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Arctic BioniX F140 Review

Introduction

Arctics BioniX series already proved itself to be an overpowered version of their Normal P and F counterparts.
Knowing that in their 140mm form factor, Arctic F Fans tend to outperform their P - Series counterparts, the tone of this review is already set!

 

 

Positive

  • Performance
  • Price
  • Noise-To-Performance
  • Design
  • PWM Daisychainable

Neutral

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Negative

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What's in the Box?

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Arctic's BioniX F140 Fans come in the usual Arctic-style carton box as any other BioniX fan.

Inside the black carton box featuring highlights in the Fan color you've chosen we will find the following items:

  • 1x Arctic Bionix F140Fan
  • 4x Fan Screws

Like we're used to, a BioniX F140 is delivered in a highly minimalistic and efficient way.

 

On the back of the box, we will find a number of key features, and Arctic in-house made temperature comparison, and a spec sheet which we summarized down below:

 

Name Arctic BioniX F140
Size 140x140x25mm
Speed 1800RPM
104 104CFM
Static Pressure 2.35mm/H2O
Connection PWM
Color White / Black / Grey / Red

Installation

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Just like every other iteration of Arctic's BioniX lineup, their F140 are using a braided cable with their PST header on the other end. This highly useful PST System offers a normal 4-Pin PWM header to connect to your motherboard or controller, as well as a female plug attached right next to the 400mm long cable.

By using this PST system, it is extremely easy to daisy-chain every fan to the exact same header on the motherboard, saving both, available headers on the motherboard, and unnecessary cable routing all across the case.

Appearance

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The most iconic aspect about Arctic's BioniX Lineup is clearly their "Gaming" design composed of some rubber around the Wing and screw holes.

Instead of the usual RGB implementation that we can see all across the industry, Arctic's approach goes back a couple of steps and implements color rubber in a single color. 

Although it may seem outdated, we found the implementation to be clean, well done, and overall creating a refreshing new look considering that static color is nothing widely used these days.

Benchmark

We tested the BioniX F140 using our standardized benchmark test.

 

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While letting them spin at 100% of their 1800RPM, the BioniX F140 managed to keep the 3700x at 45°C, outperforming their P140 counterparts for 2°C and placing them just a single degree behind the Phanteks T30's, in their Performance Mode.

 

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Noise normalizing our results revealed some really interesting results. Although the BioniX F140 are able to push significantly more air in the upper fan speeds than their F14 siblings, as soon as the target temperature can be achieved by both fans, they equalize along the rest of the spectrum. This means that the F14 and BioniX F140 come with an identical Noise-To-Performance ratio, but the BioniX F140 have a bigger headroom, allowing them to go further at the cost of additional noise.

 

Conclusion

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Considering that our review on the Arctic F14 already turned out pretty positive, our take on the BioniX F140 can only be -more- positive as it combines the esthetic and pst-usefulness of the BioniX lineup, with the excellent noise-to-performance ratio that the F14 brought to the table. To top it off, the BioniX F140 is even able to push it further than an F14 in case your setup requires that additional headroom.

 

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All in all, there is slim to nothing negative that could be said about the fan. Sure, the colored design is a choice that one should be willing to make, but as long as you're comfortable with the colors that are offered to you, we do not see anything wrong with Arctic's BioniX F140 lineup and can absolute recommend it to anybody who is looking for a very affordable, high-performance set of fans. 

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Introduction
What's in the Box?
Installation
Appearance
Benchmark
Conclusion
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