Conclusion: After being impressed with the last batch of Noctua fans we cast our gaze over here at Elite Bastards, our feelings here largely mirror what we found before. While Noctua's offerings may not be 'tricked out' with LEDs or fancy names and the like, the build quality on offer is absolutely top notch and the research and design time that has gone into the NF-P12 is readily apparent.
Excerpt: As computers become more powerful with faster processors and high end graphics cards, heat becomes more and more of an issue. It is more important than ever to keep our fast computers cool so they can continue to perform optimally. A large case fan can help by blowing out the hot air from the case or pulling cool air into the case.
Pros: Super quiet and moves a huge amount of air.
Cons: Slightly higher price than other 120mm fans.
Excerpt: Modders-Inc is going to be taking a look at a new fan from Noctua. Most users will remember Noctua due to their color choice on their fans. Noctua has stuck with the same color selection while producing another unique fan blade design. We will see how the NF-P12 compares to the original NF-S12 as well as a Coolink SWiF 1202.
Pros: Excellent Noise to performance ratio., Included adapters to control fan RPMs., Easy to install., Innovative., Year Warranty.
Conclusion: After discussing our ideal Christmas gift , it's now time for the first review published in 2008 (Although we did start writing on December 27, 2007, just in case you were wondering. What took so long? Obviously all the partying!) -- the Noctua NF-P12 high pressure cooling fan. I've been looking for a new fan for my heatsink for quite a while now.
Conclusion: I�m a believer- Noctua knows what they�re doing when it comes to case fans.The Noctua NF-P12 120mm fan is a solid-performing product that delivers results as promised, without any frills.Despite moving more air than other high-end fans, the NF-P12 is still very quiet.And the included low and ultra-low noise adapters allow you to customize your setup just the way you want it.Noctua has performed a lot of research and testing to optimize these fans; maybe it�s your turn to...
Conclusion: Once again Noctua doesn't disappoint. The NF-P12 produces a decent airflow, a high static pressure and is extremely quiet. This fan is perfect for low-noise CPU, radiator, PSU or case cooling. Besides the fan's distinctive color scheme which may not appeal to everyone I can only think of one real negative: the price. The NF-P12 has a recommended price of 19.90EUR ($24.90) and that makes these fans very expensive if you need a couple of them.
Summary: Installing the fans was a little tricky, I decided to use their rubber pegs to attach the fans to the case. These rubber pegs are a good idea, but very hard to get through the screw holes. I had to pull very hard and stretch the pegs probably an inch to get them to pop in. This is also very hard to do in some tight places where pulling requires pulling in the opposite direction.
Conclusion: It’s incredible the volume that this fan produces and equally incredible when you see not only the airflow figures but the static pressures. It obvious that this fan has been designed for watercooling setups where static pressure plays a large role. It should be noted however that you’ll never see the rated volumes of noise in real world usage. Once you put this fan behind a fan grill or radiator, the noise level rises as the air rushes past the grill or fins.
Conclusion: Personally, I think that the tests in this review speak louder than any conclusion I can write because the results were so convincing. The Noctua NF-P12 was the best fan we tested. Period. It beat out all of the other fans we put it up against even though the gap narrowed a bit in the last water cooling test. This shows that the high degree of engineering put into this product was not just window dressing since it performs exactly as Noctua promises and then some.
Excerpt: Earlier this week we reviewed a silent 92mm fan, this provided us with silent cooling at the front of our case. Today we’ve got another fan from well known PC silencers, Noctua. This model is the NF-P12, an oddly coloured peach and brown fan which should hopefully replace our noisy 120mm Antec rear fan. Just like most Noctua products, this fan is very innovative with notches cut into the many blades. But is such an innovative fan from Noctua worth buying?