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
Pros: I replaced out my H100 Fans in my Cooler Master Haf X case and needless to say I am blown away. After removing the old fans (extremely dirty) I installed the NF-F12's and my system is whisper quite. I mean this is so quite that I was blown away as well as my girlfriend becasue even she noticed the older fan noise. The air flow is pretty decent but the fans are dead silent at high speed vs the medium speed the old fans were at. It was a night and day difference. I cann...
Cons: The color......but really everyone says that I will get over it.
Summary: Ain't no flash here. What is here is solid quality. The wires are sleeved. The included extension cable is sleeved. You can even use an included cable to reduce the RPM and reduce case noise further.
Pros: I admit it. I almost cheaped out and bought something else. Fair-is-fair and we pay for the packaging when we buy the product. Packaging is exceptional.
Summary: I have 5 of these in my system and it's silent. I use 1 for intake and 2 for outtake and two on my Hyper 212 and my PC runs cool and quiet. These replaced Corsair and Asus fans I had in my Corsair R300 case.
I would never go back to Corsair after tried Noctua.
11 April 2014
Summary: To keep it simple, I has always been using Corsairs fans and sometime Cooler Master but after Noctua I'd never go back to any others, why? - Quieter. Almost silent, even at full speed 1450 rpm. - Still delivery an efficient airflow for my radiator/components. - Great accessories like silent adapter and extent cable. Really like the extent cable as my case is huge, required longer cables. - Better packaging.
Pros: Insta-5 star review from me. I knew these were high quality products the moment I grabbed the shipment box from my doorstep. They're heavy! I used these fans to replace the stock deathly loud Corsair H80 rad fans. Those things have sounded like vacuum cleaners since day one, to the point of needing to speak loudly to others in the same room. Horrible. I installed two of these bad boys in a push/pull config hoping for the best, and I got it. Much quieter! They aren't s...
Cons: They aren't the prettiest looking fans on the market, but I guess Noctua wants to stand out.
Summary: A lot of people say the NF-F12s have very little airflow but that's because these are optimized for static pressure, not massive airflow, letting them force air through thick radiators much easier, but it feels like they aren't as effective if you aren't looking at the temps.
Pros: Purchased for use in a Corsair H100i (eventually to be upgraded to a custom loop) and they have made a gigantic difference. Improved temperatures and make as close to no sound as you can get while still maintaining good airflow.
Cons: Only con would be the price. I ended up getting only two of these because they cost so much per fan, but it is highly recommended if you need good radiator fans.
Summary: What can I say that hasn't been already said ? Noctua is one if not the best for silent fans. Their fan have a very good performance/silence ratio. I bought this fan to pull cold air from the front on my case. Because I had a filter and a not very cooling-friendly case, I decided to get a high pressure fan. The NF-F12 does the job very good compared to my old Coolermaster h 4$. I'm sold to Noctua now...unfortunately.
Pros: Very silent, Very good package, Somehow good looking, better than expected
Cons: Not cheap. But I can't count this as a Con, since I bought it knowing the price