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Arctic Cooling F12 Pro
6.9 out of 10

Arctic Cooling F12 Pro

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Overall 4
4.0

good airflow, but got noisy over time

Matt F., Newegg
17 January 2015
  • Summary: I bought a pair of these fans when I built my pc last spring. I had these fans mounted horizontally as top exhausts, which in theory should be fine as fluid bearings don't care too much about orientation.
  • Pros: Moves a ton of air. Looks cool too.
  • Cons: Started making noise after a couple months.
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Overall 4
4.0

Look elsewhere

Harry T., Newegg
4 June 2014
  • Summary: I purchased about half a dozen or so of these over a year ago. All but one developed annoying ticks or bearing wine after only three months or so. They are supposed to last years.
  • Pros: Price
  • Cons: High failure rate
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Overall 4
4.0

Misleading Noise Specification

William J., Newegg
15 September 2013
  • Summary: I just purchased 3 Noctua NF-S12A's, and they are really quiet.
  • Pros: It moves a substantial amount of air through the case.
  • Cons: It is loud, about 30 dBA. The advertised Noise Level of 0.5 Sones is intentionally misleading. Although 1 Sone = 40 dBA, the relationship between Sones and decibels is not linear, and 0.5 Sones = 30 dBA. Arctic is specifying Sones instead of dBA to confuse the buyer into thinking that the fan is ...
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Overall 4
4.0

not quiet

Anonymous, Newegg
31 July 2013
  • Summary: I bought 3 of these fans expecting them to be quiet, they can very clearly be heard.
  • Pros: look nice, move an ok amount of air
  • Cons: noisy, not quiet, no PWM control
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Overall 4
4.0

Speed does not change

Gary S., Newegg
5 April 2010
  • Summary: I may just have a bad unit.
  • Pros: Mechanically excellent for my heatsink, lightweight
  • Cons: My unit does not change speed, it always runs at about 1150 RPM. The original heatsink fan does run slower at startup, and faster as the temperature rises. Not as quiet as the Noctua fan on the CPU in my previous PC.
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Jan Baláš, alza.cz
10 March 2015
  • Excerpt: při vysokých otáčkách velmi hlučný ale to se dá očekávat ..při nizkých otáčkách přenáší vibrace do case i přes antivibračni gumy .. ale co by človek chtěl za ty peníze .. špatná skušenost příště noctua ...
  • Pros: cena, vzhled
  • Cons: vibrace, hluk
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Overall 4
4.0

Knappt godkänd

Tzond, Prisjakt
4 December 2010
  • Summary: Till skillnad mot alla de recensioner jag läste innan köp av denna fläkt tycker jag att den låter illa. Låter mer än originalfläkten från mitt chassi. Något som också störde mig var att den som knappt synes på bilden har en "gummi-ring" runt fläkten som sticker ut lite mer än 120 mm och när jag då...
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Overall 3
3.0

Ganska dålig

pnorberg, Prisjakt
4 December 2010
  • Summary: Håller ej med om att dessa är tysta. Stod inte ut så de byttes ut efter någon månad. Behövde även adaptrar för att kunna monteras på moderkortet då mitt dåvarande moderkort hade 3-pins med omslutning och denna fläkt har 4-pinskontakt.
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