Fractal Design 140mm Computer Case Fan 11.99 @ Ebuyer
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Fractal Design 140mm Computer Case Fan 11.99 @ Ebuyer

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Found 22nd Dec 2017Edited by:"Zaidyzaid"
Some nice looking case fans to keep your PC cool. Usually they're around 20 bucks. I believe amazon are selling them for £15 on offer so this makes for a pretty good deal.
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Are they noisy?
You will need to add £3.98 for the cheapest (Super Saver) delivery unless you can collect from them.

Also this price is for 1 fan (Model Fd-fan-dyn-x2-gp14-wt ) not 2 as the OP implies.
Edited by: "faccjd1" 22nd Dec 2017
Great British Pounds my dear fellow (or should that be DUDE), none of this yanky buck rubbish
Same price on amazon, with 3 good reviews. Apparently not the quietest, but not the loudest either @pcangeldust
I just built a pc, these fans came in the case, I swapped them out for some Noctua fans which turned out to be pointless. The Noctuas were louder, shifted a bit more air obviously, but temps remained the same. So i went back to these at much less cost. They are near silent and move enough air.
Edited by: "willllllllll" 22nd Dec 2017
Hmm im needing fans but wondering if I should get these or something else.
Are these razor sharp like their old fans that would come in the mini R2 etc?
minicale8 m ago

Are these razor sharp like their old fans that would come in the mini R2 …Are these razor sharp like their old fans that would come in the mini R2 etc?


Don't put your fingers in fans full stop

(or anything else, no matter how unclear the instructions are)
Joshimitsu9122 m ago

Don't put your fingers in fans full stop(or anything else, no matter how …Don't put your fingers in fans full stop(or anything else, no matter how unclear the instructions are)


Good advice especially if she's had one too many!
faccjd11 h, 52 m ago

You will need to add £3.98 for the cheapest (Super Saver) delivery unless …You will need to add £3.98 for the cheapest (Super Saver) delivery unless you can collect from them.Also this price is for 1 fan (Model Fd-fan-dyn-x2-gp14-wt ) not 2 as the OP implies.


It has also been this price on Ebay for a very long time... but with free delivery.

ebay.co.uk/itm…698
Fractals are ok but I'd avoid this fan, its 3pin.

3 pins are no good at lower speeds because they don't control speed as well.

fans should never reach max because at max all fans are loud, i had a fractal 4pin pwm and it was great at 70 or below, still shifted enough air but was reasonably quiet.

you would be much better off paying a tiny amount extra to get a 4pin fan

I run Noctua p-14 and Corsair ML (magnetic levitation) fans in my machine. tuned to hell most don't need to go above 40% when gaming. my machine doesn't roar while gaming, most people are astounded by the fact its 100% air cooled and keeps the temps so low while making so next to no noise


If you want a cheap PWM that shifts far more air than the Fractal then a good choice is a Noctua Redux (same as premium Noctua but no extras like splitter or rubber screw thingymabobs)

amzn.eu/e8l…bN4 <- just a quick example but this is 4pin pwm, shifts more air and costs £2 more and no delivery if you have prime


MTBF Fractal 100,000 hours, Noctua 150,000, so should last much longer before replacement too.

I'm not colding this deal, I don't know why i'm not, but honestly i really cant see any reason for a 3pin fan as they are so much worse and you save so little.
Dan__2 h, 20 m ago

Hmm im needing fans but wondering if I should get these or something else.


yes you should get something else, something 4pin as PWM is a massive improvement.
Fractal but 4 pin is good,

Noctua 4pin as long as you realise Noctua don't need to go over 40% except in extreme conditions (honestly you may think Armageddon is happening at 90%) Noctua are for people who know what they are doing.

