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Best 140mm Case Fans

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Best 140mm Case Fans

For better cooling, a computer case needs case fans that are attached inside the computer case for active cooling. The main function of a case fan is to create an airflow inside the computer case by pulling fresh cool air into the computer case and pushing the warm air out of the computer case.

There are some case fans that are particularly designed to cool specific computer components inside the computer case for example the GPU, motherboard, or CPU.

These fans help in lowering the temperatures of these components that result in better performance and longer lifespan of these components. There are various sizes available in the market for the case fans depending on your needs and the most common sizes are 120mm and 140mm.

In this article we are going to go through some of the best 140mm case fans, so let’s start.

Top 9 Best 140mm Case Fans in 2020

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Noctua NF-A14

Noctua NF-A14

Since 2006, Noctua has been manufacturing fans and we are now quite familiar with the NF-P12 and the NF-P14 that stock the famous NH-D14 heatsink. However, now Noctua has opened us to a whole new series of fans which is the A-series, from 40mm to 140mm. The fan we are going to be talking about is the Noctua NF-A14 case fan.

Specifications

Size140mm x 140mm x 25mm
RGBNo
Connector4-pin PWM
BearingSSO2
Ingress ProtectionIP67
Motor TypeThree-phase
Rotational Speed3000 RPM (+ / – 10%)

800 RPM (PWM, + / – 20%) – Min. Rotational Speed

1800 RPM (PWM, + / – 10%) – Rotational Speed @12V

Airflow269.3 m3/h
Noise41.3 dB(A)
Static Pressure10.52mm H2O
Max Input Power7.92 W
Max Input Current0.33 A
Voltage24 V
Voltage PWM signal5 V
MTBF150,000 h

The Noctua NF-A14 case fans are equipped with what Noctua calls, “Noctua’s AAO (Advanced Acoustic Optimisation) standard”. Noctua have also equipped the Noctua NF-A14 case fans with sophisticated aerodynamic design measures such as the Flow Acceleration Channel.

The Noctua NF-A14 case fans feature the SSO2 bearing that first appeared with their Noctua NF-F12, and Noctua’s PWM fans are all driven by Noctua’s silent PWM integrated circuit chips. What this means is that, there’s no clicking whatsoever, even when the voltage is changed, the user will not hear any clicking.

The Noctua NF-A14 case fans and all the new-generation Noctua fans have Anti-Vibration Pads, the soft brown corners. These fans also have airflow enhancements as stepped inlets and inner surface microstructures and also use the corners as flare vents for fan output. The Noctua NF-A14 case fans feature metal bearing shells.

Noctua NF-A14 has a standard 140mm frame which means that when it is mounted, the corners will not be open and there will be no backflow through the open corners. It also has the “Flow Acceleration Channel” present on the blades. By looking at the seven wide-chord blades, you can tell that this fan will emphasize static pressure in addition to airflow.

Pros
  • No less than 150,000 hours of MTBF
  • Long life and you also get 6 year warranty
  • Provides stunning performance
  • Excellent build quality
  • Features colorful anti-vibration pads and mounts
  • Has a Three-Phase motor
  • Provides high Static Pressure
  • Comes with a 40cm long power cable
Cons
  • A little bit expensive

Corsair LL140

Corsair LL140

Case fans have come a long way and are not simply hard plastic frames that surround the fan to the point that, now fans are a “complete package” and isn’t simply a cooling device anymore. Fans nowadays add RGB LED lighting as well as some manufacturers add various modes of LED control to take any PC case or CPU cooler to the next level.

Today we have Corsair LL140 case fans that we are going to be talking about here, the Dual Light Loop Series of fans by Corsair. The purpose of such fans is to not only provide the users with impressive performance and silent performance at the same time and also taking it a step further, providing the enthusiasts with some of the best RGB LED control built into it.

Dual Light Loop Fans are designed by Corsair with a total of sixteen LEDs, many of these are around the edge, a few are in the hub, and with the connections made to proprietary devices, the visuals that the Corsair LL140 case fans will provide the enthusiasts is really impressive and is one of the best.

Specifications

Size140mm x 140mm x 25mm
RGBYes
BearingHydraulic
Rotational Speed600 – 1300 RPM
Fan Airflow51.5 CFM
Noise25 dB(A)
Static Pressure1.52mm H2O
Input Current0.3 A
Working Voltage7 V – 13.2 V

When picking up these fans, you will have to start with a dual 140mm kit as these packs are shipped with the Lightning Node Pro and the RGB Lightning Hub, which is not available in the single fan packaging.

