Corsair Releases ML Series Fans With Magnetic Levitation Bearings

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 12, 2016 - 09:42 AM |
Tagged: magnetic levitation, fans, Corsair ML Series, corsair, case fan, air cooling

Corsair has announced the launch of their ML Series fans, which use the company's new Magnetic Levitation Bearing, along with a custom rotor design. Corsair says this combination will "deliver higher airflow, lower noise and better cooling".

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Corsair ML Series fans (Image credit: Corsair)

"When powered, the magnetic levitation bearing completely suspends the fan blades from the motor housing, delivering almost frictionless operation. The huge reduction in friction, in comparison to all conventional physical contact bearings, allows the ML Series to offer lower noise at higher RPMs giving PC Enthusiasts a true no-compromise fan."

Corsair will offer 10 variants of this new ML Series, with 120 and 140 mm versions in different colors, as well as RGB options (of course!).

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Corsair ML120 Pro LED in white (Image credit: Corsair)

"ML Series also provides next-level fan customization. ML PRO fans feature removable color co-coordinated corners fitted to the fan’s vibration dampening rubber grommets, allowing easy color matching to accent your build’s color scheme. ML PRO LED goes even further, mounting four ultra-bright LEDs into the central fan hub to radiate vibrant, even lighting through the fan’s frosted blades."

As to performance, Corsair offers this information from their press release:

"All ML fans offer a huge PWM range, giving users total control over how their fans perform. Value silence above all else? At their lowest speed of 400 RPM, the ML Series will push more airflow at near silent 16 dBA (decibel A-weighting). Performance junkie? ML Series fans push up to 97 CFM (cubic feet per minute) of air. Be it a low noise case, high density radiator or anywhere in-between, the ML Series delivers best-in-class performance."

Corsair provides this video for the launch of the ML Series:

The fans are available immediately, and prices start at $24.99 for a single ML120 Pro fan, with 2-packs of the standard version starting at $34.99

Source: Corsair

July 12, 2016 | 10:01 AM - Posted by TheTolsonator

Really antsy to get my hands on these after a disappointment with the AF120 (LED, so yeah I should have seen the poor performance coming). I'm glad to see they're gearing these more towards actual performance and not just looking cool.

July 12, 2016 | 10:22 AM - Posted by Zabojnik

I'd definitely read an article / review that compared these fans with be quiet!s incoming Silent Wings 3 fans. Just sayin'.

July 12, 2016 | 10:44 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Magnetic Levitation you ssy! Then where the hell is my flying car! And I don't want any damn wings that require air speed for lift. I want Levitation and a big bubble canopy and that hatch in the floor for dropping the kids off at school and the wife at the money pit, in there own little seats that each transforms into a little FLYING CAR!

July 12, 2016 | 10:49 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

edit: ssy
to: say

Damn it all to hell, that car better fold up nicely into briefcase when I get to my hellish job of button pushing all the damn day long!

July 12, 2016 | 11:08 AM - Posted by Tim (not verified)

Dang up to 97 CFM 0.o I hope that Morry gets some to review! :)

July 12, 2016 | 12:19 PM - Posted by Btrail (not verified)

There is no RGB planned for this year.
Non pro 120,140
pro 120,140
red 120,140
blue 120,140
white 120,140

July 12, 2016 | 12:21 PM - Posted by JohnGR

Nice prices.

....they can keep them. I can buy a better CPU cooler for the price of one ML fan and never worry about air flow in my case.

July 13, 2016 | 12:07 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

If they're quieter than their SP120L fans that come with their AIOs, I might just be interested.

July 13, 2016 | 09:18 AM - Posted by zgradt

I wish they made these in 80mm so I could replace my super loud Deltas.

July 13, 2016 | 11:57 AM - Posted by Master Chen (not verified)

Just to let you know, Noctua called and said "NOPE. Nice try, but no cigar".

July 13, 2016 | 08:05 PM - Posted by MichaelH (not verified)

So I have a H80i with the push pull config my question is will the Magnetic Levitation Bearings improve anything vs the stock Corsair fans?

July 15, 2016 | 08:31 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I'm hoping they would be quieter.

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