Alphacool Apex Stealth Metal Power 120mm Fan Review – Heavy Metal Fan!

The Alphacool Apex Stealth Metal Power fan is the first metalic fan that I test on my Longwin machine. This fan is built to last, promising good performance and a fair price, given its specifications. The competition is tough at this price range, but nobody offers a fully metalic fan

As its name implies, the Alphacool Apex Stealth Metal Power fan uses a metallic frame for increased durability. It can reach up to 3000 RPM, promising high airflow and static pressure. Alphacool states that the fan’s main body is completely decoupled from its frame, minimizing vibration noise, so rubber corners are unnecessary. The fan’s six-pole motor uses a hydrodynamic bearing, an improved version of the fluid dynamic bearing. The standard variant of the Apex Stealth fan spins up to 2000 RPM, while the power variant goes up to 3000 RPM.

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Official Technical Specifications:
  • Model: Alphacool Apex Stealth Metal Power Fan 3000rpm
  • Material (Frame): Die-cast zinc
  • Material (Impeller): Plastic
  • Connectors: 4-pin PWM connector
  • Fan Speed PWM: 400 ~ 3000 RPM ± 10%
  • Fan Airflow (Max): 70.98 CFM
  • Static Pressure (Max): 4.23 mm-H2O
  • Fan Noise Level (Max): 40.1 dBA
  • Fan Bearing Type: Hydro Dynamic Bearing
  • Bearing durability: 100,000 Hours (no temperature information is offered)
  • Fan Rated Voltage: 12 VDC
  • Fan Rated Wattage: 6.6W
  • Fan Weight: 335 gr (as measured)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 120 x 120 x 25mm
  • Daisy-Chain Capable: Yes
  • Power Cable length: 30mm + 110mm (extension)
  • Price (excluding VAT): $31
  • Warranty: 5-year
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3 thoughts on “Alphacool Apex Stealth Metal Power 120mm Fan Review – Heavy Metal Fan!

  1. The Phanteks T130-120 might not leave room for competition, but it’s the only one 30 mm high, instead of 25 as all the others.
    Looks a tiny bit unfair this way, if you ask me.

  2. Very good review. Love the page 8 normalized noise tests.
    – Woud love a ”real world” thermal test like der8auer did with a radiator too. Lot of numbers, cfm, noise etc but what does it translate in °C ?
    – Wish you added to the charts : Noctua NF-A12x25 PWM /// be quiet SILENT WINGS PRO 4 120mm PWM /// ARCTIC P12 Max
    And when you hit the max speed for exemple noctua remove it for the later stages.
    I usually set my fans 800-1000 RPM idle and 1300-1800 for gaming.

    1. We will add more soon. We are re-testing most stuff right now.

      A real-world test would only cover 1% of all possible scenarios because some radiators need high airflow, others high static, and others a mix.

      In the real world, you see static in cooling systems and airflow for chassis use.

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