BitFenix Spectre Pro Range Review

Up Close: 230mm

 BitFenix Spectre Pro Range


Up Close:  230mm

230mmSpectre ProSpectre
Speed (RPM)900900
Airflow (CFM)156.2797.8
Static Pressure (mmH2O)1.811.08
Noise (dB-A)25.6<20


And finally we come to the Daddy, the Matriarch of the Spectre family, the 230mm Spectre pro.  As Douglas Adams might have put it, "It's big....really big, you might think it's a long way to the shops, but that's peanuts compared to this..."  To show you what I mean have a look at the images below and see how it compares to the 120mm.

BitFenix Spectre Pro Range     BitFenix Spectre Pro Range

The style of the 230mm is very similar to that of the 200mm in that it also departs from the square outer cowling and uses a cowling very similar to that of the 200mm.  The are quite a few other "similarities" with the 200mm but I'll come to those later. 

BitFenix Spectre Pro Range     BitFenix Spectre Pro Range  

 BitFenix Spectre Pro Range     BitFenix Spectre Pro Range


Installed in a case and powered up the fan spins quietly with a nice red glow.

BitFenix Spectre Pro Range     BitFenix Spectre Pro Range    

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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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