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Arctic-cooling-f12-pro.34216592
7.3 out of 10

Arctic Cooling F12 Pro

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Reviews and Problems with Arctic Cooling F12 Pro

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Overall 8
8.0

Have bought before, will buy again.

JCB "dependanSEA", Amazon
29 December 2014
  • Summary: Great fan, solid and quiet. I am not a big fan of this wire harness though. I have many, it does not stop me from buying them, but prefer the simple 4-wire pwn connection. If you are lacking in MB fan headers, this will come in handy; if not lacking, then it will cost you an extra zip tie to secure the extra wire.... Have bought before, will buy again.
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Overall 8
8.0

Motherboard Fan Speed Sensor

Tim N., Newegg
26 May 2014
  • Summary: When connecting to my Sabertooth z77 motherboard I could not get the chassis fan 4 pin connections to display the rpm for this fan. Any chassis fan connection I plugged this in (there are 4 on this motherboard) just displayed as N/A for rpm. I could mess around with the speed in the ASUS Thermal Radar program and see/hear the fan spin up or slow down but I could not get the RPM.
  • Pros: Unique style and high quality fan, construction feels and looks very solid
  • Cons: Weak instructions, short cord length
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Overall 8
8.0

Works fine, quiet

Cy Birr, Amazon
12 February 2014
  • Summary: Only shortcoming I see is the wiring harness. Very light gauge wires even for this kind of component. Also, I prefer sleeved wired versus loose. The 3 to 4 pin conversion plug is not very well installed. There are better designs. Couldn't really tell by the description how it was built.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice Fans

Doug, Amazon
26 January 2014
  • Summary: Perfect case fans for plugging into my motherboad's 4pin connectors to individually control the fan speeds. They're nice and quiet, but they don't move as much air as I had expected. Overall, great fan though. Would buy again.
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Overall 8
8.0

Quiet and cool

Joshua A Snyder, Amazon
25 April 2013
  • Summary: Runs quiet and cool. Replaced a cheap-o generic fan that seized up. Should come with some rubber pads to help dampen vibrations.
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Overall 8
8.0

Exhaust only

Steve B., Newegg
9 April 2013
  • Summary: Have had one fan that "sags" when mounted vertically, causing the blades to strike the housing. Not sure why only one is doing it (have more than 6 deployed in various machines), but it does mean I have to open the case and "jiggle" it a little to get it to quiet back down.
  • Pros: These are quiet fans. The engineering is interesting.
  • Cons: These are exhaust only. As someone else mentioned, who doesn't design a fan to work either way? Should have read reviews more thoroughly before ordering.
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Overall 8
8.0

quiet

Lawrence M., Newegg
20 February 2013
  • Pros: quiet
  • Cons: did not need the extra ability to "daisy chain" multiple fans.
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Overall 8
8.0

pleased.

Lawrence M., Newegg
19 February 2013
  • Summary: Speed sense did not seem to work at first, but after a (cold) reboot the MB had no problem; not sure why. rpm test was 493rpm (40%) to 1587rpm (100%).
  • Pros: quiet. nice rubber mounts to reduce vibration.
  • Cons: Did not need ability to "daisy-chain" these fans, just an extra [very small] wire in case----but good price.
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Overall 8
8.0

Love the color scheme and PWM sharing

J. Shack, Amazon
25 July 2012
  • Summary: Arctic makes a good budget fan. Most fans for the price are sleeve bearing. These have good bearings, a unique PWM sharing function and appear to have decent static pressure. Had these on a heat sink while waiting for AP-15s to come back in stock and still got good temps. I bought them originally for a fractal design case as they match the fractal fans. Only complaint is the wire gauge.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Ease of use 10
10

Nice Case Fans

PiotrekV6, dabs.com
13 March 2012
  • Summary: Well, nice fans, quiet and efficient. I have 3 in my case which push in air plus 2 Antec which push out air. Everything works together perfectly. Very low temperatures.
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