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140 rad and 140 fans, reviews?

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Hi guys,

I've been looking around for awhile and I can't find any reviews for 140mm fans other than the one by xbitlabs. I also can't find any reviews for a singular 140mm rad review. Maybe you guys can point me in the right direction?

Thanks
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I have a few fans done here:

http://martinsliquidlab.org/2010/12/...-sr1-radiator/
    
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I had really hoped the 140mm fans would be a huge benefit over 120s, but I’m just not finding that. There is a good sized advantage to the larger 140mm radiator and reduced restriction, but the gain is in the radiator frontal area, not the 140mm fan itself.
I read your review Martinm, good stuff. Based on what's there it seems like it's better for me just to use a 120->140mm shroud with a GT-AP15 then any of the 140mm fans.
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Also are the recommendations for 140mm single rads the same as those for 120mm single rads?
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I read your review Martinm, good stuff. Based on what's there it seems like it's better for me just to use a 120->140mm shroud with a GT-AP15 then any of the 140mm fans.
Unfortunately, yes if you can fit them. There really isn't much difference between 120 and 140 mm fans. Sure they produce more air per RPM, but they also make more noise per RPM. 120mm fans are very popular because they are a good size. Also we have had more development behind 120mm fans producing really really good fans like the GTs. We're not there yet with the 140s.

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Also are the recommendations for 140mm single rads the same as those for 120mm single rads?
Yeah, same basic concept and materials go into both. You should seek lower density for low speed fans and high density for high speed fans.

Not a ton of options out there, but I chose the HWlabs SR1 because it's low density AND it's slightly overwidth which is something I wanted in fan testing. The HWlabs GTS would be better for strong fans, but there are a few other lower cost flavors out there too. I think magic cool makes a really good priced rad in slim style. EK also makes what I would assume is more of a midrange and probably performs better than the magiccool as a guess.

I know some other manufacturers have some others in the works too.

I really like the 140 rads that come with 120mm mounts, that's a pretty nice idea actually.
    
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