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Old November 30, 2009, 12:31 PM
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A quick note on a new fan being released by Cooler Master, dubbed the Excalibur, that looks to bring a few changes to the world of fan products. The Excalibur is a 120mm fan that distinguishes itself from others with a unique honeycomb metal frame that promotes airflow, a detachable 9 bladed fan which should make for easy cleaning and Barometric Ba... [ Read full article ]
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Old November 30, 2009, 01:47 PM
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27$ fan, jesus. I'd be curious to see how they perform in the real world though.
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Old November 30, 2009, 02:01 PM
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All the have to do is price it on par with the Noctua's and they will sell.
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Copying Gelid's technology, or sort of.. Although the fan looks sweet..
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30 DB at 2000RPM, yeah right.
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Meh, $27 is too much for a fan especially when you need 5 or 6 of them.
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Most importantly.. what is the static pressure? Is it a good rad/sink fan or not?
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How exactly is the honeycomb frame supposed to promote airflow? If anything, I would expect that to create turbulence where it's not wanted. And the straight edged fan blades make me skeptical as well. But I suppose the proof is in the testing itself.
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I honestly don't see this fan as being useful for watercooling, since any restriction in the airflow of the fan will make all the pressure bleed out the sides of the honeycomb frame. It is more likely that this should be used as a quite case fan, since I believe that those same honeycombs will reduce the buffeting noise when the edge of fan blade spins within the tight shroud of its frame.

I agree with MpG, we'll have to see a review to know for sure.
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The best fan edge is not out in the market and this makes me think are the people who make fans stupid? The most powerful edge you can have on the fan blade is with angles like the humpback whale fins. They used them on a new wind mill and got much higher power from lower speed rotation. So leww drag why don't they make the fins on case fans like this!
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