Cryorig XT140 and XF140 – Test and Review

Cryorig as one of the latest companies providing cooling products on the market offers just 2 fan models with dimensions of 140mm, which are made and used to keep cool and quiet all of the 3 CPU coolers offered in the company portfolio. The fans are Cryorig XT140 and XF140 and offer:

  1. Cryorig XT140 – a slim fan with dimensions of L140 mm x W140 mm x H13 mm and overall weight of 89 g working at 700 ~ 1300  ±10 % revolutions per minute, providing maximum airflow level of 65 CFM, while operating at noise level range of 20 ~ 24 dBA.
  2. Cryorig XF140 – a thick model with dimensions of L140 mm x W140 mm x H25.4 mm and overall weight of 156 g working at 700 ~ 1300  ±10 % revolutions per minute, providing maximum airflow level of 76 CFM, while operating at noise level range of 19 ~ 23 dBA.

For this test and review I received brand new XT140 and XF140 samples whose performance I’m pretty eager to check. The fans themselves look pretty nice and attractive and I hope they will provide pretty good performance, too. So let’s get started…

Cryorig XT140 Cryorig XF140
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Both of the fans arrived to me for having some fun in very colorful and very good looking, pretty tight and entirely made of carton boxes with the product numbers and a big picture of the fans on the front side of the packages. Of course, the full technical specifications and additional pictures of the fans can be found on the rear sides of the packages. Apart from that there are smaller pictures showing what the fans will look like with the 3 different sets of rubber vibration absorbers installed.

I believe the time to check the fan structure has arrived…

Cryorig XT140 and XF140 STRUCTURE

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Cryorig XT140 and XF140 offers very similar structure and appearance but that is just at first sight. So let’s check the fan structure one by one.

Cryorig XT140 Back view Cryorig XF140 Back View
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Cryorig XT140 is actually the slim model with dimensions of L140 mm x W140 mm x H13 mm and overall weight of 89 g, offering a round, entirely painted in grey frame with very thin border and a lot of angles, mking the model look really modern and futuristic. The frame itself is made to be installed as a cooling unit for a cooler capable to work with 140mm fans. The cooling process itself is done by a propeller with 13 very thin and not very sharply angled blades painted in dark grey with black stripes on the edges. With this design I expect to see some serious and very stable airflow level, while working at pretty low noise levels. The connection between the frame and the propeller is done by CRYORIG’s HPLN™ (High Precision Low Noise) bearing, made to offer stable and precise propeller movement, while eliminating excess vibration and noise. Pretty nice….

Cryorig XF140 is actually the thick model with dimensions of  L140 mm x W140 mm x H25.4 mm and overall weight of 156 g, offering again a round, entirely painted in grey frame with very thin border and a lot of angles, designed to make the model look very aggressive and futuristic. XF140 is actually also made to be installed as a cooling unit for a cooler capable to work with 140mm fans. To move the air through the frame, the fan is equipped with a propeller offering 11 very wide and very sharply angled blades painted in dark grey with black stripe on the edges. With this design I expect to see even higher airflow level with similar or even lower noise level. Of course, for this model, connection between the frame and the propeller is done by CRYORIG’s HPLN) bearing too, made to offer stable and precise propeller movement, while eliminating excess vibration and noise.

And this is what the fans look like seen from the side.

Cryorig XT140 Side view Cryorig XF140 Side View
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With this design and these features it is pretty obvious that both fans are designed especially to be used for CPU cooling and XF140 to be the main cooling fan, installed between the towers of twin tower cooler, while the XT140 is meant to be the supportive model, installed on the front tower of the twin tower or on the single tower cooler, to prevent DRAM slots blockage. Of course, both fans can be used for supporting the airflow inside every modern case, which is able to handle wider round frames.

Both fans are powered and regulated by not really long, entirely sleeved in black mesh 4-pin PWM cables and connectors.

