Cryorig might seem like a fledgling company if you just went by their official founding year of 2013, but as they mention in their own website they have been working directly or indirectly with larger, more established brands such as Phanteks, Thermalright, Prolimatech for years. Simply discounting them doesn’t seem like a prudent move here, does it? My own connection with Cryorig came about when their head of sales & marketing contacted me on one of the forums I frequent and put the bigger reviews on, and wanted to see if I was interested in checking out their CPU coolers. One thing led to another and a big box arrived all the way from Taipei, Taiwan. So keep an eye out for other Cryorig products coming in here soon. But today we begin with the QF120 Performance fan. This, along with the QF120 Balanced and QF120 Silent, was announced less than 2 months ago and attempts to be a multi-use fan (CPU cooler fan or case fan) due to the promised large RPM range of operation. How close will these come to delivering on that attempt? Thanks to Steve from Cryorig, we can now find out.
Let’s begin by taking a look at the specs courtesy the product page:
|QF120 PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATION|
|Dimension||L120 mm x W120 mm x H25.4 mm|
|Rated Speed||600 ~ 2200 RPM ±10 %|
|Noise Level||13 ~ 37 dBA|
|Air Flow||83 CFM|
|Air Pressure||3.33 mmH2O|
Keep in mind that the product page also describes the QF120 Silent and QF120 Balanced versions. We see that this fan has an advertised RPM range of 600-2200 (+/-10%) which is definitely impressive, and they don’t shy away from mentioning that this is ~33% wider of an RPM range than competitors. This, of course, is mostly a result of PWM control and one should not expect similar results if using this PWM fan with voltage control for whatever reason. The specs do not list out warranty but their standard warranty policy indicates 3 years for the fan. BUT (and that’s quite a big but too), sign up for an account on their website and you become a VIP member automatically (you don’t even have to opt in for any emails either). Register your product and you immediately get extended warranty at no cost along with a few other benefits. How long of an extension you ask? Well I registered a QF120 Performance fan today and immediately got a 6 year warranty total. Not bad at all, and I like this incentive to go ahead and register a product (and be on a mailing list if you want). EVGA has been doing this for some time now but either way- do register your product once you are sure you are keeping it irrespective or brand. Now with that settled, let’s move to the next page to get a good look at the fan(s).