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COUGAR CF-V12HP Vortex Hydro-Dynamic-Bearing (Fluid) 300,000 Hours 12CM Silent Cooling Fan with Pulse Width Modulation

  • 120mm
  • 800-1500 RPM 70.5cfm/119.8cmh max
  • Hydro-Dynamic

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COUGAR VORTEX PWM 120mm Fan

Features

  • PWM-FUNCTION
    • PWM stands for Pulse Width Modulation. The 4-Pin connector allows the mainboard to control the fan speed from 800-1500RPM.
  • HIGH-VORTEX-AIRFLOW WITH TURBINE BLADE & FRAME PATENTED DESIGN
    • Optimum airflow, air pressure & extremely silent performance
  • DIVERSION GROOVE BLADE DESIGN
    • Innovative blade design focus air flow & optimum cooling efficiency (Patent)
  • ANTI-VIBRATION PAD DESIGN
    • Reduce the vibrations efficiently & silent operation
  • AERO-DYNAMICAL DESIGN
    • Air-inlet with optimal aero-dynamical design reducing noisy air turbulences
  • HYDRO-DYNAMIC-BEARING TECHNOLOGY
    • HDB runs more smoothly with no friction, make it quietly & durability(MTBF300,000hrs)
  • TOOL-LESS FIXED PINS
    • Rubber fixed pins also reduces vibrations (fan run more quietly) and Tool-less makes it easy to mount, with no tools required

Details

COUGAR VORTEX PWM 120mm Fan: PWM-FUNCTION

PWM-FUNCTION

PWM stands for Pulse Width Modulation. The 4-Pin connector allows the mainboard to control the fan speed from 800-1500RPM. Fan speed is controlled by the PWM-signal, which delivers a value between 0-100%, the operating voltage remains a constant 12V


COUGAR VORTEX PWM 120mm Fan: PWM-FUNCTION

HIGH-VORTEX-AIRFLOW WITH TURBINE BLADE & FRAME PATENTED DESIGN

Optimum airflow, air pressure & extremely silent performance


COUGAR VORTEX PWM 120mm Fan: PWM-FUNCTION

DIVERSION GROOVE BLADE DESIGN

Innovative blade design focus air flow & optimum cooling efficiency (Patent)


COUGAR VORTEX PWM 120mm Fan: PWM-FUNCTION

ANTI-VIBRATION PAD DESIGN

Reduce the vibrations efficiently & silent operation


COUGAR VORTEX PWM 120mm Fan: PWM-FUNCTION

AERO-DYNAMICAL DESIGN

Air-inlet with optimal aero-dynamical design reducing noisy air turbulences


COUGAR VORTEX PWM 120mm Fan: PWM-FUNCTION

Oil surface tension and hydrodynamic pumping forces provided by grooves, no friction, extremely quiet

HYDRO-DYNAMIC-BEARING TECHNOLOGY

We defined HDB to Hydro Dynamic Bearing. An oil seal design that has a higher reliability and advantage than conventional fan motor design.
1. High revolution precision, low vibration noise
2. Fluid seal design provide extremely long life span
3. Surface tension effect, runs more smoothly with no friction, extremely quiet
Fluid seal design is achieved through the use of oil surface tension and hydrodynamic pumping forces provided by grooves. Bend area is centralized oil and prevented oil leakage out of motor (oil leakage is main problem of sleeve bearing, short life time) . Friction between shaft and HDB will be down due to herringbone structure reaction(friction between the metal is disadvantage of ball bearing, noise & waste heat problem). So HDB conquer sleeve & ball bearing disadvantage to become more reliable & quiet technology for Top-notch fan. Such design concept is successful and applicative on HDD, and we can see a reliability application in it.

HDB, Ball, & Sleeve comparison

Sleeve Ball Hydro-Dynamic
revolution precision mediocre good best
vibration noise mediocre loud quiet
life span (hrs) 30,000 50,000 >150,000
waste heat high high low
Cost low high high

 

Specification

Model CF-V12HP
Marketing name VORTEX PWM 120
Dimensions 120 x 120 x 25
Speed 800-1500
Air flow @ 12V (CFM, m3/h) 70.5 / 119.8(max.)
Air pressure @ 12V (mm H2O) 2.2
Noise 17.9dB
Bearing type HDB (Hydro-Dynamic Bearing)
Connector PWM 4 pin
Cable length 450mm
Cable sleeve Yes
Accessories Small 4 to big 4pin adapter
Tool-less fixed pins
Screws
Carton Color box with PVC window
Lifetime L10 (hours / 25°C) 300000

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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Robert L.
  • 4/18/2016 9:44:05 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOperates flawlessly...

