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post #11 of 20
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well any fan can be cool if you crank it up to 4K RPM or whatever, and similarly, a fan at 2K rpm but is just as loud as another at 1K rpm is not a problem and even better if it's got more cfm.

I do agree static pressure is important, of course. Maybe Static Pressure/dBa, or CFM through a radiator/dBa.

From what I read on martinsliquidlab.org, it seems that 120mm fans like yates and ap-15s on a 120 to 140mm adaptor are literally better than any 140mm fan.
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In terms of CFM/dB, they quite likely are the best. However, I get better temps on my EX420 with six Bgears Blasters 140mm push-pull than I do with GT AP15s using adapters.
I am not the best person to ask about quiet fans, though... I have 4x Koolance 120x38mm (and 120x25mm) 2600rpm fans, 117cfm/106cfm and 6.33mmH2O/5.4mmH2O in push-pull on my UT60 240! The temps are better than with anything short of the San Ace 4krpm or Delta 4.8krpm fans I have, but the difference is not worth the noise (less than half a degree). The Koolance fans, however, drop temps a good 1.4C over the Corsair SP120PE push pull (that's water temps).
   
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post #13 of 20
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yea, as much as I like to say im a purist and just care about cooling ability, who cares about noise when you blast the sound anyways, i do have my computer right next to me and all (i care a lot about aesthetics... but like i just make a window and stuff, i think the stuff looks good on it's own, i dont spend anything on aesthetics, just good cable management and LED management, ie cannabilize a few case LEDs and point them in the right spots), and do appreciate lower noise. Basically, any good cfm/dba with high static pressure...

i should really make a new thread. maybe I'll edit the title. basically i need a good value 140mm fans.
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I got seven yate loon high speed in my comp and it's THE ****
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i know that. i need 140mm fans though. unless you are saying using 120mm yates even when i could use 140mm on the mounts, is a better value and performance :X
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I guess it comes down to how you define value?

For me, there is no better value than the Bgears Blasters.... $11 for 1800rpm dual-ball-bearing motor fan with 103CFM and 3.5mmH2O, which undervolt extremely well yet on full speed will still push ridiculous amounts of air through a dense radiator (in my case, an EX420 with 19split-fins-per-inch).

However, undervolt = fan controller, so if you don't have one, they may not be as great a value...
   
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I've just upgraded the fan set I use for OCing on a Scythe Mugen 3b HSF.

I still have a pair of AP29 GTs PWM'd to run from about 1500rpm to 3000rpm in Push/Pull and the cut out rear vent directly in line with them, but the big change is a SilverStone FHP141 140x38mm 170cfm PWM'd with them blowing down onto the HSF through a cut out top vent.

This has a switch on it that can be set to Power or Quiet mode running 500-2000rpm or 500-1200rpm.

What I had before was a Yate Loon 140mm 2300rpm above the HSF in extraction mode which was loud in itself and could only be run at full speed.

The SilverStone has made the whole assembly whisper quiet whichever way it is switched and is driving the GT's 3-400rpm slower for the same temps.

The only problem is the space between the HSF and the top of this midi case. On a Gigabyte F2A85X-UP4 board there is just enough room for it inside the case but on the Asus F2A85-V PRO the APU fitting is nearer the edge of the board so the SilverStone has to be bolted on the outside of the case!
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I nabbed 3 of these Rosewill 140mm:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835200067

I believe they are Akasa S-Flow fans, they were on sale and there was a coupon so I got them for $8 a pop.
PWM and Fluid Bearing to boot.
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Martin liked the thermalright X silent, though his tests of 140 mm fans are considerably less extensive than his 120mm tests. All the 140mm fans that SPCR has recommended have some kinda weird frame to them, of their recommended fans the antec truequiet 140 comes the closest to being normal (and performs much better than the 120).
    
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Enermax-T-B-Silence-UCTB14B-Case-fan-140-mm-UCTB14B-/300921777280?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item461055ec80

If your going for silent but more then effective this is the way to go. twister bearing has 100k lifespan. fluid bearings only 50k. Also less likely to make noise over time detachable blade for easy clean and metal ring around fan for durability. It costs a little more, spins a little slower, virtually un-hearable and works great. They make higher rpm models that push more cfm but this is all you really need in a case fan

Little spendy but 140mm is hard to come by cheap with good quality. I have been impressed with this fan though

edit: found a cheaper one from newegg

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ENERMAX-TB-SILENCE-UCTB14-140mm-Case-Fan-/380658220103?pt=US_Computer_Case_Fans&hash=item58a0ff7c47
Edited by dmfree88 - 6/20/13 at 1:16am
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