Scythe Minebea Cooling Fans
Published: 17th April 2007 | Source: Scythe | Price: |The Fans In Detail
Scythe Minebea Range
The first thing that you'll probably notice is that the Scythe Minebea range comes with the moniker - 'Equipped with Silent IC'. Well what is 'Silent IC, I hear you ask...?
According to the Scythe website, 'Silent IC' is:
|These case fans come with special designed IC for PC usage and this successfully reduces the typical switching noise from a case fan.|
So essentially, the inclusion of Silent IC's could be explained simply as Scythe using pulse-width-modulation (PWM) on their cooling fans when performing at low noise levels by eliminating the power-switching noise of the fan. If you would like to know more about PWM, fell free to take a read here.
Low noise could be considered the standard feature of this fan, along with the versatile 2-pin to 3-pin connector that ensures the fan can be put to a multitude of uses. Idea for replacing the default fan attached to chipset, external HDD case or graphics card, this mini fan may well be idea to repace the generally noisy 40mm fans in your system.
Unfortunately I don't have another 40mm fan here to illustrate any differences between the Scythe Mini-Kaze and another brand. But, it's pretty much a regular 40mm regardless.
Anyway let's head over the page to see how both the Minebea fans and Mini-Kaze shape up performance-wise.