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ARCTIC F9 PWM Fluid Dynamic Bearing Case Fan, 92mm PWM Speed Control, 43CFM at 23dBA

  • 92mm
  • 550-1800 RPM / 43 CFM
  • 23dBA
  • Fluid dynamic bearing
  • 6-year limited warranty
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The ARCTIC F PWM forwards the PWM signal from the CPU to the whole case ventilation system. The entire system is cooled quietly, but still offers the superb performance when needed.

  • newegg Versatile Applicable With the standard 25mm frame, the ARCTIC F PWM can be applied as intake or outtake system fan.
  • newegg Silent Operation Thanks to fluid dynamic bearing and the fan holder design, the ARCTIC F PWM is not only quiet, but also highly durable.
  • newegg Quick and Easy Setup Via the PWM signal, the CPU fan is controlled by the mainboard to reach the ideal temperature for the CPU. The PST (PWM Sharing Technology) is forwarding the PWM signal to all other fans inside the system. This way, all fans are spinning at the same speed. This provides silent operation in idle mode, but also gives sufficient performance, when required to offer efficient cooling.

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Case Fan
Fan Size
Bearing Type
Fluid Dynamic
600 - 1800 RPM (controlled by PWM)
Air Flow
35 CFM
Noise Level
0.4 Sone
Power Connector
4 Pin PWM

Physical Spec

92 x 92 x 25mm


92mm, PWM Sharing Technology Regulates Fan Speed Based on Load

550-1800 RPM, High Variable Airflow/Static Pressure & Low Noise: 43 CFM at 23 dBA

Unique Ninja-Knife Impeller Design Increasing Airflow while Minimizing Fan Noise

Fluid Dynamic Bearing Significantly Extends Service Life

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 6 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 6 years

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  • Samuel C.
  • 6/2/2014 2:31:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsQuiet and good flow

Pros: This is a quiet fan, nearly inaudible (except wind noise) when mounted as a rear case fan. The multiple and wide fins may create a slight back pressure, when paired with a fast front intake fan, which helps to maintain a good positive air pressure inside the case. The PWM feature (used with a compatible header) allows lower duty cycle and thus quiet operation. The fan also works well in a pseudo PWM, 4-pin header.

Cons: The wide fins that help create back pressure, conversely, could cause too much back pressure to build to impede air flow. That is an issue with a hot system, overclocked and/or with high end GPU(s) that gasps for cool air. The larger fins also seems to require slightly more power than small fin fans to run--a minor 1/4 egg deduction. Simply remember to upgrade the fan, when you decide to build that hot rod rig. It's a good fan overall.

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  • Matthew G.
  • 5/5/2014 9:19:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsBad wiring design

Pros: Quiet
looks good

Cons: very redundant wiring (see other thoughts)

Other Thoughts: I have never seen a fan wired like this. It's hard to see in the pictures but... The wires start by coming out of the fan. Then the wire that reports the rpms goes separately to a 3 pin fan plug. The positive, negative, and pwm control wires then go to a 4 ping pwm fan plug. And from that 4 pin plug 4 more wires go to a adapter where you then plug the 3 pin plug with the rpm wire into it so that the 4 pin plug will have the rpm speed wire. So ugly and pointless. That's why I take off a egg.

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  • Robert M.
  • 3/13/2014 8:24:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice upgrade

Pros: This fan replaced the original fan that came with my old tower. The fan was a perfect fit and very easy to install. I like that it has PWM feature, it keeps the sound to a minimum in a home office environment. The fan easily keeps my components cool. Wouldn't recommend using it as the sole means for cooling if you have a video card or overclocked CPU. The extra heat would make the little fan work too hard and become noisy.

Cons: I haven't found any cons in my use of this little fan after 2 months.

Other Thoughts: Get a larger fan if your PC runs very hot.

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  • Kevin S.
  • 11/6/2013 8:43:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsQuiet

Pros: Quiet, Good Airflow, I like the color scheme

Cons: None, It blows air

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  • eric h.
  • 10/2/2013 2:25:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat upgrade for old cases

Pros: quality construction; moves a lot of air for a 92mm; has all 3 possible types of connections, 4 pin pwm 4 pin molex std. 3 pin

Cons: can be a little noisy up close, it's 92mm afterall, but from across the room with the tv on, you can't hear them. obviously a little pricey for 92mm, but you get what you pay for.

