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Noctua NF-R8
5.7 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.
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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.
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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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Less air, more noise

Kenneth 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.
  • 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

User Review

WoZ, hotline.ua
28 February 2010
  • Excerpt: Маркетологи хорошо поработали) Что за цифры в 17дб без LNA и ULNA не понятно. Гудит не хуже штатного нонейм вентилятора. Только с ULNA приемлемый уровень шума. Ожидал за такие деньги куда большего, но чуда не произошло.
  • Cons: шумит
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

hotline.ua
26 January 2010
  • Excerpt: Раджу купити нормальний дешевий куллер(гідродинамічний) і підпаяти резистор
  • Pros: Хороший пластик, дісно цікава система - незвичайна
  • Cons: ДАЛЕКО НЕБЕЗШУМНА, ШУМ, НЕ ВЕДІТЬСЯ НА БЕЗШУМНІСТЬ - БЕЗ LNA він не шумить, А ВІБРУЄ І ГУДИТЬ! З адаптерами LNA та ULNA майже не шумить тільки дує слабо!
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Overall 4
4.0

No es oro todo lo que reluce.

Fran, amazon.es
18 September 2008
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

hotline.ua
13 September 2008
  • Excerpt: На низких и средних оборотах очень слабый воздушный поток и на этих оборотах ничем не лучше чем дешевый титан на таких же оборотах(проверялось на 5V). Шум, так называемый "зуд" на 1800об и при этом давление ниже чем у 90мм гласиатех на 1300об, эта который в 4 раза дешевле.
  • Pros: Долговечный подшипник SSO. Тихий на низких и средних оборотах, НО ...
  • Cons: Создает очень слабое давление из-за площади крыльчатки. Из-за этого крайне не рекомендуется для продува процессорных радиаторов.
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