Saturday, August 30th 2008

Scythe Announces Kaze Maru series Case-fans

Scythe Co., Ltd (Tokyo, Japan) announces another original designed 140mm dimension-surface 120mm case fan, “Kaze Maru”. “Kaze” means “Wind” & “Maru” means “Round” in Japanese language. 500rpm version of this case fan is used for Scythe giant fanless CPU cooler, “Orochi” CPU Cooler as a default cooling fan to generate super silent CPU cooler. By making the shape to be round shaped, the screw hole for 120mm case fan is build-in to this case fan, which means the case fan can be mounted into the 120mm case fan position yet generate the performance and maintain the silence of 140mm equivalent. Round shaped case fan is also unique design in the today’s hardware market. By replacing the existing 120mm case fan on CPU cooler or case fan with this “Kaze Maru” 140mm case fan, more gain in airflow and reduction in noise can be accomplished! 3 various fan speed can be selected, 500rpm for super silent purposes, 1200rpm for silent purposes, and 1900rpm for silent yet more power/airflow purposes. Depending on your needs and demands, this case fan can be the versatile product to fit your needs! For further details, please refer to the below specifications.
Model Name:
Kaze Maru 140mm Case Fan (500rpm/1200rpm/1900rpm)

SY1425SL12L (500rpm version)
SY1425SL12M (1200rpm version)
SY1425SL12H (1900rpm version)

140 x 140 x 25mm / 5.51 x 5.51 x 0.98in (WxDxH)

10.80dBA / 29.39CFM (500rpm version)
26.58dBA / 61.30CFM (1200rpm version)
41.13dBA / 104.54CFM (1900rpm version)

131g / 4.23oz (500rpm version)
137g / 4.42oz (1200rpm version)
175g / 5.65oz (1900rpm version)

3-pin (3-pin to 4pin adaptor included)

Cable Length:
30cm / 11.81in

Bearing Type:
Sleeve Bearing

30,000 hours

The fans are priced at US $19.99 or EUR 9,50 excl. VAT. For more details, please visit the product page.
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4 Comments on Scythe Announces Kaze Maru series Case-fans

Bird of Prey
wow, very awesome. Love teh airflow of the 1900 rpm puppy, Looks like I will be snagging me a few of these. Too bad they wont fit on my Xigmatek S1283, from the looks of it.
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Damn, 20$ per fan is pretty expensive though... o.o

Db to CFM ratio is rather impressive. Wish I had money to grab a couple. I could use 4 of em.
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I'd like the 1200rpm version in PWM for my CPU cooler. Should fit the clips, but might hit my NB cooler. Rear fan would at least work, but it's louder than my 12cm 1000rpm fans (and the 600rpm pushes less air).

Wonder how the fit 14cm there, Thermaltake has had 13cm SilentWheel for years, but it can only be mounted one way.
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The Scythe SY1225SL12SH 120mm fan has 110CFM at 37dBA and 1900rpm albeit its a 120mm but the 140mm should push more air at the same speed at least. I really don't see an improvement over their existing Slipstream line :/
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