Keep in mind that, you are not stuck with two fans; you can pick a single kit and maximize the cooling and aesthetics with up to a total of six fans per node. All of the LED control is handled via the Corsair LINK software.

The Corsair LL140 fans come in a typical Corsair products package with the black background and bright yellow accents. A pair of Corsair LL140 fans can be seen on the front of box.

The front of the fans have a black frame, white LED ring around the blades, and the opaque blades and hub. The Corsair LL140 have rubber pads on the frame to eliminate vibration against the chassis or cooler.

There is a 4-pin PWM controllable fan power lead that has a length of twenty-three inches and the other cable is the RGB LED control which plugs into the Corsair Lighting Node Pro module and has a length of twenty-three inches as well.

LINK software is the place where all the magic happens with the Corsair LL140 fans. However, you do have to plug in a few extra cables and cable manage those cables, but the RGB lighting and the performance the Corsair LL140 fans provide is really impressive.

Pros
  • There are a total of sixteen addressable RGB LEDs that provide bright , user-controllable lighting
  • Quite low on the noise even when the fan speed exceeds 1000 RPM
  • Dual pack comes with the Lightning Node Pro controller
Cons
  • A little expensive relative to the other case fans
  • Not so impressive performance as a radiator fan

Corsair ML140

Corsair ML140

For some time now, Corsair has been selling fans that have magnetically levitation blades. Corsair started with a single and a twin pack fans with just gray blades and black frames, but now these have evolved.

These ML fans by Corsair were offered in solid LED color with options of red, white, and blue to add a little bit of bling to the PC case, but Corsair did not stop there. As RGB is so hyped nowadays, it only makes sense that Corsair adds RGB to their Corsair ML140 case fans.

Specifications

Size140mm x 140mm x 25mm
RGBYes
BearingMagnetic Levitation
Rotational Speed400 – 1200 RPM
Fan Airflow55.4 CFM
Noise20.4 dB(A)
Static Pressure1.27mm H2O
Input Current0.2 A
Working Voltage10.8 V – 13.2 V

Exactly like the Dual-Light Loop fans, Corsair offers their ML-Series fans in a single pack or a dual pack configuration, but keep in mind that the singles LED effects will not work on their own, because they are sold to be additions to the dual pack kits.

As mentioned earlier, the single pack fans do not come with the RGB lighting hub, they do not come with the Lighting Node Pro either and it kind of makes sense.

Dual pack fan boxes come with a few extra stuff, but apart from all that, the Corsair ML140 fans are designed to deliver 55.4 CFM of airflow with 1.27mm H20 of static pressure. They are PWM controlled and the sound levels are rated at only 20.4 dB(A) and the fans also come with a five year warranty.

As pretty much all of the Corsair products, the Corsair ML140 case fans come in a black box with yellow accents. A pair of Corsair ML140 case fans can be seen on the front of the box.

The inner packaging is quite robust, and stacking the fans with the hardware box in between them helps in keeping the heaviest bits apart from each other so that they don’t get damaged.

On the first look, the Corsair ML140 case fans may look like the rest of the case fans with the black frames and gray rubber anti-vibration pads in the corners.

The different thing here is that the seven blades of the fans are white and each hub on the fans has four RGB LEDs inside of it that provide the user with quite a light show. There is a 4-pin fan power connection and a much thinner 4-pin connection which goes to the fan hub that the fans come with.

The Corsair fans do offer the best options for LED control and user-friendly UI which will be helpful for the enthusiasts out there.

Pros
  • The hybrid design does work well anywhere inside your PC case
  • Four RGB LEDs in the central hub provide a decent lighting effect
  • The low operating speed in quiet mode is near-silent
  • You have the option of very high speed if you feel the need
Cons
  • The fans require a 12V PWM to provide full torque
  • Quite expensive relative to the other fans
  • Slightly noisy at high speeds

Phanteks PH-F140MP

Phanteks PH-F140MP

Phanteks were known for their excellent CPU air coolers until recently. However, with the launch of Phanteks Enthoo Primo PC case, they made a statement of taking on custom watercooling in stride and Phanteks also backed it up with cases to follow.

Phanteks launched their case fans specifically the Phanteks PH-F120MP and the Phanteks PH-F140MP, but here we will be talking about the Phanteks PH-F140MP 140mm case fans. The Phanteks PH-F140MP case fans are high static pressure fans which were actually marketed for radiators.

