Evercool Rifling Fan 80mm RF-8 ReviewRHKCommander959 - August 19, 2009
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Other than the clamshell packaging, all that is included is the paper insert that's visible in the package, the fan, and male-female Molex to 3-pin adapter with four black fan screws. The fan is plastic and has been painted a dark silver color that Evercool calls Metal Black. The fan housing has grooves cut into it, and is angled like a bowl. The impeller is a standard design with seven blades and average hub. The fan bolt holes are open. The impeller hub has a black Evercool sticker with the Rifling Fan and Powerful & Silent motto on it. Rotating to the back shows a purple Evercool sticker with model number and 12V 0.10A power ratings. The bearing has an approximate lifespan of 40,000 hours. The power cable is sleeved, although the fan here came with the heat shrink accidentally slid off of the sleeving.
The fan housing is shaped to help the impeller generate more pressure, while the grooves notched inside are also intended for the same purpose. The fan holes are for 80mm mounts, but the size of the device itself takes up a 92mm area which may be problematic for certain applications which require 80mm form factor fans.
With that done, let's get a look at the specifications!