Today, Fractal Design has released their new set of case fans. The Silent Series R2 look like very worthy opponents in the case fan market. I am definitely going to have to pick a few of these up for my new PC.
*Hydraulic bearing (superior to sleeve bearing)
*60mm – 140mm come with both metal and rubber screws
*120mm – 140mm come with a adapter to lower the speed
These fans have been specifically developed to deliver significant airflow while maintaining low noise levels. Silent Series R2 fans are available in sizes from 40mm up to 140mm.
All new Silent Series R2 fans are equipped with high performance hydraulic bearings, increasing both fan performance and reliability. Each fan 60mm and larger is packaged with both 4 metal screws and 4 rubber screws to ensure maximum fan-mounting options. Using the rubber screws allows mechanical decoupling from the case itself, reducing vibrations and decreasing the noise level (40 and 50mm feature metal mounting screws only).
The cable on each Silent Series R2 fan is fully sleeved for effortless cable routing and enhanced aesthetics.