The package that these fans come in is a nice box that tells you right away what the product is while it also shows you a part of the fan in a clean manner.

Specifications

Size140mm x 140mm x 25mm
RGBNo
BearingMagnetic Levitation
Rotational Speed500 – 1600 ± 250 RPM
Fan Airflow68.1 CFM
Noise17 – 25.3 dB(A)
Static Pressure1.62mm H2O
Input Current0.2 A
Input Power2.4 W
Rate VoltageDC 12V

When we open the box, the fan is revealed along with a set of 4 self-tapping screws, no rubber mounts, no vibration dampeners. The Phanteks PH-F140MP fans are actually meant to be used on radiators with screws provided with the radiator unit which is why the fan comes packaged like this. However, the Phanteks PH-F140MP fan does perform really well as a case fan and you can use these included four screws to mount the Phanteks PH-F140MP fans to the case.

The Phanteks PH-F140MP fans have rubber pads that are attached on the corners in order to provide some vibration dampening.

The Phanteks PH-F140MP fan has a magnetic, brushless DC motor that draws a maximum of 0.2A of maximum operating current. According to the nature of the PWM devices in the PC DIY sector, it is best that the fans are left running at a constant of 12V and so the maximum operating power draw is 2.4W for the Phanteks PH-F140MP fan.

The Phanteks PH-F140MP fan’s cables sleeving is not the best, but at least it is all black wires used everywhere. These cables have a length of 20 inches to use on a radiator and then a PWM splitter.

The Phanteks PH-F140MP fan has a nice black frame and white blade design that will go with a lot of build color schemes. It is also designed for custom watercoolers who usually need and buy multiple fans to fit on the radiators which means that the fans being quiet on their own will be a lot of help.

Pros
  • Great build quality
  • Quite cheap relative to the other case fans
  • The fan is really quiet when operating
  • Nice black frame and white fan blades color scheme
  • Long sleeved cables
Cons
  • No RGB
  • The white color will probably require a little more frequent cleaning

Fractal Design Venturi HF-14

Fractal Design Venturi HF-14

The Fractal Design Venturi is actually a fan series that features 120mm fans and 140mm fans, made to deliver high quality design and structure, but here we will be talking about the 140mm Fractal Design Venturi HF-14 fan. The Fractal Design Venturi HF-14 fans have a built-in rubber vibration dampening corners paired with top quality electronics and materials.

The Fractal Design Venturi HF-14 fans come in a nice package box colored black with light blue accents color scheme and it has a flap that covers a transparent cut, through which the structure of the fans can be seen.

Specifications

Size140mm x 140mm x 25mm
RGBNo
BearingFDB
Rotational Speed1200 RPM
Fan Airflow118.2 CFM
Noise26.5 dB(A)
Static Pressure0.95mm H2O
Input Current0.3 A – Maximum
Input Power2.2 W
Fan input Voltage12V

The Fractal Design Venturi HF-14 fan has an innovative and a very solid frame structure. Also, the Fractal Design Venturi HF-14 fan has a pretty unique design, painted in black matte octagon frames that are made from high grade glass fiber reinforced thermoplastic polymer with one quite an interesting feature.

The Fractal Design Venturi HF-14 fan has the vibration-dampening corners that are made from solid high-quality synthetic rubber that is detachable.

You can mount the 140mm fan on a 120mm fan slot by simply using the smaller corners and vice versa. It is quite an interesting feature for a fan as it provides versatile mounting and cooling options.

However, installing the corners is not exactly an easy task because a lot of pressure is needed, but once they are attached to the frame, they do provide reliable and rigid connections, and most of all, they reduce the vibrations.

The Fractal Design Venturi HF-14 fan has 11 pretty narrow, but very sharply angled blades and geometry optimized for amazing airflow.

Connection between the frames and the propellers is done by FDB bearings equipped with a counter balanced magnet that helps in reducing the axial tension on the bearings and helps in providing silent operation and very long lifespan. The Fractal Design Venturi HF-14 fan has an entirely sleeved power cable.

Pros
  • Versatile options for fan mounting
  • Really quiet when operating
  • The fans have a classic sleek design
  • Impressive performance
Cons
  • Max RPM is a little loud

Noiseblocker Alphacool L12

Noiseblocker Alphacool L12

Noiseblocker is in the market in the segment for IT fans. Noisblocker are quite experienced and are reliable when it comes to fans while they also guarantee high quality in the production of their products.

