The following system was used to test the fans:
– Processor: Intel i9 9900K @ 5GHz
– Motherboard: ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming X
– RAM: Ballistix Tactical Tracer 16GB DDR4 @ 2666MHz
– GPU: MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Super Gaming X Trio
– SSD: Crucial MX500
– HDD: WD 1 TB Blue
– CPU Cooler: Cooler Master MasterLiquid 240
– PSU: Seasonic Snow Silent 750W Platinum
– Case: Phanteks Enthoo Luxe White
– Thermal compound: Noctua NT-H2
The testing of all fans is done with the i9 9900K CPU overclocked to 5GHz at maximum load with Intel Burn Test V2. All system fans and the tested fans are turned to their maximum speeds while the PC case has both side panels closed.
The 120mm fans has been tested using a 240mm CPU liquid cooler, the CoolerMaster MasterLiquid 240 at max. RPM.
The 140mm fans has been tested using a 280mm CPU liquid cooler, the NZXT Kraken X61 at max. RPM.
120mm Fan Performance
The noise level was measured at three different distances from the fans (10cm, 20cm, 30cm.) the noise was measured with a margin of error of ± 5 db.
The Wing Boost 3 ARGB High Speed is a good fan which offers a good performance and build quality.
The performance is good, especially when the fan is installed on a radiator. However, this performance has a drawback: the low noise output when the fan reaches its maximum rated speed of 2200RPM.
The build quality is good, the frame of the fan is rigid and has no flexing. The rubber pads applied on both sides of the corners have no marks on the surface or unevenly applied adhesive.
The cables are not covered by sleeving, which, at this price point is a drawback, fortunately the wires are black and will blend with the rest of the system. Another feature missing from the fans is the integration of a pass-through for the RGB signal. In the case of the Wing Boost 3, Alpenföhn decided to include a classic splitter in the package.
In conclusion, the Alpenföhn Wing Boost 3 ARGB High Speed is a good all-purpose fan, which is suitable for both radiators and heatsinks, thanks to its good static pressure. The build quality is good, the frame has a solid structure, while the blades have a uniform surface and are balanced. The only inconvenient will be the lack of sleeving, and the lack of availability outside of the EU region.