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March 31, 2012

Noctua NF-F12 PWM 120mm Fan

 

A Little Introduction

 

Today we are going to review NF-F12 120mm PWM Fan from Austrian company Noctua .

Noctua is an Austrian manufacturer that has consistently delivered on all of their products. They’ve single-handedly shaped the market of PC cooling by offering high-quality and high performance products that all work silently. Before starting the review i would like to thank Jakob from Noctua for sending me the sample .
 
 

Unboxing and Package

 

The Noctua NF-F12 PWM fan was in a typical cardboard box with Noctua design. The front of the box contained a small window which lets you see the fan and the handy manual.

 

The accessories included in the box are ,
 
  • Four Anti-Vibration Clips
  • Four Screws
  • Extension Cable
  • 4 Pin Y Cable
  • Low Noise Adapter (L.N.A)
  • Noctua NF-F12 120mm Fan

 

The Fan itself is amazing and the design which noctua adapted for this fan is fantastic . The air flow is very good and precise . Moreover the finishing edges of the fins of fan provide good air and less noise  . Few pictures of the fan are below ,
 
 
 
 
 

General Specifications

 

The General Specifications of this fan are below :

 

120x120x25 mm
Connector 4-pin PWM
Bearing SSO2
Blade Geometry Heptaperf™
Frame Technology Focused Flow™
Rotational Speed (+/-10%) 1500 RPM
Rotational Speed with L.N.A. (+/- 10%) 1200 RPM
Min. Rotational Speed (PWM) 300 RPM
Airflow 93.4 m³/h
Airflow with L.N.A. 74,3 m³/h
Acoustical Noise 22,4 dB(A)
Acoustical Noise with L.N.A. 18,6 dB(A)
Static Pressure 2,61 mm H2O
Static Pressure with L.N.A. 1,83 mm H2O
Max. Input Power 0,6 W
Max. Input Current 0,05 A
Voltage 12 V
MTBF > 150.000 h
Scope of Delivery
  • Low-Noise Adapter (L.N.A.)
  • 4-Pin Y-Cable
  • 30cm Extension Cable
  • 4 Vibration-Compensators
  • 4 Fan Screws
Warranty 6 years

 

Testing and Results

 

When it came down to testing the Noctua NF-F12 PWM fan, I employed a very simple test. I connected the fan to my  CoolerMaster Silent Pro Hybrid power supply which came with a fan controller. With the help of the fan controller I was able to listen to the fan at different speeds, and to my amazement the fan is as quiet as a whisper. Even when maxed out.

I noticed in my testing that unlike my stock case fan which blew air in every conceivable direction; the Noctua NF-F12 PWM fan had a more finite region that air would travel. The fan is perfectly designed to be used with a radiator or a CPU heat sink because of its focused flow frame design, which directs where the air will travel.

Moreover the two noctua fans were good enough to keep my computer cool at 30C-35C fitted in Bitfenix Shinobi Window Chassis .

 

In The End

 

Overall, the Noctua NF-F12 PWM fan is a magnificent fan and definitely maintains the moniker that has become associated with Noctua products. The fan just exudes excellence. There are at least several features that went into the making of this fan: its Focused Flow™ Frame, stepped inlet design, inner surface microstructures, sso2 bearing, metal bearing shell, Heptaperf ™ Impeller. These technologies have created one of the best fans on the market for cooling.

This fan is one of the best fan in market which can be used for any purpose like radiator , cpu heat sink or chassis fan . I must say that this is one amazing product and receive award by TechTipsnReview

 

 

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