KitGuru staff always use the best quality fans we can find and this week we already reviewed the excellent Silverstone 18cm Penetrator.
Today we are going to look at several fans within new cooling ranges, from Enermax. The 120mm and 140mm TB Silence fans (UCTB12 and UCTB14) and a glitzy 140mm Apollish Vegas fan (UCAPV14A14-x).
These are no ordinary fans, because they have a rated lifespan of 100,000 hours which is significantly more than the 30,000 to 50,000 hours quoted by many manufacturers.
All three fans we are looking at today focus on reducing noise and the UCTB12 and UCTB14 are quoted to produce only 11dBa and 15dBa respectively. The 140mm Apollish Vegas is said to emit around 15dBa. They all also incorporate Twister Bearing Technology which we will detail later in the review.
|Enermax Fan||UCTB12 (12cm)||USTB14 (14cm)||UCAPV14A14-X (14cm)|
|Bearing Type||twister bearing||twister bearing||twister bearing|
|LED Type||none||none||circular 18 LED light|
|Speed (RPM)||900||750||700 – 1500|
|Air Flow m3/hr||71.54||77.13||71.99 – 154.27|
|Rated Noise (dBa)||11||15||15|
|Input Power (W)||1.8||1.8||4.8|
|Blades||(9) batwing||(7) turbine||(7) turbine|