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Corsair Air Series AF and SP Cooling Fans Review - Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition Fan

Corsair brings forth a plethora of new case cooling fans. Let's have a look at what they are offering.

| Cooling Fans in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Aug 23, 2012 5:25 am
TweakTown Rating: 96%Manufacturer: Corsair

Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition Fan

 

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The AF140 QE comes in a red and black package that shows you everything you need to know right on the front, in plain sight. While the left side is offering a look at the fan inside the box, the red band on the right carries the name of the fan, speed and noise level, along with the three year warranty icon at the bottom left.

 

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On the side of the box, Corsair shows how the color rings pop off the fans so you can customize them. It also covers the rubber corner pieces to isolate the fans and the last image covers the color choices of rings that ship with each fan.

 

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On the back there is a brief explanation of what makes the AF140 special against the other offerings shown at the very bottom. There is also a full specs chart offered that covers every aspect about the fan included in this package. Off to the right the fan explanation is repeated in five other languages.

 

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Inside the fan fit snugly in a cardboard insert. Under the fan you will find the paperwork and extra color rings, while in the thicker folded end of the inner packaging, there is other hardware to be found as well.

 

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Here are the three plastic rings all together to show you the options you have to accent the fans to match the build. There is nothing that says these fans need the rings to function, so all black is a color choice I guess too.

 

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There is the typical "œstop" pamphlet and a product guide for all the Corsair goodies you may not own yet. The baggie found in the thick end of the inner packaging offers a step-down resistor to allow you to swap 12V power down to 7V and a set of four case mounting screws to mount this to a chassis.

 

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I swapped out the red ring for a white one and set the fan up so you could see the eleven ultra thin blades of the AF140.

 

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The rubber inserts in the corners offer you a way to isolate the fans from whatever they are attached to. I like that they didn't close off the corners either, so if you need to insert screws through the sides for certain installations, it is still possible with these fans.

 

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The support frame for the fans doesn't change much from any other fan, but it offers so much room for the air to flow through easily without too much disturbance allowing the specs that Corsair shows the AF140 to have.

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