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Tator Tot, how is the NF-A14 compared to the TY-140s?

This is possibly the only fan that intrigues me. All the other Noctua fans have been quite disappointing for me.
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I can't afford a new heatsink for the card, otherwise I'd buy one. The fans that come with the card are 15mm thick. I'm not going to be using the shroud so it's okay if they're 25mm and stick out a bit as long as they're good fans.


http://www.overclockers.com/arctic-accelero-l2-plus-gpu-cooler-review
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It's cooling a 7770 which uses less power than my 6950 and it's still running hotter than the stock heatsink.

 

That's the single fan one and the other guy suggested the dual fan one with 5 heatpipes which would do much better, but I already have a pretty good heatsink on my card. The ARCTIC Accelero Twin Turbo II takes up 3 slots and it might not even help with temps considering the Twin Frozr II is already pretty good, plus I can't afford it.

I'm not meaning to be rude, I just need to find good quality fans.


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Tator Tot, how is the NF-A14 compared to the TY-140s?

This is possibly the only fan that intrigues me. All the other Noctua fans have been quite disappointing for me.

 

 

TY-140's offer a lot of performance for the price, but they come with nothing. 

A14-FLX has a great accessory package to adapt to almost any scenario as well as solid warranty support. 

 

A14-FLX have more focused airflow pattern as well as a quieter bearing. 

 

TY-140's have more airflow and static pressure though. Just due to the blade design. 

 

A14's offer a solid experience all around. Well balanced design, though I do hope they make an F14 as performance 140mm fans are impossible to come by. Especially ones with a square housing. 

 

The A15 doesn't add much besides PWM functionality, but that's really just it. As a fan, it's the only disappointing one, since the performance lines up with the A14's but doesn't add anything. 

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The fact that the A15 has a lower Minimum PWM rpm is a big Plus too compared to the TY 140 when we talk about quiet Fans. They also have a VERY similar blade design it seems to me. And they also perform pretty much the same too (tested on the TR Archon), while having the better, quieter bearing.
So overall it's the best 140mm PWM Fan i Know of, wich i wouldnt call disappointing. It also adds comaptibility to a lot of different CPU coolers, wich is the point of the 120mm Mounting Holes.
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post #596 of 2743
Tater Tot,


From your previous posts, you recommended the NF-A14 FLX, Silverstone AP141 and NoiseBlocker BlackSilentPro PK3, for another person with the Fractal R4 with a 280mm radiator.

I'm also have a R4 case, and was wondering if the same fans would be good as case fans if the only airflow restriction was the stock air filter (and possibly vents on the front?).

Would the same fans work just as well as exhaust case fans? Which one do you think offers the best performance/noise combination out of the three fans above?

Thanks!
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The fact that the A15 has a lower Minimum PWM rpm is a big Plus too compared to the TY 140 when we talk about quiet Fans. They also have a VERY similar blade design it seems to me. And they also perform pretty much the same too (tested on the TR Archon), while having the better, quieter bearing.
So overall it's the best 140mm PWM Fan i Know of, wich i wouldnt call disappointing. It also adds comaptibility to a lot of different CPU coolers, wich is the point of the 120mm Mounting Holes.
I don't see the A15 @ 300rpm vs TY-140 @ 550-650rpm being a big Plus.. maybe a little plus. I can't hear TY-140 or TY-143 @ 650rpm and they aren't moving much air as is. Why run a fan slower? Do agree blade design is very similar and I haven't used any but will take your word about performance. Size is virtually same same as TY-140 series.. 140x150x25mm vs 141x151x26.5mm A15 costs £16.90, twice as much as TY-140/141 and TY-147 are £5.95 right now. I'll stay with TY-140 series fans wink.gif
Edited by doyll - 1/19/13 at 3:05am
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TY-140's offer a lot of performance for the price, but they come with nothing. 
A14-FLX has a great accessory package to adapt to almost any scenario as well as solid warranty support. 

A14-FLX have more focused airflow pattern as well as a quieter bearing. 

TY-140's have more airflow and static pressure though. Just due to the blade design. 

A14's offer a solid experience all around. Well balanced design, though I do hope they make an F14 as performance 140mm fans are impossible to come by. Especially ones with a square housing. 

The A15 doesn't add much besides PWM functionality, but that's really just it. As a fan, it's the only disappointing one, since the performance lines up with the A14's but doesn't add anything. 

I was asking how quiet both fans compare vs temps. I don't really care that much about the packaging and accessories. The most important thing is how good is the fan when you put noise levels as a priority.

TY-140 has been almost the perfect fan since it is SO quiet at idle (almost inaudible) and performs so well. If the very quiet PWM ticking noise was gone, it would be the perfect fan. If the new Noctua fan can beat that, I'd be impressed.
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The A14/15 has the better bearing without a doubt. The Performance @ 12V is +- the same as far as noise/Performance goes, but at lower rpms the TY-140 bearing is clearly audible while the Noctua ones are pretty much inaudilbe.
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Thanks Elohim. How does bearing noise compare to TY-141/143/145 with ball bearing?
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