Akasa 120mm Apache Fan

Cooling, Reviews

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Testing

Because it’s very difficult to test case fans in terms of the temperatures they achieve (there’s so many variables to consider and the results are often hardly different at all), I will not be testing the Akasa Apache fan in terms of this. Instead, I will conduct a Qualitative test on the fan’s noise as a Quantitative test is not possible without expensive sound equipment – measuring at this low of dBA is nearly impossible.

Performance

At both high (1300rpm) and low (600rpm) speeds the Akasa Apache Fan really amazed me. At low I could not hear any whir at all from the fan when installed in my case; and at high, there was a tiny bit of noise to be heard – but you had to listen really hard to notice. Akasa says at low the fan produces a remarkable 6.9 dBA and at high a subtle 16.05 dBA. This is a massively low recording, easily the lowest claim I’ve ever heard of in fact, but realistically, I believe Akasa because this fan really is dead silent.

If the max airflow of 57.53 CFM is true too, this fan is incredible. 57 CFM is pretty high for a case fan and for a SILENT case fan, blimey; I think we’re onto a winner.