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

Noctua NF-F12 PWM

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Reviews and Problems with Noctua NF-F12 PWM

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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 6
6.0

Silent, but mediocre

Dustin S., Newegg
5 October 2013
  • Summary: I bought this expecting my CPU to run slightly cooler with less noise. After all it is a $20 case fan with great reviews. After installing this fan I found that I had to manually go into the motherboard and set it for 100% all the time or it drops to 400 RPM and is completely ineffective until the CPU reaches 70 degrees. This problem does not happen with my other case fans.
  • Pros: Silent at ~1500 RPM Cables are sleeved Comes with a V cable and extension cable.
  • Cons: Perform slightly worse than corsair H70 (CPU cooler) stock fans. Specifically states that it is "designed for pressure demanding applications such as heatsinks and radiators." But is ineffectual at doing so.
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Overall 6
6.0

Beware of how item specs are rated!

James S., Newegg
13 May 2013
  • Summary: Noctua has the same tendency as Arctxx Coolxxx when rating their products. They use whatever unit of measurement is best suited to grab your attention when reading the specs or the overview. A good example is the NF-F12 fan. They do several things keep your interest in purchasing their product. First is the use of m³/h rather than CFM. This figure converts to 55.0126 CFM. That is not a staggering or humungous amount of air flow.
  • Pros: Great warranty, good frame construction, quiet at the right RPMs.
  • Cons: They are ridiculously expensive! Questionable rating tactics to bring the buyer in and stick lots of the right numbers down the specifications list to seal the deal. They use differing units of measurement to produce the desired statistic, whether an inflated or deflated number
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Overall 6
6.0

noctua nf-f12

tyler t., Newegg
16 February 2013
  • Summary: I would not recommend this as a performance cooler, but as a silent option for when that is essential. I will save it for future builds, HTPC maybe, but it is not appropriate for any high-performance setting. Sorry Noctua, wanted to love your fan, but this one should be marketed as a low-noise, low-performance option.
  • Pros: Very quiet, quality components/design, six year warranty.
  • Cons: Not impressed with airflow. At all, actually. I am seeing significant increases in temps. on a CM 212, from 51-53c to 57-59c, full load oc'd 965be. I have had to shut down p95 a few minutes in as the cpu hit max spec'd temps, never had that issue in the past. The blademaster which came with the cooler is certainly a better choice, except the sleeve bearing.
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Overall 6
6.0

Ganska bra

Onkelmicke, Prisjakt
15 November 2012
  • Summary: + Kvalitetskänsla + Tillbehören + PWM - Ljudnivån på full effekt - Vibrationer - Ful färg - Dyr Känns lite övervärderad. Den är mycket högljudd på full effekt och vibrerar för mycket. Dessutom har den läckt olja. Tillbehören med bl.a. gummiupphängning är värt en del av det höga priset, men trots en hög kvalitetskänsla så är väl den verkliga kvaliteten inte 100% övertygande.
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Overall 6
6.0

El ventilador con mayúsculas

Igb, amazon.es
18 July 2012
  • Summary: Poco que decir de este ventilador. Sin duda es el modelo que viene a solucionar el problema intrínseco de Noctua (es decir, un buen caudal, una excelente relación caudal/sonoridad, y una calidad de materiales y acabados de lujo PERO una presión estática francamente deficiente que impide que rindan como deben en radiadores densos o cualquier aplicación con mucha restricción, como filtros de polvo y demás) Bien, pues este ventilador, sin penalizar en exceso ninguna de las...
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Overall 6
6.0

No es para tanto...

David Moreno MAgin, amazon.es
3 July 2012
  • Summary: Me compré este ventilador para sustituir el de la CPU porque a ciertas RPM tiembla y hace un ruido molesto, y leí que era un ventilador ideal para tal uso... pero el procesador se puso en full 10º por encima de lo habitual con este ventilador... así que lo he puesto a extraer aire sustituyendo un scythe de 2000 RPM y parece que en ese sentido no lo hace mal, pero no ha cumplido el uso que le quería dar. En cuando a sonoridad... como todos.
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Overall 5
5.0

Acceptabel

theman197803, Prisjakt
17 June 2012
  • Summary: Installerade 4st av dessa fläktar i mitt Antec p183. 2st i fronten, 1st i topp, 1st till H20 620 Nu ä de bara nätagget man hör så de blir väl att öppna de å byta till en Noctua NF-P14 FLX 140mm så ska de väl bli tyst å svalt som resterande av burken. Sänker betyget pga att alla 4 fläktar började trycka ur sig olja eller nått som skvätte runt i burken å började låta illa. skall skicka tillbaka dessa å hoppas på nya i retur.
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