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I want to stick to 25mm thickness as much as possible. Is the Corsair ML140 also in the thermalbench test? And does the ML120 beat the GT as well? The graphs show air-to-noise ratio, how about the temp-to-rpm ratio in rads?
yes... If you google - ML120 review thermalbench - you can read the reviews and see comparison charts. Also same for 140mm

EDIT: The RPM Range of the ML120 is 400-2500 in the same PWM fan. The MUST BE run PWM or you will get clicking
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Stumbled on this as my Riing fans aren't doing so hot. Anyone have any good RGB suggestions? Sorry to hi-jack this a bit. I'll make a new thread if it gets crazy. I like the look of the Riings but can't get them to sync, and the NZXT Aer fans have QC issues where the fan or the LED ring will die prematurely. No thanks!
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Stumbled on this as my Riing fans aren't doing so hot. Anyone have any good RGB suggestions? Sorry to hi-jack this a bit. I'll make a new thread if it gets crazy. I like the look of the Riings but can't get them to sync, and the NZXT Aer fans have QC issues where the fan or the LED ring will die prematurely. No thanks!
Corsair SP120RGB or 120HD they are not the same as ML120 but still a good fan
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Corsair SP120RGB or 120HD they are not the same as ML120 but still a good fan

Appreciate the fast reply but I hste the looks of those, I'd like to keep the Ring look as my case had ambient RGB light strips and the Rings just seem to pop more.
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Corsair SP120RGB or 120HD they are not the same as ML120 but still a good fan

Just finished reading the reviews. I see what you're saying now but they are expensive! But I'll still consider them anyway, lol. Though I noticed that the ML120's are really good and even beat the GT PWM but it seems that the ML140 is on par with the Vardars. What other advantages do I get with the ML140?
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Just finished reading the reviews. I see what you're saying now but they are expensive! But I'll still consider them anyway, lol. Though I noticed that the ML120's are really good and even beat the GT PWM but it seems that the ML140 is on par with the Vardars. What other advantages do I get with the ML140?

LED, PWM, and fancy bearings.
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LED, PWM, and fancy bearings.

The regular Corsair ML (non pro) is the same fan, but costs $40 for a 2 pack, making it considerably cheaper.
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post #18 of 84
It's not that useful to compare 120mm fans to 140mm fans. One fan line can perform fairly differently between sizes (Corsair MLs, BQ SW3, Vardars), and there are models that only exist in one size that might outperform a family of fans in a given size.

It's also helpful to look at reviews more closely than graphs would allow, particularly in terms of noise. GTs/Vardars are famous for their rough bearing noise at low RPMs, as great of a fan as they are.

Two things:
E-loops have been known to be irritable with certain mounts
SW3 beats out the ML120 for 120mm fans, at least according to thermalbench where noise is a concern (ML120s are faster)
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The regular Corsair ML (non pro) is the same fan, but costs $40 for a 2 pack, making it considerably cheaper.

 

Is the performance the same? Just no LED's, interchangeable corners and all the fancy stuff?

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It's not that useful to compare 120mm fans to 140mm fans. One fan line can perform fairly differently between sizes (Corsair MLs, BQ SW3, Vardars), and there are models that only exist in one size that might outperform a family of fans in a given size.

It's also helpful to look at reviews more closely than graphs would allow, particularly in terms of noise. GTs/Vardars are famous for their rough bearing noise at low RPMs, as great of a fan as they are.

Two things:
E-loops have been known to be irritable with certain mounts
SW3 beats out the ML120 for 120mm fans, at least according to thermalbench where noise is a concern (ML120s are faster)

 

We're not really comparing 120mm vs 140mm fans here. I'm asking about both these fans as I need them.

 

But the performance of the ML120's are better than the SW3's based on the graphs except for noise as you've pointed out.

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