Xigmatek XAF Series 140mm Fan Round-Up

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Xigmatek XAF Series 140mm Fan Round-Up

Postby Apoptosis » Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:02 am

Xigmatek XAF Series 140mm Fan Round-Up

Xigmatek was started in 2005 with the idea of producing quality products at an affordable price in the case & cooling market. Today, Xigmatek has a new batch of products to the table with the XAF Series of case & cooling fans. Today we have the chance to look at the XAF-F 140mm series of cooling fans from Xigmatek; take a look as we judge them based on advertised specifications and performance.

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Article Title: Xigmatek XAF Series 140mm Fan Round-Up
Article URL: http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1819/1/
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Re: Xigmatek XAF Series 140mm Fan Round-Up

Postby Major_A » Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:23 am

Kudos for telling it like it is. Most sites would pander to the manufacturer instead of stating the obvious. Thanks.
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Re: Xigmatek XAF Series 140mm Fan Round-Up

Postby notarat » Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:28 pm

Nice write up.

I've never been a Xigmatek fan fan (no pun intended)

I had a Dark Knight CPU cooler and the fan that they used on it underperformed but made up for its poor performance by being loud.

If you get a chance, I recommend you try testing Cougar brand PWM fans.

I've been very impressed with their 120mm units so far (I have 9 of them)

The 140mm ones look to be quite similar to the 120s
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Re: Xigmatek XAF Series 140mm Fan Round-Up

Postby vbironchef » Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:51 pm

Never had that brand fan. Still won't. Most honest review I have ever read.
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Re: Xigmatek XAF Series 140mm Fan Round-Up

Postby Tator Tot » Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:04 am

From a moral standpoint, I would not suggest purchasing products from a company who purposely advertises one thing, but completely fails to deliver on that promise.

On the other hand, these fans were not that bad. The airflow to noise ratio was good and the mounting system was better than some other 120mm/140mm fans I have seen in the past which do not allow you to mount the 140mm fan to anything besides 120mm holes.

I never intend to rip into these companies, but beyond my external research into the OEM designs that many fans are based on; I have to judge them based on the criteria the company gives. If they can't meet that criteria, then I won't hold back.
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