Scythe 92mm S-Flex SFF92B fans

We’ve been trying to find a 92mm fan we’re happy with for a little while; this is the latest contender, the Scythe 92mm S-Flex. Featuring a Sony Fluid Dynamic Bearing, it’s supposed to be quiet and efficient – we’re trialling it on some of our 4U CPU coolers to see how it fares in terms of efficient, quiet cooling that provides a predictable temperature and airflow level.       It’s not the most visually interesting fan in the world but since it’s going to be living in a server its entire life interesting aesthetics will probably go unappreciated by most. Initial results look promising – this one may well find its way into your next server build.

Corsair SP120 fans

We have a handful of the new Corsair fans in for testing – initial results look promising.  
  The SP line are optimised for static pressure, which means they’re ideal for use on cooling radiators or other places where there is restricted airflow, like storage chassis’ or behind narrow grilles. This is in contrast to the other new fans from Corsair’s – the AF line – which are better suited for more open-air use. One nifty feature is that each fan comes with red, white and blue coloured rings to match your system colour scheme – a nice nod towards those of us who build colour-coordinated systems.   A full write-up coming soon!

Bitfenix Spectre Pro fans

We’re testing these at the moment for our builds which have LED fans in them… while we haven’t finished the performance testing they’re not bad as eye candy in the meanwhile!