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Noctua NF-F12 PWM
8.8 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.
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 c...
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Overall 6
6.0

not bad fans

Overclockers
10 April 2015
  • Summary: I have replaced noisey fans on my rad with these. Tbh they do drone a bit on full rpm as the previous reviewer states. Im not as happy with them as id liked, first they dont shift as much air as i thought they would and secondly for the price they are a tad noisey.
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Overall 6
6.0

Mediocre

stoanee, memoryexpress.com
29 May 2012
  • Summary: Nice fan but still nowhere as good as a Scythe 1850 rpm Gentle Typhoon in terms of air moved/silence
  • Pros: -Quality -Quiet -Nicely sleeved wies -Good accessories
  • Cons: -Do not move much air -Expensive
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Overall 6
6.0

High quality but low cfm

stoanee, memoryexpress.com
23 April 2012
  • Summary: Bought Noctua fans a long time ago because they were supposed to be the shiz, but I found them lacking and never bought another. After going through many other manufacturers I bought Scythe Gentle Typhoons and have found them to be the best.
  • Pros: -quality construction -sleeved cables -extension and splitter cables included
  • Cons: -low cfm -expensive
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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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Demasiada fama

eliteA92, amazon.es
23 October 2012
  • Summary: Como comenté en otra opinión, he comprado este ventilador Noctua NF-F12 PWM junto con un NB-eLoop B12-PS al ser las dos mejores opciones de ventiladores PWM para radiadores/disipadores que hay actualmente.
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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...
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