I kinda think 300k is a lot of hours... even some fans claiming 75k or 100k, i still find them a little on the hard to believe, but now 300k.... a year has 8760 hours, so that would net 34 years of the fan operating none stop.be quiet!, introduces the new SilentWings 3. The third generation has been revised and now offers even higher performance than its predecessor. During development be quiet! also focused on a simplified, flexible installation.
be quiet! has invested much development time to create the latest version of the SilentWings fan. The goal was to improve the performance of the SilentWings 2 and to enable a wider range of uses. The seven revised and optimized fan blades create an excellent airflow. The funnel-shaped design of the rubberized frame allows greatly increased throughput. These improvements result in an extremely high static pressure, which makes the SilentWings 3 the perfect fan for radiators, heatsinks, and computer cases.
Minimum noise at maximum power
Despite its high performance, the SilentWings 3 from be quiet! is almost inaudibly quiet: the 120-millimeter variant produces a sound level of 16.4 decibels, while the 140 mm model produces only 15.5 decibels. The highly efficient, three-phase 6-pole fan motor and the rubberized frame contribute positively to this: both parts reduce vibrations to a possible minimum. In addition, the advanced, high-quality IC motor control effectively prevents electrical interference.
New anti-vibrations installation system
For the SilentWings 3, be quiet! has also developed a new installation system. The system doesn't just feature special anti-vibration properties, but also allows for an easier assembly. Thus the SilentWings 3 can be mounted to coolers, radiators and to corresponding fan mounts in a PC case. Compared to its predecessor, the modular corners of the frame can be exchanged easier. Two included sets lead to a higher flexibility during installation.
Long lifespan and different variants
To make the SilentWings 3 into an absolute high-end product, be quiet! utilizes an advanced fluid-dynamic bearing with a brass core. The combined technology in this fan allows a lifespan of 300,000 hours. This applies to all four variants of the two available sizes (120 and 140 millimeters): be quiet! offers the SilentWings 3 in a 3-pin and PWM variant, and these are both also available as High-Speed editions.
The SilentWings 3 fan is available today. The 120 mm variant is priced at $21.90 / £18.99 / €22.50 while the 140 mm variant will cost $22.90 / £19.99 / €23.50.
There is even a marketing video of it, SilentWings 3 from be quiet! - English
Hope SPCR can get some samples, would be great to see a new roundup with this new BeQuiet fans and the upcoming Noctua Gentle Typhoon alikes.