Introduction

Thermaltake impressed with the TOUGHFAN 12 fans we saw last year, allowing the company to put forth another contender into the high performance sector for the PC watercooling space. It then went further in putting out regular and turbo versions rated for different max speeds, and then also released different colored versions that in itself made the fans worth checking out. But there’s a strong argument to be made that Thermaltake is more famous for its RGB fans, especially having introduced the world to massive amounts of LEDs and lit-up fan rings galore. I haven’t had much experience with the Tt Riing fan lineup to date, but then came an announcement about a new RGB fan that did something different.

thermaltake swafan 12 rgb review - swappable fan blades!
Thermaltake continues to try out the ALL CAPITAL LETTERS IS BETTER FOR MARKETING strategy with the product name here being SWAFAN 12 RGB, and there is also a SWAFAN 14 RGB for those looking for 140 mm fans with the same feature set. A single look at the photo above indicates what the SWA in SWAFAN is all about here—there are swappable fan blades here! What this allows is for customers to orient the fan to have optimal aesthetics without worrying about the direction of air flow through the fan itself, and this comes in handy all the more with RGB fans such as this one. We’ll dig deeper into the functionality of these fans, how the swappable fan blades work in practice, and put the fans through our test suite as always in our review which begins with a look at the product specifications in the table below. Thanks to Thermaltake for providing review samples to TechPowerUp!

Specifications

Thermaltake SWAFAN 12 RGB
Dimensions: 120 x 120 x 25 mm
Rated Speed: 500-2000 RPM
Maximum Airflow: 53 CFM in standard configuration; 54.8 CFM in reverse configuration
Noise: 30.5 dBA in standard configuration; 36.5 dBA in reverse configuration
Static Pressure: 2.58 mm H₂O in standard configuration; 2.19 mm H₂O in reverse configuration
Fan Control: Near-proprietary fan connectors leading to PWM fan and ARGB LED control
Power Draw: 3.24 W peak
Warranty: Two years

Keyword: Thermaltake SWAFAN 12 RGB Review - Swappable Fan Blades!

TECH'S NEWS RELATED

Cyberpunk 2077 Crosses 20 Million Copies Sold As It Rides Edgerunners Wave

The New Fire TV Cube Has Two HDMI Ports and Wi-Fi 6E

Amazon Amazon sells many different Fire TV streaming devices, from stick-shaped players to the large Fire TV Cube, and many smart TVs have the same software. Today, Amazon revealed the third-generation Fire TV Cube as its best streaming player to date. Just like the previous model, the Fire TV ...

View more: The New Fire TV Cube Has Two HDMI Ports and Wi-Fi 6E

Apple dials back plan to boost iPhone 14 production due to slumping demand

The big picture: Apple is reportedly dialing back plans to increase production of its newly released iPhone 14 in the wake of lower-than-anticipated demand. Sources familiar with the matter told Bloomberg that Apple has instructed suppliers to rein in assembly by as many as six million units in the second ...

View more: Apple dials back plan to boost iPhone 14 production due to slumping demand

SEC Accuses MoviePass Execs Of Lying That Its $10 Price Was Sustainable

The SEC says the troubled movie-ticket business knew it couldn't stay in business.

View more: SEC Accuses MoviePass Execs Of Lying That Its $10 Price Was Sustainable

You Can Now Find Songs on Deezer Just by Humming

Diego Thomazini/Shutterstock.com Music streaming platform Deezer just made it a lot easier to find songs you don’t know the name of. In a blog post, the company announced its in-app song detector, SongCatcher, can now identify tunes hummed, whistled, or sung by the user. According to Deezer, the new ...

View more: You Can Now Find Songs on Deezer Just by Humming

EGX 2022 – Hands-On with The Last Starship!

Final Thoughts on The Last Starship Release Information If you had spoken to me before EGX 2022 about playing a game where you get addicted to having neat cable and pipe management, I would have raised an eyebrow that Sir Roger Moore would have been proud of. But here ...

View more: EGX 2022 – Hands-On with The Last Starship!

This Steeply Discounted 4K OLED TV Is Especially Good For PS5

Several Sony Bravia XR TVs are on sale right now, including a 55-inch model with a $700 price cut.

View more: This Steeply Discounted 4K OLED TV Is Especially Good For PS5

Stable Diffusion: weird for visual arts, a boon for image compression?

In a nutshell: Stable Diffusion is a phenomenal example of how much a picture is worth more than a thousand words. In fact, by cutting the image-generation text prompt altogether, the visual AI could be used to get a highly compressed, high quality image file. Stable Diffusion is a machine ...

View more: Stable Diffusion: weird for visual arts, a boon for image compression?

How to Restart a Samsung Galaxy S21

Team Ninja Boss Still Wants to Make a New Ninja Gaiden at Some Point

PS+ October 2022 lineup revealed: Get Injustice 2, Hot Wheels Unleashed and more

Microsoft Edge Now Gives Desktop Apps a Native Feel

Bowers & Wilkins launches premium Px8 wireless headphones

HTG Deals: Get a Portable Western Digital SSD for $90 Off and More

Amazon’s New Kindle Scribe Isn’t Just for Reading

Gran Turismo 7 Free Update 1.23 Includes 3 New Cars & More

Edgerunners ushers in success for Cyberpunk 2077

12 Default Microsoft Excel Settings You Should Change

You Can Now Grab A Game Handle For Your Netflix Account

Snag a New Pair of Jabra Wireless Earbuds for Under $100

OTHER TECH NEWS

;