Summary: The fan cools great I have it set as a side case fan. Its a bit noisy on full so I have it set to low and it still puts out plenty of air. I gave it a 4 star for the noise I think it should be a little quieter for the price.
Summary: silent, blow a good amount of air compaired to the nzxt 140 fans that come with the switch 810 and more than the Cooler master essentials 140 1000 rpm than i own too. as always with noctua, great bundle, great quality. well, with the price you pay, at least. rubber at the corner, rubber fix, sleeved extension... bad point, not pwm and my corsair link can not command it. anyway there 2 adaptors in the bundle that decrease the speed from 1200 rpm to 900 / 750.
Summary: When I first built my computer, I ended up using the 6 120mm fans that came with my case. The cooling was great, but the sound was like an airplane taking off. After several years of putting up with this, I decided to do something about it. I replaced all of the fans with these 4x Noctua 120mm and 2x Noctua 140mm fans. The difference was startling -- pretty much dead silent, and still enough airflow to more than adequately cool the system.
Summary: The fan looks great, feels great (build quality) and for the most part runs great. Can it get a little loud? Yes. Does it push a good amount of air at 100%? Yes. If you use the adapters or fan controller to get it completely silent, it doesn't push as much air. If it was completely silent at 100% I would give it 5 stars. And I only have high standards because it demands a high price premium over other fans.
Summary: This "austrian" designed fan, along with every other noctua fan uses SSO dynamic bearings, which i find to be one of the best in terms of long term use, whereas rifle bearings and double ball bearings start making grinding noises after months of use, All my noctua fans have performed admirably and still do This particular one, i use for my 140mm radiator, however, there is quite some air leakage, so a fan shroud was needed to bring its rad performance up to par.
Summary: The colors are ugly noctua browns, but you don't need a review to tell you that. The box will explain in detail how it is that this fan is so quiet. If you are trying to get a good airflow without hearing this fan (like me), the LNA and ULNA will not be enough, you'll need a controller.
Pros: Good rpm/cfm/dbA balance. This is probably the best 140mm case fan you can get, there is not much else to choose from, but you can't go wrong with this. Low noise and ultra low noise adapters - if you don't have a controller, these are essential. Rubber grommets - these are also essential, I recommend these for all quiet case fans.
Cons: Somewhat expensive, I got mine for 24CAD - still a lot for a fan. I don't understand why noctua charges so much for its fans (hence the 4 eggs).
Summary: If a 12cm fan will work, the p12 is much quieter, and at the low noise setting is rated at more air flow than this one at ultra low noise, while being much more silent. These are not bad, they're in fact fine fans, but the p12 trumps it.
Pros: Moves a lot of air, especially at full speed. The included hardware allows for mounting in 12cm holes, 14cm holes, with noise dampening silicone inserts or the threading fan screws. Two adapters to control rpm and noise. High quality product. Manufacturers included information very informative.
Cons: After removing all other fans in my case, including the ones in the power supply and video card, I was left with only noctua fans, four of these, and two of the nf-p12. I kept ruling out noise after noise, only to be left with the fact that these fans, while more mild than the power supply and video card fan, do indeed make their fair share. I can unhook one of the p12 and not notice a noise drop, but unhooking one of these is noticeable. I run these at ultra low nois...
Summary: Wish they used plastic adapters, or at least had a plastic tip so the screws had something to grab onto.
Pros: Fan itself is quiet, moves a lot of air. High quality stuff.
Cons: The 140mm adapters that come with this are a real pain. Standard case screws barely hold the fan on (they screws are loose and rattle a lot at high RPMs), and are difficult to screw in/out of the adapters. They are also too thin to use the rubber grommets without the fan being really loose/able to jiggle around a lot. I'm currently using duct tape to hold the fan on, works MUCH better than the screws, and is a lot quieter. This is the only flaw with the fan besides th...
Summary: Why do all my Noctua items come from the RMA warehouse? This is my 3rd order, 4th Noctua item from there. Haven't installed it yet, but I already have an NF-P14 cpu cooler and it moves tons of air.