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Prolimatech PRO-BV14 140mm Blue Vortex 14 Case Cooler

  • 140mm
  • 1000±100RPM 87 Max.CFM
  • Sleeve
  • 18.1 dBA
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Prolimatech has finally entered the market of system fans in the name of Blue Vortex! Blue Vortex 14 comes in 140x25x25mm and is perfectly balanced between performance and noise. Who says you can’t have best of both worlds? Best of all, it is designed to work optimally with Prolimatech’s Armageddon. Blue Vortex will keep your Armageddon and your CPU cool while humming at a lowly 17 dB. So pick one up now! We promise you will be amazed.

  • newegg Best Noise-Performance Ratio Blue Vortex 14 delivers up to 87 Max.CFM airflow and low 18.1 dBA noise. It is specifically designed to work with Prolimatech Armageddon for best performance to noise ratio to keep your CPU cool with unbelievably low noise level of 17 dBA.
  • newegg Long Life Cycle Featuring sleeve bearing, Blue Vortex 14 achieves long life operation at minimal noise level. In addition, the fan blades are constructed of quality material for a solid structure design and durability.

Learn more about the Prolimatech Inc. PRO-BV14

Model

Brand
Prolimatech
Model
PRO-BV14

Spec

Type
Case Fan
Compatibility
Case
Fan Size
140mm
Bearing Type
Sleeve
RPM
1000±100RPM
Air Flow
87 Max.CFM
Noise Level
18.1 dBA
Power Connector
3 / 4 Pin
Color
Blue

Physical Spec

Dimensions
140mm x 140mm x 25mm; 162g

Features

Features
Connector: 3-pin plus 4-pin molex

Rated Voltage: 12 VDC

Operating Voltage Range: 7 - 13.8 VDC

Rated Current: 0.2 Max.Amp

Rated Power: 2.4 Max.Watt

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Anonymous
  • 10/8/2014 10:08:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsInteresting results... top mount

Pros: I just wanted to clear up what I said earlier. This fan is actually much quieter when mounted HORIZONTALLY rather than vertically like in a side panel. I never would have realized this had I not tested a hunch of mine as my case does not have a proper 140mm top fan mount. With a little extra hardware to secure the fan (nut, bolt, and washer), lo and behold it works well much to my surprise, so I got my moneys worth.

Cons: I can't recommend this fan for a vertical/side panel mount, the motor makes a high pitched noise like its rubbing against the sleeve bearing.

Other Thoughts: Prolimatech could have at least mentioned that this fan is better suited for radiator cooling use. System temps seems lower when mounted as such.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/8/2014 8:36:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGood airflow but could be quieter

Pros: A 140mm fan is often used for the side panel so it needs to have a lot of CFM. If you have an older high end graphics card that gets very hot like a GTX 275, this 140mm fan will lower the temps another 5-10 celsius vs not having a fan located there. Barely sufficient for a large card.

Cons: Mounting this fan vertically on the side panel it tends to be the noisiest fan in the system. Sounds more like 30dB, not 18dB. I don't know if thats due to turbulence from side grill or the sleeve bearing at higher rpms. If I lower the fan speed it becomes less noticeable.

Other Thoughts: For the price I expected as much, but cutting down on the cost of not using LEDs, they could have optimized the fan blades to reduce noise and improve cfms.

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  • EDWARD W.
  • 9/9/2014 2:17:15 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks in push-pull radiator

Pros: I needed eighteen 140mm fans to use in push-pull for my MO-RA3 420 radiator. With so many fans the price per fan is a very significant factor. I took a chance on the Blue Vortexes because the reviews were on balance good and were very inexpensive. So far it was a good choice for me. They are very quiet, have more than adequate air flow and start reliably at 7v in my system. The fans are mounted so that the axis of rotation is horizontal. At 12v (full speed) you can just hear them but when they are run at 7v they are essentially silent -- to the point that the disks, water pump and other fans are far more noticeable. There are no clicks, whines or other such abnormal sounds. The fans were inexpensive enough that I opted to buy a couple of spares on the chance that I would have infant immortality failures as reported in other reviews. But every one of the eighteen worked and as a group they operate identically. I highly recommend these fans.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: These fans have reasonably long and sleeved cables though my needs did not require sleeves (consider wiring eighteen fans in a limited space). I also did not need/want led's. Also, if you like a clean look, you can easily peel the brand sticker off of the front hub of the fan.

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  • Edmund P.
  • 9/7/2014 10:20:48 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsquiet replacement for 120mm fan

Pros: low price for a nice quiet 140mm fan - no LEDs!

Cons: none that i can think of yet

Other Thoughts: Installed on the side door panel of my HAF 912, replacing a CM 120mm fan. Brought my GPU temps down 1 to 2c - awesome improvement for $9.99.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/24/2014 7:58:29 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs1Yr. Later still quiet and runs great.

Pros: 1Yr. Later still quiet and runs great.
Using it for side intake.
I'd buy another.

Cons: none

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  • Tony D.
  • 8/3/2014 11:04:59 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat fans, terrible screws

Pros: The blue look is pretty nice
Low sound, high airflow; I can turn these to max in a Nanoxia DS1 and I hear my water pumps over these

Cons: The screws...where to start...
First, the screws are a shade too big. The threading is also way too loose; Prolimatech definitely could have threaded these tighter. The most annoying thing is the mounting points aren't prethreaded, so either you have a power drill with the right head or a huge screwdriver.

Other Thoughts: I'm still giving it 5 stars because although it was kind of a pain to install, these fans are the reason my case is usually with 2 degrees of ambient.

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  • Jason O.
  • 7/29/2014 2:13:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCase fan

Pros: For a one speed fan it moves the bulk of the hot air out through the top of my case. QUIET! Looks great through fan grills. Easy to install, like most standard case fans.

Cons: One speed might be a con for some, but I don't mind it.

Other Thoughts: It was mentioned that this fan can be undervolted for slower speeds, but I don't think that is all that necessary when it's only running about 1100 RPMs.

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  • George K.
  • 7/18/2014 11:43:29 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery quiet fan

Pros: - very low noise
- looks good
- moves decent amount of air

Cons: - none

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  • Alejandro H.
  • 7/10/2014 12:10:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsTHE BEST !

Pros: Move a lot of air
Avg to low noise

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: I placed it on top of my case Apex EL 660 and guys this fan can take some air from inside that case in a beautiful way. I don't believe is loud at all even connected it straight to the power supply also the wire is long enough for my case which is rather bigishhh. .

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  • Arthur M.
  • 7/2/2014 5:51:12 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsPretty good fan

Pros: Simple, understated design, attractive, not flashy. They move a lot of air and are relatively quiet doing so.

Cons: Out of the 4 I purchased, three are very quiet, you can only hear them at all at max speed. One, however, gets fairly loud even at low speeds. Not obnoxious, and it could be my install (though I don't think so, used rubber grommets and everything), but there is a kind of whining buzz at anything above the lowest speed. Not an issue for me since I installed it in a place that rarely needs more than minimum speed, but enough that I'd call it a con.

Other Thoughts: 3 out of 4 are perfect! They move lots of air, are very quiet, and look nice behind my black grilles, all at a very reasonable price.

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