BitFenix Spectre Pro Range Review

Up Close: 200mm

BitFenix Spectre Pro Range


Up Close 200mm

200mmSpectre ProSpectre
Speed (RPM)900700
Airflow (CFM)148.7247.4
Static Pressure (mmH2O)1.260.41
Noise (dB-A)27.75<20


As you can see from the images below with the 200mm Pro fan BitFenix have moved away from the square outer cowling used in the 120 and 140 and moved towards a frame which mirrors the shape of the inner frame but with a selection of mounting points distributed along its perimeter. 

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As with all BitFenix products I've come across Quality and attention to detail is high.  The fan blades although not the most heavy duty in the world are sturdy enough and are reinforced with ribbing to prevent deformation at high RPM.  BitFenix have added their brand name to the outer edge of the cowling with this fan as with the others in the range.

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The fan used for the 200mm review is the white LED version.  Like its siblings it has an inner cowling which matches the colour of the LEDs

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There are a fair few cases out there that are able to take a 200mm fan in the front or in the roof, but even if you have a slimmer case then you can still accommodate this chap in the window or door, using it to blow fresh cool air over your hot hardware.  Below I've fitted the fan to the door of the Aerocool XPredator.  if you've read the review of that case you'll know I'm not a huge fan (sorry) of having vented windows, but I have to say that if you really do need to get some extra air into the case (or out for that matter) then whacking a big lowish RPM fan on the side is quite a good means to an end. 

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Most Recent Comments

19-12-2011, 11:27:03

Just a few suggestions:

For the measurement of noise, you could consider using a frequency metre and then convert the sound from decibels to phons, because measuring in phons will take into account how loud we perceive the sound, because different frequencies of the same intensity, won't seem as loud as each other. The frequencies could also affect how loud it will sound from inside the case, because higher frequencies don't diffract as much as lower frequency sounds.

Otherwise good review.Quote

19-12-2011, 12:16:37

Not bad, great as normal case fans but a bit to low on the Static pressure for radiators. I like how they come apart easy though, makes them easier to paint if you wanted to do it Quote

19-12-2011, 14:52:37

I did give some thought to the measurement of sound, but as to do it accurately requires sound proofed rooms etc it was a little impracticalQuote

20-12-2011, 16:17:27

Wow, only 15.1 cfm for the Typhoon 5400, that's pretty weak, I'd have expected at least 115.1 Quote

20-12-2011, 21:09:39

Nice to see people are paying attention, It was of course planted deliberately just to check you guys paid attention to detail Quote

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