The following system was used to test the fans:
– Processor: Intel i5 6600K @ 3.9 GHz and overclocked to 4.5 GHz
– Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z270 Professional Gaming i7
– RAM: Ballistix Tactical Tracer 16GB DDR4 @ 2666MHz
– GPU: GeForce GTX 1070 Founder’s Edition
– SSD: Crucial MX500GB
– HDD: WD 1 TB Blue
– CPU Cooler: Cooler Master MasterLiquid 240
– PSU: Seasonic Snow Silent 750W Platinum
– Case: Phanteks Enthoo Luxe White
– Thermal compound: Arctic Cooling MX-4
The 120mm fans has been tested using a 240mm CPU liquid cooler, the Cooler Master MasterLiquid 240 at max. RPM.
The 140mm fans has been tested using a 280mm CPU liquid cooler, the NZXT Kraken X61 at max. RPM.
120mm Fan Performance
The noise level was measured at three different distances from the fans (10cm, 20cm, 30cm.) the noise was measured with a margin of error of ± 5 db.
The Arctic BioniX F120 fan offers a good performance at a reasonable price, both the F120 and F140 variants are available for 14.99 and 15.99 US Dollars or Euro. The BioniX F models are ideal for high airflow usage, such as case fans, to move the air in and out of the system as fast and as efficiently as possible.
The build quality is very good, with no rough edges on the frame or blades that are not centered. The design is elegant with subtle elements that are available in four different colors depending on which version of the fan you decide to buy.
The integrated Y splitter is a welcomed addition as it offers the option of powering two or more fans from a single motherboard header while also sharing the PWM signal.
The BioniX F120 is for the most part a silent fan, however if you decide to use it at its maximum speed, then you will hear it. Thankfully it doesn’t have any low frequency bearing noise which is present on many fan models, especially at lower price points.
A great feature present on these new BioniX fans is the warranty that is offered by the manufacturer, no less than 10 years of warranty. This is a statement from Arctic regarding the reliability of these fans.
In conclusion, the Arctic BioniX F120 is a good and affordable fan with a high warranty period of 10 years. The fan is also available in four different colors and two different sizes to suit the design and performance demands of any modern gaming system.