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 Post subject: Recommend me a 140mm Case Fan :)
PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 3:37 pm 
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So right now -- it is between the two:

http://www.ncix.com/detail/noctua-nf-a1 ... -78186.htm

or

http://www.ncix.com/detail/corsair-air- ... 6-1360.htm


I'm leaning towards the Noctua --- but damn, $22+tax a pop is STEEP for case fans!

Looking for just one in the front, and one in the back --- in a Corsair 750D

Thanks in advance for any reviews / recommendations :)


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 Post subject: Re: Recommend me a 140mm Case Fan :)
PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 3:49 pm 
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On sale until 11/9,

Noctua NF-P14s Redux 900 140mm Ultra Quiet Cooling Fan 900RPM 83.7m3/h 13.2dBA 3 Pin Square Frame

Or if you were to control them via PWM,

Noctua NF-P14S Redux 1200 PWM 140mm Quiet Cooling Fan 350-1200RPM Square Frame

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 Post subject: Re: Recommend me a 140mm Case Fan :)
PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 4:17 pm 
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tdotcbc84 wrote:
I'm leaning towards the Noctua --- but damn, $22+tax a pop is STEEP for case fans!
You'll still be appreciating the quality long after the price is forgotten. And bear in mind the extras that you get with the Noctua - rubber mounts, a low noise adapter, an ultra low noise adapter, PSU connector cable and an extension cable. In other words a complete fan fitting and configuration kit. If you can run these fans under PWM control then I would second Abula's suggestion of the Redux NF-P14S 1200 PWM which is a fan I use myself. Note that in line with the price the Redux is just the fan and some screws.


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 Post subject: Re: Recommend me a 140mm Case Fan :)
PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 10:43 pm 
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Noctuas generally offer low value, and very low performance, with unneeded extras, in the retail packaging. But, the noise amount at low RPMs, and overall quality, are there.

IMO, Arctic Cooling's F14 PWM is a good value alternative. But, given the Redux's price for the next day, I'd go for that, instead, before it expires.


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 Post subject: Re: Recommend me a 140mm Case Fan :)
PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 12:54 am 
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tdotcbc84 wrote:
Thanks in advance for any reviews / recommendations :)

It depends of what you're looking for: cooling or quietness.

Just for instance: Like the 120 mm version, the AF140 Quiet Edition is more proficient at cooling than delivering a nice sound. Fairly good performance was had at every tested speed except 550 RPM. (so when it was actually quiet).

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 Post subject: Re: Recommend me a 140mm Case Fan :)
PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 2:02 am 
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This fan roundup might be useful if you didn't see it already:
http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1346-page6.html
I have tested several 140 mm fans and found the Antec TrueQuiet the best (Twocool may be good too):
http://www.ncix.com/detail/antec-truequ ... -64037.htm
http://www.ncix.com/detail/antec-twocoo ... -64034.htm

Edit: oops, I missed the "Noctua on sale" part.


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 Post subject: Re: Recommend me a 140mm Case Fan :)
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I would take the Noctuas at $11.99 cad over the Antecs $19.99 cad, the sale ends today. Noctua performance is good, the weakside of them its the pricing, they usually are extremly expensive and there are cheaper alterantives that can perform equal, but with the sale, i would take the noctuas.

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 Post subject: Re: Recommend me a 140mm Case Fan :)
PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 7:24 am 
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I ended getting these ones: http://www.ncix.com/detail/noctua-nf-p1 ... 4-1242.htm

I prefer the higher spin rate, as I feel a need to cool the system a bit better than it is right now.

Anyone care to comment on these, before I install? Potentially return them, if they are too loud.

Adding 2 in the front panel and 1 as exhaust ..... in my Corsair 750D case :)


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 Post subject: Re: Recommend me a 140mm Case Fan :)
PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 7:39 am 
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You didn't say what are you trying to cool in that huge case, comments depend on that.


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 Post subject: Re: Recommend me a 140mm Case Fan :)
PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 10:49 pm 
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tdotcbc84 wrote:
I ended getting these ones: http://www.ncix.com/detail/noctua-nf-p1 ... 4-1242.htm

I prefer the higher spin rate, as I feel a need to cool the system a bit better than it is right now.

Anyone care to comment on these, before I install? Potentially return them, if they are too loud.

Adding 2 in the front panel and 1 as exhaust ..... in my Corsair 750D case :)
I havent found a fan that above 1000rpms is quiet to my liking, but its a good fan, as long as you can undervolt it, it should be a pretty solid fan.

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 Post subject: Re: Recommend me a 140mm Case Fan :)
PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 3:05 pm 
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Trying to cool a i7 4770K clocked at 4.4ghz
and a GTX 780 Videocard

I have a CoolMaster EVO cooler with that stupid stock fan on it.

Probably should replace that 120mm fan as well.

I just installed the fans ....

1x Front Panet (intake)
1x Back Panel (exhaust)
1x Top Panel (exhaust)


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 Post subject: Re: Recommend me a 140mm Case Fan :)
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You may even remove the front fan and see how bad temps are affected, the GPU might climb 3 - 4 degrees higher.
The 212 Evo is a bit weak for your overclocked 4770k, and this may result in fan rpm higher than comfortable at max load.


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 Post subject: Re: Recommend me a 140mm Case Fan :)
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don't want to turn this in OC post...

But with a mild 1.2V 4.2ghz Clock --- the fans are holding up nicely :)


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