Aerocool Shark 15-blade Fan Review

 

Performance

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The Shark fans install super easy with the provided rubber mounts, and has no problems or snags of any kind in doing so. The illumination of these fans might be the best I've seen, they really do look awesome!  I'm hoping they might add a UV-LED model in the near future as well!

We ran these out of the case on our new Aerocool F6XT fan controller to get these fans away from the case to isolate their acoustics and airflow production.  The results?  Simply amazing...

These fans produced as much airflow as any fan I've seen or used to date, including Antec or Coolermaster's many-bladed fans.  The best part after that?  They are WHISPER QUIET (sorry to break their silence, but it had to be made clear).  Seriously, they were quiet enough that when I'd put my ear up to the fan itself, I could hear the electric motor running!  The bearings used in these also seem to minimize the noise the fan itself makes, and these aspects were during testing on the highest voltage setting on the controller.  When the voltage was reduced, the fan was what I'd basically call "clinically silent," yet was still able to move plenty of air!  We ran the 140mm fans alongside as well, and they do just as well, moving tons of air at whisper quiet decibel levels!  We are working on getting some equipment to measure airflow and decibel-levels, but you can take our word with no level of uncertainty that these are QUIET.

Like we said before, case fans aren't generally something to get excited about, but these Shark fans have put an end to that!

 

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# Ray 2012-07-17 13:34
these fans are great and actually do move tons of air and are quite silent but not as silent as suggested (especially at full speed).
they are very quiet when using the voltage regulator cable they provide, however i wanted it to run between full speed and the 7 volts regulation the cable provides but i cant get them to work with my x-vision (also aerocool) fan controller which is a shame... (maybe someone has a fix for this?)

other than that great product and a great asset to any high end machine.
 
 
# Inferno 2012-07-17 13:58
Quoting Ray:
these fans are great and actually do move tons of air and are quite silent but not as silent as suggested (especially at full speed).
they are very quiet when using the voltage regulator cable they provide, however i wanted it to run between full speed and the 7 volts regulation the cable provides but i cant get them to work with my x-vision (also aerocool) fan controller which is a shame... (maybe someone has a fix for this?)

other than that great product and a great asset to any high end machine.


I appreciate the comment! I agree that at full speed it still maintains the standard whine of a fan, but compared to others we've used (including a number of expensive Noctua fans) and at "nominal" distance away, they were extremely quiet. Still my favorite overall fan for the price, and I've got some great fans on the shelf here.

What issue do you have with the X-Vision specifically?
 
 
# Ray 2012-07-18 01:08
Quoting Inferno:


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What issue do you have with the X-Vision specifically?


i agree that compared to others it is more quiet and moves more air then standard ones. (and yes noctua can be quite noisy to, especially if they hang angled and grow old :P)
and for what ive tested so far it is the best i have in my case.


as for my x-vision problem, it is unable to detect it, on any of the 5 busses, only on the first (cpu) bus it gives a 2 second response, while it does work with dozens of other fans, including my very old enermax ucap12 blue led fan, coolermaster fans, and some unbranded.

it also doesnt matter if i put on the voltage regulation cable or not... the x-vision doesnt see it.
so currently the shark runs in silent mode until i find a solution.

ps, i also contacted aerocool about the issue and hope to get a reply from them as well, since both products are theirs.
 
 
# nick 2012-09-13 10:17
I actually have found these to be good as case fans, but absolutely horrific radiator fans for anything with more than 8-9 fins per inch. The 0.309mmH2O of static pressure is incredibly low, one of the lowest of any 140mm fan, and the difference between these in push-pull and a set of higher powered fans in push pull, on the same radiator, was a solid 7.5*C.

Case fans? ABSOLUTELY
Radiator fans? NO WAY
 
 
# patounet0007 2014-01-01 10:11
Hello,
I present you my excuse for syntax, because I use a French- English translator.

I own the complete series " AEROCOOL Shark" in a box server extended with Xigmatek Elysium :

2x120mm front
2x120mm CPU push-pull ( sckythe Mugen )
1x140 backside
4x140 divided into top and bottom.
1x200 Aerocool silent master , on the left

I confirm all that has been said about the "fan Shark" . It is by far the best fan I've owned . The balance between extreme performance and maximum silence is no longer " noctua " but "Shark" . I insist on the performance / silent , because with a voltage regulator , it breaks down very well with almost total silence.


But I am having a huge problem with them, and with the " Master 200mm Silent " too.
The "Shark" enormously vibrate and make more noise with rehobus . It is on kind of buzz that has nothing to do with what I have experienced before. I searched on the internet without test found nothing about it. I find that some user talk big disappointment and is noisy, and another very satisfied.

My opinion is mixed on "Shark" . I know that technically they are by far the best. But for reasons inconu it is impossible to regulate them. It is extremely difficult for me to diagnose the problem . I supose that this may just be to :

- The power of utisation Y
- Incompatibility with some Rheobus
- Problem of manufacturing
- Or something else?

Push the test a little more will be really interesting and necessary.