Freezer 120mm Case Fan Author: faceless105 -- Posted: 2008-07-18
One aspect we all know to be very important to computing is cooling. Building a system with proper cooling in mind can make a large difference in how well your system performs. As you cool you're system more effectively you'll come closer and closer to reaching the maximum performance from all of your components. On top of that you'll also more then likely improve the life of you're hardware at the same time. Today I'll be reviewing the 120mm Freezer case fan by Vizo.
Unlike the Super Muffler, the Freezer case fan aims for cooling performance instead of noise reduction. Fortunately we're reviewing the 120mm model so this is able to hit higher air flow while keeping the noise down.
Out of the box, the Freezer case fan does put some care into their products that you don't always see. It comes with black sleeved wires. This helps air flow and ease of use (because you'll never hit that huge tangle of wires). In addition to this, the fan has a 3 pin molex connector. This is really convenient if you want to plug it into your mother board or a can controller (since most of them tend to use a 3pin connector). Now on the other hand, if you want to just use standard power there is a 3-to-4 pin adapter included, so you're covered no matter what comes up.
One additional feature that is really handy on the Freezer Case Fan is a thermal sensor. This sensor will react to the ambient temperature and regulate the fans RPM accordingly. While we don't have the equipment yet to accurately measure CFM, we can account for the noticeable volume changes. In an ambient temperature of 22 C (or approx. 72 F), the fan is barely audible, but in a case with an ambient temperature of about 29 C (or 84 F) you can hear a slight increase in noise. This is a really convenient feature for anyone who has a computer in their room. At night while you're off the computer, the Freezer Case Fan should generate noticeably less noise since the computer will be idling.
Now it's time for the first had experience. The Freezer 120mm case fan has an impressive 64.3 CFM. Unless you have a specific aim at keeping your computer silent, this should always be the main factor to look at. The other advantage is the fact that it is a 120mm fan. The 120mm model of the Freezer at full power generates only slightly less noise then the 80mm model (120mm generates 32.5 dBA), but it moves 20 CFM more. Installing the fan is always a simple step. Just four screws to secure it to the case. With the fan running at full power it's barley audible. Once you put the side panel back on, you won't even hear the fan. Additionally you can really feel the amount of air that it's moving, so you know it's making a difference.