Boasting precisely engineered fan blades and ultra silent spinning, the LEPA VORTEX LPVX14P case fan delivers the best of both worlds - exceptional thermal performance and optimized acoustics. The vortex frame design also integrates air flow for better cooling performance. PWM speed control is supported. Up to 50,000 hours of MTBF ensures years of hassle-free use.
loud & buzzy
Pros: The installation holes are molded for flexibility (maybe 120mm mounts also)
Cons: Even at its slowest speed, it is loud and buzzy. Louder than the Antec TwoCool it replaced. WOuld be nice if the case showed air direction arrow.
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Good alternative to Silverstone Air Penetrator
Pros: Air channeling fan like the Silverstone Air Penetrator fans. The Lepa Vortex is better though since it's a PWM fan AND it might possibly be using ball bearings.
Cons: Nowhere on the box and even the manufacturer's website is the bearing type listed.
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Cons: Specs don't mention the bearing type. I guess I'd better assume the worst.
Other Thoughts: When I ordered it this was literally the only fan on Newegg that met all my requirements, and 2 other vendors had nothing. I have a case that supports 2 120mm or 140mm front input fans and I decided I wanted 2 140mm fans with pwm. That might not seem like much but it narrows the choice down to just this one.
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“Works.— Lord Cobol 7/28/2012
Not too loud even at max speed.
Cable is sleeved and reasonably long (about 18 inches, iirc).
“Air channeling fan like the Silverstone Air Penetrator fans. The Lepa Vortex is better though since it's a PWM fan AND ...”— 7/30/2012