Apart from the pretty good, very aggressive and futuristic design of the fans there is one more interesting thing which I believe is worth mentioning. Both fans are equipped with 3 different sets of rubber vibration absorbers. They are absolutely identical in structure with just one difference, which is actually the colours – they come in black, red and white.

All of the absorbers are made to be pretty easy to install on 4 specific spots on each side of the frames as you can see from the picture below.

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And this is what the fans look like with the different absorbers installed.

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Pretty nice, to be honest.

Cryorig XT140 and XF140 ADDITIONAL ACCESSORIES

Both fans arrived with absolutely identical packages in terms of dimensions and of course absolutely identical accessories pack.

Cryorig XT140 accessories package Cryorig XF140 accessories package
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Inside the big carton package, there are additional smaller ones, made to hold all of the additional accessories carefully packed in separate nylon bags, just to guarantee that everything will arrive intact. All of the accessories are described on the smaller packages and on the back of the bigger carton packages. Apart from that, with both of the fans there were the Product registration cards for extending the warranty of the products with additional 3 years. So, let’s open the accessories packs and check what’s inside.

Cryorig XT140 accessories Cryorig XF140 accessories
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Both fans arrived with absolutely identical additional accessories packs, which feature:

  1. One set of 4 rubber pins to attach the fans to the case fan slot if the case can hold the fans
  2. One set of installation screws  to attach the fans to the case fan slot if the case can hold the fans
  3. One molex adapter for powering the fans directly from the power supply
  4. One set of 4, painted in white rubber Acoustic vibration absorbers
  5. One set of 4, painted in red rubber Acoustic vibration absorbers
  6. One set of 4, painted in black rubber Acoustic vibration absorbers
  7. Product registration card

Wow, that is one really extensive package content, which provides a lot of options for these fans to be used. Pretty nice….

I believe it is time to install Cryorig XT140 and XF140 on my test stand and check how they will perform.

Cryorig XT140 and XF140 TESTS

The tests will be conducted in my standard way. I will install the fans and test them at 5V/7V/9V/12V and my goal will be to check the performance of the products in real conditions. They will be tested under close-to-perfect conditions, not taking into account any external factors. The results achieved during the test can in no way be the same if the models are mounted on a cooler or on the case fan hole of any modern computer case. I will measure the amount of air going through the fans for one hour and their speed. For this I use a fan controller, a voltage meter, an anemometer and a stand made specifically for this purpose.

And this is what the fans looks like installed on my test stand:

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And this is what the fans look like when operating on the test stand:


The test results are shown in the following charts:

Airflow through the fans at 5V, 7V, 9V, 12V

Cryorig XT140 and XF140 A

Propeller rpm during the tests at 5V, 7V, 9V, 12V.

Cryorig XT140 and XF140 RPM

The anemometer showed the following air speed passing through the propellers:

Cryorig XT140 and XF140 S

After mounting the fans onto the stand, and leaving them to rotate for about 30 minutes at maximum speed, it was time for the tests to begin.

As with my other tests, again I started with a gradual increase of the voltage through the Lamptron FCT starting at 0V and both of the fans made at least one stable revolution per minute at about 6.5V. To do my tests I had to decrease the operation voltage and check their performance.

Test at 5V:

At the first test, which was conducted at exactly 5V, below the fans’ starting voltage, XT140 was rotating at 550 revolutions per minute, providing airflow level of 38.4 cubic metres per hour, while  XF140 was rotating at 600 revolutions per minute with airflow level of 43.2 cubic metres per hour. Both fans were completely silent.

Test at 7V:

After the fans started operating at voltage of 7V, which was a bit higher than the fans’ starting voltage, they showed some pretty serious performance boost. XT140 was rotating at 930 revolutions per minute, providing airflow level of 74.4 cubic metres per hour, while  XF140 was rotating at 900 revolutions per minute with airflow level of 74.88 cubic metres per hour. Both fans were completely silent again.

