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CoolerMaster DAF-B82 Case Fan



Cooler Master
Cooler Master was founded with the mission of providing the industry's best thermal solutions. Since its establishment a decade ago, the company has remained faithful to this mission, emerging as a world leader in products and services for companies dealing with devices where heat issues must be resolved. Today we take a look at the CoolerMaster DAF-B82 Case Fan.


Fan specifications

Fan Specifications

Size 80x80x25 mm
Rated Voltage 12V
Bearing Type Dual Ball Bearing
Input Current 0.15A ( 0.17 A max.)
Rotation Speed
  • 1000 RPM at 20°C
  • 2500 RPM at 45-50 °C
  • Acoustical Noise 26 dB(A)
    Input Power 1.80W
    Life Expectance 50,000 hrs. Continuous at 25°C , 45~85% relative humidity


  • High air Volume & Pressure
  • Dual Ball Fan means longer life span
  • Smart Thermal Sensor for RPM control according to the ambient temperature
  • CE, CSA, UL, TUV approved Cooler Master fan





    Ball Bearing
    Ball bearing fans have a life expectance of 50.000hrs., but they are noisier than Sleeve Bearing and Rifle Bearing. Rifle Bearing is the newest thing on the market, but Ball Bearing still does well. So Ball Bearing is a noisier solution, but you have a life expectance of 50.000hrs and with Sleeve Bearing you 'only' have a life expectance of 30.000 hrs.


    The DAF-B82 Fan
    You get a nice packaging with all the needed screws. You also get a Thermal sensor, so you always have the best RPM that's needed for you case. Only one wire, so you don't have any wire mess in your case. You almost can't hear the fan, but I think it has a bit to low RPM with a temperature of 23°C. At 23°C you only have 1000 RPM and a small amount of airflow. And it's also hard to screw the screws into the fan.



    Why do you use a fan?
    You all read the review but some guys might think ' Why do you use a fan ' ? Well, It makes your PC a bit cooler, so you can do some overclocking stuff and a fan inside your case looks good.


    Conclusion
    The DAF-B82 fan from Cool Master looks good inside your case. You get a thermal sensor, so you always have the best RPM. But I think 1000 RPM at 23°C is a bit to slow for excellent cooling. You almost can't hear the fan and you don't have any wire mess. But it's difficult to screw the screw into the fan. You get Dual Ball Bearing so that means the fan has a life expectance of 50.000hrs. Price is around 7EUR (Around $6-7)





    Pro's
  • No wire mess
  • Temperature sensor
  • Very Quiet

    Cons
  • Hard to screw the screws into the fan
  • Bad airflow with low temperatures

    The DAF-B82 from Cooler Master receives a 7/10 from Darkvision Hardware !






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    Added: March 5th 2003
    Reviewer: LORDrazer
    Score: 7/10
    Related Link: CoolerMaster



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