Unlike the slightly odd looking series of fans that Arctic Cooling is best known for, a new series, much more mundane, is being released for consumption. The fans are all controlled by a Pulse Width Modulation system, the same type that is currently being used on newer motherboards for the CPU fan, and using a 4- wire connection.


The fans use a low-noise impeller, as do all the Arctic Cooling models, but these feature 9 blades, and look very similar to any other fan one might use for case cooling. The fan is designed to be wired into the CPU fan header, allowing up to four fans to be added to what is already controlled by the motherboard. It makes for a very quiet, efficient system.


from Tech Connect

Wrapping up the (official) work week just the way we like it, Switzerland-based Arctic Cooling has now announced a new line-up of case fans, the Arctic F PWM (not to be confused with the Arctic F Pro PWM models). According to their maker, the fresh 80, 92 and 120mm fans feature a fluid dynamic bearing, a low noise impeller, are backed by a 6-year warranty and make use of the PWM Sharing Technology (PST) which enables up to 5 fans to be connected to them and share the PWM signal.

In terms of capabilities and prices, the Arctic F PWM fans look something like this:

– Arctic F8 PWM | 700 – 2,000 RPM (working speed) | 28 CFM (air flow) | 0.3 Sone (sound output) | $5.90 / 3.90 Euro (recommended price tag, VAT not included)
– Arctic F9 PWM | 600 – 1,800 RPM | 35 CFM | 0.4 Sone | $6.90 / 4.90 Euro
– Arctic F12 PWM | 300 – 1,350 RPM | 57 CFM | 0.5 Sone | $8,50 / 5.90 Euro

Those interested will be able to find these fans in stores starting next month.

The prices quoted tend to hold true for the U.S. distributors, so these fans will be very reasonable in price. Those who want high quality cooling will be able to choose the (possibly) last fan to be put in a current system, as the AC fans tend to have very long lives. The only ones that won’t be happy with these are the tweakers who like to have lights in the fan – sorry, no luck.


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