Pros: Nice BRIGHT LEDs
A nice inclusion was the 2x3 piece of paper written entirely in Chinese( in chart form, no less) :-)
3 pin connection generous with the wire
Corsair: A well known and trusted brand
MAX Air Flow 62 CFM (The amount of airflow a fan can produce per minute is most commonly measured in cubic feet per minute)
MAX Sound Level 26dBA 20 rustling leaves
40 babbling brook computer.......They are quiet
Max Static Pressure 1.43 mm-h20 Sorta looks like a barometric reading
Quiet if you want them to be and have the gear/software to make them so
Cons: Unless they fail (aggravate me cause I can hear them) or stop spinning...None
Overall Review: A fan is a fan. They move air and get dirty. It doesn't matter if it is a room fan or a computer fan they all do the same thing. I can clean my room fans easily because of their size. I can appear to clean a computer fan but no one can get in deep enough to clean it thoroughly. I wipe down the blades and blast it with air from a can or compressor but they won't come as clean as I want down deep. That's why I replace my fans after a couple years. I have owned many fan brands and many, many fans through the years, Zalman, Phantek, Corsair, CoolerMaster, Rosewill, no brand, etc. I have had 80 mm to 240mm very few have failed during use. I describe failure as noise I can't stand....none have stopped spinning.
The nomenclature "High Airflow Static Pressure Fan" intrigued me. To me static means fixed or showing little or no change. After some thought it means that the fan merely spins at a constant aka static rate which is equal in all directions unless you have BIOS fan control and/or mobo branded software that allows OS control. I have both and my case (Phanteks Enthoo Pro) has a fan hub that can be controlled in BIOS as long as I know which fan header controls the hub. All this means is that I can control fan speed down to about 800 rpm and up to 1150 rpm which Corsair lists as top speed. At 800 they are essentially inaudible. In BIOS if I set the fans at 1150 i can hear them. I'd rather not so I keep them low. I tested the fans ability to respond to commands. I set a profile that would increase RPM's when the temp hit a certain set point. I compiled some code and the fans increased when I expected them to. This is what they should do.
Never did I imagine I would want LED fans.....But now with a beautiful windowed case and cool looking components I want to see inside. My first build with the Phanteks involved Red, White and Blue fans because I did not know which color would please me the most. White was my decision. They afford me the clearest look at my stuff...just like white overhead or room lamps do. The AF 140 are the brightest fan LEDs in the case so I put them where I could see best...up top.
Install was very easy. The screws are quality and threaded straight. The AF 140's secured snugly thus no annoying rattle.
Ask yourself: What do I want from your fans? If your answer is good looks, good function and good fit then these will fit your bill! Recommended !!!!
Pros: The Corsair AF series case fans are very good case fans for the price, as you would expect it upholds the Corsair build quality. The AF series uses sleeved bearings, there are 4 different types of bearings that PC fans utilize, sleeved bearing use 2 surfaces lubricated with grease or oil and have near silent operation and the only other bearing type more silent operation are Fluid bearing but are very expensive, and not worth the money in my opinion.
Cons: These fan use the 3 pin on the 4 pin so no (PWM) I really do like these case fans the color is terrific and they move a lot of air for their near silent operation, I would have liked for there’s fans to have damping, or vibration padding at fan mounting point, but most of us already have fan rubber mounts and if not it does not make much of a difference.
Overall Review: The AF series come with a 2 year warranty and there RMA process is so painless. Overall the AF series are of great quality and look great with near silent operation, and are great case fans at its current price point. I would highly recommend any corsair product especially there line of power supplies.
Pros: The Corsair AF Series fan is a great all purpose fan that has great color and provides superior cooling performance. Installation was a snap with the provided fan screws and the cable length was plenty long enough. I was getting 1340 rpms with my fan and I could feel the punch of the wind blowing over my hand. Even at max speed the fan was pretty quite. The 4 mounted LED's gave the blades of the fan a nice red glow. I think a fan of this quality is priced right even around 15 dollars.
Cons: I really did not like how the fan did not have sound dampening rubber pads. I know if you tighten it up tight enough it wont rattle but if one hole gets stripped or over used over time it may get that. I think the red was not deep enough. Even in the dark, to me the red looked a little pink. Maybe it was the white blades that dulled the red.
Overall Review: I know its a simple thing, but I would have liked to have seen 4 screws for radiator mount included with the fan. I know its main purpose is for high air flow but If I wanted something that I could throw on my radiator this would be a semi decent option. Corsair is known for great quality products with excellent RMA service. I would surely buy this fan again if there was a need.
