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135-150mm Fan Roundup: Talking to the Wind
After all it should be asked for the vendor, to wait, carry out tests... on all this it is necessary about a month, and for new to article fans are already grouped.
The TY-140 was reviewed in 2010 by Xbit Labs, and if the tests now are comparable with those in the past, the TY-140 has a slightly higher CFM than the Corsair AF140 at 36 dBA.
The NZXT FN 140RB is a sleeper among other fans, performing very well but not well known or attention getting. As a case fan with a fan speed controller, they can be kept virtually silent and still move a decent amount of air.
I've been using the Corsair AF140 for a while now, and they are very nice.
IMO, the quietest 140mm fan with decent air flow is still the Thermalright X-Silent. Also reviewed by Xbit Labs.
If you want relative quiet, and big airflow, the Scythe Slip Stream 140 is one of the best. Again, reviewed by Xbit Labs.
2 years ago it was the TY-140 getting the Editors Choice, after buying it (at your recommendation) year & a half down the road the fan has became noisy.
i found out its warranty is only 1 year! and that the hinge cannot be serviced...
after reading this review im not sure i understand why you choose performance over everything else, as i find they do not tell the full story of the product and overlook the big picture.
in this case from your data it seamed you should have chosen the Nanoxia, with x5 times the warranty of corsair & the longest MTBF and detachable impeller for easy cleaning, and since it's performance came close to corsairs,
i think in the big scheme of things this fan should have bean elected the overall winner & should have got the editors choice award.
Performance is NOT everything..
and i feel this review should have taken this in account and reflected the big picture.
hope you take this in consideration when choosing winners, just help us see the big picture because us the readers do buy what you elect to editor choice.
PS I enjoy your reviews
they have a lot of interesting data
and they produce interesting reading.
and i wished we war given a tool to set our own comfort level zone
and which fan gives max fcm/cost at that level, that would be bang on
what i needed.
for you 36db is your comfort zone edge.
for me its much lower, and it's different for everyone,
so maybe consider give option to set our own comfort levels.
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