Best Static Pressure Fan for Radiator, Heatsink in 2018 [120mm & 140mm]

If you are looking for a computer fan that can push air with great force in one direction then you are need a high static pressure fan. There are generally two types of PC fans that you find in the market. One is the airflow fans and other one is the static pressure fans. Airflow fans move large amount of air in an open environment while static pressure can push air with great force in a restricted environment. Both these fans have their own areas of applications but here we will talk about high static pressure fans only.

The fan blades of high static pressure fans are wider, are more curved and directed towards the heat source. Also there is lesser gap between the adjacent blades of a static pressure fan. These fans are designed to exert maximum air pressure in focused direction so that air can reach into all the gaps and openings comfortably and cool down the component or heat source effectively. Static Pressure Fans are used on Radiators, CPU Coolers, GPU or other Heatsinks, as Front intake fan, Drive bay intakes and on restricted spaces. I strongly advise not to use them as normal case fans other than as a front intake fan when there are drive cages ahead of it. Here in this post I am going for list down the best static pressure fans that can blow air with great force in one direction.

Note: The unit that is used to measure pressure of these static fans is mmH2O, which is defined as the pressure exerted at the base of a column of water exactly 1 millimeter (mm) high. Higher the mmH2O rating of a fan, the higher is its static pressure. Some computer fans can be hybrid in nature which means they offer a good balance between static pressure and airflow. Static pressure fans generates more noise compared to airflow fans most of the times.

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Best Static Pressure Fans 120mm

Here are the best 120mm high static pressure fans for use on heatsinks, 120mm/240mm/360mm radiators, CPU coolers, heatsinks and in restricted spaces.

Noctua NF-F12 industrialPPC-3000 PWM

If you are only concerned about quality and high performance then this is the best static pressure you can get for yourself. Noctua NF-F12 industrialPPC-3000 PWM is a high quality and robust 120mm fan that is designed for use in Industrial applications. The fan generates air pressure of 7.63 mmH2O and healthy airflow of 110 CFM, so it provides both high static pressure and high airflow. This 120mm static pressure fan comes with Noctua’s SSO2 bearing that is known for its reliability, low noise and longevity. The fan comes with 4-PWM connector and has speed in range of 750 to 3000 RPM.

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The fan uses 3-phase motor design for smoothness and reducing noise. It also has vibration pads to reduce the noise further. However, it can get loud at full speed to due to its much higher RPM which is almost the double of that you can find in a standard 120mm fan. The build quality of fan is great and it is IP52 certified for dust and water protection. The fan is designed especially for high pressure demanding applications such as heatsinks and radiators with its focused flow frame and fan blade design. The fan is a bit on the expensive side but it is worth every penny if you want the highest performance. Highly Recommended by me for enthusiasts.

Noctua NF-F12 industrialPPC-3000 PWM Specifications
Fan Size 120mm
Bearing Type SSO2
Fan Speed 750 – 3000 RPM
Static Pressure 7.63 mmH2O
Airflow 110 CFM
Connector Type 4-Pin PWM
Noise Level 43.5 dBA

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Noctua NF-F12 industrialPPC-2000 PWM

This is a lower RPM version of the above mentioned Noctua NF-F12 industrialPPC-3000 PWM fan and comes with maximum speed of 2000 RPM. It is much quieter than the 3000 RPM variant but also sacrifices on static pressure and airflow too. However, it still provides good amount of static pressure at 3.94 mmH2O and decent airflow at 71.7 CFM.

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Noctua NF-F12 industrialPPC-2000 PWM comes with all the features present in the 3000 RPM variant that includes SSO2 bearing, three phase motor, vibration pads at corners, IP52 rating, Fibre-glass reinforced polyamide construction, Focused Flow Frame design, AAO frame construction. You can use this fan on radiators heatsinks and as a front intake fan too. This Noctua 120mm static pressure fan is available in both 4-pin PWM and 3-pin variant and you can check them both by going through the links given below.

Noctua NF-F12 industrialPPC-2000 PWM Specifications
Fan Size 120mm
Bearing Type SSO2
Fan Speed 450 – 2000 RPM
Static Pressure 3.94 mmH2O
Airflow 71.7 CFM
Connector Type 4-Pin PWM
Noise Level 29.6 dBA

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Thermaltake Riing 12 High Static Pressure LED Radiator Fan

This is a very popular high static pressure and is used in most of the Thermaltake AIO coolers radiators. As the name suggests, the fan comes with LED ring that looks very cool when lit up. This is a Thermaltake Tt LCS Certified fan and comes with Hydraulic bearing. The fan comes with 3-pin connector and spins at 1500 RPM speed at full. The fan is pretty silent and to reduce noise further it comes with anti-vibration rubber pads on all the four corners. A Low Noise Cable (LNA) comes bundled with the fan that limits its speed to 1000 RPM and this speed the fan is barely audible.

