The new “twelve” has a rather unusual shape. Instead of a square frame, it has a circular base with four holders, while the plastic used to make it has an excellent finish. Unlike most fans with ball bearings, Turbine Master’s using the “barometric ball bearing”, which means that the construction is such that it maintains a certain air pressure level in the middle of the fan, which results in both a longer fan lifespan and lower noise. The fan can also be removed for cleaning purposes very easily, so it’s on the right track to serving you well for a number of years.
Alongside rubber inserts and screws, the bundle also contains an appropriate case 3-pin to molex adapter, as well as a rubber pad for absorbing any excess vibration. You’ll also get a cap to place in the middle of the fan, to give it a proper jet turbine look, although we don’t personally find it particularly visually attractive. The fan is spinning at a constant 800 revolutions per minute, and noise is practically inexistent, save the “sharp” sound of airflow that can only be heard if you come close to the fan, say, to a distance of twenty centimetres or less, and concentrate on it. The airflow that Turbine Master is able to achieve is remarkable compared to their competitors (at the same RPM rates and the same dimensions), beating them by a margin of a good 10 CFM (cubic feet per minute), which is definitely owing in part to the sheer number of thickly placed straight fins on the fan.
Although its price is rather high compared to the usual mediocrity, if you have a high-quality enclosure and are looking for an excellent cooling solution to pair with it, look no further - Turbine Master does the job outstandingly.
|Cooler Master Turbine Master|
|Size||120 x 120 x 25 mm (39 mm with cap)|
|Power Consumption||0.96 - 2.4 W|
|Fan speed||800 RPM|
|Life expectancy||100,000 hrs|