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Thermaltake Riing 14 Series High Static Pressure 140mm Circular Red LED Ring Case/Radiator Fan CL-F039-PL14RE-A
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Seems well made; solid, sturdy. The sound at full RPM is a pleasant rush of air, not at all harsh.

Cons: Considering that this model boasts "high static pressure", I wish that the fans fit snugly together instead of having those decorative cut-outs along the flat sides. The whole point of HSP is to push air through something that is difficult to push through (like radiator fins). Air will take the path of least resistance and gaps are not helpful. Though the gaps aren't huge, they are more pronounced in multi-fan arrays. It's not a big deal, but I look at such things from a functional design standpoint and wonder why.

The illuminated ring (riing) is intriguing, but it looks better on film than in person. The LEDs only exist in one corner. The light propagates around the ring similar to fiber optics. The LEDs are bright enough to shine through the plastic and onto the fan blades in that one corner, but only in that corner. It tweaks my OCD. I chose to re-orient the fans in my system, 1.) so that the bright LEDs were pointing away from my desk (and my eyes) and 2.) to place the LEDs of each fan to the same corner so that they were esthetically balanced. You can't mirror-image them because the light reflecting on the blades follows the curve of the blade, therefore giving the appearance of angling away from the LED source rather than straight across the fan toward the motor. I don't have a better description for this, but it just looked wrong when I tried. I wish the fans had an LED in each corner instead of just one.

Other Thoughts: There aren't many other choices for HSP at 140mm. As fans go, this is a fan. I don't mind that it's a 3pin.

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Thermaltake Riing 14 Series High Static Pressure 140mm Circular Red LED Ring Case/Radiator Fan CL-F039-PL14RE-A
  • Verified Owner
  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Seems well made; solid, sturdy. The sound at full RPM is a pleasant rush of air, not at all harsh.

Cons: Considering that this model boasts "high static pressure", I wish that the fans fit snugly together instead of having those decorative cut-outs along the flat sides. The whole point of HSP is to push air through something that is difficult to push through (like radiator fins). Air will take the path of least resistance and gaps are not helpful. Though the gaps aren't huge, they are more pronounced in multi-fan arrays. It's not a big deal, but I look at such things from a functional design standpoint and wonder why.

The illuminated ring (riing) is intriguing, but it looks better on film than in person. The LEDs only exist in one corner. The light propagates around the ring similar to fiber optics. The LEDs are bright enough to shine through the plastic and onto the fan blades in that one corner, but only in that corner. It tweaks my OCD. I chose to re-orient the fans in my system, 1.) so that the bright LEDs were pointing away from my desk (and my eyes) and 2.) to place the LEDs of each fan to the same corner so that they were esthetically balanced. You can't mirror-image them because the light reflecting on the blades follows the curve of the blade, therefore giving the appearance of angling away from the LED source rather than straight across the fan toward the motor. I don't have a better description for this, but it just looked wrong when I tried. I wish the fans had an LED in each corner instead of just one.

Other Thoughts: There aren't many other choices for HSP at 140mm. As fans go, this is a fan. I don't mind that it's a 3pin.

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Thermaltake Riing 14 Series High Static Pressure 140mm Circular Red LED Ring Case/Radiator Fan CL-F039-PL14RE-A
  • Verified Owner
  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Seems well made; solid, sturdy. The sound at full RPM is a pleasant rush of air, not at all harsh.

Cons: Considering that this model boasts "high static pressure", I wish that the fans fit snugly together instead of having those decorative cut-outs along the flat sides. The whole point of HSP is to push air through something that is difficult to push through (like radiator fins). Air will take the path of least resistance and gaps are not helpful. Though the gaps aren't huge, they are more pronounced in multi-fan arrays. It's not a big deal, but I look at such things from a functional design standpoint and wonder why.

The illuminated ring (riing) is intriguing, but it looks better on film than in person. The LEDs only exist in one corner. The light propagates around the ring similar to fiber optics. The LEDs are bright enough to shine through the plastic and onto the fan blades in that one corner, but only in that corner. It tweaks my OCD. I chose to re-orient the fans in my system, 1.) so that the bright LEDs were pointing away from my desk (and my eyes) and 2.) to place the LEDs of each fan to the same corner so that they were esthetically balanced. You can't mirror-image them because the light reflecting on the blades follows the curve of the blade, therefore giving the appearance of angling away from the LED source rather than straight across the fan toward the motor. I don't have a better description for this, but it just looked wrong when I tried. I wish the fans had an LED in each corner instead of just one.

Other Thoughts: There aren't many other choices for HSP at 140mm. As fans go, this is a fan. I don't mind that it's a 3pin.

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Display Name: David S.

Date Joined: 05/05/04

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