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Hi guys, will my Noctua Chromax NF-A14 PWM fans work on an H115i? I am looking to swap out the default fans and wanted to know if the cooler can power the fans properly. Wondering if I made the wrong decision by buying Chromax NF-A14 (2.0 static pressure) as opposed to iPPC NF-A14 2000RPM (4.0 static pressure). Was trying to avoid too much noise, but now wondering if I made a mistake by buying weaker fans. Plan is to keep CPU at 5GHz

P.S. thoughts on NF-A14 fans vs ML140 PRO which costs nearly double for the 2-pack? Are the ML140's performance/noise that much better than NF-A14? I know it has 1.0 higher static pressure on spec sheets but how about reality?

https://noctua.at/en/nf-a14-pwm/specification max current of .13a They also have Static Pressure of 2.08mm

SP140L are .305a input. Static pressure of 3.99.

Why swap? If anything, get ML140's They are quite, use less power, move more air, etc. Only step up from SP140L in my eyes...without fancy lighting. but they have lit versions of them too...at 32 dollars a piece.

You can tune down the fan curves of your h115i as well to drop the noise. just set to quiet and then modify curves under load. Default it cranks up a lot when hitting load. Take the balanced curve and lower the idle side to match quiet...got yourself a good setup.
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https://noctua.at/en/nf-a14-pwm/specification max current of .13a They also have Static Pressure of 2.08mm

SP140L are .305a input. Static pressure of 3.99.

Why swap? If anything, get ML140's They are quite, use less power, move more air, etc. Only step up from SP140L in my eyes...without fancy lighting. but they have lit versions of them too...at 32 dollars a piece.

You can tune down the fan curves of your h115i as well to drop the noise. just set to quiet and then modify curves under load. Default it cranks up a lot when hitting load. Take the balanced curve and lower the idle side to match quiet...got yourself a good setup.
I was trying to get fans that move more air and are quieter without adjusting fan curve. The default H115i fans are noisey as hell. Was the Chromax a mistake then?
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I was trying to get fans that move more air and are quieter without adjusting fan curve. The default H115i fans are noisey as hell. Was the Chromax a mistake then?
how are they noisy? Did you install Link and change the profile? Once you do that, you can write this to the device and then disconnect the USB cable to minimize all of the wires in your box. Man, about 5 minutes behind the mouse could have saved you money and your ears...lol
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Once you do that, you can write this to the device and then disconnect the USB cable to minimize all of the wires in your box. Man, about 5 minutes behind the mouse could have saved you money and your ears...lol
Wait really? I had no idea the H115i could save profile internally if you remove the USB? Definitely interested in removing as many wires as I can.

Question for you though, changing to a slower fan profile result in drop of RPM and thus drop of static pressure. Would swapping out the default fans for Noctua A14's achieve the same thing?

Reviews of ML140 say they are very noisy. I am looking for a good balance between noise to performance and Noctua seems to have the best balance. Have to say I am worried that they only push out half the static pressure however. Might have to return them before I open them if I can find a better fan to swap with
Edited by moodlover - 12/15/17 at 7:25am
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Wait really? I had no idea the H115i could save profile internally if you remove the USB? Definitely interested in removing as many wires as I can.

Question for you though, changing to a slower fan profile result in drop of RPM and thus drop of static pressure. Would swapping out the default fans for Noctua A14's achieve the same thing?

Reviews of ML140 say they are very noisy. I am looking for a good balance between noise to performance and Noctua seems to have the best balance. Have to say I am worried that they only push out half the static pressure however. Might have to return them before I open them if I can find a better fan to swap with

maybe for noctua fan boys in my experience the ml's make less noise at the same speeds and theres little to no difference in cooling at any given speed

and yes you really can save any profile you like via link interface and then both disconnect the usb lead and uninstall link software, some folks like that sort of thing me i prefer to have the software and the link cable to let me know if theres a pump problem or the cooler for some reason isn't doing the job properly /
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maybe for noctua fan boys in my experience the ml's make less noise at the same speeds and theres little to no difference in cooling at any given speed

and yes you really can save any profile you like via link interface and then both disconnect the usb lead and uninstall link software, some folks like that sort of thing me i prefer to have the software and the link cable to let me know if theres a pump problem or the cooler for some reason isn't doing the job properly /
Hmm okay so do you think I should exchange my Chromax A14 140mms for ML140 PROs like this one here for my H115i?

I feel stupid for getting suckered into the Noctua hype without doing the number research, but then again, almost every review said the Noctuas were more silent at load rpm's. Maybe thats because the Chromax is not the Industrial version and not made for water coolers (yet their website says they are)
Edited by moodlover - 12/15/17 at 8:02am
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Hmm okay so do you think I should exchange my Chromax A14 140mms for ML140 PROs like this one here for my H115i?

I feel stupid for getting suckered into the Noctua hype without doing the number research, but then again, almost every review said the Noctuas were more silent at load rpm's. Maybe thats because the Chromax is not the Industrial version and not made for water coolers (yet their website says they are)

if you only just got the noctua's then yeah its worth swapping them, although the fans that came wiht the h115 are better than the noctua's as well once you swap over to something like the silent profile tongue.gif
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If we followed our instincts and stayed away from the tan and brown fans maybe wed be better off. Every thread, "hey what fans should I get" there are tons of people who dump in with "noctua /thread" and its ridiculous anymore.
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If we followed our instincts and stayed away from the tan and brown fans maybe wed be better off. Every thread, "hey what fans should I get" there are tons of people who dump in with "noctua /thread" and its ridiculous anymore.
Hah, you say follow your instinct as if everyones natural instinct is to ignore a highly regarded brand. As if Noctua has a reputation for making bad fans or something. Im not sure how anything you said adds to this discussion. I was trying to figure out the differences between the stock fans and if the NF-A14s were a good substitute in regards to noise:performance. If they arent a good substitute, then they arent. I am here with an open mind looking for the best way to go for me, not to downplay one brand or another.


Besides, Noctua's most popular fans comes in black now, its called Chromax or iPPC. The ugly colors thing is of the past, catch up to the present my friend thumb.gif
Edited by moodlover - 12/15/17 at 9:58am
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They have reps on here? Well colo(u)r me impressed. I'll fire them a PM shortly

Yep, they definitely do. thumb.gif
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