Pros: HUGE 87CFM Airflow, Silent, looks great, sleeved cable, and can be undervolted
Cons: No sleeving on back side of fan or on Molex adapter
First off I would like to thank Prolimatech for sending me these fans.
Here is what comes in the box and the specs on the back.
The Blue Vortex 14 is possibly the best fan I have ever used. It is nearly inaudible, it blows an amazing amount of air, and it looks great.
The fan's 87CFM ought to be enough for even the most loaded systems. The fan can be undervolted and when done, makes absolutely no sound.
A nice touch by Prolimatech is the beautifully sleeved power cable. So many fans today do not have a sleeved cable. This can lead to tangled wires and an untidy build. The sleeving however, does not go all the way into the motor. Prolimatech might have done well to cover up the wires going into the motor as they tend to snag. This is not a huge problem, but a new model should include that.
A small thing I would have liked to seen would have been sleeving on the molex adapter, but it is not a problem that the wires are bare.
In conclusion, the Prolimatech Blue Vortex 14 is a great 140mm fan for $10. Every computer builder should have at least one in his or her system. This fan is definitely worth the money and I give it a 9.5/10
i bought 4 of these fans for my corsair 550d .. love them! so quiet. i got the led ones.. the same but transparent blue fans with clear led. Really nics sapphire blue color.. looks like running blue water. get em
I'm an elitist though and can't have one odd fan, get Pmt to send me 23 of the 120mm version if you could
I also am not a fan of the adaptors, they look meh and too many of those would screw your Cm right up
It might have been nice to see some comparison to other popular fans too, like the roundup Ryan did a while back