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Corsair Air series AF120, AF140, SP120 Quiet Edition Fans
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Corsair Air series AF120, AF140, SP120 Quiet Edition Fans

Overall Score4
  • Noise control
  • Value for money

Corsair are not new at making coolers for computer CPUs. Earlier they had to their credit the hydro series coolers that came with corsair fans but the problem with the hydro series fans were it was bit noisy affair. With the Air Series AF Quiet edition, the company tries to make amends.

The Air Series AF Quiet edition is available in following types

  • Air Series AF120 Quiet edition High Air Flow 120 mm fan
  • Air Series AF140 Quiet edition High Air Flow 140 mm fan
  • Air Series SP120 Quiet edition High Static Pressure 120 mm fan
  • Air Series SP120 Quiet edition High Static Pressure 120 mm fan, Twin pack

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Package contents:

  • Corsair Air Series fan
  • Three colored rings in red, blue, and white
  • Mounting Screws
  • Voltage step-down adapter for lower speed operation

Difference between Air Series SP and AF Quiet edition fans

Visibly there are slight differentiating notes to SP and AF fans. SP fans typically has 7 blades whereas AF fans are thinner and sport a curvier blades.

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SP fans provides the higher static pressure that radiators and heat-sinks demands. They have 7 wide blades. The AF fans on the other hand are air flow fans for the cases. The 120 mm fans have 9 blades and the 140 mm blades have 11 blades.

Specifications of AF120 Quiet edition fans

AF120 Quiet Edition
Size 120mm x 25mm
Operating Voltage 7V – 12V
Performance at 12V
Airflow 39.88 CFM
Static Pressure .5 mm/H20
Sound Level 21 dBA
Speed 1100 RPM
Power Draw 0.08 A

Specifications of AF140 Quiet Edition fans

AF140 Quiet Edition
Size 140mm x 25mm
Operating Voltage 7V – 12V
Performance @ 12V:
Airflow 67.8 CFM
Static Pressure .84 mm/H20
Sound Level 24 dBA
Speed 1150 RPM
Power Draw .1A

Specifications of SP Quiet Edition fans

 SP120 Quiet Edition
Size 120mm x 25mm
Operating Voltage 7V – 12V
Performance at 12V
Airflow 37.85 CFM
Static Pressure 1.29 mm/H20
Sound Level 23 dBA
Speed 1450 RPM
Power Draw 0.08 A

The outer ring of the Air series fans in both SP and AF quiet edition fans can be replaced and it comes with a choice of three colors right out of the box – red, blue and white.

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Along with the neutral colors to the blades and other parts, the fans can fit can blend with your other hardware. If you are a over-enthusiastic mod, you can further customize it by spray.

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Conclusion

[pros]

  • As the edition name says, its ‘quiet’ !
  • neutral design with customisable rings in three colors gives brownie points in design department
  • Value for money

[/pros]

[cons]

  • Not definitely the coolest fan around

[/cons]

0 25 December, 2012 Accessories December 25, 2012

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