Norma LED Fans & Grills

Norma Fans...bling for your PC

Introducing Norma Fans...

Norma have also sent me three of their 80mm fans to take a look at. I have to say these are very reminiscient of these fans from ThermalTake. I think the same factory may be involved. This is a pretty good sign as ThermalTake make decent quality fans.

They are generally built fairly well and look nice in the light.


Packaging

The Fans are packed in platic with a cardboard back with all the specs on it. It has to be said that the packaging is very tacky. With the logo "Rainbow Fan" and the proviso: "excellent" your not encouraged a whole lot. Hopefully Norma sort this out a bit more.

Packaging


Specs:

Rated Voltage Power consumption Fan Speed Airflow Noise Level
12v(DC) 3.6W 2000RPM 29m³/h 17CFM 29dB(A)

Not too bad overall. After switching them on I can say that the fans feel like they produce 17CFM and this isn't too bad for a more "flashy" 80mm fan.


Noise

The fans are quite whiney but 29dB(A) isn't that loud. They are not for the quiet enthusiast so if your looking for a quiet fan stop reading!


Shots

Light shot

Light Shot

All in all what you would expect in any normal 80mm fan. I have to say at this point that the "front" of the fan will not fit below a grill as it is protuding past the flat top.

All in all nicely put together and fairly solid


Dark Shots

The fans look very good under low light. They certainly add that "factor" to a case in the dark.

My favourite was the fan that displays information on the temperature of the fans surroundings. This was very accurate and I compared it to a digital thermometer with good results in a few situations. This would be very useful if you wanted a quick check of your case temperature.

The Temperature Fan..

Temp shots

The Red Fan...

Red fan

The Blue/Pink Fan. This fan glows blue, with a pink pattern in it...

Blue/pink fan

The fans are excellent in action. I have taken a couple of low quality video's of them for you.

Temperature information Fan

Red Fan

Blue/Pink Fan


Fan Conclusions


The fans are very good pieces of kit and certainly worth picking up if you want to add some colour to your case. If I had to pick on I would certanly pick the temperature fan as it is pretty useful as well as looking good. The fans by Norma are certainly comparable in quality to the big manufacturers, so don't be put off by a relatively unknown name.

Recommended award

Pro's


Look great
Well built
Not too loud


Con's

Not amazing airflow
Front doesn't fir flush for Fan grill


General Conclusion

I think that Norma have missed the market with the fan grills. In all honestly they are just tacky. The colours are an ok theory, but do not work. Signs of the Zodiac...no thanks!
The fans are a different kettle of fish altogether. They are nicely built with a smart little PCB for the LED's and cool pretty well as well as looking good.

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Most Recent Comments

30-05-2006, 07:07:50

JN
Silence is golden, but gold always comes with a hefty price tag.

If you are looking to silence your machine, are the SilenX Ixtrema series of fans worth your money?

See the Review Here

30-05-2006, 07:15:59

WC Annihilus
nicely done man

30-05-2006, 07:28:36

JN
Please note that Page #1 currently has problems. I'm just performing a restore from Sunday's backups

30-05-2006, 07:30:32

WC Annihilus
O wow, it's even worse than it was before...

30-05-2006, 07:44:57

FarFarAway
Review is taken down while XMS repairs the review

30-05-2006, 09:11:38

JN
Fixed

30-05-2006, 09:25:18

Dav0s
still no link

30-05-2006, 09:28:56

JN
Fixed

30-05-2006, 10:49:46

mr_fishbulb
~14dBA at full speed? That's quiet - My 99p 120mm ebuyer ones are in the low-mid 30s!

Good review

30-05-2006, 11:04:12

FarFarAway
Its worth noting the the Xtreme Performance (38mm) ones that are not featured in the review are a fair bit louder

30-05-2006, 13:19:19

Ham
Dam they nice. Could do with one to replace the jet-engine/****cmf fans i have. But 16 for a fan is way out for me .

30-05-2006, 14:24:13

NickS
Nice review man, I enjoyed it. Those are some nice lookin fans, too.

You should try and get some Yate Loon 120MM fan's, people love them!!

Nick

30-05-2006, 14:29:31

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by NickS

You should try and get some Yate Loon 120MM fan's, people love them!!

Nick
Yeah i might try and see if we can test some of those out - i've heard good things about them too.

30-05-2006, 14:56:36

MeltedDuron
you know if those Ixtrema's come in 92mm? I could really use one for my case...

30-05-2006, 15:02:39

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='MeltedDuron'
you know if those Ixtrema's come in 92mm? I could really use one for my case...
They do indeed, and Specialtech sell them

30-05-2006, 17:03:07

glocktodahead
Thanks for the review, I'll be sure to look into them when upgrading my cooling system

30-05-2006, 21:12:48

Raven
looks like good fans but no way they will come to my "backwater" country

31-05-2006, 03:21:49

FarFarAway
SpecialTech would most likely send them mate

31-05-2006, 12:32:33

Raven
they would but the price is abit out of my range so will go with cheaper fans.

06-03-2007, 14:27:37

markkleb
I know you dont like to bring back old threads but this is a good one. Especially now the fans are less $$

Excellent review XMS, probably one of the first that I have read that is accurate.

And they are not just quiet but very well made.

06-03-2007, 14:56:38

mrapoc
My silverstone fans move barely nothing and make nothing but noise lol.

06-03-2007, 15:37:08

FarFarAway
Beware of the deeper fans tho. They shift air for sure, but they can be noisy at full

06-03-2007, 15:40:15

mrapoc
Think ill deffo replace in intake 120mm, does feck all

09-03-2010, 05:55:22

CRAZYCAP
Thanks for the review mate.
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