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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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  • 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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  • Tristan V.
  • 2/11/2015 12:01:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsQuiet, Cheap, and Effective

Pros: Quiet fan, moves a lot of air, good price, and the screwless mounting is very nice once you know how to use it.

Cons: None that I could find.

Other Thoughts: I already have 2 of these in my system, and I'll be getting more of the same if I ever need to replace a fan.

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  • Joseph C.
  • 2/2/2015 8:15:14 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome fans

Pros: Worked as described. Airflow is great and the product seems solid. I've installed two on my system and one on my parents... these are great.

Cons: Rubber pins are a bit of a pain to install. But once you got one, you realize how to do the rest.

Other Thoughts: I'll be buying a couple more of these for another project.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/25/2015 8:52:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsonly quiet at low speeds

Pros: They are silent under normal conditions
They have a crazy long expected life span

Cons: The fan is inaudible under normal conditions but if you turn it up to half power or more they can get quite loud
Also it made a weird break in noise for the first 2 weeks but then went away and never returned

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  • Charls H.
  • 12/8/2014 4:25:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest fans I've used

Pros: Move lots of air.
Silent
Look good.I've had lots of fan over the year from all my cooler master blade forces failing, Noctua that doesn't quiet move much air, to these.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I've had lots of fan over the year from all my cooler master blade forces failing, Noctua that doesn't quiet move much air, to these.

I decided to try cougar after eye balling them for a while and I'm impressed, they have a good feel to them, they look good, and they move a fair amount of air.

If you're looking for heatsink or case fans these are what you should be buying.

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  • Mikael P.
  • 11/26/2014 1:01:00 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCougar of a fan..

Pros: Excellent airflow with no case noise through my Nzxt switch 810 case.. works as intended and a year later still no worries.

Cons: None! maybe the price? hehe

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  • Stephen H.
  • 11/13/2014 12:38:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: *Looks impressive.
*Airflow is quite good.

Cons: *Rattles at both low and high speeds.

Other Thoughts: Judging by the other reviews, I'm far from alone with this issue.
I installed it in a vertical orientation, fan buzzed loudly when powered on then lowered in volume but continued buzzing when RPM decreased. I'm RMA'ing this.

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