Cooling Akasa 80mm Slim Fan questions

Kmpkt

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KMPKT
Feb 1, 2016
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Hey Guys,

Wondering if anyone here is using or has used this Akasa 80mm x 10mm slim fan.

http://www.akasa.com.tw/search.php?seed=AK-FN076

Any input about its performance or even more importantly the acoustic profile of this fan would be greatly appreciated. I am thinking of offering it as part of a low-profile cooling alternative for cooling my heatsink when it launches. Cheers,

KMPKT
 

jottwehh

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Mar 19, 2016
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I used 2 of them in my Limit Cube 2.


in my opinion they a pretty... meh... you have to throttle them really hard to get them somewhere near silent.
Never did noise measurement, but I think they are only usefull to add some airflow in a SFF case like my Limit Cube 2.
 

Kmpkt

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Thanks man. I kinda thought it would be likely that they aren't the best, but they're also pretty much the only game in town when it comes to 80 x 10mm fans.
 

bledha

Airflow Optimizer
Feb 22, 2017
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Not much of a game in town for slim 80mm, that is true. I bought one to throw in the back of my Jonsbo U1 last week - it is currently re-packaged for return to Amazon.

Good ariflow actually, can't fault Akasa for that. The enter bearing is a little grindy and mine made a terrible ticking noise which annoyed me. It is true what @jottwehh says, you have to throttle them significantly to get that somewhere near silent. Mine also didn't start at its rated lowest RPM, which I couldn't have.

I couldn't recommend them unless noise wasn't a serious concern.
 

Stevo_

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Jul 2, 2015
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Had a pair in my L2 that were quieter than the Noise Blockers 80x15 black silent fans I had which always gave out a PWM buzz, also had both on Noctua ULNAs as I just wanted a slight airflow to prevent stagnant air, but Akasas were silent.