The fan we are going to be talking about here is the Noiseblocker Alphacool L12 case fan.

Specifications

Size140mm x 140mm x 29mm
RGBNo
BearingNB-NanoSLI 2 Magnet-Schwebelager
Rotational Speed300-1200 RPM
Fan Airflow142.59m3 / h
Noise24.28 dB(A)
Static Pressure1.08mm H2O
Input Power1.44 W
Fan input Voltage12V

The Noiseblocker Alphacool L12 case fan comes in simple package that is a silver colored box with the picture of the fan on the front of the box. The front of the box also has some of the important features that the fan has listed on the front.

The fan has a black color frame while the fan itself is white along with the noise dampening rubber pads on the corners are in white color too. The Noiseblocker Alphacool L12 case fan has a NB-NanoSLI 2 Magnet-Shwebelager bearing type.

The Noiseblocker Alphacool L12 fan does have a nice design and has excellent build quality. The Noiseblocker Alphacool L12 fan also provides the enthusiasts with great performance as it does provide great airflow while the fan itself does stay pretty quiet while operating, even at the fan’s top speed of 1200 RPM, the fan barely makes any noise.

The Noiseblocker Alphacool L12 fan also comes with 6 year warranty, and it is German engineered for the quality assurance. The Noiseblocker Alphacool L12 fan has 9 blades nicely angled and each blade has kind of like fins on one of the edges which does look good.

Do keep in mind that these fans are actually 29mm instead of the normal 25mm, so check and make sure that you have enough space in your PC case.

Pros
  • It has a solid build quality
  • It has excellent performance
  • Quiet operation even at max fan speed
Cons
  • It is white, so it may need more frequent cleaning
  • Thicker than usual case fans

ARCTIC F14

ARCTIC F14

The F14 fan series was announced by Arctic, which consists of six new 140mm fans with a wide variety of features. However, these fans are all part of the same series; they have little in common with each other. The F14 series of fans have only two same traits which are the six year warranty and the physical size of 140mm. The dimensions of all of the six fans is 140mm x 140mm x 27mm (W x L x H).

Specifications

Size140mm x 140mm x 27mm
RGBNo
BearingFluid Dynamic Bearing
Rotational Speed1350 RPM
Fan Airflow74 CFM
Noise0.3 Sone @1350 RPM
Static Pressure1.3mm H2O
Input Current0.11 A
Fan input Voltage12V DC

The ARCTIC F14 PWM PST CO fan uses dual ball bearings, while most of the fans use fluid dynamic bearings. The F14 Silent fan and the F14 TC fan are the two most unique fans in the list, the F14 Silent has an 800 RPM, that is lower than the other fans in the F14 fan series which ranges from 960 RPM to 1350 RPM, however lower RPM means lower noise and it operated quieter at 0.08 Sone of noise level.

Now, for the F14 TC is unique in the way that it uses a temperature sensor that helps in adjusting the speed, while this fan spins at 960 RPM to 1350 RPM, it can also adjust its speed in order to keep the case between 32-38 °C. When the temperature drops below 32 °C, that is when the fan shuts off completely.

Now, the other fans in the list are also designed to shut off when the PWM signal sent to them drops below 40%. Doing this helps in keeping your PC relatively quiet when it is idle and helps in keeping the PC cool when at full load.

The frame of the ARCTIC F14 fan is black while the fan itself is white. It does not have any noise dampening rubber on the corners of the ARCTIC F14 fan. But, it still operates quite silently even at full load.

The ARCTIC F14 fan is a great choice for your PC build. It has an innovative blade design, the airflow of the fan is great at high speeds while at low speeds, the airflow is quite good. However, the ARCTIC F14 fan will make sure that your PC does remain cool while staying pretty silent.

Pros
  • Impressive performance
  • It has a creative blade design for efficient airflow and ventilation
  • It operates silently even at high speeds
Cons
  • It lacks aesthetics

ARCTIC BioniX P140

ARCTIC BioniX P140

To start with, the ARCTIC BioniX P140 case fans are actually optimized for static pressure and offer a 0dB mode and a few technical improvements. The ARCTIC BioniX P140 fans are available in red and white colors.

The package for the ARCTIC BioniX P140 case fans is a simple box that is in black color with accents of the color of the fan you’re getting. The front of the box has the fan itself pictured on it along with some of the important technical data and special features of the fans are also listed here.

