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Noctua NF-S12B ULN
6.4 out of 10

Noctua NF-S12B ULN

The Noctua NF-S12B ULN 120mm Fan ensures proper airflow, keeps Read more

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SILENT

Terrell I., Newegg
30 May 2012
  • Summary: I replaced the top exhaust in a Silverstone FT02 with this running on max ~680rpm and it's completely silent. Not quiet... SILENT. Some might think it's pricey, but you get what you pay for.
  • Pros: SILENT good airflow Noctua makes the best fans
  • Cons: none
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None better

tom b., Newegg
20 June 2010
Overall 10
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you get what you pay for

Alan T., Newegg
9 April 2010
  • Summary: When a Scythe 800RPM Fluid-Dynamic fan would not quiet down the side panel of my CM 690, I bought this fan. Solved.
  • Pros: Airflow/RPM ratio Quiet Variable RPM Rubber mounting hardware
  • Cons: Price However, if you factor in the included rubber mounting hardware, it's comparable to others.
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Overall 10
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Nearly silent, perfect

matthew w., Newegg
23 February 2010
  • Summary: My system is not a full tilt gaming rig, but it isn't half bad either, and since it's now running silent I thought others might benefit from knowing my configuration: ASUS P6T motherboard core i7 920 OC @ 3.2GHZ, 6GB ddr3-2000, sapphire radeon HD 5770 1GB, 5 sata drives, LG Blu-ray drive, Noctua...
  • Pros: Does what it's supposed to, moves masses of air very quietly. The fan includes both standard screws and rubber mounting "staffs", plus speed reducing adapters. The fan noise is barely noticeable when used at max speed and undetectable when using the 700rpm adapters. Sound levels are very subjecti...
  • Cons: I would mention the price, but honestly it's worth every penny. Yes, these fans are the most expensive PC fans right now, but they are also nearly silent.
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Overall 10
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Not dead silent, but close enough!

C L., Newegg
29 January 2010
  • Summary: Have 3 of these mounted to the back of a mostly enclosed cabinet housing my Blu-Ray, HTPC, & Stereo Receiver to extract hot air. They're hardwired to a 12V adapter to run off of a standard US 120V plug (so they run full speed). Before the fans, internal temps in the cabinet approached 120F.
  • Pros: Quiet, good airflow
  • Cons: cost
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Quality Fan

Aris M., Newegg
17 December 2009
  • Summary: You can adjust the fan speed by changing the voltage with the included cables. Don’t hesitate to get them if you need to kill the noise on your computer.
  • Pros: I love these fans, super quiet and excellent quality…..I just made a new computer and wanted to make it super quite. So after some research I went with the Noctua fans. In an Antec Solo case I used one 120mm and two 92mm fans for the case. I also changed the fans on the CPU cooler and used anothe...
  • Cons: Price.....but at the end its worth it.
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You get what you pay for!

Demitri M., Newegg
23 November 2009
  • Summary: The airflow spec wasn't shown on Newegg, so I had to figure it out myself. According to Noctua's website (and the retail packaging), this fan pushes 56.9 cubic meters per hour at 700 RPM, and 38.2 at 500 RPM.
  • Pros: I decided to "upgrade" to this fan after reading about it on Silent PC Review; their 120mm Fan Round Up got me way too curious. For the past year in my silent music PC / multi-purpose server & network backup, I had been using the next best quiet 120mm fan available, and because of the greatness o...
  • Cons: This fan has one weakness: fan grates. The manufacturer claims "more airflow and static pressure than its much acclaimed predecessor", but I'm left guessing that its predecessor wasn't really much of an air pusher; static pressure for this fan seems dismal at best, and with the kind of grate most...
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is this on??

Anonymous, Newegg
28 October 2009
  • Summary: the individual wondering about the dual speed you have to plug in the the supplied resistor adapter this slows the fan down. i use these for all my htpc builds everything from 80-92-120mm seems that the 92mm is a bit harder to source.
  • Pros: wish local guy would get off their rear and get caught up on technology..this thing is so quiet the question remains is it even on at times. dual speed high cfm rating and for the price and the MTBF its perfect for a htpc case.
  • Cons: just one nit pick here noctua as of this writing does not make these with pwm control.
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Overall 10
10

Sooo quiet

Anonymous, Newegg
18 September 2009
  • Summary: I bought this fan on the recommendaiton of a friend, and could not be more pleased with this fan. It's IMMENSELY quieter than the fan it's replacing and still moves plenty of air (especially after cleaning my filters!
  • Pros: 1. QUIET 2. Excellent quality components 3. Multiple wiring options in the box 4. Rubber sound dampening mounts included (I didn't use them though, so i suppose it could be even quieter)
  • Cons: Only thing I'm coming up with is that I'm not sure how to slow down the speed or speed it up, or if that's automatic. That could just be me missing it on the box.
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No noise - All performance

John H., Newegg
8 September 2009
  • Summary: The color is a bit odd. Earth-tones and all, but the sucker is made like the germans make weapons. Built to last and they don't care what you think. The fans are internal so the color thing only makes a difference if you are doing neon lights and a disco ball inside your computer.
  • Pros: I have my case filled with these 120's and I can't hear squat. The case is a cooler master ATCS 840. The airflow is incredible considering it's quieter than my near fanless Athlon XP box sitting next to it.
  • Cons: No cons. This and scythe are two of the best fans out there.
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