NZXT FX 120 and FX 140 Fan Review

Editor: James Clewer  Date: 31-05-11   0 Comment(s) - Join the discussion here
Introduction and specifications

Product on Review: FX-120LB and FX-140LB fans
Manufacturer: NZXT
Street Price:
- FX 120mm fan - £10.99 (Inc. VAT)
- FX 140mm fan - £11.99 (Inc. VAT)

NZXT have been regulars here at Vortez over the last couple of years. We've tested quite a few of their excellent cases, a couple of fan controllers and even one of their mice. Now it's time to take a look at a couple of fans from their 'Enthusiast' range.



NZXT have recently impressed Vortez and the PC community with their excellent H2 and Phantom case designs. They have made it apparent that they understand design, cooling and their market very well indeed. This is doubly impressive since they themselves are a relatively new company having first established themselves in 2004

First let's hear a little from the company themselves:

NZXT, a company built upon gamer's dreams, hopes to create products that put consumers first. With the objective of designing unique products catered for hardware enthusiasts and gamers, NZXT has grown into a globally renowned brand recognized for dedication towards creating the next great gaming product. NZXT has won numerous awards from media and publications from across the globe with a product line spanning from gaming chassis, power, and gaming input devices. As a corporation formed by gamers, NZXT continues to expand into new horizons and push the limits further with each product unveiling.


The 'Enthusiast Fan' designation that these new NZXT fans have been given hints that some performance may be on offer. The reality is that these fans are the most powerful we have tested up until now.

Specifications

Today we have the 120mm and 140mm models on test - their specifications follow:

120mm - FX-120LB

Fan size - 120 x 120 x 25 mm
Bearing - Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB)
Life - 35,000 hours
Settings - Low Medium High
Current - 0.08A 0.15A 0.3A
Input - 0.96W 1.8W 3.6W
Speed - 1000rpm +/-10% 1800rpm +/-10% 2600rpm +/-10%
Air Flow - 35.8 CFM 64.5 CFM 96 CFM
Air Pressure - 0.75 mm-H20 2.4mm-H20 4.8mm-H20
Noise - 22 dBA 32.8 dBA 36.5 dBA
Connector - 3 pin
Silicone mount x 4, Metal screw x 4, Molex-to-3 Pin-adapter x 1

140mm - FX-140LB

Fan size - 140 x 140 x 25 mm
Bearing - Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB)
Life - 35,000 hours
Settings - Low Medium High
Current - 0.13A 0.25A 0.55A
Input - 1.56W 3W 6.6W
Speed - 1000rpm +/-10% 1500rpm +/-10% 2000rpm +/-10%
Air Flow - 49.1 CFM 73.8 CFM 98.3 CFM
Air Pressure - 0.56 mm-H20 1.3mm-H20 2.2mm-H20
Noise - 22.1 dBA 30.8 dBA 37 dBA
Connector - 3 pin
Silicone mount x 4, Metal screw x 4, Molex-to-3 Pin-adapter x 1



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