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According to the same testing Corsair AF 120 fans work better than SP 120. I won't be swapping just yet though.

If you insist... 1 2 Keep in mind the 1st review and the previously mentioned review are for the 140TS, which is designed slightly differently from the 140SP/XP.

Taking your comment a bit more seriously than you probably would want me to, the AF120 is a very good fan for CFM pushed per dB produced, but generally struggles on heatsinks/radiators. There are some erratic results in the testing, but for each fan the results are fairly consistent. Also, from SPCR:
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Aside from our reference NF-P14 FLX, the PH-F140HP/TS had the best acoustics of the fans in this roundup, having a much cleaner profile than the latest offerings from Noctua. At higher speeds it sounded buzzy and turbulent as many fans do but at 900 RPM and below it was almost completely smooth, aside from a very faint clicking audible only at close proximity at 700 and 550 RPM.

Sample variance was minor. Of the three samples we had on hand, the white variant produced a slight tone at lower speeds while the black model was a tad whinier at full speed than the blue. The blue version used in our test had a superior sound though the other two were very similar.

The Phanteks produced excellent temperatures down to 700 RPM and only a very modest drop-off when moving from 700 to 550 RPM, earning it the best cooling result at this RPM of any fan we've tested.
post #22 of 23
What does more of the same type of heatsink testing prove? Heatsinks aren't radiators. When AF 120 fans have been shown to be better radiator fans than SP's I'll take it seriously. I just don't understand why I see this testing referred to all the time.
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Take a look at the 1500rpm version of the fans you are getting rid of. With an FC, they can run at silent operation whilst pushing enough are through a moderate FPI count rad. They are also PWM.
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