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What 140mm are you planning on testing? I would definitely want to see TY143 & T.B Vegas Duo.

These are what I have in stock right now:

Xigmatek XAF F1452
Arctic Cooling F14 PWM
Phanteks PH-F140TS
NZXT FN-140RB
NZXT DF1402512SEMN (Switch 810 Fans)
Scythe Slip Stream Kaze Maru 2 SM1425SL12H
Thermalright TR TY-150
Fractal Design FD-FAN-140 (Arc Mini fans)
Yate Loon D14SH-12
Rosewill DF1402512SELN-GP (Blackhawk Ultra fans)
In Win DFS132512L (Dragon Slayer fans)
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Might I put in a request for the Bitfenix Spectre Pro 140mm fans, Noiseblocker PK fans and possibly the Corsair AF140 fans? You're doing an awesome job by the way! thumb.gif
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Might I put in a request for the Bitfenix Spectre Pro 140mm fans, Noiseblocker PK fans and possibly the Corsair AF140 fans? You're doing an awesome job by the way! thumb.gif

Well you can leave any requests you'd like, but without capital, not many of them can be fulfilled smile.gif.

I'll ask the companies for their support. We'll see if they agree to send me a couple of samples.
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140mm fan #1 - Xigmatek XAF-F1452:



This is the first ever 140mm fan to be tested on the brand new rig. The fan is 140mm in diameter but comes wtih 120mm mounting holes. Fear not though, as they include four little extending arms that you can use if your chassis only has spacing for a 140mm fan. It also comes with an uncommon Aeronautical Oil System bearing which I know not much about, but apprently it has a much longer life span than the bearings of the included heatsink fan (150k hours compared to 40K hours).

The RPM is very consistent in every single operating mode so naturaly the acoustics are just as good and are not likely to change rapidly.

Besides that, I can't really tell you how well or bad the fan is performing since it's the first one to be tested, so we'll see how it'll stack up with the competition.

PS: Don't compare the results of any 140mm fans to any 120mm fans. They're tested using different hardware and equipment so a direct comparison is totaly pointless.

PPS: I'll make a chart as soon as I've tested five 140mm fans, so be patient.
Edited by Cyclops - 10/6/12 at 6:30pm
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Thanks man! I love how this thread is coming along. biggrin.gif
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Just a small update but since alot of these 140mm fans come with 120mm mounting holes, I decided to include that in the spreadsheet that I make for each prdouct.
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dude you are awesome. i cant wait to see the 140mm results to see if any strike me as one to replace the front intake on my case with thumb.gif
    
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140mm fan #2 - Arctic Cooling F14 PWM:



Pretty efficient and quiet product. As with other Arctic Cooling fans, the packaging is very economical in size.

It comes with PST or PWM Sharing Techology, basically allowing you to connect as many fans as you'd like to a single fan header and operate them in PWM mode. Quite a clever trick if you don't have that many fan connectors on your motherboard.
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140mm fan #3 - Phanteks PH-F140TS:



I've never had a fan that came with so many accessories. Apart from the 4 regular fan screwes, you get 4 rubber mounting grommets plus another 8 sticky ones to attach to the fan for even further vibration/sound dampening. You get 2 low noise adaptors (fan speed reducers) which can render the unit completely silent alongside a 3-pin to molex adaptor. On top of it all, a special PCI bracket is included with which you can attach a fan to the side of your graphics card sloth to further cool the GPU or the motherboard.

The build quality is excellent. The braiding is even better and every single cable is in white and not the usual ugly black/red/yellow. Aesthetically, it's very pleasing and the performance is great as well.

At 20 dolars a pop (NCIX) it's not for everyone, but it's a premium product so the price is justifiable.

As always, you can see the pictures on post #3.
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Prolimatech Vortex -aluminum version- is really nice...curious to see how it stacks up.
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