Corsair Air Series Fans Review SP120 AF120 Review


Corsair Air Series Fans Review SP120 AF120


These tests were not carried out on our normal 'heat sink test rig' because we wanted to use them in a real world environment for at least two weeks to get a real feel for them. Luckily we have tested the H100 recently on a 3960X so we also have some results to compare too.

Corsair SP120 Quiet Edition
Intel 3960X
Corsair H100
Asus P9 X79 Pro
Corsair AX650W
16GB Corsair Memory
Corsair 500R
HIS 7970
Windows 7 Ultimate x64

For the testing on these fans we followed the procedure we used previously when testing fans on the H100. We set up the 3960X to a 4.6GHz overclock with 1.425v which to be fair is the upper end of over clocks with these chips and also because of the high voltage create a massive amount of heat. We allowed the system to idle for 30 minutes to allow temperates to level out and then ran Prime95 on the "maximum heat maximum stress" setting for a further 30 minutes. After 30 minutes we take the maximum temperatures from each of the cores and take an average, by removing the ambient temperature of the room that then gives us our delta temperature.

We don't want to end up repeating ourselves in the conclusion so the thing to take away from this graph is that the standard Corsair fans are insanely loud and the NF-F12's are £18.49 ~EACH~ but lets move on to the next page and get things wrapped up.

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Most Recent Comments

05-07-2012, 09:39:19

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, 12:54:21

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, 13:59:51

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, 14:11:03

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, 14:14:36

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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