Other Thoughts: I reused an older case from an oem pc with just 1 92mm exhaust fan that really didn't do much. replaced that one and added one to the front for intake for more positive pressure. better cooling and less dust.

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  • Stephen G.
  • 8/15/2013 10:48:25 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat fan, instructions lacking

Pros: The fan is very quiet. Even at full RPM's it is fairly quiet It's about what you would expect a fan to sound like at 50%, but it's at 100%. At normal or low speeds, you won't hear them. The design is pleasing; I particularly like the lack of LED's.

Cons: Due to the lack of clear directions, I wasted some time getting these installed properly. I have an Asus z87 Gryphon board with four 4-pin headers. I have two of these fans plugged in as intake fans.

The problem was that the MB nor the software were recognizing the fans, even though they were spinning at full speed 100% of the time.

All I had to do to fix it, in the end, was just plug the yellow cable into the piggy back connection of the fan, basically, closing that loop. After I did that, the MB and Asus software was able to see the RPM's and adjust them accordingly. My case is much quieter now that the fans aren't running at 100% all the time.

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  • Christopher B.
  • 8/7/2013 8:55:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsmixed blessing, doesn't help w/ warm rig much

Pros: variable speed (pwm), *very* quiet at low speed, moves slightly more air than my stock case fan at high speed, and at full speed my cpu temp shows a few degrees cooler. Decent fan, just not able to make any kind of dent in my slightly too warm mid tower.

Cons: noisy (too noisy for me) when it spins up under load. The end result of swapping a 3pin fixed speed case fan for this fancier pwm fan is that the temp bounces in a range 0-4C cooler than I had w/ the stock fan. At speed it is quite audible. So, not really a great trade off, as the peak temp is no better, and tying it into the cpu temp control loop just had it cycling (in my case, yours may very well be different).

Other Thoughts: this might work well for someone else. My case is struggling a bit w/ temp due to upgrades, and in my rig this fan really doesn't help much (and increases noise). For a case closer to thermal balance than mine maybe it'd be good, but for me it's no good. My cpu and gpu are both running 67C under full load, and using this instead of the stock case fan doesn't change the peak temp of either. It does cause the cpu to cycle btwn 62-67 for me, but so what...and it's too noisy at full tilt.

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  • Devan C.
  • 6/20/2013 8:16:48 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Fans

Pros: These fans are great, I bought two to use on a CM Hyper TX3 cpu cooler, and they run very very quiet. I didn't need a splitter for the fan header, which was very nice.

Cons: Whenever I boot my computer, bios says that there is no fan detected, but that is due to having the feedback on the fan (yellow wire) on a different header. Since there is a splitter, there isn't much to do to fix this. Sleeving on these would also be VERY useful.

Other Thoughts: Overall very good fans! I would recommend, but do not expect to control fan speeds with these in series unless you have a header specifically for that on your mobo.

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  • Alan H.
  • 2/19/2013 8:54:12 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Pair with GPU CLC

Pros: Completely silent. PWM Splitter works flawlessly. Hooked directly to my VGA fan header using a VGA->PWM adapter and it is controlled by the GPU very well. It's very low power at 12V @ 0.17A so the GPU has no problem powering this and a 120mm off the PWM

Cons: The yellow wire is flimsy and in the way

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/17/2013 10:30:09 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLets you use 1 PWM connection for more that one PWM fan

Pros: Works as advetised. Have been using these fans in 120, 92, and 80 mm to get PWM from 1 connection to more than 1 fan since they first appered on NE. No issues with any of them so far. All fans make some noise, but I've never had one of these "whine" at me.

Cons: None, it does what it is supose to do.

Other Thoughts: All fans make some noise, but I've never had one of these "whine" at me. If you get one that does, send it back, or at this price, toss it, it's probably cheaper.

Not all 4-pin fan connectors on a MB are PWM connectors, read the MB manual to verify pin-outs.

The fan power cable is designed to go between a MB PWM fan connector and another PWM fan, say the CPU cooler, with fan monitor connected to another MB fan connector. When all else fails, read the instructions.

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