Scythe unveiled a new series of 140mm fans dubbed Kaze Maru. These case fans have a special design which makes them compatible with both 120mm and 140mm screw holes. One of the benefits of this is that you can mount this fan onto a CPU cooler to get more airflow at a lower noise level than a 120mm fan.
The Scythe Kaze Maru 140mm fans are available in 500RPM, 1200RPM and 1900RPM versions:
10.80dBA / 29.39CFM (500rpm version)
26.58dBA / 61.30CFM (1200rpm version)
41.13dBA / 104.54CFM (1900rpm version)
Kaze” means “Wind” & “Maru” means “Round” in Japanese language. 500rpm version of this case fan is used for Scythe giant fanless CPU cooler, “Orochi” CPU Cooler as a default cooling fan to generate super silent CPU cooler. By making the shape to be round shaped, the screw hole for 120mm case fan is build-in to this case fan, which means the case fan can be mounted into the 120mm case fan position yet generate the performance and maintain the silence of 140mm equivalent. Round shaped case fan is also unique design in the today’s hardware market. By replacing the existing 120mm case fan on CPU cooler or case fan with this “Kaze Maru” 140mm case fan, more gain in airflow and reduction in noise can be accomplished! 3 various fan speed can be selected, 500rpm for super silent purposes, 1200rpm for silent purposes, and 1900rpm for silent yet more power/airflow purposes.
The MSRP of these fans is $19.90 (9.50EUR excl. VAT).