Test at 9V:

At the third test conducted at 9V, both fans again boosted their overall performance, which for the XT140 was airflow level of 93.4 cubic metres per hour at 1140 revolutions per minute, while for the XF140 it was 93.6 cubic metres per hour, while rotating at 1110 revolutions per minute. Both fans started generating a tiny noise coming out of the air passing through the propeller.

Test at 12V:

At the last test conducted at 12V, both fans reached their maximum performance, which for XT140 was airflow level of 113.76 cubic metres at 1350 revolutions per minute, while for XF140 it was 122.4 cubic metres per hour, while rotating at 1410 revolutions per minute. Both fans increased the noise a bit, but they were still not noisy at a distance higher than 20cm.

Cryorig XT140 and XF140 CONCLUSIONS

1. Cryorig XT140 and XF140  Performance:

After I spent a couple of hours having fun and later testing the products, I should say I am pretty impressed with the overall cooling capabilities of both models.

Overall, both fans are made to offer very good performance/ appearance/ compatibility/ noise level balance and to be the best cooling setup for the CPU coolers in the company’s portfolio. Of course, they can be also used with every modern twin tower cooler from every other brand on the market. And to be honest, I believe the best scenario for them is to have the XF140 model installed between the towers of the twin tower cooler as a main cooling unit, while the XT140 is installed on the front tower of the cooler for boosting the overall cooling performance without blocking any of the RAM slots. I believe both of them installed on a big two-tower cooler will definitely handle keeping every processor working cool and stable at default or even overclocked frequencies.

Apart from that, both XT140 and XF140 could be used to boost the airflow inside every modern case, which offers 140mm slots compatible with a bit bigger round fan frame and I believe they will be a really good choice with their performance/noise level balance.

2. Cryorig XT140 and XF140  Appearance:

Cryorig XT140 and XF140 offers, I should say, one really interesting and very good looking combination of design and colours, which together form really eye catching, very futuristic structure made to perform outstandingly and at the same time look very cool when being mounted on a big twin tower cooler inside a modern looking, entirely painted in black case. Apart from that, the additional red and white vibration absorbers could make the fans fit even better inside every systems or modding project where white and red colours are dominant.

I think Cryorig XT140 and XF140 deserve the following reward:

 

Best-Perf-Visual

Cryorig XT140 and XF140 have been added to the 140mm catalogue.

Official price (MSRP): Cryorig XT140: 20 usd

Official price (MSRP): Cryorig XF140: 23 usd

Warranty: 36 months/ 72 months with the extended warranty card

I thank Cryorig for the test samples.

Cryorig

Cryorig XT140 and XF140 – Test and Review
8.5 Total Score
Both models offers very good performance/ appearance/ compatibility/ noise level balance

Performance
9
Noise level
9
Additional accessories
10
Appearance
10
User Rating: 3.71 (14 votes)

Dobrin Krastev is the owner, reviewer and newsman of www.DVTests.com with more than 15 years' experience in personal computers, server and storage systems, UPS, peripheral devices and software. Passionate about testing and reviewing, AMD overclocking using AM3 990FXA and AMD FM2 A85X test systems and building modding projects.
5 Comments
  1. Reply Satyen 27.03.2016 at 18:08

    Aren’t these “HPLN” bearings just sleeve bearings?

  2. Reply Dimcho 28.07.2014 at 10:25

    Noise under 25 dBA is just the thing I’m looking for in a fan. Of courese the lower – the better, but still, this fans look and perform very good. Thanks for the review, Dobri 🙂

  3. Reply Stuen4y 28.07.2014 at 9:16

    Judging by the pictures, the quality is again on a very high level. I hope Cryorig gets its market share and starts getting money back because their prices are not that high relative to the competition but they look far superior quality wise. I also hope there is not a high deviation of the quality control as this is one of the Achilles’ knees of small companies like Cryorig.

    Dobri, great work again, as always! 🙂

  4. Reply doyll 27.07.2014 at 17:31

    Nice bit of work!

    How do the perform on a cooler, radiator or behind a filter and grill? You know, real world use performance.

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