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Hey guys,

I'm putting in an order for some parts at NCIX Canada, and was considering adding a couple of 140mm fans to replace the stock on from my H90.

Top priority:
  • Low noise
  • High static pressure

Bonus points for:
  • PWM controllable
  • Black, grey and/or white color scheme
  • Slim / Low-profile
  • Inexpensive


All the roundups and reviews I found are a few years old at best. frown.gif
Edited by Klutz0 - 11/9/15 at 10:33am
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Here a couple options available at NCIX:
  • be quiet! Pure Wings 2 140mm 1000RPM 61.2CFM 18.8 dbA Cooling Fan - Black
  • be quiet! Silent Wings 2 140mm 1000RPM 60.4CFM 15.8DBA Cooling Fan
  • be quiet! Silent Wings 2 PWM 140mm 1000RPM 60.4CFM 16.4DBA Cooling Fan
  • Fractal Design Silent Series R2 Blackout Edition 140mm Quiet Cooling Fan 1000RPM 66CFM 18.5DBA
  • Scythe Kazemaru 2 140MM Wide Blade Bearing Case Fan 500RPM 9.6DBA 27.2CFM
  • Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 140MM 1150RPM 67.8CFM 24DBA Airflow Cooling Fan



The best option seems to be the be quiet! Pure Wings 2. It's the only one that mentions being "Especially recommended for use in water cooling and CPU cooling builds", where the other options all seem to be built for maximum air flow.
Edited by Klutz0 - 11/9/15 at 10:37am
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I have experience with all but one of the fans you mentioned, (the Scythe Kazemaru 2,) and I can recommend absolutely none of them for radiator use. With regards to the Kazemaru, you would be a fool to limit yourself to a 500rpm fan on a radiator.

The best fan that fits most of your criteria (Low noise, high static pressure, black and white color scheme, inexpensive) is the Phanteks PH-F140SP for $16.79 each when buying two or more and free 3-day shipping. They also come in LED variants.

If PWM control is more important to you than looks or cost, I can recommend the EKWB Vardar series of fans, and the Noctua NF-A14 pwm series of fans.
Edited by gftgy - 11/9/15 at 12:16pm
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I have experience with all but one of the fans you mentioned, (the Scythe Kazemaru 2,) and I can recommend absolutely none of them for radiator use. With regards to the Kazemaru, you would be a fool to limit yourself to a 500rpm fan on a radiator.

The best fan that fits most of your criteria (Low noise, high static pressure, black and white color scheme, inexpensive) is the Phanteks PH-F140SP for $16.79 each when buying two or more and free 3-day shipping. They also come in LED variants.

If PWM control is more important to you than looks or cost, I can recommend the EKWB Vardar series of fans, and the Noctua NF-A14 pwm series of fans.

The Phanteks fan is, unfortunately, unavailable at NCIX. NewEgg.ca do have it in stock though, so I may just order it there.

Any thoughts on the Bitfenix Spectre BFF-SPRO-P14025KK-RP ? I saw it recommended at a few places.
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Edited by ciarlatano - 11/9/15 at 12:30pm
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Originally Posted by gftgy View Post

I have experience with all but one of the fans you mentioned, (the Scythe Kazemaru 2,) and I can recommend absolutely none of them for radiator use. With regards to the Kazemaru, you would be a fool to limit yourself to a 500rpm fan on a radiator.

The best fan that fits most of your criteria (Low noise, high static pressure, black and white color scheme, inexpensive) is the Phanteks PH-F140SP for $16.79 each when buying two or more and free 3-day shipping. They also come in LED variants.

If PWM control is more important to you than looks or cost, I can recommend the EKWB Vardar series of fans, and the Noctua NF-A14 pwm series of fans.

The 140SP is a better choice than any of those listed, though the 140MP tends to be a bit better on high fpi rads.
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Originally Posted by Klutz0 View Post

The Phanteks fan is, unfortunately, unavailable at NCIX. NewEgg.ca do have it in stock though, so I may just order it there.

Any thoughts on the Bitfenix Spectre BFF-SPRO-P14025KK-RP ? I saw it recommended at a few places.

The Spectre are very quiet....because they move almost no air. tongue.gif
Not a good choice for a high restriction rad.
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Well then, I guess I'll be getting the Phanteks fans from NewEgg.ca then!

Last question...

NewEgg have 3 versions listed:
  • PH-F140MP PWM (500 - 1600 ± 250 rpm 68.1 CFM, 17 - 25.3 dBA)
  • PH-F140SP (1200 +/- 250 rpm 82.1 CFM, 19 dBA)
  • PH-F140XP PWM (600-1200 +/- 250 rpm 40.9 - 85.19 CFM, 15.22 - 19 dBA)

I'm thinking PWM is a big plus since it'll be quieter when PC is idling. And between the MP and XP, the MP seems to be more geared for cooling a radiator?

This will be mounted on a Corsair H90 radiator, which, from what I've found online, has 26 fins per inch. I don't know if that's high or low. tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by Klutz0 View Post

Well then, I guess I'll be getting the Phanteks fans from NewEgg.ca then!

Last question...

NewEgg have 3 versions listed:
  • PH-F140MP PWM (500 - 1600 ± 250 rpm 68.1 CFM, 17 - 25.3 dBA)
  • PH-F140SP (1200 +/- 250 rpm 82.1 CFM, 19 dBA)
  • PH-F140XP PWM (600-1200 +/- 250 rpm 40.9 - 85.19 CFM, 15.22 - 19 dBA)

I'm thinking PWM is a big plus since it'll be quieter when PC is idling. And between the MP and XP, the MP seems to be more geared for cooling a radiator?

This will be mounted on a Corsair H90 radiator, which, from what I've found online, has 26 fins per inch. I don't know if that's high or low. tongue.gif

You want the MP. The 26 fpi is high, and those Asetek rads are very restrictive. As I stated previously, the SP will do a good job, but the MP will deal with that radiator a bit better.
post #9 of 9
What ciarlatano said
Take a look at this Thermalbench review.
http://thermalbench.com/2015/10/31/thermalright-ty-147a-140mm-fan/3/

I like the dBA to fpm graph, bottom of 3rd page. wink.gif
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