WhyCry

Looking for slim 140mm fans

4 posts in this topic

I need to replace two fans on dual 140mm radiator, because they won't fit into my case. I have them installed on top of the case, but the top case lid is not tall enough to fit those two fans.

2015-07-04_10.56.51.thumb.jpg.a85b79be242015-07-04_10.57.15.thumb.jpg.e860286c032015-07-04_10.58.08.thumb.jpg.c3ef6aa6c4

I'm thinking of installing 4 slim fans, two on the bottom and two at the top for push & pull, but I will order two now, just to test if they fit (slim fans are not the cheapest ones, so better I better be sure).

The problem with slim 140mm fans is that most of them look like this

201312181026167.thumb.jpg.5f514718c16ba4

while the fan looks great, it's 140mm standard, the holes for screws are simply in wrong position

2013121843131719.thumb.png.6402120497c98

So basically, I need something like this

e593fb9c_240rad.thumb.jpeg.4971fb879a783

The problem is that I have no idea which fans should I buy. Any ideas?

Maybe thermaltake?

http://www.scorptec.com.au/product/Cooling/140mm%2B_Fans/58560-CL-F036-PL14WT-A

5597a33c972a1_2015-07-04_11_08_02-Therma

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

140mm fans static pressure isn't great for rads and difficult for me to recommend one never mind ones slimmer than 25mm. And yes, some of the mounting options are wacky, nothing wrong with good old fashioned screws at the corners. And that bottom photo of the Thermaltake, avoid ANY fans with stickers on as it unbalances the blades creating noise. No one in their right mind puts stickers on fans!

Still, will mention the 25mm 140mm case fans I've owned on my systems like the Alpenfoehn WingBoost 2 (I have a few green ones) and Be Quiet! Silent Wings 2 (too low pressure for rad use at 0.80), got a couple Corsair SP140's but with a PWM (5V?) cable to reduce the volts as no doubt it kick out plenty of air it is noisy at 12V. Next thing to consider is option to route the fan cables

My step would be to check mounting the top rad on the back of your case via mounts but just a quick look you can see that ain't happening. You can buy a shroud for when cases don't have enough room like this 3-fan Koolance option or 2-fan option and you'd probably need the longer screws too. Don't bother with any filters, just ends up reducing airflow.

 

Edit: My current rad fans are the 120mm versions of these Noiseblockers.

Edited by SMiThaYe
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well I don't know what to do, installing anything on the back of the case is just a crazy idea. My case is really huge, but not modular. so I can't remove HDD/IDE cages to get more room. Yeah, never thought I would need more room when I bought it ;)

I'm considering removing BigBang radiator, and installing something smaller.

yKekcOQ.jpg

It's the left side of this picture, I think I could fit those fans if not this radiator.. Not sure if I should do this though ;)

 

 

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Maybe it'd be simpler to look at another case - one where there is room for a top radiator with fans eg Enthoo Pro.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites