BitFenix Spectre Pro Range Review
Published: 19th December 2011 | Source: BitFenix | Price: Specialtech |
Up Close 200mm
|Static Pressure (mmH2O)||1.26||0.41|
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.
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.
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
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.