Arctic Cooling 8L and 12L Cooling Fans



The name Arctic Cooling is heavily embedded within the realm of PC enthusiasts, and really needs no introduction. This aftermarket cooling company continues to set the bar for many manufacturers with its intelligent and innovative approach to cooling. Not only are Arctic Cooling's products extremely effective at what they do, but, are on the whole visually aesthetic too. Today I have been fortunate enough to receive a box of sample goodies from Arctic Cooling, and it contains the latest additions to the Arctic Fan series. Now, the review subjects today will more than likely find themselves residing within a Small Form Factor (SFF) PC or within that of a connoisseur of the silent PC pursuasion; than someone requiring huge air volume performance and the ear splitting side effect. I'd like to now introduce you to Arctic Cooling's new 8L (80 mm) and 12L (120 mm) fam series. Let's take a look shall we?

Arctic Cooling 8L and 12L fan boxes



  • Dimension: 80 (l) x 80 (w) x 38.5 (h) mm
  • Fan Speed: 1500 RPM
  • Air Flow: 18 CFM / 30.5 cubic metres an hour
  • Bearing: Fluid Dynamic Bearing
  • Power Consumption: 12V, 0.1 Amp
  • Weight: 82g


  • Dimension: 120 (l) x 120 (w) x 38.5 (h) mm
  • Fan Speed: 1000 RPM
  • Air Flow: 37 CFM / 62.8 cubic metres per hour
  • Bearing: Fluid Dynamic Bearing
  • Power Consumption: 12V, 0.15 Amp
  • Weight: 126g


The first thing I must say about Arctic Cooling's, is that it's extremely sexy looking and by far the most unimposing looking packaging out there. The black background and gray/white text works very well. I actually prefer this style of packaging approach than the 'tacky' blister type packs of some manufacturers out there. Instead of providing superfluous pieces of paper in the form of installation details, specification and key features, Arctic Cooling have included this information subtley on the side of the box.

12L key features 12L specifications
8L technical specifications


Inside each box you should find:
  • 1 x Fan
  • 4 x mounting screws
  • 1 x Arctic Cooling sticker

Box and contents

Now we've had a look at the professional looking packaging, let's look a little closer at the two review subjects.

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