A.C Ryan Blackfire 4 UV Led 120mm Fan
Published: 14th March 2006 | Source: KustomPC's | Price: |
Author: James Napier (XMS)
Hardware Acquired: KustomPC's
For this part of the review i'm going to compare the Blackfire4 fans against the stock case fans included with my Silverstone TJ05 case. Unfortunatly i don't have any specs for the stock fans, but this should give you a good idea of what temperature differences you will see by replacing your stock case fans.
Temperature readings were taken after 1hr of prime95 with room temperature maintained at 22oc.
Being a person who is used to the noise of a pair of 45db fans cooling his rig, i have to say that the Blackfire4's are very quiet! At full speed however, i wouldn't say that they are quiet enough for a PC situated in a bedroom, but running at 7 volts (see OC3D forums for 7 volt mod), they are near totally silent!
I did however encounter a problem with one of the replacement fans, it makes a slight 'ticking' noise. I'm going to give it a few days to wear in and let you know if there are any improvements.