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Noctua-nf-f12-pwm.33735457
9.2 out of 10

Noctua NF-F12 PWM

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Overall 10
10

Working Well

John W., Newegg
2 weeks ago
  • Pros: I bought this based on the good reviews. So, I figured that I'd add to those good reviews. ;) My old CPU fan started gumming up, leading the CPU to overheat, of course. Time for a replacement. It'a a solid and well-designed fan.
  • Cons: None so far. Had it for 5 months as of the date of this review.
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Overall 10
10

Believe the hype!

John B., Newegg
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: These fans rock the house for radiator fans thats all there is to it. I have not owned them long but I am giving my honest opinion about them since I owned them. I have a H100i on a Sabertooth 990fx and a AMD FX 8350 and the stock fans suck guys that's all there is to it. Running them on a fan controller to help with noise cause their performance to drop drastically. I did the same thing with the Noctua fans and did not have that problem.
  • Pros: This fan is as bad to the bone as people say it is and here's why. 1. Quiet and I mean you have to put your ear to the fan to hear it on low and on high you can hear it i'll admit that but its not a whining noise like others when they spin up 2. Very VERY well built. These guys know what they are doing when it comes to fans they are somewhat heavier than my SP120L's but they have rubber feet on both sides where you mount the screws and you can see they hardware you ar...
  • Cons: Of course they are not perfect and here's some of the problems I have with them. 1. Price is the biggest con due to them being twice the price of a SP120 Quiet. I've noticed its turned off a lot of people when it comes to the price. 2. Color scheme: Now I know they have come out with other varients of colors, but they are not for the same fan. There are black one's but they are for the HEAVY DUTY/HIGH NOISE/AIRFLOW model that acts like its gonna fly away like a Delta ...
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Overall 6
6.0

"No Free Lunch"

ERIC E., Newegg
30 August 2014
  • Summary: Integrated within a full Noctua cooling system, this fan may work very well. But, as a standalone CPU fan, its performance was pretty wimpy, even at maximum RPM. It did not even put out as much air as my stock fan, which I was attempting to upgrade. It would thus appear that there is "no free lunch" with regard to fans. If you want high air flow, you need to put up with a certain amount of noise (e.g., an Ultra Kaze or Delta fan).
  • Pros: Quiet; long life due to SSO2 bearing.
  • Cons: Low air flow.
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Overall 10
10

Noctua NF-F12 PWM

Marvin M., Newegg
9 August 2014
  • Pros: Bought this for my rad for water , keeps my temps stable around 30 degrees C
  • Cons: just the color but
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Overall 10
10

So quiet I forget about it

David J., Newegg
7 August 2014
  • Summary: Running water cooling with one of these - I've never seen or heard the fan spin up because of heat. A stealthy fan indeed, it will make you wonder if it's working.
  • Pros: Super quiet, moves a good deal of air, has every connector you'd ever want or need. What can I say, this is a premium product and has everything you need.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

Another Funky Fan

Marc M., Newegg
7 August 2014
  • Pros: So, I decided to get the NF-F12 as it is designed to work more on a radiator or in my case a heat-sink. I am using a ProlimaTech Samuel 17 heat-sink on an i7-3770K. I switched the fan from a GeLID, which worked well, but I was curious. I installed the NF-F12 and powered-up, nice and quiet, as I expected. But, what I didn't expect was the CPU temp to drop +/- 7C at idle. I'm not overclocking, my goal is just to preserve the CPU. No matter what hyperbole is written, all...
  • Cons: Not yet, in my experience.
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Overall 10
10

Easily the best fans out there

Aamir K., Newegg
7 August 2014
  • Summary: Black and gray fans available from Noctua ,
  • Pros: I have 6 of the Noctua re-deux edition ( gray in color ) in my case and 2 of the industrial spec. black Noctua fans . At 80% with the side off the case I can barely hear them from 1 1/2 -2 feet . Understand that the black fans on my heat since push 160 cfm per fan (compared to a good quiet average 140mm fan that will only push 40-50 cfm of air) . Ultra quite . So how well do they cool ? along with almost silence I am running my 4790k @ 4.5ghz with max burn in temp on ...
  • Cons: color
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Overall 10
10

Perfect

John H., Newegg
15 July 2014
  • Summary: Used this to replace the noisy under-performing fan that came with my Hyper 212+. The cost is worth it.
  • Pros: -Quiet -CPU temps are 10C lower -Great packaging and addons, you can really tell that it's a quality product when you take it out of the box
  • Cons: - Some people might not like the colour scheme
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Overall 10
10

NOT FOR CASE VENTILATION

Alexandre P., Newegg
15 July 2014
  • Pros: Very Quiet High Quality Product
  • Cons: I have RMA because it's not for case ventilation, long version explanation here : NOT MADE FOR CASE VENTILATIONS. This Noctua FANS are ONLY for CPU Cooler and Radiator (Focused Flow system creates outstanding static pressure and focuses the airflow for superior performance on heatsinks and radiator) I have contacted NOCTUA Support about it, and here is their answer : =================================== Dear Epsilons, First of all many thanks for choosing our products....
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Overall 10
10

Amazing

penney m., Newegg
15 July 2014
  • Pros: Two of these fans on my hyper212 evo cooled my cpu down by 8c playing bf4 my max temp is 48.
  • Cons: I had to go into my bios to and set fans to 100% and disable cNq but thats not that big a deal should of already been done.
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