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I do agree with several comments before that Thermalright TY140, Thermalright X-Silent, Noiseblocker and Scythe Kama Flex are the best choices. No doubt that OP should narrow his/her choice down to this four.
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Originally Posted by BBEG View Post
Given the available information on 120mm and 140mm fans, Gentle Typhoons and Noiseblocker Multiframes still own both size categories in the pressure + noise + airflow department (important for fans obscured by filters as in Fractal cases). I don’t doubt the TY-140s and Kama Flex's are good fans, just that I’d be awfully tempted to use some creativity and get a couple AP-14 or -15s in there for intakes instead for their greater ability to pull air through the filters in that case.

As an aside, why is it so exceptionally hard to get solid, objective information about fans? Manufacturers lie and exaggerate more often than not, and clearly there are a lot of different ways to measure airflow and sound for so many folks to come up with different results when measuring the same thing. I would think the computer parts industry would be excellently served by some universal standards in assessing cooling systems (like it already has for motherboard and drive bay dimensions, for example). Xbitlabs, GijiFlo, SPCR, @Review.net, even Tator Tot here all have similar, but notably different ways of measuring fan attributes that lead to some very ‘broad’ results.
Again, x-bit disagrees with you about the 140mm Noiseblocker fans (link).

As for specs, you can more or less trust the specs of fans that are sold to industry: the customers can test the fans. So Adda, Delta, EBM Papst, Globe, Nidec, NMB-Mat, Panaflo, Sanyo Denki and a few others publish specs you can rely on. Of course, none of those manufacturers sell to consumers. As for brand sellers, they're about as trustworthy in their specs as other companies who sell to consumers - some more, some less.
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Again, x-bit disagrees with you about the 140mm Noiseblocker fans (link).
I'm not sure what you're contesting; I never mentioned the 140mm Noiseblockers...

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As for specs, you can more or less trust the specs of fans that are sold to industry: the customers can test the fans. So Adda, Delta, EBM Papst, Globe, Nidec, NMB-Mat, Panaflo, Sanyo Denki and a few others publish specs you can rely on. Of course, none of those manufacturers sell to consumers. As for brand sellers, they're about as trustworthy in their specs as other companies who sell to consumers - some more, some less.
I'm bookmarking these company's websites as I find them. Thanks.

The problem most consumers have, though, is that most fans aren't advertised as from one of those mentioned companies. I don't know who makes Thermalright's TY-140, for example, or the X-Silent, or the Scythe Kama Flex. I have to rely on those company's published numbers, the vast majority of whom have exaggerated/lied or continue to exaggerate/lie about the performance of their products. So instead of buying into company marketing, we rely on people with know-how and equipment to test for us. These tests produce varied results, which in turn means consumers have to choose their reviewer on faith (the same as they could've done if buying into the company marketing) or on preference of one testing procedure versus another.
    
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I'm not sure what you're contesting; I never mentioned the 140mm Noiseblockers...



I'm bookmarking these company's websites as I find them. Thanks.

The problem most consumers have, though, is that most fans aren't advertised as from one of those mentioned companies. I don't know who makes Thermalright's TY-140, for example, or the X-Silent, or the Scythe Kama Flex. I have to rely on those company's published numbers, the vast majority of whom have exaggerated/lied or continue to exaggerate/lie about the performance of their products. So instead of buying into company marketing, we rely on people with know-how and equipment to test for us. These tests produce varied results, which in turn means consumers have to choose their reviewer on faith (the same as they could've done if buying into the company marketing) or on preference of one testing procedure versus another.
I'm pretty sure Thelmarright make the TY-140 and X-Silent fans.

Plus there a load of fan review on google. Thats how I ended up with my X-Silents.
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Okay, so according to what you guys said, the grand trio of 140mm fans are TY-140, X-Silent and Scythe Kama Flex.
Now, TY-140 are so ugly I wouldn't use them even if they were assembled by Jesus himself and X-Silent apparently has problems pushing air in horizontal position (Ehume said "upwards"), this leaves me with Scythe Kama Flex which I'd have to order from a shop on the other end of country.

Wouldn't it be better to just use Gentle Typhoons instead (they'd fit my case color-wise pretty nice), or I should reach out for these Kama Flex fans?
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Okay, so according to what you guys said, the grand trio of 140mm fans are TY-140, X-Silent and Scythe Kama Flex.
Now, TY-140 are so ugly I wouldn't use them even if they were assembled by Jesus himself and X-Silent apparently has problems pushing air in horizontal position (Ehume said "upwards"), this leaves me with Scythe Kama Flex which I'd have to order from a shop on the other end of country.

Wouldn't it be better to just use Gentle Typhoons instead (they'd fit my case color-wise pretty nice), or I should reach out for these Kama Flex fans?
I have X-Silents pushing air upwards. They are pretty effective. They can life up the wrapping that came with my PS3. Almost like lifting up 2 sheets of A4 paper 2 inches from the top of my CM 690 ii case.
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