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Noctua-nf-r8.4700076
7.2 out of 10

Noctua NF-R8

The NF-R8-1800 from Noctua is a high-performance cooling system Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Noctua NF-R8

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Overall 4
4.0

Not at all valuable.

chughe17, Amazon
26 November 2013
  • Summary: Quiet. Minimal airflow. I don't think that this fan is worth its price. I have several other case fans that are just as quiet, and cost half as much, and move more air. After testing idle and load data, this fan has zero value anywhere in my system. I used it as an intake, exhaust, and side window fan. there was never a single degree of difference with this fan. Unfortunately, I now have a very expensive average quality fan.
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Overall 4
4.0

Item shiped is NOT the PWM version!

Dan C Wilson, Amazon
2 January 2013
  • Summary: Beware! The actual item that ships is the non-PWM, 3-pin version of this fan. I saw another review mentioning this same thing and hoped that buyer's experience was just a fluke. I should have known better, I guess. The box actually has a label sticker on it with the correct description, but it does not match the actual box.
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Overall 4
4.0

Has a steady unpleasant whine. In the key of A.

A. Thompson, Amazon
20 November 2012
  • Summary: I'm surprised at all the 5 star reviews, maybe I got a lemon. Some people talk about "at it's lowest speed". My PC doesn't have speed control, so that's no help. It's supposed to run at 17db, which is pretty quiet. I definitely don't hear it when music is playing, but I can hear it now across the room. I even moved the PC down off of a shelf behind a wooden barrier. All 17 db (at least) are a hum that's about A below middle C.
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Overall 4
4.0

Less air, more noise

Ken M., Newegg
6 May 2012
  • Summary: I bought this to replace my stock HP fan. It was BOTH louder and blew less air. I REALLY wanted to like this fan but all it did was make me realize my old fan (upon removing it to stick in the Noctua) just needed a little cleaning and after that it ran more air and quiter than the Noctua. So I guess, thank you Noctua in an obtuse way.
  • Pros: It looks sturdy enough to last forever.
  • Cons: Unfortunately, you are now DOOMED to a fan that is FOREVER noisy and FOREVER under powered even at full power.
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Timothy G., Newegg
8 May 2009
  • Summary: I've been testing several fans in my case. I'm looking for a good CFM to noise ratio. The best 80 mm fans I've found are the 80mm Nexus fans, which are quieter and push more air than the Noctua. The larger 120mm Thermalright fans are excellent. I got poor results from 80mm Scythe fans.
  • Pros: Air comes out.
  • Cons: It has very low air flow (I think the specs are overrated). It is not as silent as other fans with higher CFM. It is more expensive than better fans.
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Overall 4
4.0

Knappt godkänd

A11ium, Prisjakt
13 February 2013
  • Summary: Liknar inte alls storebror 12P eller 92mm. Låter ungefär lika mycket vid samma varvtal så jag vill inte ha mina över 1200varv(går oftast i 650). Vad som skapar oljudet verkar vara vibrationer(typ 10! gånger mer än sina större syskon), har 3 stycken och tror inte jag reagerade på vibrationer i början. Kanske har det uppkommit efter ett tag? Eller så minns jag bara inte. Att ha dem i gummi tar inte bort ljudet, låter väldigt mycket på maxvarv.
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Overall 4
4.0

Knappt godkänd

70talist, Prisjakt
29 June 2010
  • Summary: Dessa fläktar är inte tysta, det finns betydligt billigare och tystare fläktar. Dessa måste varvtalsregleras, på maxfart så hör man fläktljudet mycket tydligt. Bytte ut dessa i min htpc efter bara någon månad mot ett par från Artic Cooling och har inte ångrat mig en sekund, nu har jag fått en tyst dator precis som jag önskade.
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Overall 4
4.0

No es oro todo lo que reluce.

Fran, amazon.es
8 May 2010
  • Summary: A comparación de los hermanos mayores de noctua estos ventiladores están por debajo en cuanto a prestaciones. Para conseguir un buen caudal de aire hay que dejarlos a velocidad media/alta produciendo el mismo ruido que cualquier otro ventilador de gama media. No los recomiendo si lo que buscas es silencio.
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Overall 3
3.0

Ganska dålig

Mulukku, Prisjakt
27 November 2008
  • Summary: Man kan lika gärna köpa Fractal Design Silent Series 92mm som är 100 kr billigare och till och med tystare när man har den här på lägsta. Besviken på den här fläkten som inte är något annat än överpris.
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