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I never bother with stats. Except with industrial fans I assume they're all lies. That's why I test for performance.

So what are the true stats for this fan? nice pics btw
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post #12 of 26
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Originally Posted by grassh0ppa View Post
So what are the true stats for this fan? nice pics btw
Can't tell you. I don't have the equipment to measure cfm or stat pressure. My specimen ran 1010 - 1038 rpm.
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post #13 of 26
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It cools 1c less (core1 cpu 1c warmer) with 1dBA less noise.

I wanted this to test against other 140mm fans. I only bought one. It's purty though.
With that difference, I guess I'll skip it. Also lack of pwm feature is a big disadvantage for me.

Thanks for sharing it.
post #14 of 26
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Airflow 87 Max.CFM
Noise Level 18.1 dBA
Coolermaster also has a fan that claims 90CFM @ 19dBA. It turned out to be nothing but lies.
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Coolermaster also has a fan that claims 90CFM @ 19dBA. It turned out to be nothing but lies.
The specs on that fan are misleading at the very least, but the fans cool pretty well. See item 1 in my sig.
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post #16 of 26
Does this fan really push THAT much air? At 18 dba that is amazing. It is also only $13 a fan? Hmmmm I wonder when they are going to release 120mm fans. Competition for the GT AP15s?
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Does this fan really push THAT much air? At 18 dba that is amazing. It is also only $13 a fan? Hmmmm I wonder when they are going to release 120mm fans. Competition for the GT AP15s?
Doubt 120mm versions would compete with GT's.

The 140mm is optimized at 1000 rpm. I'm suspecting every blade shape/density has an optimal size and speed. Hence 9-bladed lowspeed GT's, 7-bladed highspeed versions.

The Vortex is cheap because it has sleeve bearings. They're worth coddling, but they need that coddling.
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post #18 of 26
How does this compare with the TR X-Silent 140mm?
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How does this compare with the TR X-Silent 140mm?
About the same.
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Would this be suitable for a roof exhaust fan?
    
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