Thermalright TR-SL-92-1500 Fans
Another component that wasn’t included with Thermalright T-Rad2 GTX, but is necessary for effective cooling is the 92x92x25 mm fans. Thermalright offers them too, although at this point in limited quantities. And here I could disagree with the manufacturer, because I personally do not feel like spending time looking for two high-quality 92 mm fans, so it would be nice to have them as part of the bundled accessories. Especially since they fit T-Rad2 GTX perfectly and cost very little – only $3.50.
I am talking about Thermalright TR-SL-92-1500 fans that ship in small boxes with a clear plastic window in front:
Glossy black frame and semi-transparent fan blades in the color of honey make the fans look very attractive:
The fan rotates with constant speed of 1500 RPM and creates 26.78 CFM airflow.
According to the official specifications, the level of generated noise shouldn’t exceed 24.6 dBA. Subjectively, Thermalright TR-SL-92-1500 fans work surprisingly quietly at 1530 RPM (according to the monitoring data), and at 1000 RPM they become completely noiseless. They owe this extremely quiet operation to a slide bearing with 20,000 hours declared MTBF (at 25 °C temperature):
The fan’s maximum power consumption doesn’t exceed 2.64 W at 0.22 A current. Each fan weighs 85 g, so with two fans installed Thermalright T-Rad2 GTX will get another 170 g added to its 360 g.