Reviews and Problems with Corsair Air Series AF140
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28 September 2014
Summary: I have 3 of these installed in a Fractal Arc Midi R2 case. Two as front intake and one back exhaust. These move more air than the 3 Fractal Fans they replaced, especially at 12 volts. I like the color options with the rings. I have the white ones installed. The included 7 volt adapter is a nice accessory added. The fan cable is all black going into the motor and is a good length.
Summary: This is a 140mm 3pin fan. In the box, you'll find a lower-speed adapter. It is optimized for airflow without restrictions, so it would be optimal as an exhaust fan, or as a side-intake, and perhaps less effective as heatsink fan, a radiator fan, or as an intake in front of a bunch of hard drives. This fan is whisper quiet. At full speed, I can't hear it over my GPU fans while gaming, and I can't pick it out specifically unless I put my head right up to it.
Summary: I would have preferred this fan if it had all the same functionality as the stock fan that came in my Corsair 300R case. The fans that came with that case will function with my motherboard's built-in fan speed controlling software, but for some reason the $20 Corsair replacement fan does not. I ended up going back to the stock fan because of this. The fan itself is nice and quiet, but having less functionality than the standard fan is a definite deal-breaker.
Summary: Purchased this with high hopes, mainly because I hold Corsair with high regard and have used quite a few of their products and they have been of the highest quality. This fan looks like any other, credited as quiet airflow, but one of the massive design flaws are the rubber grommets that are at each corner to reduce noise reduction. Using to much torque causes the whole rubber piece to start rotating as well, pretty much ruining it.
Summary: First off the fan is very, very quiet. However, the rubberized mounting system Corsair decided to use really detracts from this fan. If Corsair wants us to try to insert a screw into a rubber mount then at least make sure the rubber mounts are strongly reinforced. I ended up destroying a mount trying to work a mounting screw into it. I replaced the fan with another AF140 and used rubber mounting posts this time which worked fine.
Summary: I bought it to cool down a 12.5" aperture truss dobsonian telescope where having vibration free operation is a must (high magnifications will magnify even the slightest jitters). Due to its large vanes and slow speed, it provides absolutely quiet operation with near zero vibrations and moves large quantities of air to quickly cool down the heavy glass mirror to ambient temperatures.
Summary: Get this fan if you're already buying into the Corsair Fan Series. Pros -It looks nice -It is quiet most of the time -Rubber mounting holes to reduce vibration Cons -Still louder than the competition -Still lower CFM than the competition I ended up swapping this fan out for a Noctua NF-A14 which had more airflow and was more quiet when at full RPM. If you're going for looks and don't mind the extra noise or less CFM go for it.
Silicone untapped; Destroys itself when attempting to mount
Joshua Olds, Amazon
18 July 2014
Summary: I absolutely hated installing these fans. For anyone who is wondering, the Silicone inserts that the screws mount through are not threaded! Corsair expects you to tap them with the screws as you screw them in. In reality, the screw holes were so tight I was unable to screw a screw through it using a hand screwdriver! I had to get out my power drill!
Will buy again...and again...and again. Great fans.
14 July 2014
Summary: I've never been as impressive with PC fans as much as I have been with these. They're very quiet, seem to be very well made, and the color rings are just a nice feature if you're into color coordinating you stuff(which I'm honestly not...but it's still nice) I enjoy adding external fans onto anything with vent-holes to keep them running cooler and extending the lifespan of the product. Because, let's face it, heat causes more problems with electronics than anything else.