Silverstone’s “Air Penetrator” fan not as kinky as it sounds

April 22, 2010 // 10:31 a.m.

Tags: #120mm #180mm #air-cooling #air-penetrator #ap121 #ap181 #case-fan #directed-airflow #fan #silverstone

We popped into Silverstone’s office here in Taipei for a quick look at its new products and, among other things, were presented with its latest fan, the “Air Penetrator.”.

Now, we’ll give you a minute to stop sniggering at "Penetrator" and then we’ll carry on.

Ahem, feel better?

The new fan, which has the model number AP121, will come in 120mm and 180mm varieties – the latter for its Raven, Fortress and future cases – and Silverstone claims it’s the largest single moulded fan with overlapping blades. The blade size is about 50 per cent larger than normal fans and combined with the opposite angled grill on the exhaust side that acts to direct the airflow in a very linear angle from the fan.

It’s not the first time opposite an angled grill has been used, but Silverstone claims its fan is the first to use a close-pitch approach with many more twists.

The Air Penetrators are due for release soon and SilverStone is estimating the 120mm will retail for about $15. Interested in this new fan? Let us know in the forums.

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Silverstones new "Air Penetrator" fan pushes narrowly directs the airflow

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A competitors fan sprawls the air out at a much wider angle

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