BitFenix Spectre Pro Range Review

Introduction

 BitFenix Spectre Pro Range

  

Introduction

Relative new comers BitFenix have made a massive impact since their arrival on the scene back in April of 2010,  Along with their Colossus case one of their first products to market in August of the same year was the now well recognised "Spectre" series of fans.  The original Spectre (which is still widely available) is recognised for it's quiet operation and it's selection of LED colour options.  Since then BitFenix have gone from strength to strength releasing a not insubstantial range of cases, and of course their delectable "Alchemy" braided cables.  Already recognised for the high quality of their products and for supporting their customers (the  official UK support forum is housed on this very site), BitFenix have a reputation for Listening to, and acting upon the feedback they receive. With that Spirit of listening to feedback in mind BitFenix have revisited the Spectre range, releasing the "Spectre Pro"


Specifications

In this review I shall be looking at the entire Pro range, using examples from each of the sizes for illustrative purposes. To keep things from getting too messy  I have grouped the Tech-Spec for the whole range together on one page, providing an "at a glance" appraisal of their capabilities, although as I go through the review I'll be comparing the specs of the original fans to those of the new.  Below I've listed the Specs for the new LED fans, but the new non LED share exactly the same set of figures.

 

Spectre Pro™ LED

Materials

PC & PBT

Operating Voltage

12VDC

Starting Voltage

5VDC

Bearing Type

Fluid Dynamic Bearings (FDB)

 

120mm

Dimensions (mm)

120x120x25mm

Current (A)

0.18A ±10%

Speed (RPM)

1200 RPM ±10%

Air Flow (CFM)

56.22 CFM ±10%

Air Pressure (mmH2O)

1.24 mmH2O

Noise (dB-A)

18.9 dB(A)

 

140mm

Dimensions (mm)

140x140x25mm

Current (A)

0.25A ±10%

Speed (RPM)

1200 RPM ±10%

Air Flow (CFM)

86.73 CFM ±10%

Air Pressure (mmH2O)

1.38 mmH2O

Noise (dB-A)

22.8 dB(A)

 

200mm

Dimensions (mm)

200x200x25mm

Current (A)

0.33A ±10%

Speed (RPM)

900 RPM ±10%

Air Flow (CFM)

148.72 CFM ±10%

Air Pressure (mmH2O)

1.26 mmH2O

Noise (dB-A)

27.5 dB(A)

 

230mm

Dimensions (mm)

230x200x30mm

Current (A)

0.41A ±10%

Speed (RPM)

900 RPM ±10%

Air Flow (CFM)

156.27 CFM ±10%

 

 

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Most Recent Comments

19-12-2011, 05:32:47

tinytomlogan


BitFenix have finally released the long awaited and much anticipated "Pro" fans adding to the Spectre range.

Continue Reading

19-12-2011, 06:27:03

Zeals
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.

19-12-2011, 07:16:37

SieB
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 ** *

19-12-2011, 09:52:37

G-Dubs
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 impractical

20-12-2011, 11:17:27

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

20-12-2011, 16:09:39

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