News Thermaltake launches Riing LED 12, 14 rad fans

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  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. Impatience

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    Seems like Thermaltake did a better job (looks wise) at the next gen SP120's! (As opposed to Corsair's ones with no rubberised bits and no coloured rings)
     
  3. SchizoFrog

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    From the image these do look great, will have to keep an eye out for the real thing. I don't like that logo on the center but that is easily covered up. What I would ask though is if these are specifically for radiators, are they releasing a matching set designed as case fans?
     
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    for the 120mm version: 69.0m³/hr, 2mmH2O, 24.6dBA at 1500 rpm,

    Meanwhile, in Noctua land:

    NF-F12: 93.4m³/hr, 2.61mmH2O, 22.4dBA at 1500rpm
    NF-F12 iPPC 2000rpm: 121.8m³/hr, 3.94mmH2O, 29.7dBA at 2000rpm
    NF-F12 iPPC 3000rpm: 186.7m³/hr, 7.63mmH2O, 43.5dBA at 3000rpm

    Pretty, but in the end, ineffective compared to the competition, and I'm not even bringing in any 38mm thick monsters. They'd probably make for good case fans though...

    EDIT: also, no PWM control? what is this? 2005?
     
  5. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    Liking the look of those
     
  6. SchizoFrog

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    I doubt very much that you can hear the difference of that 2.2dBA difference and if it is too loud you can always reduce it to an apparent 18.7dBA via an LNC.
    However, more importantly to me is the look and I would welcome a tiny bit more noise to have these fans and a case that looks like this:

    http://www.thermaltake.com/db/products/dcfan/Riing1214B/pic4.jpg

    ...rather than those ugly as hell Noctuas.
     
  7. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    Totally agree, it's all about the look..., I have a feeling a few of those could end up in my next project:dremel:

    They actually remind me a bit of the angel eye head lights on BMWs
     
  8. SchizoFrog

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    Couldn't help but think of TRON myself when I saw those blue ones... :)
     
  9. skypine27

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    Thermaltakes seem mostly about looks. Ive owned many Noctuas (including the new "industrial" ones) and they are great fans on one condition: Your case does NOT have a side window!! They look god awful. All of them.

    Thermaltake, on the other hand, exact opposite. They will sacrifice some performance and get you back much better looks. Now that Im running a window, I'm willing to have 2-3 C higher CPU temps and have decent looking fans. You really don't get much temp change between fans when you run them all way down low, near 400-500 RPM for silence (which is what I do in my build):
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    I have them all down at 400-500 RPM, including the 4 x yellow Akasa ones on the radiator. Im replacing those with normal thermaltakes even tough they just came out with these Riiing models (The normal Lunas look better to me). Again, I'll trade a degree C for and down around 500 RPM, they all basically preform the same.
     

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