A.C Ryan Blackfire 4 UV Led 120mm Fan

Performance

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://ufo1.com/ad/c.js"></script> Posted 14/03/2005
Author: James Napier (XMS)
Hardware Acquired: KustomPC's


Performance

For this part of the review i'm going to compare the Blackfire4 fans against the stock case fans included with my Silverstone TJ05 case. Unfortunatly i don't have any specs for the stock fans, but this should give you a good idea of what temperature differences you will see by replacing your stock case fans.

Temperature readings were taken after 1hr of prime95  with room temperature maintained at 22oc.

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As you can see, the Blackfire4 fans give a healthy 6oc drop in case temperature which will certainly be helpful in maintaining those overclocks during summer months.


Noise

Being a person who is used to the noise of a pair of 45db fans cooling his rig, i have to say that the Blackfire4's are very quiet! At full speed however, i wouldn't say that they are quiet enough for a PC situated in a bedroom, but running at 7 volts (see OC3D forums for 7 volt mod), they are near totally silent!

I did however encounter a problem with one of the replacement fans, it makes a slight 'ticking' noise. I'm going to give it a few days to wear in and let you know if there are any improvements.
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15-03-2006, 08:27:58

llwyd
on page 4 it says 'looks cont' instead of 'looks count' nice review thoQuote

15-03-2006, 08:31:29

WC Annihilus
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='llwyd'
on page 4 it says 'looks cont' instead of 'looks count' nice review tho
Umm, he's kind of sayin "Looks Continued" man... Cont. is short for continued Quote

15-03-2006, 08:31:43

FragTek
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='llwyd'
on page 4 it says 'looks cont' instead of 'looks count' nice review tho
Thats what it's supposed to be

Looks Cont. = Looks Continued Quote

15-03-2006, 08:32:49

llwyd
hahahahahahahahahaha, go me! i should have read the lot properly, could someone delete that post it makes me look stupidQuote

15-03-2006, 08:34:42

WC Annihilus
Jus edit it out yourself... though there isn't any real point in general of getting rid of it. It was a perfectly valid point that just happened to be wrong Quote
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