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The build quality of the fan top notch and it features Wind Blocker Frame design to direct airflow towards the middle section of the blade and it also reduces the noise and vibration due to the blade. The fan is available in four difference colors that are red, blue, green and white. So, if you are looking for a stylish LED fan for radiator then this is worth getting. It is very much affordable and also comes in pack of three that costs even cheaper.

Thermaltake Riing 12 High Static Pressure LED Fan Specifications
Fan Size 120mm
Bearing Type Hydraulic Bearing
Fan Speed 1500 RPM
Static Pressure 2.01 mmH2O
Airflow 40.6 CFM
Connector Type 3-Pin
Noise Level 24.6 dBA

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Corsair Air Series SP120 High Static Pressure Fan

Corsair Air Series SP120 High Static Pressure Fan is one of best static pressure fans that you can get your radiator, heatsink or PC case. This is a high quality high static pressure fan from Corsair that looks beautiful and comes with three colored rings in red, blue and white, which you can change depending on your system color scheme or mood. This 120mm static pressure fan comes with hydraulic bearing and 3-pin connector. It has fan speed of 2350 RPM and generates static pressure of 3.1 mmH2O and airflow of 62.74 CFM.

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The fan is a bit on the louder side with noise rating of 35 dBA, but it has got rubber mounts on the corner to reduce vibration and noise. The fan has good build quality and does perform to its expectations. You can also get it in twin pack and save some bucks on them. Highly Recommended by me.   

Corsair Air Series SP120 High Static Pressure Fan Specifications
Fan Size 120mm
Bearing Type Hydraulic bearing
Fan Speed 2350 RPM
Static Pressure 3.1 mmH2O
Airflow 62.74 CFM
Connector Type 3-Pin
Noise Level 35 dBA

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Corsair ML120 PRO Premium Magnetic Levitation Fan

Corsair ML120 PRO Premium Magnetic Levitation Fan is a kind of a hybrid fan that offers both high static pressure and high airflow. The fan uses Magnetic Levitation bearing and custom motor design that is built on the magnetic levitation technology for delivering higher performance and to lower noise. The fan comes with uses 4-Pin connector and has speed in range of 400 to 2400 RPM. The static pressure and airflow of this fan stands at 4.2 mmH2O and 75 CFM respectively.

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The fan is provided with anti-vibration rubber dampers for a quieter operation. This is premium static pressure fan and has got high build quality and can be used on radiators, heatsinks and computer cases. The fan is a bit on the expensive side but you will not regret even a bit when you see them perform. It can be a bit loud on highest speed setting because of much higher RPM. So, if you are looking a fan that delivers both high static pressure and high air flow then you should definitely get this one. Highly Recommended by me.

Corsair ML120 PRO Premium Magnetic Levitation Fan Specifications
Fan Size 120mm
Bearing Type Magnetic Levitation
Fan Speed 400 – 2400 RPM
Static Pressure 4.2 mmH2O
Airflow 75 CFM
Connector Type 4-Pin PWM
Noise Level 37 dBA

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Noctua NF-F12 PWM Fan

Here we have another 120mm static pressure fan from Noctua but this one is with lower RPM and is a silent performer. This is one of the best selling fans from Noctua as it offers a great balance between performance and price. This fan comes pre-installed in many of the Noctua’s CPU Coolers. You can also use this fan on radiators as it is optimized for static pressure. The fan comes with SSO2 bearing and 4-Pin PWM connector. The fan has speed in the range of 300 to 1500 RPM and it generates static pressure of 2.61 mm H2O and airflow of 54.9 CFM.

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Like always, the fan has great build quality and uses Focused Flow Frame design for delivering higher air pressure in one direction. It is a very quiet fan and has got anti-vibration pads on the corners to reduce noise and vibrations to minimum. Overall a high-quality static pressure 120mm fan that delivers great performance and is a must buy. Highly Recommended by me for anyone looking for a silent static pressure fan.