Corsair ML if you got cash to splash as mag lev stays quiet while shifting plenty of air and is very easy to create a pleasing cooling curve in most software (there is no need to go over 85% and under that they are pleasingly quiet)
Syst3mzero1 h, 58 m ago

yes you should get something else, something 4pin as PWM is a massive …yes you should get something else, something 4pin as PWM is a massive improvement.Fractal but 4 pin is good,Noctua 4pin as long as you realise Noctua don't need to go over 40% except in extreme conditions (honestly you may think Armageddon is happening at 90%) Noctua are for people who know what they are doing.Corsair ML if you got cash to splash as mag lev stays quiet while shifting plenty of air and is very easy to create a pleasing cooling curve in most software (there is no need to go over 85% and under that they are pleasingly quiet)



You know of a good software to control fans outside bios obviously
pcangeldust3 h, 23 m ago

You know of a good software to control fans outside bios obviously



Depends on motherboard. if the motherboard manufacturer makes a semi decent one its better than adding yet another 3rd party piece of software to your start up. I mostly use asus ai suite. Its not bad, trick is getting a useful curve on each fan.

easiest way of tuning a fan is to calibrate it then set the 3 basic points, 1 lowest possible while running, 2 40% at 45c, and 3 100% at 75c (these are overkill settings for safety.

run some monitoring software on a phone, I'm using arx and amd link because I wanted to see how well it works (amd card intel cpu) and re balance the system by gaming something heavy, the aim is to tweak each fan lower to achieve 62c while on a heavy game.

for my case my rear fan wasn't quite cutting it with a noctua so I replaced it with a corsair ML for less noise at the higher airflow.

on heavy games most my fans run at 20-40% while 2k gaming (frtc 100) an i7 6700k and a nitro+ 480 amd card at about 54c cpu and 58c gpu. the rear mag lev has to run at 50-70%.


TL:DR its not hugely important which software you use, more how your rpm temp curves are formed. if your mobo software isn't good enough try speedfan
Syst3mzero18 m ago

Depends on motherboard. if the motherboard manufacturer makes a semi …Depends on motherboard. if the motherboard manufacturer makes a semi decent one its better than adding yet another 3rd party piece of software to your start up. I mostly use asus ai suite. Its not bad, trick is getting a useful curve on each fan. easiest way of tuning a fan is to calibrate it then set the 3 basic points, 1 lowest possible while running, 2 40% at 45c, and 3 100% at 75c (these are overkill settings for safety.run some monitoring software on a phone, I'm using arx and amd link because I wanted to see how well it works (amd card intel cpu) and re balance the system by gaming something heavy, the aim is to tweak each fan lower to achieve 62c while on a heavy game.for my case my rear fan wasn't quite cutting it with a noctua so I replaced it with a corsair ML for less noise at the higher airflow. on heavy games most my fans run at 20-40% while 2k gaming (frtc 100) an i7 6700k and a nitro+ 480 amd card at about 54c cpu and 58c gpu. the rear mag lev has to run at 50-70%.TL:DR its not hugely important which software you use, more how your rpm temp curves are formed. if your mobo software isn't good enough try speedfan


I tried asus ai suit and it felt kinda unresponsive but that was before I did a clean reinstall so I think another go is justified. I am using 2 noctua nf-f12 fans as intake, normally I run them on PWM but my GTX 1080 Ti is running way too hot so I have them on DC mode. They really aren't meant to be ran above 50%, now they the loudest thing in the case and yet my 1080Ti is still above 80C sadly.

So you think the corsair ML fans are better than the noctua?
Syst3mzero6 h, 18 m ago

yes you should get something else, something 4pin as PWM is a massive …yes you should get something else, something 4pin as PWM is a massive improvement.Fractal but 4 pin is good,Noctua 4pin as long as you realise Noctua don't need to go over 40% except in extreme conditions (honestly you may think Armageddon is happening at 90%) Noctua are for people who know what they are doing.Corsair ML if you got cash to splash as mag lev stays quiet while shifting plenty of air and is very easy to create a pleasing cooling curve in most software (there is no need to go over 85% and under that they are pleasingly quiet)




Thanks for that.
Ive got the fractal design define r5 case, which I got earlier this year and love it. Thinking of getting another 1 or 2 140mm fans and that will do. Currently just have the standard 2 it came with but I plan on overclocking and adding a decent graphics card so that will do.
Ive actually got a noctua cooler on the cpu.
Edited by: "Dan__" 23rd Dec 2017
pcangeldust1 h, 38 m ago