Pros: I swapped out an old noisy fan for this Corsair one. The build quality is fantastic. The blades texture is interesting and seems very durable. It's very quiet. I was unable to hear it over GPU and Water cooler. I'm not able to register airflow but I have some other fans that came with my case which from sticking my hand in front of them don't feel as much airflow. I have this one set to push air from in the case out. It's been working well even while gaming for almost 2 weeks now.
Cons: Nothing yet, it never rattled or got loud and it's pushing air quietly.
Overall Review: Install was simple. They provide all of the screws you'll need.
Pros: - Moves a lot of air. I also have a TT 140mm fan in the same case. The TT fan came with the Tower 900 case and the Corsair AF 140 definitely moves more air. The fans themselves are larger, but the center of the fan is also larger than the TT fan center, so at first I didn't think the difference would be noticeable. It is definitely noticeable, though, and no difference in sound at low or higher RPM.
- Looks good. LED's are only in the center, but it's a good look for a 140 mm fan if you just want some light and the larger size.
- Corsair quality. Packaging and fan quality is virtually flawless.
- Fairly quiet for a large, high-volume fan. No louder than any other 140 mm that I've used. In fact, lower decibels than most I've used in the past, I'd say.
Cons: - No RGB. I know. Not advertised as that, so why would that be a con. I guess with low costs now with many RGB fans on the market, this type of fan will soon be obsolete. But for single purpose, single color - it is perfect.
- Not PWM. This is controlled by voltage only, as far as I can tell. Only 3 pin. But works fine on motherboard or in fan hub/regulator that can control it.
Overall Review: I'm using this fan in ThermalTake Tower 900 as top exhaust fan in the top (front side) so that it can emit light down onto the board and pull the radiant heat away from GPU and CPU. It has two major cons that will keep most from buying it. But it is a great looking fan and has specific uses that some people may love. For me, it was exactly what I wanted. I have other components for RGB, so this fan was a bonus just to match my white case and add some light - and pull some hot air out of the case. I wish I could attach a picture!
Pros: + Super Quiet
+ Adds Color
Cons: - None
Overall Review: I installed this in my 23 year old son's 3 1/2 year old Cyber Power rig. He uses this every day for hours on end. He had a fan on the side that was making a bit of noise. This Corsair fit perfectly and is perfectly quiet. The original fan was not lighted. The red back-light really sets off his rig when he is gaming at night. The fan has been installed for a week now and performs flawlessly. He said it has brought down his temperatures about 3 - 5 degrees too! I highly recommend the Corsair AF Series AF120 LED, if you are in need of a replacement or an extra fan for additional cooling. Thanks! 😉👍
Pros: The fan is well built, the frame is fairly rigid. The red lighting is fairly uniform and bright. The cable on this fan is pretty long, making it easy to place and connect without much trouble, even in a larger case. It moves a lot of air compared to the noise is generates. It also generates a decent amount of static pressure. The fan lends itself fairly well to being mounted in the front or back of a case, and it generates enough static pressure that it should be more than adequate for use on a radiator. Includes 4 fan screws in the box.
Cons: It doesn't come with any accessories like a grille or power adapter. It's only a 3 pin fan, at this price level I would like to see PWM control. The lights are only 1 brightness (unless you are doing voltage speed control of course ) and 1 color. Ball bearings would also be a nice touch, though I have had very good luck with the longevity of other Corsair fans I own. I would also like to see it have a few more LEDs in the center and remove the sticker from the blades (intake side) and have the hole center hub of the fan glowing with the LED lights.
Overall Review: These fans definitely have a unique look with the transparent blades and the light source in the center of the fan. It moves a lot of air generates a decent amount of pressure while remaining quiet. It would be nice to see these shipped with some plug adapters or a grille. Being a 3 pin fan, there's no option for PWM control so the lighting will change a bit with the speed. The frame of the fan is fairly rigid and well designed for its size, the physical quality is very good. I absolutely love the longer cables the corsair fans have, it makes it a lot easier to place and route the cable to a fan controller or motherboard header with less headaches. I have had this fan in service for about a month and I have had no real qualms with it save for some nit picking of features I would like to see, I have no reason to give it anything less than a five egg rating.
Pros: Plug’n’Play, and they’re reasonably quiet; I didn’t notice much of a noise difference after installation.
Cons: The only power connectors are the 3-pin MB plugs, which can limit the number of fans you can use depending on how many sockets you have available on your MB.
Overall Review: A good choice for a case fan; neat LEDs, decent air movement, and not too noisy.