NZXT F140 RGB Duo review

This 140mm RGB fan offers dazzling lighting and decent airflow, as well as PWM control, though you're limited to using NZXT's CAM software.

NZXT F140 RGB Duo

The NZXT F140 RGB Duo is a pack of two 140mm RGB fans, and both sides of each fan are illuminated with vibrant digital RGB rings. The lighting is tweaked with an included controller via NZXT’s CAM software, but the fan speed is controlled through a 4-pin PWM cable.

 

At 1,900rpm, the NZXT F140 RGB Duo airflow is 1.86m/s, beating the Thermaltake SWAFAN 14 ARGB’s 1.61m/s. At this speed, the NZXT F140 RGB Duo noise level is 57dBA, which is also quieter than the Thermaltake SWAFAN 14 ARGB’s 60dBA.

Dropping to 1,000rpm, the NZXT fans managed 0.8m/s airflow at 45dBA, which was louder than the be quiet! Silent Wings 4 140mm fan’s 40dBA, but it also shifted more than the latter’s 0.55m/s airflow as well as bettering the Thermaltake SWAFAN 14 ARGB.

NZXT F140 RGB Duo

NZXT F140 RGB Duo pros and cons

Pros

  • Decent airflow and efficiency at full speed
  • Double-sided, vibrant RGB lighting
  • Software controlled lighting

Cons

  • Lighting restricted to NZXT components
  • Quieter options at lower speeds
  • High price for two fans

NZXT F140 RGB Duo specs

The NZXT F140 RGB Duo specs list is:

Max speed 1,800rpm
Stated noise 36dBa
PWM control Yes
RGB lighting / pins Yes / software controlled
Accessories USB RGB lighting controller

NZXT F140 RGB Duo price

This set of two fans has a high price, but the NZXT F140 RGB Duo offers excellent airflow at low noise levels.

Price: Expect to pay $85 USD / £88 GBP (duo pack)

NZXT F140 RGB Duo review conclusion

The NZXT F140 RGB Duo fans are very reasonably priced and offer excellent airflow-to-noise ratios at both full speed and 1,000rpm. So, if you need potent RGB 140mm fans, prefer PWM control, and don’t mind using NZXT’s CAM software to control the lighting, they’re a great choice.

NZXT F140 RGB Duo rating

Double sided RGB lighting and decent airflow, but this set of 140mm fans could be cheaper.

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