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COUGAR 12CM CFG Blue LED Hydraulic (Liquid) Bearing Ultra Silent Fan 1200RPM, 64.4CFM, 16.6dBA

  • 120mm
  • 1200 RPM 64.37 CFM
  • Hydraulic-Bearing
  • 16.6 dBA
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
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  • Bernard B.
  • 5/19/2015 9:46:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPrepare to be amazed!

This review is from: COUGAR 12CM CFG Blue LED Hydraulic (Liquid) Bearing Ultra Silent Fan 1200RPM, 64.4CFM, 16.6dBA - Retail

Pros: I would rate this one 10 eggs if the ratings permitted. For all practical purposes this fan is totally silent and circulates a substantial amount of air. I have a Dell Dimension E510 with a 12 CM fan that pushes air across the CPU cooling assembly. When CPU usage became intense the original Dell fan would get noticeably louder. However, that issue was solved by attaching the Cougar 12 CM fan to the other side of the CPU cooling assembly. Now the original fan pushes air across and the Cougar fan pulls air through. The result is that having two fans running is substantially quieter than the single original Dell fan. The system is practically noiseless even with intense CPU and graphics usage.

Cons: None. Except that it would have been helpful if they had supplied black cable ties to mount and secure the fan. I did not use the screws or rubber grommets. I had to mount the fan to the plastic chassis that surrounds my CPU cooling system. The black cable ties worked great.

Other Thoughts: This fan is beautiful with the blue LEDs. Good quality. Sturdy no vibration. Cools CPU substantially. I have read several criticisms that this fan is not PWM. Since this fan is totally silent it is not necessary. By running at a steady constant speed this fan causes my existing Dell fan to work much less. The two fans running together are almost unnoticeable. The system is very quiet. The 4-pin adapter was very helpful.

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  • Nicholas K.
  • 5/8/2015 2:19:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGood product if you don't get a lemon.

This review is from: COUGAR 12CM CFG Blue LED Hydraulic (Liquid) Bearing Ultra Silent Fan 1200RPM, 64.4CFM, 16.6dBA - Retail

Pros: Quiet
Moves air effectively
Blue LEDs looks sharp

Cons: overall construction of product seems slightly under quality

Other Thoughts: I purchased two (2) 120mm and one (1) 140mm Cougar blue LED case fans for my rig. I purchased and installed these fans around March 2015. Already, one of the 120mm fans is failing and needs to be to assisted in rotating by a push from my finger. But even then, the fan barely spins and hardly moves air as intended. It's rather disappointing. But I really like them when they work correctly.... They keep my rig nice and frosty. I might have received a lemon. Nonetheless, still let down. 3/5 Eggs.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/27/2015 12:01:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggssilent but deadly...or they just die so it seems

This review is from: COUGAR 12CM CFG Blue LED Hydraulic (Liquid) Bearing Ultra Silent Fan 1200RPM, 64.4CFM, 16.6dBA - Retail

Pros: These are pretty silent compared to the cheap fans I had before though they are crazy loud compared to a noctua. I bought 7 of these fans 1 of which was doa and 1 other has died already. I've owned these for about 3 months now. They are pretty though. It's hard at times to notice when these die because they still light up so you'll have to watch your temps to notice when they die.

Cons: I'm posting via mobile so I just wrote one review.

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  • Dr. C.
  • 4/13/2015 3:57:57 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsVery Good Fan

This review is from: COUGAR 12CM CFG Blue LED Hydraulic (Liquid) Bearing Ultra Silent Fan 1200RPM, 64.4CFM, 16.6dBA - Retail

Pros: Very quiet fans. I'm running 8 of them with my computer right next to me.
Two arn used with a Corsair H80i cooler. The fans that came with the cooler do move about CFM more air but at the cost of 15+db of noise.
They move enough air to keep a Sandy Bridge 2600 running at 60 degrees Celsius max at 100% CPU load & the fans controller set to about one-half .
Very nice deep blue LED color, more of a Pacific ocean blue that the lighter blue we usually see on LED fans.