I tried asus ai suit and it felt kinda unresponsive but that was before I …I tried asus ai suit and it felt kinda unresponsive but that was before I did a clean reinstall so I think another go is justified. I am using 2 noctua nf-f12 fans as intake, normally I run them on PWM but my GTX 1080 Ti is running way too hot so I have them on DC mode. They really aren't meant to be ran above 50%, now they the loudest thing in the case and yet my 1080Ti is still above 80C sadly. So you think the corsair ML fans are better than the noctua?


I think your problem is only using 2 intake 120mm fans with a beast like a 1080ti.
whats your out config and can you not fit something bigger on intake.
I have 1x120mm out and 3x140mm in.
if you only have 120mm mounting but its not too tight the best move is to get something like this noctua fan which is mounted on 120mm fitting (140mm fan, 120mm fitting, needs a about 3-4mm more space to fit than a 120mm) lots of cases accommodate this.

also any bottom mounted fans? they make the biggest difference to gpu, one trick I used is sitting my cube case on a granite chopping board. perfectly fits and doesn't look odd as its nice black one (£5 from b&m a couple of years ago)

the ML fans are pretty good, properly calibrated 1900rpm max, 570rpm no noise at all, seriously you would likely get your ear chopped up trying to get it close enough to hear them. 1100rpm they make a soothing whisper, 1350 they are quiet but noticeable.
I have 2 front mag levs 140mm that sit at 570rpm constantly up to 30c then slowly rise to 800rpm at 60c so they never go above 800 but but to be safe they hit 1400rpm at 70 and 1900rpm at 80c.

bottom intake has a 140mm noctua that aims at the gpu and runs at 320rpm (only approx. 17% of max) to 35c and then gentle increase to 640rpm (approx 33%) at 60c. then redundantly since it never gets there 800rpm (50%) at 70.

thing is if you look at any fans in a series so even a identical noctua 120mm and 140mm and take a look at their stats the extra 2cm makes a massive difference.

nf a12 = 107,5 m³/h
nf a14 = 140,2 m³/h

and big static pressure changes too

nf a12 = 1,19 mm H₂O
nf a14 = 2,08 mm H₂O

technically the Noctua outperform the corsair mag levs if both are maxed out but the mag levs can get closer to maxed out without sounding like it, 75% speed they make the same noise as 50% on a noctua and no one should really ever aim to go over 50%, I'm fussy about sound, really fussy, most people probably wouldn't mind the mag levs at 85% but I have got used to a pc you cant hear is switched on now and once you have been there you cant go back.

also if you can tweak you gpu fans, start them low speed at lower temps, it makes a big difference, if you allow them to work as planned some cards like to reach 50c before even starting the fans, that's a bit high as temps are then already building. its kind of like a car on a hill with no breaks, if you are holding it its easy, if you allow it to roll then try to catch it you get run over, mine start at 43c at low speed, which seems to make a big difference. my card only goes over 33c if its gaming so its going to come on anyway but despite only altering the start point it now keeps the card cool rather than tries to cool a hot card by the time it starts, result? about less rpm and a slightly cooler card with most the games i tested it on than when I used AMD stock settings (haven't used a NVidia in a couple of years so no idea of current setting there).

TL:DR don't worry, its geek waffle only for the cooling obsessed.
Syst3mzero7 h, 40 m ago

