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COUGAR CF-V12HPB Vortex Hydro-Dynamic-Bearing (Fluid) 300,000 Hours 12CM Silent Cooling Fan with Pulse Width Modulation (Black)

  • 120mm
  • 800 - 1500 RPM 70.5 CFM (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-V12HPB
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

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Logan M.
  • 6/25/2015 7:04:35 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsH.O.L.Y..Quiet Airflow FAN Batman..

Pros: These are pretty quiet unless ran at 100%-But who does that?
Works are expected 4 pin fan that allows PWM and works well with it.
By far the quietest fans I have owned.
Plus they generate little to no vibration

Cons: the rubber grommets they send with it are pretty much impossible to install on your case let alone get them inside the mounting bracket hole on the fan. But I tried once and quit mounted the old fashion way... screws.

Other Thoughts: Great Buy
Worth The price...Every Penny if silence and high airflow is your key.

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  • Andrew S.
  • 6/11/2015 12:07:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPrice : Performance champ

Pros: silent low and mid RPM
high air flow
high Static pressure for radiators
long sleeved PWM

Cons: black and orange color scheme
fortunately I got the more black with only orange corners

Other Thoughts: Great fans, have it in Push pull and airflow in my case and 295x2 rads.
Versatile, reviews show this is great value in terms of performance and price and noise. Not to mention great Airflow fan as well as great SP radiator fan. So can be used in all aspects of your build.

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  • James P.
  • 5/11/2015 5:27:39 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsquiet

Pros: well made, very high cfm at ridiculously low rpms, personally the best fans i've seen or heard of at a resonable price. probably better than many that cost more.

Cons: don't judge too quickly, these and a new hd i got all had a short break in, my pc studio seemed to gain a few decibels at first, i could've lived with it because everything cooled so much better without ramping up fan speeds. well after a few days my pc fell dead silent. the cougars are set to run at 600 to 900 rpm only

Other Thoughts: i thought these were a touch louder than my stock fans at first, i was wrong. the cougars cool much better at the lowest rpm possible than my old fans on the highest speed, and those were good fans. but the cougars, especially the one on the cpu are amazing. i had a push pull on my gaia hs and it was way overkill, just one of these on the heat sink, aligned with the same cougar case fan a few inches away dropped my silent pc temps 10c at least, and i soon discovered you don't need to set them up to ramp up. they cool so good at low low rpms that there is little difference when they speed up.

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  • James P.
  • 5/9/2015 2:52:48 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsfrosty and silent

Pros: low noise, high CFM, these push more air and concentrated where you need it. on the lowest speed cooling is better than my stock fans on high. tried a push pull on my gaia cooler and it was way overkill. just needed one fan there, the other cougar in the case ligns up a few inches away anyway. the fans themselves are silent, but you will hear the air movement on higher settings. cpu fan dropped cpu temps under heavy load 5c at 600 rpm 10c + at 1500 rpm. so if silence is the goal, these will cool better at the lowest rpms than any fan i've tried

Cons: cooler mount tabs would've been nice

Other Thoughts: my stock antec and xigmatec fans were silent when not under load, but had to quickly ramp up when the eight cores kicked in. those fans idled at 1000 rpm, maxed out at 2000 rpm and got a lot louder than a quiet pc should be under load. my first thoughts after installing three cougars, one case two cooler, was these are way too loud for me. all were running my usual 1000 rpm. temps were crazy. 23c and wouldn't heat up no matter what you did it stayed in the low 30s. but it was like a small jet engine running. well all the fans as low as possible on my mb 600 rpm, frosty still, very very quiet. that's a lotta fans. i pulled the second one off the cooler it wasn't needed.

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  • Robin B.
  • 4/23/2015 9:02:50 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest fan

Pros: This fan is the best there is that I have ever come across hands down. It is pretty darn quite as far as noise makers go and dose the job of keeping my computer nice and cool. For the CFM this fan pushes out v.s. the amount of noise it is a not even a question if you should get it or not. Just buy the fan and I am pretty sure you too will be happy with it. I work with 3DS Max and do some hard core gaming and this thing is the only fan in my system. So yes just buy it. It works the best for the size vs noise ratio.

Cons: Cons, I can't think of any. It comes with all the hardware you need and everything. Can't get better. So no cons, just positives. If they could make a fan that works even better in the way of keeping noise volume even lower, I'd buy it but really they did a great job with this one.

Other Thoughts: I'd buy from this company again in a hart beat if they make one that tops this one. Hands down best case fan.

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  • Todd S.
  • 4/7/2015 11:31:32 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest Fans money can buy

Pros: High Quality fans push a lot of air, silent hydro dynamic bearings that last forever.

Cons: Price,but with these fans you get your moneys worth,i will not buy the loud road cone orange fans. even the black ones have the orange vibration pads on the corners but you can easily color them black with a sharpie.

Other Thoughts: Obviously they don, t last forever but they are rated at 300.000 hours of use if they last half that time they will run for more than ten years.

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  • Stoyan K.
  • 3/11/2015 4:24:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThe better cougar fan

Pros: This fan has great concentrated airflow just as advertised.
There is no sound what so ever from the baring, noise comes from turbulence on higher rpm's.
Also comes with nice rubber padding and installation accessory, I didn't notice any vibration transferred to the case.

Cons: None if you like simplicity no fancy led's this works.

Other Thoughts: I have the same fan in the orange version and is much noisier. I don't know if its related to the color its the same model basically, or rather quality control. I have them both installed vertically, so it's possible some of the noise do dissipate in horizontal set up but haven't tried it.
Also this fan is great for moving air across the lenght of a case, if it's directed to something that needs cooling, like RAM,GPU, north bridge, or MB VRM, due to the concentrated air flow.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/7/2015 10:22:43 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent fans

Pros: Very very quiet! These things are very silent and they move a lot of air! They are 10x better than the stock fans in my case! Highly recommend to anyone

Cons: The 4 pin connectors could be better. Kind of hard to connect but a slight issue, still works fantastic

Other Thoughts: Highly recommended

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  • William T.
  • 3/6/2015 7:54:13 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Fan

Pros: QUIET! Smooth fan, very quiet, looks good, keeps the air in my case flowing.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Comes with Molex adapter, just in case.
I would've liked an all black version, without the orange corners, but orange is Cougars thing, so whatevs.
I have four of these fans, and could not use the included rubber mounting "screw" things...just could not make them work in any scenario. Probably my own ignorance on properly installing them though...idk.

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  • Ian H.
  • 2/20/2015 10:44:25 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery quiet

Pros: Surprisingly quiet fan. It does the job perfectly and clipped right into place without needing any tools on my Antec 900.

Cons: None as of yet

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