120mm Fan Roundup: Scythe, 1stPlayer, Reeven, Phanteks

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Reeven Euros

Our first Reeven to be tested on this fan test system is the Euros, available in several models, with speeds between 800 and 2000 RPM and in both 3-pin and PWM varieties. The product page on Reeven's website is bereft of the usual marketing mumbo jumbo regarding how it's superior to all other products. The only notable information offered is that the Euros features fluid dynamic bearings made by Sony. We received only one sample each of the 1200 RPM "12C" and the 2000 RPM "20C" and tested the lower speed model as it is of greater interest to us. For what it's worth, the 2000 RPM model sounds similar when run at the same speeds so it does offer extra flexibility for the more noise tolerant.


The compactly packed Euros ships with screws and isolators hidden in a fold at the top of the box.

Intake side.

Exhaust side.
Specifications: Reeven Euros "12C"
Manufacturer Reeven Power Rating 1.44 W
Model Number RA1225F12C Airflow Rating 46.4 CFM
Bearing Type Fluid Dynamic Speed Rating 1200 RPM
Frame Size 120 x 120 x 25 mm Noise Rating 22.3 dBA
Hub Size 48 mm Header Type 3-pin
Blade Diameter 113 mm Fan Mounts Screws, isolators
Cable Length 50 cm Weight 160 g
Starting Voltage 4.0 ~ 4.5 V Number of Samples 1
Corner Type Open Retail Availability Yes
Additional accessories: none.

This 160 gram fan is another heavyweight, undoubtedly due to its large motor. The hub measures 48 mm across, the largest we've encountered on any 120 mm model. Its 11 blades are short and like the PH-F120MP, gently curved. Each blade has three shallow ridges on the outer half of the back side.


Fan Xpert 2's fan speed analysis of the Reeven Euros "12C".
SPCR Test Results: Reeven Euros "12C"
Fan Speed (RPM)
550
700
900
1100
1200
11~12
12~13
16
21~22
24
Thermal Rise (°C)
33
29
25
22
21
Airflow in/out (FPM)
210/320
-
-
390/640
440/680

Despite being regular 3-pin fan, the Euros is capable of staying powered at very low speeds in the 200 RPM range, not that there's any need. It's practically silent at 550 RPM and stays relatively quiet until it approaches its top speed. Its cooling proficiency is somewhat subpar but it generates a sizable level of airflow in free air, suggesting it's better suited as a case fan.


Acoustic analysis of the Reeven Euros "12C".

At 700 RPM and below, the Euros has a smooth, broadband profile. At 900 RPM it starts to buzz a bit and up close, some faint bearing chatter is audible. At 1100 RPM and above, the sound is dominated by buzzing, suppressing its its other acoustic characteristics; the result is not altogether unpleasant.



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