Cons: None that I see so far.

Other Thoughts: I have owned liquid-bearing fans before, probably 8 years ago. Those fans were very delicate and if they were not cleaned regularly, they would break and the liquid in the bearing would spew into the case.
So far, so good with these. They seem much more durable. They pass the cat test.
The cat test being that my cat can pay the rotating fan without breaking the fan or injuring himself. The previous liquid bearing fans would have failed miserably.

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  • Kiennen S.
  • 3/25/2015 1:59:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorth the money!

This review is from: COUGAR 12CM CFG Blue LED Hydraulic (Liquid) Bearing Ultra Silent Fan 1200RPM, 64.4CFM, 16.6dBA - Retail

Pros: These are stylish, and have a great color to them. They aren't lying when they say ultra silent! Easy to install.

Cons: The only issue i had was one of the connectors was pretty tight but that's not a huge deal.

Other Thoughts: Got 4 of these to replace my cheap old ones in my case and I can say it was worth every penny. No longer sounds like I'm turning on a vacuum cleaner.

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  • Haoxuan H.
  • 3/24/2015 1:18:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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5 out of 5 eggsSolid

This review is from: COUGAR 12CM CFG Blue LED Hydraulic (Liquid) Bearing Ultra Silent Fan 1200RPM, 64.4CFM, 16.6dBA - Retail

Pros: So far so good, got a lot of airflow even though its very quiet. Premium product. Black wire sleeve and comes with rubber mounts.

Cons: isnt as quiet as I hoped it would be but still very quiet

Other Thoughts: Can't comment on the reliability right now but everything else seems pretty good so far.

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  • Linda O.
  • 3/20/2015 4:24:36 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWhisper quiet

This review is from: COUGAR 12CM CFG Blue LED Hydraulic (Liquid) Bearing Ultra Silent Fan 1200RPM, 64.4CFM, 16.6dBA - Retail

Pros: Quality feel/build, brilliantly bright LEDs, super-smooth operation, pushes a ton of air for the size, screw or screwless installation, and it's extremely quiet.

These fans really are the best I've owned, I continue to be surprised at just how quiet they are, even when my comp is running heavy loads. The LEDs are a very rich, bright blue - no pale, anemic lights here.

Yeah, they cost a tad more than your run of the mill case fan, but the quality is worth it.
A superb fan - totally recommended.

Cons: None whatsoever.

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  • Paul W.
  • 2/27/2015 8:47:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice blue quiet fan

This review is from: COUGAR 12CM CFG Blue LED Hydraulic (Liquid) Bearing Ultra Silent Fan 1200RPM, 64.4CFM, 16.6dBA - Retail

Pros: Pretty good airflow for a silent fan, and I mean silent. Color tint blue matched my stock fans in my coolermaster sniper case. Had it for a while with no issues of vibration or noise.

Cons: none

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  • Sandro S.
  • 2/26/2015 3:38:36 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Product

This review is from: COUGAR 12CM CFG Blue LED Hydraulic (Liquid) Bearing Ultra Silent Fan 1200RPM, 64.4CFM, 16.6dBA - Retail

Pros: I'm running this fan along 6 others in my system, so far it's my favorite one. The design and performance is very good, low noise, great air flow. A+
Just order a fill more for another system I'm building.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: couldn't find a twin pack to safe some money.

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  • Tom T.
  • 2/14/2015 9:07:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI'm a fan of this.....fan

This review is from: COUGAR 12CM CFG Blue LED Hydraulic (Liquid) Bearing Ultra Silent Fan 1200RPM, 64.4CFM, 16.6dBA - Retail

Pros: Cougar fans are my new go to for all builds. Good LED selection. Super quiet at all speeds. High quality construction and packaging.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Green fan was overpriced but I have a Micr* Cente* near by that sells them if I need one.

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