There are a lot of components that make up a PC system, some of them are an obvious choice, Graphics cards, CPU etc., and some are not, for example, aftermarket cooling fans. Either for your chassis or if you want to add to your CPU cooler, cooling fans can be a bit of a mystery despite having only one simple task, to move air.
With that said, saying simple is a little objective. These days, most people would like everything all their own way, so fans need to move air, look good, be silent and do all of this while being cheap to buy, ouch. There are some very well-known cooling experts out there, Coolermaster, Noctua and bequiet! There are also some lesser known but equally as dedicated brands such as Phanteks and Reeven. Reeven sent us down a few of their cooling fans and asked us to take a look, and that’s exactly what we did. We will kick off with the Reeven Euros, a 120mm cooling fan that claims silence, long life and anti-shock abilities.
|Fan Speed||500~1200 RPM|
|Fan Air Flow||18.8~46.4 CFM|
|Fan Air Pressure||0.009~0.049 inch H2O|
|Fan Dimension||W120 x H120 x D25mm|
|Fan Noise Level||9.8~22.3 dBA|
|Bearing Type||FDB bearing|
You are not going to get a lot in the way of contents or accessories with a cooling fan, though the Reeven Euros does come with some rubber mounts for vibration isolation. That’s about it because there isn’t much else that’s needed. The fan has a PWM header for a more intelligent power management from the motherboard and the fan motor is a Fluid Dynamic Bearing type made by Sony Corp. This should help the motor with long life and silent operation.