid-dynamic bearing, and has a rated MTBF of 150,000 hours. The company didn't reveal pricing.
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15 Comments on MSI Unveils the TORX 120 mm Case Fan

#1
ArdWar
Wait, isn't TORX already a registered trademark?

Or is that already expired/released?
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#2
P4-630
Nice 1800rpm 120mm , 71.27 cfm but at 33.6dBa... Meh..

If you don't care about noise you can get better performance from a scythe slip stream 1600rpm 120mm fan:
33,00 dBA / 88,11 CFM = 149 m³/h / DC12 V / 0,41 A (1,600 rpm Version)
http://www.scythe-eu.com/en/products/fans/slip-stream-120.html

Or if you prefer lower noise levels (may be a bit more expensive though..):
Be Quiet! Silent Wings 3 120mm high-speed 2200rpm 73.33cfm @ just 28.6dBa
http://www.bequiet.com/en/casefans/720

I still believe Scythe fans have the best price/performance/noise ratio.
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#6
lanlagger
P4-630, post: 3613170, member: 22154"
Nice 1800rpm 120mm , 71.27 cfm but at 33.6dBa... Meh..

If you don't care about noise you can get better performance from a scythe slip stream 1600rpm 120mm fan:
33,00 dBA / 88,11 CFM = 149 m³/h / DC12 V / 0,41 A (1,600 rpm Version)
http://www.scythe-eu.com/en/products/fans/slip-stream-120.html

Or if you prefer lower noise levels (may be a bit more expensive though..):
Be Quiet! Silent Wings 3 120mm high-speed 2200rpm 73.33cfm @ just 28.6dBa
http://www.bequiet.com/en/casefans/720

I still believe Scythe fans have the best price/performance/noise ratio.
I wish such data would hold any truth (that data could be fully made up or replicated in "right circumstances " - there is no standart or need for pruducer to vertify or report about these numbers) ... as for my expierience (with hudreds of case fans from top brands) 500 rpm silent; 700rpm you can hear it (if you concentrate on that; 1000 rpm... yes I have tried multiple bequiets where they write like "25 dba (silent) at 2000 rpm" :D, tough bequiet's are one of the best, but they lie the most esspecially about their 1500 rpm+ fans
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#7
Smanci
P4-630, post: 3613170, member: 22154"
Nice 1800rpm 120mm , 71.27 cfm but at 33.6dBa... Meh..

If you don't care about noise you can get better performance from a scythe slip stream 1600rpm 120mm fan:
33,00 dBA / 88,11 CFM = 149 m³/h / DC12 V / 0,41 A (1,600 rpm Version)
http://www.scythe-eu.com/en/products/fans/slip-stream-120.html

Or if you prefer lower noise levels (may be a bit more expensive though..):
Be Quiet! Silent Wings 3 120mm high-speed 2200rpm 73.33cfm @ just 28.6dBa
http://www.bequiet.com/en/casefans/720

I still believe Scythe fans have the best price/performance/noise ratio.
Sleeve bearing Slip Stream definitely has the best price/performance/noise ratio but with that kind of post count you'd deserve a yearlong ban for quoting manufacturer specs.
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#8
AsRock
TPU addict
Sleeve bearing Meh, performance \ longevity is more important to me.
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#9
P4-630
Smanci, post: 3613240, member: 165827"
you'd deserve a yearlong ban for quoting manufacturer specs.
"Freedom of speech" bud! ;)

AsRock, post: 3613248, member: 40310"
Sleeve bearing Meh, performance \ longevity is more important to me.
Have been using Scythe slip streams since about 2013, non of them has failed on me yet (as expected).
Most important to me is the low noise/cfm, since fans aren't that expensive and are easy to replace.:)
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#11
AsRock
TPU addict
P4-630, post: 3613253, member: 22154"
"Freedom of speech" bud! ;)



Have been using Scythe slip streams since about 2013, non of them has failed on me yet (as expected).
Most important to me is the low noise/cfm, since fans aren't that expensive and are easy to replace.:)
Some times i need 2kRPM some times, even more so when summer is here and ambient temps hit 29-32c. I have some old Rosewills ball bearing still going perfectly since 2005, all so some much better made all so bearing Couger fans.
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#12
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
No RGB = No Buy


said no-one ever.....
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#13
AsRock
TPU addict
FreedomEclipse, post: 3613501, member: 38411"
No RGB = No Buy


said no-one ever.....
:slap::nutkick::banghead:
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#14
tankNZ
looks pretty nice to me
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#15
Blueberries
P4-630, post: 3613170, member: 22154"
Nice 1800rpm 120mm , 71.27 cfm but at

33.6dBa
... Meh..

If you don't care about noise you can get better performance from a scythe slip stream 1600rpm 120mm fan:
33,00 dBA / 88,11 CFM = 149 m³/h / DC12 V / 0,41 A (1,600 rpm Version)
http://www.scythe-eu.com/en/products/fans/slip-stream-120.html

Or if you prefer lower noise levels (may be a bit more expensive though..):
Be Quiet! Silent Wings 3 120mm high-speed 2200rpm 73.33cfm @ just 28.6dBa
http://www.bequiet.com/en/casefans/720

I still believe Scythe fans have the best price/performance/noise ratio.
Manufacturer specs for fans are erroneous because they all have different methods of testing, the only accurate comparison is an independent review using the same equipment.

FreedomEclipse, post: 3613501, member: 38411"
said no-one ever.....
Almost didn't catch that part! I think RGB fans on lights are the dumbest thing ever, fans are supposed to be subtle, quiet, unnoticeable.
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