Arctic Cooling Arctic Fan 12 PWM 120mm

Arctic Cooling Arctic Fan 12 PWM 120mm

Product overview



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High Performance Case Fans with PWM Sharing Technology

The ARCTIC F PWM fans outerperform other 80mm/92mm/120mm fans in the market. The patented PWM Sharing Technology (PST) regulates the speed up to 5 fans via BIOS. With efficient central cooling, the ARCTIC F PWM fans offer excellent cooling and noise control performance for the system.

  • Patented PWM Sharing Technology (PST)
  • Extremely quiet
  • High air flow and static pressure
  • Low noise impeller
  • Fluid dynamic bearing extends service life

How does PST lower the temperature of the entire case?
Featuring PWM function, the ARCTIC F PWM fans run at the most necessary speed to deliver maximum cooling capacity at the lowest noise level possible. On top of that, thanks to the patented innovative PWM Sharing Technology (PST), up to 5 fans (including CPU fans) can be connected to the ARCTIC F PWM fan to share the PWM signal. The speed of all the fans in this PST system is now centrally controlled by a single PWM signal via BIOS.

As a result, when the system load increases, fan speed of all fans connected in the PST system will be increased in order to lower the case temperature. Likewise, when the load is low, these fans will operate at a relatively low speed for sufficient cooling.

In conclusion, the advantages of having PST are:
* Control the speed of different fans with only one PWM signal from the mainboard
* Case ventilation can be achieved in a quiet and efficient way. More fans run slower at low load, which deliver sufficient cooling at a much quieter operation than before
* Better energy saving as fans are not always at full load

Customer reviews

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5* Very quiet
Reviewed by Alan_NEast on 20/09/2011
Very simple installation (it is only a fan though!) and extremely quiet at 300rpm. However if they get up to 1300rpm you will definitely hear them - not an awful noise, but quite loud if you expect silence!

Cables are quite long: 28cm for RPM cable (single into 3-pin) and 28cm for PWM cable with an extra 7cm for the extension to the next PWM fan. Although adequate you need to be wary of where the fan headers are on your motherboard as this could be outside the reach if you e.g. front mount your fan.

Running on a Gigabyte EP43T-USB3 motherboard with only the CPU PWM header and it works fine. However fan speed control is difficult to achieve thanks to Gigabyte (needed to adjust fan speeds which is not easy, and must be done with EasyTune Software). This is a standard problem with Gigabyte MBs though, and not with the fan.
3* bit noisy
Reviewed by Anonymous on 20/07/2013
Bought two of these as they were on discount at the time. Whilst having the connecters to daisy-chain other fans without needing additional pin-outs on the motherboard was nice, I was disappointed with the amount of noise they made at higher RPM compared to my other case fans.
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