Fractals are ok but I'd avoid this fan, its 3pin.3 pins are no good at …Fractals are ok but I'd avoid this fan, its 3pin.3 pins are no good at lower speeds because they don't control speed as well.fans should never reach max because at max all fans are loud, i had a fractal 4pin pwm and it was great at 70 or below, still shifted enough air but was reasonably quiet.you would be much better off paying a tiny amount extra to get a 4pin fanI run Noctua p-14 and Corsair ML (magnetic levitation) fans in my machine. tuned to hell most don't need to go above 40% when gaming. my machine doesn't roar while gaming, most people are astounded by the fact its 100% air cooled and keeps the temps so low while making so next to no noiseIf you want a cheap PWM that shifts far more air than the Fractal then a good choice is a Noctua Redux (same as premium Noctua but no extras like splitter or rubber screw thingymabobs)http://amzn.eu/e8lmbN4 <- just a quick example but this is 4pin pwm, shifts more air and costs £2 more and no delivery if you have primeMTBF Fractal 100,000 hours, Noctua 150,000, so should last much longer before replacement too.I'm not colding this deal, I don't know why i'm not, but honestly i really cant see any reason for a 3pin fan as they are so much worse and you save so little.


3 pin fans and a fan controller with temp probes is my preference.
Sounds like your talking guff tbh... Not sure what your meaning about controlling low speeds badly and these fans on max at 1200rpm are barely audible.
willllllllll31 m ago

3 pin fans and a fan controller with temp probes is my preference. Sounds …3 pin fans and a fan controller with temp probes is my preference. Sounds like your talking guff tbh... Not sure what your meaning about controlling low speeds badly and these fans on max at 1200rpm are barely audible.



sorry, I really don't know how to put this any more polite but I'm really trying to find a way so please excuse if it comes over as aggressive, its not my intent.
if someone says something on a subject and you don't understand what they have said it doesn't make it untrue (unless you are Donald Trump)

4 pin pwm can achieve lower speeds and also more stable RPM at any speed than a 3pin.
control from a 3 pin means less accurate speeds, you may tell it to run at for example 800rpm but a 3 pin will then get close by varying the speed close to 800rpm by example running up and down constantly to 775rpm and 825 rpm and the changes in speed create additional noise and wear on the fan, whereas a pwm 4pin can more accurately hit the 800rpm varying by maybe 798-802 rpm.
it means there can be an audible difference and performance difference between the 2 and sometimes an unstable woosh woosh of speed changes if you listen closely.

I hope this helped explain and you do not feel insulted.
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Syst3mzero15 h, 30 m ago

sorry, I really don't know how to put this any more polite but I'm really …sorry, I really don't know how to put this any more polite but I'm really trying to find a way so please excuse if it comes over as aggressive, its not my intent.if someone says something on a subject and you don't understand what they have said it doesn't make it untrue (unless you are Donald Trump)4 pin pwm can achieve lower speeds and also more stable RPM at any speed than a 3pin.control from a 3 pin means less accurate speeds, you may tell it to run at for example 800rpm but a 3 pin will then get close by varying the speed close to 800rpm by example running up and down constantly to 775rpm and 825 rpm and the changes in speed create additional noise and wear on the fan, whereas a pwm 4pin can more accurately hit the 800rpm varying by maybe 798-802 rpm.it means there can be an audible difference and performance difference between the 2 and sometimes an unstable woosh woosh of speed changes if you listen closely.I hope this helped explain and you do not feel insulted.

Ok I see what you mean, I can get mine as low as 480 only and they will fluctuate between 480 and 510rpm. No detectable noise with these really but maybe different with others.
Cheers.
willllllllll23rd Dec

----- Ok I see what you mean, I can get mine as low as 480 only and they …----- Ok I see what you mean, I can get mine as low as 480 only and they will fluctuate between 480 and 510rpm. No detectable noise with these really but maybe different with others.Cheers.



omg you are awesome, most people take too much offense on forums, such a pleasure to find someone being polite.
Joshimitsu9122nd Dec

Don't put your fingers in fans full stop(or anything else, no matter how …Don't put your fingers in fans full stop(or anything else, no matter how unclear the instructions are)


Not spinning they cut you, it's easy enough to pick it up with your finger poking through the frame

They are good fans just evil fans.
minicale33 m ago

Not spinning they cut you, it's easy enough to pick it up with your finger …Not spinning they cut you, it's easy enough to pick it up with your finger poking through the frame They are good fans just evil fans.


It was a joke

Although I've got these fans and I can't say I've noticed them being sharp
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