Pros: Bought a couple to test few months back and have been pleased with them. Bought couple more later since they work flawlessly vertically or horizontally. Besides the standard "chrome" screws, they can be mounted using the rubber "pins" that are also provided which I prefer since they are black.

Cons: "Con..?" I didn't initially like the orange, but have gotten accustomed to it and actually prefer it since anyone can see their not just any case fan.

Other Thoughts: I did a lot of review reading and watched video reviews which help me decide on these fans since some have good noise level in the video's.
18 April 2016, these fans are still operating great.

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  • Ronald S.
  • 4/6/2016 4:34:03 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat product, I would buy again.

Pros: Very Quiet, runs very smooth with good air flow.

Cons: Blades are brittle if anything hits them when running.

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  • Noah B.
  • 4/2/2016 3:09:00 PM

5 out of 5 eggsTry THEM!

Pros: Color goes with my build.

Extreme build quality.

Rather nicer cable than I expected.

Awesome performance.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I was using the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO and the temps and the noise was just killing it for me. My fan started to make creaking noises and it was bugging me to death. Note I only used the CM Fan for about 2 months before this. I grabbed two of these and slapped them on my 212 and MY MY did they look hot. Then I booted into windows and was pulling 10-15 degrees lower temps than the Cooler master fan. Extremely happy I went for it.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/21/2016 9:26:16 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDoes cool the case very effectively. Reasonably quiet

Pros: My case got a lot cooler once I installed these. And they're fairly quiet, at least if you install them vertically. There's kind of a slight whooshing noise, just from the volume of air they move, but thats it.

Cons: .Don't install them horizontally, if you do that they make a loud, annoying humming noise.

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  • Jose F.
  • 1/6/2016 7:24:36 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDoes the job well and in style!

Pros: Fast and quiet.
Longevity.
Endurance.
Easy Install

Cons: No cons!

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  • William A.
  • 12/22/2015 8:26:21 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFavorite Fans

Pros: versatile, quiet, high CFM, great mm-H2O performance

Cons: NA

Other Thoughts: I have 4 of these fan inside my computer. I have owned 5 different fans. GELID FN series, corsair performance Pressure series, corsair standard, ENERMAX MAGMA, and Noctua NF-F12.
The cougars are my current favorite. First they come in 2 flavors black and orange and just black. They run very quietly. Its a competitions for quietness between the Noctua and the Cougars. The cougars win in terms of looks. These fans also claim high air flow, quiet sound profile, and good air pressure performance.
In the past I had used 2 with my old corsair H70 liquid cooler. Running air through that really increased the noise these fans produce by a lot. This was to keep the CPU temps low. My current build I'm currently just using these fans as case fans. My case is a Corsair 550D. The loudest fans are the Corsair P120's. I have all my fans running at 1000rpm. At that speed all is silent. The cougars can get loud with higher RPM but its just the sound of rushing air.
I would love to do formal testing with all my fans testing CFM and pressure. If I ever find the time I would create a test rig to do this.

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  • Austin F.
  • 12/3/2015 5:57:36 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI love these.

Pros: Silent, smooth, blows like a hurricane.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I love these fans. I bought two of them to replace some insanely loud fans I had. They are totally silent and blow harder than the loud ones. Even kicked into high gear I can't hear them. 5/5 for sure.

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  • Jose I.
  • 12/1/2015 2:12:42 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsToo good to pass up

Pros: I've owned this item for over 3 months and so far it's working flawlessly with no hiccups or problems. This fan helped me go from around 64c while gaming to around 44c. Currently only have the cpu fan, a side fan that works when it wants and this fan as an exhaust which is super quite i can't even hear it. Got it on sale for $10 so i gave it a try. I highly recommend this to anyone who is hesitant in buying it and will be buying more soon.

Cons: Only con that i've experienced so far is that you have to youtube on how to install the rubber screws if this is your first time installing them which can take awhile to insert and you might have to remove your GPU for better working space but once you do, it's worth the effort.

Other Thoughts: Wish it came in other colors but orange isn't that bad..

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  • Benjamin M.
  • 11/22/2015 5:55:02 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: QUIET ! ! ! ! !

Cons: none really come to mind

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  • Erik S.
  • 11/12/2015 5:54:11 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: None

Cons: Noisy as exhaust, refunded.

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