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Would Recommend For those that like near silence....
on 24 April 2017
I recently purchased two corsair ML140's being a corsair "fanboy" and i was very disappointed with how loud they were as soon as hitting 700RPM or more, so i did quite a lot of research and have always known Noctua to be a very good quality brand so i decided to take a punt!
The fact alone of 6 years warranty speaks volumes of how much Noctua are confident in their product.
I currently run two of these in my Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX TG as this case can be a little restrictive of airflow, i run them constantly at 1000RPM and you can't even tell they are running.
I have an old 3 pin Corsair AF140 at the back of my case set to the same 1000RPM and as soon as i turn this off it's as if my pc doesn't have any fan's. To have the same amount of quietness i would have to run my corsair fan at 450RPM.
The Max speed i can get these fan's with PWM is 1450RPM, anything above 1000RPM is audible not specifically loud at 1100RPM, but you can hear it doing it's job. After 1200 as its pushing so much air so you will hear it.
Compared to the ML140 if i have converted correctly and according to Noctua and Corsairs website, at full speed this fan kicks out 82CFM whilst corsair's kicks out 97CFM. Static Pressure is 2,08 mm H₂O compared to Corsair's 3.0 mm H₂O.
However the difference in sound levels as full speed is as follows:
Noctua AF14 - 24,6 dBA
Corsair ML140 - 37 dBA
Which is quite a big jump in sound.
Needless to say, i have purchased one more to replace this corsair fan to save my ears.
Would i say that this product is overhyped? Maybe just a little - If you aren't picky and don't mind a bit of noise you could buy cheaper fan's but i am very fussy, i work from 8 hours a day and like peace and quiet when possible.
The packaging itself is beautiful,elegant and professional.
The Fan colour itself is what let's it down a bit, that's if your staring at your computer all the time - But who does that eh? We use it not stare at the fan's all day.