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Xoxide.com Tri-LED Fan Review Posted by Mike @ 12:15 P.M. on 10/26/02

There they are...



Background

A special thanks to Xoxide.com for providing us with these fans to review. Give them a visit at http://www.xoxide.com.

Most of us have plain black fans in our case. They aren't pretty, but they get the job done fairly well. Seeing this problem a company came up with a solution, they'd put some flashy L.E.D.s (light emitting diodes) into the side of the fan. Soon after, several other companies started jumping aboard. One of the most famous being Antec, with their led fans selling for $15. The fansthat we will be looking at are seld for only about $8-$9 at Xoxide.com. So, to save $6-$7, is it worth it? Let's find out...

As we all know the truly most important part of a fan is the Airflow and noise ratio. Well, these fans have no problem there. They have the exact same airflow (34CFM) and make the same amount of noise (30dBa) as the Antec tri-Led fan. Actually, the Antec brand and Xoxide brand only have a few differences. First off, the Xoxide fans spin around 400 rpms faster than Antec's, bringing the total rpms to 3000. The other difference is that the Xoxide fans only come with a pass through molex connector and no 3-pin motherboard plug. As a result you are unable to monitor the rpms of the fan. However, although the amount of power that the LEDs draw is rather small, it still may be good idea to run them off the 12V line just to make sure you don't end up with a few burnt headers on your motherboard.

Dimension: 80x80x25 mm
Air Flow: 34.1 CFM
Speed: 3000 RPM
Noise: 30.0 dBA (Quiet)
Voltage: 12 VDC
Current: 0.13 A
Power: 1.6 W

 

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