Nexus Cooling Roundup
My first impression was that the fans are truly amazing. They have a very high quality build, being very strong and using thick plastics. In the goodie box we were given an 80mm, 92mm and 120mm fan, each using the same colour scheme: black chassis and white fan blades.
After plugging the fans in for the first time, I was greeted with a completely silent operation. The fans themselves make no noise whatsoever, but the downside to no noise is low CFM. These case fans cannot move as much air as one might want for a high-end PC. I would personally recommend them for a HTPC or something that requires less airflow. Having said this, these fans are still top-notch in every other area.
Model number: D12SL-12 Orange or Black/White
Versions: Full Orange or Black Chassis and White Rotor/Blades
Fan mounts: 4 pieces Ultra-Soft silicone Fan Mounts
Weight: 123 grams
Voltage: 12 Volts
Voltage Range: 6.5 ~13.8 Volts
Input Current: 0.30 Amp Max
Rotation Speed: 1000 RPM (+/-10%)
Acoustic Noise: 22.8 dB(A)*
Airflow: 36.87CFM / (62.61m3/hour)
Starting voltage: 7 Volts
Operation Temperature: -10 to +65 C
Specs taken from Nexus website for the 120mm fan.
The power connector has both a molex and normal 3-pin fan connector. This has solved the problem with compatibility, as you can now choose to use either 3-pin or 4-pin molex, depending on what you have free. However, because the molex and 3-pin are always connected, they look messy when in use, even more so due to lack of sleeving to hide the brightly coloured wires; only the 120mm has a little sleeving on the 3-pin connector.
Looking at the picture, you can imagine how that would get in your way when inside your case. I think to improve on the fans further, they would need to include an adaptor so you don't have the molex dangling about, or vice versa.
To further silence each of the fans, Nexus have included four rubber "screws". These screws allow you to fasten the fan to your case without the worry of the vibrations making any sound. These work very well, and are worthy of installing if you really value your silence
On the next page we shall have a look at another item from the goodie box.
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