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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
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Nicholas S.
  • 8/28/2015 6:54:10 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWasn't worth the extra $$

Pros: Orange blades look cool (if you can see them)
moves air
Rubber pins for install

Cons: orange isn't really visible when fan is on
much louder than I thought

Other Thoughts: I bought a couple Cougar brand fans to go with a Sickle blue LED one. The Sickle Blue one was about 1/4 the price, but figured I'd give it a shot. For the money, I would have stuck with the less expensive models.

The most upsetting this is the orange blades are really not that visible when the fan is going which is what I was going for.

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  • Kevin J.
  • 8/17/2015 10:42:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs3/4 Work great!

Pros: They push a fair bit of air and really silent even at max RPM.

Cons: Ordered 4 fans in total. 3 of them are silent even at max RPM. One of them has a "jet engine/turbine" at mid-max RPM kind of annoying. Kinda disappointed.

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  • Mark P.
  • 8/5/2015 9:46:14 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Fan does the job. Its silent just for the sound of air passing by but this is minimal. For 16$ this fan is a must. no other fan i have seen for 16$ has done a better job then this one.

Cons: Not the best on radiators but it still does the job.

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  • Noah G.
  • 7/15/2015 9:18:28 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat fans, most of them

Pros: Great fans
Great cooling
Lots of airflow
Low noise (sounds like air flowing not a fan)

Cons: One of my fans is making a horrid noise after 9 months. It continually rattles in my system and sounds like a really old harddrive that is always processing information. Very annoying, I need to contact the manufacturer and get it replaced. Other than that all of the others work great!

Other Thoughts: 1/4 that i ordered turned out funky after 9 months. Not too bad. I run these fans an average of atleast 2-3 hours a day, everyday.

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  • Wilmer L.
  • 7/11/2015 8:41:27 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggscougar cf-v12hp

Pros: Pretty color. Works great and is very quite.

Cons: none

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  • David K.
  • 7/8/2015 8:34:38 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Quiet

Pros: Its very quiet fan, hardly noticeable fan noise when at high speeds, great for those who need to keep their home quiet at certain hours.

Cons: Rubber caps and screws that come with the fan aren't made to be used on liquid cooling systems.

Other Thoughts: No issues with this product

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  • Alan M.
  • 6/26/2015 4:45:10 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCOUGAR CF-V12HP Vortex Hydro-Dynamic-Bearing

Pros: It is doing better job than the vanilla fans, that's for sure. It is also quiet and keeps the gpu's fans speed at minimal, even at high demand.

Cons: As far as I have it, it doesn't seem to have any problem.
Maybe it would be neat if it had lights, but I am asking too much hehe.

Other Thoughts: For some reason after replacing one of the previous fans with this one, the cpu temperature has increased around 50-59C. Hopefully the problem will be solved once I replace the vanilla cpu cooler system.

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  • William G.
  • 6/16/2015 11:12:38 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat fans

Pros: I have used these fans in several different builds over the last year or two and I am still very impressed. These fans move a ton of air and are very quiet no matter what RPM you run them at. Highly recommend!

Cons: None

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  • Alexander M.
  • 6/15/2015 9:05:25 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery quiet

Pros: Very quiet at all speeds. I installed it at the Cooler Master Hyper 212 radiator and at 100% workload it is still quiet enough. I cannot say exactly about noise level for it since the case has two case fans but all three of them produce less noise than 1 noisy intel-stock CPU fan.

Cons: So far none

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/18/2015 10:28:49 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggsProblem with radiators in PULL config

Pros: Color, good fans, push a lot of air with low noise, but see below. They were a nice improvement from my stock enermax fans on my CPU temps which were loud at 1300 RPM. See below I had the same problem as the user Brooke A.

Cons: I installed these in a PUSH config on my 240mm radiator and they were sounding great, no click's or anything other than a soft wind sound at max RPM. Although I decided today to install them PULL config and then at max RPM they started to make a clicking sound. I managed to eliminate the clicking sound by using pulse width control on them and had to knock down the RPM to around 1250RPM for them not to start clicking. Anything over that at the sound returns. Kepe in mind these are 1500+ max RPM fans. This is a bit of a disappointment that I cannot run them in PULL config at max RPM because of the noise and I run my CPU overclocked.

Other Thoughts: Don't install these in a PULL config for your radiator and they should work as advertised. Beware of the PULL config as they may start to make a clicking sound.

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