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Originally Posted by ciarlatano View Post

They are the same fan - one has PWM capability, the other doesn't.

The 120MP are excellent fans, the F140MP....not so much.


Oh really? ok, didn't know that. I'll hop over the phanteks real quick.

Yeah, I may or may not have heard that about the 140 MP, just not sure. Actually, it may have been from you. Anyhow, off to their site I go

Edit: it was the TS line, but OP is still out of luck there. rounded corners.
Edited by maddangerous - 1/11/16 at 12:15pm
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The specs may say that, but I have had at least 10 different F140SP and XP in different cases, and all ran at under 500rpm without an issue by voltage regulation or PWM. The two 140SP I have in my current build run at 450 with VR.

Mmmm it may go below 50% with DC but the sysfan headers on my MB wont do it tongue.gif

So what would you go for? XP or SP? tongue.gif
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The specs may say that, but I have had at least 10 different F140SP and XP in different cases, and all ran at under 500rpm without an issue by voltage regulation or PWM. The two 140SP I have in my current build run at 450 with VR.

OK I've decided to make a decision...
And I'll probably go for the XP for the PWM. Even if they're white.

And my decision was forced by the fact that...although I really like my be quiet fans they really arent pushing any air into the case at all even at full speed...Define R5 with its front fan filter and door is just too much (witht he door open and filter off they're great, shut the door and suddenly practically nothing, even with the door open and the filter on they suffer a lot).

So yeah hopefully these phanteks will perform a bit better smile.gif

(The be quiets seemed to do well in my old Define R4/i7-860 machine...oh well)
post #14 of 50
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Since I made a decision I've been making other decisions.

I couldn't find the phanteks in stock anywhere so I got the 2000rpm PWM noctua NF-A14 iPPC fans.

There were fantastically quiet, didnt hum, low noise at 500rpm idling...except they tick. and tick. sigh.

So I tried the standard brown NF-A14 PWM's and...wow they're bad, they hum especially when changing speeds but on and off constantly even when not in the case or held in between my fingers...and the case amplifies this noise a lot.

So yeah goodbye noctua.

Choices now are between the 140mm EK Vardar F1, F2 or F3-140ER 2000rpm jobbies since they'll spin low enough to satisfy me...I hope...well whichever is the quietest although i'd go for either the F2 or F3...silence at low rpm (i try to idle around 600rpm at night and i like quiet)

The other option is Scythe gentle typhoons...but the problem there is the 1850 3 pin...my motherboard only goes down to 50% so it may be too loud and 2150rpm PWM fan...well the amazon listing lists it as Fan Speed: 900 - 2150 RPM so again may be too loud (it isnt just fan noise, I notice the sound of airflow through the case too...the iPPC's were fine for this at low RPM whilst still bringing air in smile.gif)

So yeah...

Any thoughts? smile.gif

*edit*
Oh yeah looking for more pressure optimised fans as my beloved be quiet silent wings 2's couldnt suck air in well through a dust filter and a closed door frown.gif
Edited by bleets - 1/29/16 at 4:36pm
post #15 of 50
Check out coolingtechnique's channel on Youtube. They also have a website. They have actual videos of the noise of each fan they've tested. There's a sound file too for you to standardized your volume so you can compare each fan's noise.
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I checked their youtube channel and no vardar smile.gif
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I checked their youtube channel and no vardar smile.gif

Poop. Sorry about that.
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post #18 of 50
I'd vote for Vardar 140mm F3's. At full speed they are quieter then my Akasa Apaches at 1300rpms however my experience with 140mm fans is limited to Bgears, Akasa, EK F3's and EK FF4.
post #19 of 50
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Since I made a decision I've been making other decisions.

I couldn't find the phanteks in stock anywhere so I got the 2000rpm PWM noctua NF-A14 iPPC fans.

There were fantastically quiet, didnt hum, low noise at 500rpm idling...except they tick. and tick. sigh.

So I tried the standard brown NF-A14 PWM's and...wow they're bad, they hum especially when changing speeds but on and off constantly even when not in the case or held in between my fingers...and the case amplifies this noise a lot.

So yeah goodbye noctua.

Choices now are between the 140mm EK Vardar F1, F2 or F3-140ER 2000rpm jobbies since they'll spin low enough to satisfy me...I hope...well whichever is the quietest although i'd go for either the F2 or F3...silence at low rpm (i try to idle around 600rpm at night and i like quiet)

The other option is Scythe gentle typhoons...but the problem there is the 1850 3 pin...my motherboard only goes down to 50% so it may be too loud and 2150rpm PWM fan...well the amazon listing lists it as Fan Speed: 900 - 2150 RPM so again may be too loud (it isnt just fan noise, I notice the sound of airflow through the case too...the iPPC's were fine for this at low RPM whilst still bringing air in smile.gif)

So yeah...

Any thoughts? smile.gif

*edit*
Oh yeah looking for more pressure optimised fans as my beloved be quiet silent wings 2's couldnt suck air in well through a dust filter and a closed door frown.gif

Actually, regrading those GTs, it's the other way round. The 1850rpm are PWM and the 2150rpm is the 3 pinner. Just received a pair of the 1850rpm Darkside GTs, quickly becoming my fav 120mm fan for flow vs noise. They are really sonically innocuous up to about 1500rpm. Prefer them to my 120mm F2/F3 Vardars.

I have used many Noc A15 PWMs and they are the least clicky 140mm I've used. No hums or ticks, only smooth flow. The industrial models are great for industrial use or where noise is #3 on the list. I can't take the racket for domestic use tho.

Waiting to receive non-defective 140mm Vardars. So far the few I've used had bearing grinding noises or pwm chirp issues.
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Actually, regrading those GTs, it's the other way round. The 1850rpm are PWM and the 2150rpm is the 3 pinner.

Waiting to receive non-defective 140mm Vardars. So far the few I've used had bearing grinding noises or pwm chirp issues.

I can only go off
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Nidec-Servo-GentleTyphoon-120mm-D1225C12B6ZPA-64/dp/B017UX9DRA
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Scythe-Case-Gentle-Typhoon-D1225C12B5AP-15/dp/B001Q6RUVO

Also...vardars are bad for noise too? Or have you just been unlucky? :/
Sigh.
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