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Best 140mm fans for radiator.

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Too Tall, Jan 2, 2019.

  1. clone

    Soldato

    Joined: Jul 11, 2003

    Posts: 5,773

    Location: Telford//west mids

    When I had the old model evolv I used the stock fans and found them lacking the power to use a lot of air.
    I boxed the stock fans in the x as I got a good deal on the 5 red led MLS and they push a fair bit of air on low,and I've now got the option in the summer when it gets hot I can run them faster to cope.
     
  2. doyll

    Soldato

    Joined: Jul 1, 2011

    Posts: 7,212

    Yeah, the Evolv X comes with 1200rpm variable voltage fans while PH-F140MP we can buy are 1600rpm PWM fans .. that is 25-33% more airflow/static pressure from real PH-F140MP. Considering PH-F140MP have simialr performance and costs less than 1/3rd what MLs' cost at £29.99 each against PH-F140MP 2-pack for £16.26 it's no surprise OcUK has a hard time keeping 2-pack of PH-F140MPs in stock. I'd much rather spend £8.13 than £29.99 for a fan. :D
    Which MLs did you get, the 1200rpm or the 2000rpm models?
     
  3. clone

    Soldato

    Joined: Jul 11, 2003

    Posts: 5,773

    Location: Telford//west mids

    2000rpm ones I would of just bought some more phantek fans but as the MLS where on the MM I got them instead.
     
  4. maklabouhlel

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 26, 2009

    Posts: 1,012

    I have those SW3 fans like yours and mine are very quiet at 500rpm.
     
  5. doyll

    Soldato

    Joined: Jul 1, 2011

    Posts: 7,212

    Thanks for the info. Guess you are in the lucky group that MLs work/sound good for. I almost always use fans that have 300-800rpm more speed than I normally run them. Heck, I've used 2500rpm fans that never ran over 1150rpm, even during heatwave summer days at full load. Well, once in a while I would do a shock and awe and turn off all fans at full load for about 5 minutes to get temps up to about 85c, then start case and cooler fans back up and they would spin up to 2500rpm :eek: for maybe a minute before starting to slow down and be back to normal 1050-1100rpm in a few minutes. :D All of my systems go from idle to full load temp almost instantly .. take less than a minute to be within a couple degrees of maximum temp, and in less than 2-3 minutes temp graph line is flat at full load temp until dropping back to within a couple degrees of idle temps in same couple of minutes.
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  6. rn2

    Gangster

    Joined: Mar 13, 2017

    Posts: 188

    Location: England

    I just bought another SL3, now I have two 140mm SL3's on my GPU lol. They don't go above MSI fan speed of 16-17% at 100% GPU usage for 30 minutes (45% MSI fan speed is 100% fan speed of 1000rpm).

    So running the games I play it should never need to go above these speeds and now my computer is inaudable over my speakers.

    I will get water cooling in the future so I dont have to mess around with a lot of fans. I've spent £150 on getting it quiet over the last year or so (different fans etc) should have just water cooled it. One day I may live somewhere where I can shut the thing outside the room.

    Not sure why I buy exactly the sane fans and some hum and some are silent. Ive returned about 5.
     
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2019
  7. ilc72

    Gangster

    Joined: Mar 19, 2014

    Posts: 428

    My Evolv X fan config is 3 x NF-F12 iPPC 2000 PWM that came with the Ryujin 360 mounted as a top radiator exhaust and I added a further 3 of the same model as from intake with a NF-A14 iPPC 2000 PWM as rear exhaust.

    Very happy with noise and temperatures.