Corsair Air Series Fans Review SP120 AF120 Review

Introduction & Specifications

Corsair Air Series Fans Review SP120 AF120


Corsair branded fans are not a new thing, not really. The Hydro series coolers all came with Corsair fans, the only problem was their mantra with those fans were "just make the coolers work" considering the users ears and mental state didn't seem to be ever taken in to consideration and its pretty much the main reason why most people left those fans in the box and replaced them almost instantly.

So recently when we were testing some other fans on the H100 we got told by Corsair to expect some 'special' fans from them very soon, instantly we thought they wont be very good or you'll need a mortgage to pay for them. So finally a couple weeks ago the assorted pack of SP120, AF120 quiet & performance editions plus a AF140 quiet edition landed at the OC3D offices. Now knowing that we had tested the H100 on a 3960X recently with a couple of different fans we thought this would be the ideal set up to test the new Corsair fans on and put them up against their toughest competition the Noctua NF-F12.


  • • Corsair Air Series Fan
  • • Three colored rings in red, blue, and white
  • • Black Mounting Screws
  • • Voltage step-down adapter for lower speed operation

 SP120 High Performance EditionSP120 Quiet Edition
Size120mm x 25mm
Operating Voltage7V – 12V
Performance at 12V
Airflow62.74 CFM37.85 CFM
Static Pressure3.1 mm/H201.29 mm/H20
Sound Level35 dBA23 dBA
Speed2350 RPM1450 RPM
Power Draw0.18 A0.08 A


 AF120 Performance EditionAF120 Quiet Edition
Size120mm x 25mm
Operating Voltage7V – 12V
Performance at 12V
Airflow63.47 CFM39.88 CFM
Static Pressure1.1 mm/H20.5 mm/H20
Sound Level30 dBA21 dBA
Speed1650 RPM1100 RPM
Power Draw0.13 A0.08 A


Head over the page for a look at the fans in our test system.

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Most Recent Comments

05-07-2012, 13:39:19

Pretty much as i saw it too,15 SP 120 in my build are quieter than 6 UltraKazes at the same RPM...quieter than the Enermax PSU fan in my build also!Quote

05-07-2012, 16:54:21

they seem to tickle you pretty good. awesome review. gives alternatives of
choices with performance to back them up. currently unvolting the sp120 perf
fan and they are a schosh louder than the quiets but have 3° better performance
on a 60mm radiator (in push only) over the quiet edition. is there really a
necessity for push/pull with these. chiming on quietness, i don't think so...


05-07-2012, 17:59:51

I wasn't too sure if i wanted these or the Noctuas for my rig overhaul, and even tho i am one of the few people who like the noctua fans, i'll definitely get the AF and SP fans instead!

Mission: Become Corsair fanboi
Status: AccomplishedQuote

05-07-2012, 18:11:03

wow these are nice, may even consider swapping these in where i have the nf-f12's atm and put the f12's where the standard corsair h100 fans are atmQuote

05-07-2012, 18:14:36

Nice review Tom.

Just ordered the following:

1 x 140mm Corsair AF140
1 x 120mm Corsair AF120 Quiet
2 x 120mm Corsair SP120 QuietQuote

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