Prolimatech’s slim profile fans are amazingly ………… SLIM! This works great for freeing up space within a computer casing or keeping the space occupancy of coolers at a minimal.
Instead of just relying on a few fan blades, the Vortex fans come with more than 10 blades and they spin very quite silently as well.
Here’s the side profile of these vortex fans, that’s the high of 2 RAM sticks with heat spreader. 😀
Below are the specifications for the fan.
Details for the Ultra Sleek Vortex 14
Official Product Page for USV 14
Details for the Ultra Sleek Vortex 12
Official Product Page for USV 12
For this test, I used the Cooler Master N200, and within the case is an Intel Core i3-4140 that’s cooled by Cooler Master’s Hyper 101 heatsink and they’re mounted on an ASUS Vanguard B85 motherboard.
I used Prime95’s Small FFT test to generate the maximum heat for the processor and did a few round of test using both Ultra Sleek Vortex as an exhaust. For comparison purpose, I used the Cooler Master JetFlo 120 fan.
There’s no typo in the above, I wouldn’t believe what I saw either and added a few rounds to the test. All in all the Vortex fans perform admirably with far less noise.
All of them were spinning full speed, the Ultra Sleek Vortex brothers remained quite silent while the JetFlo was screaming like a banshee.
Both the Prolimatech Ultra Sleek Vortex 14 and Vortex 12 retails at around RM 65 (USD 20) and both perform very well.
I think the key highlight is that the 140mm version uses mounting points like 120mm fans, so if you have any existing clips that work with 120mm fan then it’ll work with the Vortex 14.
While both Ultra Slee Vortex fans are great, I’d say the Vortex 14 is the better one due to the more airflow and much silent operation BUT the dimension might not fit certain casings’ fan mounting point.