Noctua NF-F12 PWM Fan Specifications
Fan Size 120mm
Bearing Type SSO2
Fan Speed 300 – 1500 RPM
Static Pressure 2.61 mmH2O
Airflow 54.9 CFM
Connector Type 4-Pin PWM
Noise Level 22.4 dBA

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Cooler Master JetFlo 120 Fan

Cooler Master JetFlo 120 is a multi-purpose fan that can be used as a static pressure fan for heatsinks and radiators, and also as an airflow fan for PC cases. This is due to the fact that it generates both high static pressure and high airflow and can be classified as a hybrid fan. This fan generates static pressure of 2.72 mmH2O and airflow of 95 CFM. This 120mm fan uses its own proprietary POM bearing (*POM: Polyoxymethelene) which is very durable, reduces vibrations, self-lubricating, has lower friction and has long life of 160,000 hours. The fan is also dust and water resistant to some extent.

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The blades of the fan features advanced design for delivering excellent cooling performance both in open and restricted environment. It is a PWM fan and spins at speed in range of 800 – 2000 RPM. The fan comes with shock absorbing rubber pads on the corners for reducing noise and vibrations. However, the fan is on the louder side (36 dBA noise level) especially at full speed i.e. 2000 RPM. However, the fan comes with two silent mode adapters to fix the fan speed at 1600 RPM (28 dBA) or 1200 RPM (19 dBA) but you may have to compromise a bit on performance at the cost of silent operation. To prevent any damage to the cables and other components it comes with Fan-jam protection feature that stops the fan when there is object obstructing the blades. The fan restarts again automatically when the obstructions are cleared. The fan is available in red / blue / white LEDs and non-LED variant.

Cooler Master JetFlo 120 Fan Specifications
Fan Size 120mm
Bearing Type POM Bearing
Fan Speed 800 – 2000 RPM
Static Pressure 2.72 mmH2O
Airflow 95 CFM
Connector Type 4-pin PWM
Noise Level 36 dBA

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Phanteks PH-F120MP Radiator Fan

This is a 120mm high static pressure fan from Phanteks that is designed for use in Radiators. However, the static pressure of this fan is a bit lower compared to the Thermaltake Riing 12 and Noctua’s fans. It chunrs out static pressure of 1.72 mH2O and 53.3 CFM of airflow. It is a PWM fan and spins at speeds in range of 500 to 1800 RPM. The fan is on the silent side and has maximum noise rating of 25dBA.

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It comes with Phanteks’ UFB bearing and is designed with the Maelstrom concept technology. It feels very premium because of its superior build quality. The fan comes in black / white and all black color schemes and falls in the budget side of the spectrum. Not the most powerful static pressure fan out here but it does the job, is affordable and is a high-quality product.

Phanteks PH-F120MP Radiator Fan Specifications
Fan Size 120mm
Bearing Type Phanteks’ UFB bearing
Fan Speed 500 – 1800 RPM
Static Pressure 1.72 mmH2O
Airflow 53.3 CFM
Connector Type 4-Pin PWM
Noise Level 25 dBA

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NZXT Aer P High Static Pressure Fan 120mm

NZXT is a reputed company that is very well known for its computer cases and AIO Liquid CPU coolers. Here from NZXT we have Aer P high static pressure fan with 120mm form factor. This a high quality fan that delivers high static pressure and high airflow. It can provide static pressure of 2.93 mmH2O and airflow of 73.11 CFM. You can also find this fan in NZXT Liquid CPU coolers and some of its computer cases. The fan comes with Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB) that accounts for its silent operation and longer lifespan.

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This is a PWM fan and has got fan speed of 500 – 2000 RPM. Also, besides its amazing performance the fan is relatively quieter than other high static pressure fans in its league. This is a great fan for use in radiators and can be also used as case fan especially in restricted environments. The border color trim of the fan can be changed to blue, red, and white but the trim is sold separately. Highly Recommended by me.      

NZXT Aer P High Static Pressure Fan 120mm Specifications
Fan Size 120mm
Bearing Type Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB)
Fan Speed 500 – 2000 RPM
Static Pressure 2.93 mmH2O
Airflow 73.11 CFM
Connector Type 4-Pin PWM
Noise Level 26 dBA

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Corsair Air Series SP120 LED Red High Static Pressure Fan

This is the LED version of the above mentioned Corsair Air Series SP120 High Static Pressure Fan. However, this LED SP120 fan has less performance and slightly inferior construction quality compared to the non-LED variant. The fan comes with sleeved bearing which is inferior to a hydraulic bearing. The has got 3-pin connector and maximum speed of 1650 RPM. It generates air pressure of 1.46 mmH2O and airflow of 57.24 CFM.

