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ASUS ROG Strix XF 120 Case Fan Review – Not even bad, but way too expensive

Disclaimer: The following article is machine translated from the original German, and has not been edited or checked for errors. Thank you for understanding!

If already a full portfolio, then please also with fans. With street prices starting at around 29 Euros, Asus positions the ROG Strix X120 as an upper-class fan for cases and radiators, but it also sets the bar very high for itself. You can safely do without the missing RGB, but what is this high-priced offer really good for and can the fan defeat the reference, which is even offered cheaper? Today’s test will tell, of course.

I’m not going to subject myself to the PR-speak of the Asus homepage and slides now and quote all the great neologisms in full that are attributed to the fan in an advertising manner. The design, however, seems well thought out, so that you can describe it briefly and succinctly as functional and free of visual frippery. The fan does what it’s supposed to, which is the main thing. However, we will have to write about a few things that you can’t see (and hear) at first glance. But I will get to that in the course of the article.

The magnetic levitation bearing (“MagLev”) used is supposed to reduce friction and prevent canting in the bearing, which is also convincing in practice. The principle of action is not new, but quite effective. with the specified 400,000 hours MTBF for the bearing, at least according to the data sheet, you are very well in the race. Of course, we can’t test it, but the offered 5 year warranty is something that buyers are happy to take.

The frame is plain and black, rubber applications at the screw openings are to reduce structure-borne noise and the rotor blades follow the current trends with their rounded ends. Due to the omission of the RGB illumination, the hub can also be somewhat smaller and the fan opening is also not reduced inside by light rings in diameter. So less is definitely more and you will painlessly survive the lamp shop being closed today. No fair then, thanks for that.

The accessories turn out neat, because you get besides the fan and the obligatory four case screws also silicone decouplers and a Y-splitter. The manual is rather deco, because you can’t really do much wrong. If it weren’t for the price, which of course includes the Asus brand and the ROG brand. Such fans are available in the OEM business from about 4 to 6 USD, so the margin is also right.

Form factor 120 mm
Starch 25 mm
PWM Yes
RGB No
Decoupled Yes
Color Frame Black
Accent color none
Color rotor Black
Weight in g 145
min. speed 250
max. speed 1800
Volume flow m3/h 106.2
Flow rate CFM 62.5
static pressure mmH2O 3.07
Sound pressure dBA 22.5
Life Time hrs 400,000

On the next page you will first see how and what we test and why. Understanding the details is extremely important in order to be able to objectively classify the results later. The differences between many models are more in the details and THE best fan for all situations can hardly exist. There is a certain optimum in every situation and of course there are also good all-rounders. But they usually have their price. But if you plan to use 60mm radiators for example, you might save money by choosing the best model for your application, which might not perform so well as a case fan. And vise versa, of course.

For the new ones I also have the original data sheet as PDF at hand:

Q17285_ROG_STRIX_XF_120_QSG_WEB

 

ASUS ROG Strix XF 120, 120mm (90DA0010-B09000)

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M
MoGas

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15 Kommentare 11 Likes

Ich hoffe ja immer noch auf einen Test für Silent Wings 140 mm. BeQuiet war doch immer großzügig mit der Bemusterung, was man so hört.
Aktuell habe ich mir auf Euren Test hin einen Arctic P14 geholt, bei dem Preis kann man das ja mal riskieren ;)

p.s. Ich finde Eure Lüftertests echt geil. Ihr schafft hier endlich Klarheit in einem von anekdotischen Erkenntnissen geprägten Gebiet.

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Cat Left

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Hallo Zusammen gibt es eine Tabelle in der ich alle bis jetzt getestete Lüfter mit ihren Werten finden kann? Und wenn ja, wo finde ich die?

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RAZORLIGHT

Veteran

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Solider Lüfter mehr aber auch nicht, beim Preis scheint es einen 10-15€ ASUS Aufschlag zu geben wie man ja von der Firma gewohnt ist.

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Pascal Mouchel

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203 Kommentare 236 Likes

gib mal auf der Start Seite oben Rechts in der Suche Pascal Mouchel ein dann dürften eigentlich alle Lüfter auftauchen.

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Igor Wallossek

Format©

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Klicke zum Ausklappem
Pascal Mouchel

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kawu

Neuling

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Ich glaube, Cat Left geht es um eine Gesamtübersicht aller Ergebnisse aller Lüfter in einer Tabelle und nicht jeden einzelnen Lüftertest.
So dass man (zum Beispiel) die Werte des ASUS ROG Strix XF 120 mit dem Alphacool Rise Aurora 120 mm ARGB vergleichen kann.

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Cat Left

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Genau ich habe eine Art Excel sheet gemeint mit allen Test Ergebnissen. Damit mit man sehr leicht alle Lüfter untereinander vergleichen kann.

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Martin Gut

Urgestein

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Es ist geplant eine Datenbank zu machen. Vermutlich wird auch immer noch nach einem Programmierer gesucht der ein paar sinnvolle Vergleichsfunktionen einbaut.

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Pascal Mouchel

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Wir sind echt Fieberhaft dran jemand zu finden der das umsetzen kann.

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Igor Wallossek

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