Corsair AF Series LED Fans

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Corsair AF Series LED Fans


When it comes to fans, users always have different opinions and favourites. Some fans are more orientated towards static pressure, which are more suited for radiators and heatsinks as they expel the air with more force, whilst other fans are more geared towards shifting the most amount of air.

Over the past few years, the technology behind fans has actually progressed a lot. There are two parts in a fan that can create noise; the blades creating turbulence in the air, and also the noise the motor makes in spinning the fan. Companies have developed new ways to make the motor noises almost silent, and also developed fans which move as much air as possible, whilst keeping noise levels to a minimum. More effort has been put in to make sure the fans looks great too.

The original SP and AF series from Corsair were some of the first fans available which were available in an air flow variant, or a static pressure variant. This allowed you to keep the same theme throughout the case, without having to use different makes and models of fan. They also came with a choice of three coloured rings which could easily be swapped in order to colour match to your system as closely as possible.

Now, there’s a new LED version of the AF series. RushKit gives us a quick look around the fans to see what they’re like in action.




Corsair AF Series LED Fans




We loved the first version of the air series fans – TTL uses them himself in his Orca build, and they prove to be incredibly popular over on the OC3D forums. We think these new LED versions are even better!

Currently, the fans are only available in the AF Quiet Edition variation and come in 120mm and 140mm sizes. As we saw from the original Air Series fans, the Quiet Editions stay very quiet, yet still move a substancial amount of air. We are hoping in the future that Corsair release the performance edition versions of these, as well as the SP series with LEDs too.

As you’d expect with LED fans, the AF LED series uses frosted clear fan blades in order for the LEDs to light up the entire fan. This means in the dark, the fans blades stand out from everything else in your case, and if that’s the effect you want, then these might just be the fans for you.

The fans are currently available in Red, Blue, Purple and White, although we are hoping to see a Green variant in the future, as well as SP LED range. All in all, we think these fans look great, and they could be a great addition to your PC to make it not only cooler, but quieter and great looking too!

Thank you to Corsair for providing the fans. You can discuss your thoughts over on the OC3D forums.



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Most Recent Comments

02-12-2013, 18:01:50

It would have been nice if they had managed to maintain the coloured rings and the rubber mounts. With the rings maybe not interchangeable but still part of the design (white on white LED, blue on blue led etc)

We know the SP fan variant can't be far behind. The SP120L fans supplied with the i-series hydro coolers have the mount points for LEDs.Quote

02-12-2013, 18:09:21

I agree, but I'm sure there's a reason they haven't carried them over to these. Perhaps the wiring interferes with where the ring would sit. I'm sure the rubber mount could still have been worked in there though.

Nice, succinct write up James Quote

02-12-2013, 18:17:15

Originally Posted by Remmy View Post
I agree, but I'm sure there's a reason they haven't carried them over to these....
They are saving the combination of LED's, fan rings and rubber mounts for the Air Series Platinum range which they have yet to give me full credit for.


02-12-2013, 18:21:54

Originally Posted by JR23 View Post
They are saving the combination of LED's, fan rings and rubber mounts for the Air Series Platinum range which they have yet to give me full credit for.

Lol, it's been 20 minutes, patience my friend By how we talk about the Corsair fans on here it would seem we're quite against them, but it really is the polar opposite, they're amazing fans I can't get enough of them :LQuote

02-12-2013, 18:54:00

I can't wait to get some of these to put in my next build!Quote

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