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The fan has got translucent blades and is available in Red, Blue, White and Green LED variants. There are total of four LEDs located on each corner of the fan frame. The LED lighting is not that bright but is not dull either. It does lack anti-vibration rubber pads on corners but it is a relatively silent fan. I would advise you to use this more as a front intake fan rather than on radiators or heatsinks. I am personally using this fan as a front intake fan on my Corsair Carbide Spec-01 mid-tower case. So, if you looking for a fancy looking budget static pressure fan with LED lighting then it is a very good choice. Recommended for users on budget. 

Corsair Air Series SP120 LED Red High Static Pressure Fan Specifications
Fan Size 120mm
Bearing Type Sleeve bearing
Fan Speed 1650 RPM
Static Pressure 1.46 mmH2O
Airflow 57.24 CFM
Connector Type 3-Pin
Noise Level 26.4 dBA

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Best Static Pressure Fans 140mm

Here are the best 140mm static pressure fans for use on CPU / GPU heatsinks, 140mm / 280mm radiators and restricted spaces. Most of these are 140mm version of the above mentioned 120mm static pressure fans, so I will just list down their specifications and not go in detail because they share the same features as in their 120mm variant ones. Besides bigger size, the only difference is with the static pressure and airflow values.

Noctua NF-A14 industrialPPC-3000 PWM

Noctua NF-A14 industrialPPC-3000 PWM is the 140mm variant of the above mentioned Noctua NF-A12 iPPC-3000 PWM fan. It shares the same features and design as of the NF-A12 iPPC-3000 PWM fan but has got high static pressure and airflow. This powerful 140mm fan from Noctua generates static pressure of whopping 10.52 mmH2O and airflow of 158.5 CFM which is commendable. The fan is loud at full speed because of its much higher speed which is 3000 RPM. It uses 4-Pin PWM connector.

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This high static pressure fan comes with SSO2 bearing, 3-phase motor, Focused frame design, IP52 protection, Fibre-glass reinforced polyamide construction, integrated anti-vibration pad, AAO frame and has got Class-leading energy efficiency. This is a very powerful fan and you should only get them if you want the best performance or for overclocking purpose. 

Noctua NF-A14 iPPC-3000 PWM Fan Specifications
Fan Size 140mm
Bearing Type SSO2
Fan Speed 800 – 3000 RPM
Static Pressure 10.52 mmH2O
Airflow 158.5 CFM
Connector Type 4-Pin PWM
Noise Level 41.3 dBA

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Noctua NF-A14 industrialPPC-2000 PWM

This is the 2000 RPM version of the Noctua NF-A14 industrialPPC fan. Due to lower RPM the fan is relatively quieter and generates less static air pressure and airflow compared to the 3000 RPM one. Other features and specifications remains the same. Noctua NF-A14 industrialPPC-2000 PWM can generate static pressure of 4.18 mmH2O and airflow of 107.4 CFM which are still on the higher side. The fan comes in both 4-PWM and 3-Pin connector variants and you can check out both these models by going through the links given below.  

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Noctua NF-A14 industrialPPC-2000 PWM Specifications
Fan Size 140mm
Bearing Type SSO2
Fan Speed 500 – 2000 RPM
Static Pressure 4.18 mmH2O
Airflow 107.4 CFM
Connector Type 4-Pin PWM
Noise Level 31.5 dBA

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Thermaltake Riing 14 High Static Pressure LED Radiator Fan

This is the 140mm version of the Thermaltake Riing Radiator fan series. The fan is labelled as high static pressure fan and it generates moderate amount of static pressure at 1.58 mmH2O and airflow of 51.15 CFM. The fan comes with LED ring around the fan frame and is available in green, red, white and blue colors. It comes with hydraulic bearing, anti-vibration rubber pads at corners and is Tt LCS Certified. The maximum speed of this fan is 1400 RPM and it comes with 3-pin connector. The fan looks really cool and you can find it on most of the Thermaltake Radiators. It is on the silent side and it also comes bundled with Low Noise Cable (LNC) for running at reduced speed for super silent operation.  

