The BitFenix Spectre Extreme is a versatile high-performance fluid dynamic bearing fan, with built in vibration damping catering for PC enthusiasts in general, and users of water cooling in specific. The form factor is a standard 120x120x25mm, with a total of five different color options available, four with LEDs.
When it comes to looking unique, the Spectre Extreme has you covered. The rim and blades work effectively in unison to provide high air pressure, making the Spectre Extreme optimal for use on radiators or CPU coolers. The mounting holes are placed in blocks of TPU, making the mounts flexible yet stiff, eliminating vibrations.
High-speed operation, or low-speed, low-noise operation? Why not both? The Spectre Extreme lets you choose yourself. The maximum possible airflow is achieved with 12V – 2000 RPM, 66CFM and 2.74mm/H2O, but it will operate with as low input voltage as 5V resulting in 950 RPM and tranquility. The choice is yours.
To LED or not to LED the choice is once again yours. The black Spectre Extreme comes without any installed LEDs, while the Blue, Green, Red and White ones do. Special care has been taken to match the Green LED with the light emitted from NVIDIA GeForce GTX stock coolers. Even with the LED versions, you can easily turn the LEDs off with the jumper cable.
Low internal resistance is important so the Spectre Extreme utilizes Fluid Dynamic Bearings. This means that more of the power fed to the fan motor will be transferred to actually rotating the blades, lower noise levels, as well as a longer life expectancy thanks to optimal lubrication of the bearings. The technology was first utilized in hard drives, and has become a must-have feature on any high-end PC fan in latter years.