Scythe introduces the Slip Stream 120 DB, a new line of fans with dual ball bearings that promise a MTBF of 350,000 hours. That equates to almost 40 years of continuous operation!
The Slip Stream 120 DB comes in many versions, there's a PWM model with a fan speed of roughly 200-1300RPM and you also have fixed-speed versions of 500RPM, 800RPM, 1200RPM, 1600RPM, and 1900RPM.
Japanese cooling expert Scythe expands the 120 mm case fan portfolio with the announcement of the new Slip Stream 120 DB axial-fans. The new line up includes five regular models with fixed fan speed as well as one PWM-enabled model. Special highlight of the series is the Dual Ball Bearing, which has been developed in Japan. Thanks to the new bearing an intense life span increase to 350.000 hours (MTBF) has been accomplished.
The successful “small hub & large fan blades” concept was initially introduced with the first Slip Stream series and is handed down to the Slip Stream 120 DB. Increased flow area and airflow could be achieved at the same fan speed, thanks to this concept. Slip Stream 120 DB lineup includes six different models, including a PWM-enabled version, which offers a wide fan speed range starting at 300 RPM and going up to 1.300 RPM. The regular models with fixed fan speed start with the 500-RPM model. This case fan operates at incredibly silent 7,2 dBA and assures steady airflow with 41,62 m³/h (24,50 CFM). A great combination between noise and performance is offered by the 800 RPM model, as it moves 68,24 m³/h (40,17 CFM) at really silent 10,7 dBA. Users requiring more performance or planning to use the Slip Stream 120 DB fans in combination with a fan controller are able to choose between the 1.200, 1.600 and 1.900 RPM model.
Scythe supplies four rubber vibration dampeners, to assure that the vibration from the fans are not transferred to the chassis. In addition to that, four regular mounting screws and a 3-pin to 4-pin adapter are included in the package.
The long life Slip Stream 120 DB fans are available as of today with the MSRP of 7,50 EUR (excl. Tax/VAT) for regular models. Slip Stream 120 DB PWM can be purchased for 10,00 EUR (excl. Tax/VAT).