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Thermaltake Riing 14 High Static Pressure LED Fan Specifications
Fan Size 140mm
Bearing Type Hydraulic bearing
Fan Speed 1400 RPM (1000 RPM with LNC)
Static Pressure 1.58 mmH2O
Airflow 51.15 CFM
Connector Type 3-Pin
Noise Level 28.1 dBA

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Phanteks PH-F140MP Radiator Fan

Phanteks PH-F140MP is a 140mm high static pressure and the bigger brother of Phanteks PH-F120MP radiator fan. However, it generates less static pressure but higher airflow compared to its 120mm. The static pressure and airflow for this fan stands at 1.62 mmH2O and 68.1 RPM respectively. It is a PWM fan with Phanteks’ UFB bearing and has speed in range of 500 – 1600 RPM. The fan is pretty much silent and it also gets rubber padding on the corners to reduce vibrations and noise. It does not compromise on build quality and is greatly suited for big radiators, heatsinks and computer cases.    

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Phanteks PH-F140MP Radiator Fan Specifications
Fan Size 140mm
Bearing Type Phanteks’ UFB bearing
Fan Speed 500 – 1600 RPM
Static Pressure 1.62 mmH2O
Airflow 68.1 CFM
Connector Type 4-Pin PWM
Noise Level 25.3 dBA

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Corsair Air Series SP140 LED High Static Pressure Fan

Corsair Air Series SP140 is the 140mm variant of the Corsair Air Series SP120 LED High Static Pressure Fan. However, it generates less static pressure and air flow compared to its 120mm variant because of its lower fan speed of 1440 RPM. The fan comes with sleeve bearing, 3-pin connector and is noisier than the 120mm version with noise level rating of 29.3 dBA. It is available in green, red, blue, purple and white LED colors. Not the best 140mm static pressure fan out here but offers great price to performance ratio. These are good for front intake fans and may be used on the 140mm / 280mm radiators as well.  

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Corsair Air Series SP140 LED High Static Pressure Fan Specifications
Fan Size 140mm
Bearing Type Sleeve bearing
Fan Speed 1440 RPM
Static Pressure 1.17 mmH2O
Airflow 49.49 CFM
Connector Type 3-Pin
Noise Level 29.3 dBA

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NZXT Aer P High Static Pressure Fan 140mm

Here we have 140mm variant of the Aer P series High Static Pressure Fan. This is high quality 140mm static pressure that generates static pressure of 2.71 mmH2O which is a bit less than the 120mm version but it generates significant higher airflow of 98.17 CFM than the 120mm one. The fan comes with 4-pin PWM connector and has speed in range of 500 to 1800 RPM. It uses Fluid Dynamic Bearing for durability and higher performance.

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The fan is solidly built and comes with vibration dampeners at four corners to reduce vibrations and noise. The fan can be loud at highest speed but at lower speeds it is pretty silent in operation. The fan can be used on radiators and also as a computer case fan. So, if you are looking for a powerful and high quality 140mm static pressure fan the I definitely recommend this.

NZXT Aer P High Static Pressure Fan 140mm Specifications
Fan Size 140mm
Bearing Type Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB)
Fan Speed 500 – 1800 RPM
Static Pressure 2.71 mmH2O
Airflow 98.17 CFM
Connector Type 4-pin PWM
Noise Level 38 dBA

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Corsair ML140 PRO PWM Premium Magnetic Levitation Fan

This is the 140mm variant of the Corsair ML120 Magnetic Levitation Fan. The fan uses same Magnetic Levitation bearing type but delivers less static pressure but higher airflow compared to the 120mm variant. It generates static pressure of 3.0 mm H2O and airflow of 97 CFM which are still very good values, and uses anti-vibration rubber pads on corners for reducing noise. The fan generates same amount of noise at 37 dBA as with its 120mm variant. It comes with 4-pin PWM connector and is well suited for bigger radiators and heatsinks. You can get it in twin pack and thereby can save money on them. Overall, it one of the best 140mm high static pressure fans that you can buy.

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Corsair ML140 PRO Premium Magnetic Levitation Fan Specifications
Fan Size 140mm
Bearing Type Magnetic Levitation bearing
Fan Speed 400 – 2000 RPM
Static Pressure 3.0 mmH2O
Airflow 97 CFM
Connector Type 4-pin PWM
Noise Level 37 dBA

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Final Words

At the end I would like to say that if you want to get out the best cooling performance from a heatsink or radiator then these above mentioned high static pressure fans will not let you down. These static pressure fans are available in both 120mm and 140mm sizes and you can choose accordingly to your needs or requirements. You can also use them on restricted spaces especially in front of drive bay intakes or as a front intake fan. Generally, 120mm static pressure fans generates more air pressure compared to the 140mm ones. However, 140mm fans can deliver more airflow than 120mm one and may be used as PC case fans too. If you have got any doubts on choosing the right static pressure fan or with their compatibility then ask me your queries by leaving a comment below.

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