NorthQ NQ-3709BL/NQ-3710RL Silent Tornado Fans

Posted on October 30, 2008
Author: Sean Potter
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Final Thoughts & Conclusion

After installing the fans, I powered up the system. The fans came to life instantly, and the fins were glowing red thanks to LEDs embedded in the fan. Moreover, the fans were silent.

Aside from the cool design and silent operation, there are a few features that allow NorthQ's Silent Tornado fans to stand out from the rest. The biggest being the fact that the fan's frame is cut from a block of aluminum, allowing for better heat transfer. Inside a hot PC, the aluminum frame will absorb the heat, and the fan should ideally help push the heat out of the case more efficiently.

I can't say anything negative about the fans, aside from the fact that they are hard to come by in the United States, much like NorthQ's power supplies. If and when they hit our shores, I have a feeling the fact that the aluminum may make for a steep price.

Pros

  • Aluminum frame, extra durable.
  • Aluminum dissipates heat faster
  • LED-lit fins
  • Easy to install

Cons

  • Aluminum design may raise price significantly

Rating

10/10

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