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140mm fans choice, 5 TY-140 with bitspower adapters?

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Hey all,


I have been researching 140mm fans for probably the past 6-7 days. I have looked at reviews from ehume and martin on various sites and youtube. I have narrowed it down to just a couple. I hope someone could just toss me in the right direction on which ones to order once I get paid this Thursday.

I have a lian li pcx-2000f. 3 140mm intake fans and 2 rear 140mm fans.


Currently the 140 lian li fans are stated to be 20dba, 30cfm or so from Lian Li. So I def want to replace these.

I have narrowed it down to just 3 options for my 140 fans, I am just looking for best cfm/ low dba. The system before this one was super loud and after 3-4 years of hearing the beast run I want this one as silent as possible without sacrificing cool air


This is what im thinking (if you have any other suggests or input, I would love to hear it)

1.) 5 Thermalright X-silent 140mm

2.) 5 Prolimatech Blue Vortex 14 140mm (came across this fan tonight after reading a ehume review)

3.) 5 Thermalright TY-140 (everyone is raving about this fan, but this means I would need 5 140mm to 120mm adapters like the Bitspower_Low_Profile_140mm_To_120mm_Fan_Adapter



do you think I could get away with using the 140mm to 120mm adapters with the TY-140? Would the TY-140 fit well inside the bitspower low profile adapter, it looks like there would be a size issue with the roundness of the fan?


Thanks alot for reading this. I would appreciate anyones input on which choice to make?

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Hi Bigi,

I think the Bitspower adapter with the TY-140 fan won't work. That fan is a full 140mm fan, although with 120mm screw holes.

Are you going to use them as case fans? Does your case already have 140 mm blowholes?

If you need to mod your case to make the blowholes, you would "only" have to create blowholes for 140mm fans and screw holes for 120 mm fans.
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By the way, I recommend you this comparison.
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By the way, I recommend you this comparison.
Ah. Specs. Mostly lies, some truths, and you can't tell them apart without testing them.

140mm fans. Well, there is the x-bit review. Also, I tested a few in item 4 of my sig.

Depending on your need for throughput, you could go with Enermax T.B. Silence fans, which are low rpm fans with low output.

My daughter picked a lowspeed Yate Loon 140mm fan (D14SL-124B) for the front of her Lian Li. But I didn't have a Blue Vortex then, or a TY-140. The Yate Loon clicks when downvolted.

I'm using a downvolted Aerocool Shark 14 in my case. It comes with a 7-Volt adapter, which makes it nicely bearable. At 12v it is too loud. At 5v (from Molex) it is quieter still. No clicks when downvolted.

TR X-Silent doesn't click when downvolted to 7v. It growls at 5v; OTOH it needs help to start at 5v.

Kaze Maru does not click when downvolted.

Kaze Maru 2 / Slip Stream 140 clicks when downvolted.

You can see which fans will go with a fan controller. I tested them on Molex at 12v/5v and the 7v resistor wire. I'm most impressed with the 140mm Shark at 7 Volts. Fine fan.

One advantage with going Yate Loon: If you buy two and they don't work out very well, you can put them in the back or just write them off; they're cheap.

If you go with a Kaze Maru or a TY-140 you will need an adapter. Actually, five adapters. Go to your hobby store and pick up a pack of stiff plastic sheets. I have a pack of 0.8mm styrene that may be stiff enough. They might have thicker. Cut 140mm circles surrounded by frames - use you Lian Li fans as templates. then put in 140mm and 120mm screw holes. Then you will have five inexpensive 140-120mm fan screwhole adapters.

Good luck with your project.
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Ah. Specs. Mostly lies, some truths, and you can't tell them apart without testing them.
Please read carefully. The values in that table are the result of individual tests for each fan (you can see a video for every fan). They even test the fan with and without a dust filter (which is great IMHO).
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