You get the screws and a molex adapter with the Coldwing 12 and some rubber isolation mounts and a resistor cable with the Coldwing 14.
We don’t use the resistor cables in any fan or cooler review, so we left that out.
Test Set Up
- Processor: Intel i7-6700K
- Chassis: Anidees AI7 Black Cube Chassis
- Motherboard: Gigabyte Z170 G1 Sniper
- Graphics: Zotac Amp GTX980 Ti
- Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport LT White DDR4
- Drives: 2x Crucial MX200 500Gb SSD
- 1x Western Digital 4TB Red
- Cooler: Cryorig H5 Ultimate CPU Cooler
- PSU: EVGA 850W SuperNOVA G2
Despite their simple function, fans can be incredibly difficult to test with a meaningful outcome that’s objective and repeatable. We have repeated our tests as seen in the Reeven Euros fan review, using a system as the test bed and we’ll explain why. A lot of sites can get very scientific, and we love those articles. Many will construct very good test benches just for fans and you’ll get a completely repeatable and laboratory condition test, again, we think they are excellent articles.
You will find something in them that may just make the difference for you when considering your next purchase. We realised that though these tests are very valuable, they do not recreate a typical environment for a fan – a PC system. The attributes of a system are the same, the fan will need to push or pull air through a chassis, but with the added condition of components, something we think is a valuable characteristic. So, we set up the following test conditions.
- Anidees AI7 Black Cube Chassis
- All Front Chassis Fans removed
- Rear Chassis Fan disabled
- Fan Controller removed
- Front Chassis Mesh removed
- Gigabyte Z170 G1 Sniper
- Test Fan Utilising System Fan Header
- AIDA Engineer Stress test
- All Tests selected
- 30 Minutes duration (12 minutes data set used)
- AIDA Engineer Stress Test Selection
- Stress CPU
- Stress FPU
- Stress cache
- Stress System Memory
- Stress local disks
- Stress GPU(s)
We set a baseline for the test by running the review benchmarks with one Anidees chassis fan in the front top left position (facing the front of the chassis). This was plugged in to the same motherboard system fan header.