Specifications

Size140mm x 140mm x 25mm
RGBNo
BearingFluid Dynamic Bearing
Rotational Speed200 – 1950 RPM
Fan Airflow77.6 CFM
Noise0.45 Sone @1950 RPM
Static Pressure2.85mm H2O
Input Current0.15 A
Input Power1.8 W
Fan input Voltage12V

The focus of the air flow and the optimization to a high static pressure are promoted, with what the fans are specifically suitable for the use with pinholes and filters, which increase the air resistance. Fan’s efficiency have also improved compared to the previous models.

The ARCTIC BioniX P140 fan only requires a 0.15A of input current. It does actually benefit the “PWM sharing technology” too, this simply hides the fact that the PWM connections of the fans are “looped through” and therefore several fans can be connected together to one of the PWM connectors on the motherboard.

This does mean that the load on the PWM port will add up. As some of the motherboards only provide 1.0A of current for these connections, so the Arctic themselves recommend on their support page to not to connect more than 5 fans in series and also to check the specifications of the motherboard just to be on the safe side.

The P series offers a 0dB mode as a new feature. When the PWM signal goes below 5%, the fan switches off completely.

The ARCTIC BioniX P140 fan’s motor is also promoted by Arctic as a low vibration one, so that they can leave the anti-vibration rubbers out of the ARCTIC BioniX P140 fans. Arctic does give a 10 year warranty on the ARCTIC BioniX P model fans.

ARCTIC BioniX P140 fan does have impressive cooling performance. The ARCTIC BioniX P140 fans are audible at the maximum speed, but not too much. The low vibration motor of the ARCTIC BioniX P140 fan does perform quite well in order to keep the noise levels of the ARCTIC BioniX P140 fan quite low.

Pros
  • The fan has appealing color schemes
  • The fan provides impressive performance
  • The fan has low to decent noise levels
  • Great build quality
  • 10 year warranty
Cons
  • The fan is definitely not the quietest at high speeds

Corsair Air Series AF140

Corsair Air Series AF140

Corsair did really well with their SP and AF series of fans, now Corsair have also added LED versions of both the fan series to their range of PC accessories. Here we will be talking about the Corsair Air Series AF140 case fan.

Specifications

Size140mm x 140mm x 25mm
RGBNo
BearingSleeve
Rotational Speed1200 RPM
Fan Airflow66.4 CFM
Noise25.5 dB(A)
Static Pressure0.80mm H2O
Input Current0.23 A
Working Voltage7V – 12V

Corsair’s LED fans are mainly focused for the enthusiasts who want high airflow and low noise along with a little bit of lighting effects going on in their PC case at a reasonable price point.

However, this range of fans has a slightly different performance in comparison to their non-LED counterparts. These LED quiet editions have specifications that fall right between the quiet and performance editions of the non-LED fans and are actually sold at a cheaper price.

However, the addition of the LED fans to Corsair’s line up is not much of a revolutionary move by Corsair, but more of an expected evolution of the original design. These fans are manufactured in five different color schemes by Corsair which are blue, red, green, white, and purple. So, pretty much everyone will be able to find the right fan that matches their PC build’s color scheme.

The Corsair Air Series AF140 fan comes in quite a simple packaging that has a simple box with the branding, basic specs and also a clear window that showcase the actual fan inside the box.

The exterior of the Corsair Air Series AF140 fan has a great build quality and the general aesthetics of the Corsair Air Series AF140 fan is really nice. An open corner design does help in compatibility with some types of CPU cooler. Corsair Air Series AF140 case fans color scheme is a simple black frame with frosted fan blades.

Corsair’s fantastic attention to detail continues on the back of the fan where all of the wires on the frame are flush and colored in black in an attempt to minimize distraction from the main feature, that is the 4 LEDs that are located in the corners of the fan.

The main feature of the Corsair Air Series AF140 case fan in comparison to the other fans by Corsair is the LEDs, and the LEDs of the Corsair Air Series AF140 case fan do perform really well even in bright conditions.

Corsair Air Series AF140 case fans provide the enthusiasts with outstanding build quality for the price and you get the real feeling that Corsair have manufactured after thinking hard about the consumers’ needs and the design of the product. The solid build quality of these fans is pretty much the reason why these fans are quite popular.

Pros
  • Impressive performance
  • Quiet performance while providing good air flow
  • Excellent build quality
Cons
  • A little bit expensive
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