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That's the article I'd read and noticed a mention of the new RotoSub technology for NF-F12s, coming in the future, hence the "updated NF-F12"

The highlight at this year's line-up was the first public demonstration of a working prototype of Noctua's NF-F12 fan with integrated RotoSub Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) technology. The development goal for Noctua's recently announced partnership with RotoSub is to speed up the award-winning NF-F12 120mm fan from 1500 to 2500rpm and to achieve a broadband sound signature that sounds more agreeable to the human ear as well as a similar overall sound pressure level as the original 1500rpm NF-F12 fan, resulting in 80% more airflow and 120% higher static pressure at the same noise level. The first prototype shown at Computex 2012 represents a first proof of concept that demonstrates how tonal noise components can be reduced using RotoSub ANC. Noctua and RotoSub aim to have first products with this technology ready for the market by Q3/Q4 2013.

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They're also making the fan 1500-2500 RPM instead of 300-1500.

 

So it's not the same NF-F12, it's going to have a new model number to indicate it's noise canceling option as well as faster speed.

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They're also making the fan 1500-2500 RPM instead of 300-1500.

So it's not the same NF-F12, it's going to have a new model number to indicate it's noise canceling option as well as faster speed.
I just bought 2 NF-F12 PWM fans and the specs say min speed is 300rpm using PWM but the speed with the included resistor is 1200 rpm and without is 1500 rpm, my 2 are currently running at 1498 rpm and they are connected to 2 mother board fan headers. Noctua told me the 300 rpm in the specs means that this is the slowest the fan can run and run correctly to move air it is not it's standard low speed with a resistor rpm.

http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=productview&products_id=42&lng=en&set=1
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NF-F12's are PWM fans. They run at 300 rpm when told to do so by your motherboard. Set it up to control fans with PWM and you will see that slow speed on idle.

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NF-F12's are PWM fans. They run at 300 rpm when told to do so by your motherboard. Set it up to control fans with PWM and you will see that slow speed on idle.

on my ASUS Sabertooth they only run at either 1200rpm or 1500rpm.
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Are you connecting them to the PWM CPU header? Each motherboard has its own settings for each chassis fan header and software to handle them. You may need special software, like SpeedFan, to enable full control of your fans - if even possible. For example, an AM3 Gigabyte motherboard I had did not allow any chassis fan control beyond automatic and did whatever it wanted with the fans connected to those headers. I could only control the CPU fan.
   
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Are you connecting them to the PWM CPU header? Each motherboard has its own settings for each chassis fan header and software to handle them. You may need special software, like SpeedFan, to enable full control of your fans - if even possible. For example, an AM3 Gigabyte motherboard I had did not allow any chassis fan control beyond automatic and did whatever it wanted with the fans connected to those headers. I could only control the CPU fan.

I have 3 choices in the bios for case fans which are performance, turbo, or silent, and none will crank the fans to full speed therefore I choose to disable the case fans in the bios and let them run full speed at 1500rpm as Noctua fans are so silent I check them once in awhile to make sure their running, my single cpu fan is louder then my 2 Noctua fans. I can also run all my fans with ASUS fanxpert but that program is kinda buggy as sometimes it would out of the blue turn off all my case fans and I would have to reboot to get them going again, I also have my 4 pin cpu cooler fan control disabled in the bios also and just let it run full speed of 2200rpm and I am happy with the noise it's not too bad.
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Well, I'm tempted to say it's just down to how your motherboard controls fans. This is a major reason why I personally got a fan controller myself: my current ASRock Z77E-ITX is odd about fan control, even PWM, so I prefer to control my fans exactly without battling with BIOS settings and SpeedFan (which wasn't quite working for me anyway).
   
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NF-F12's are PWM fans. They run at 300 rpm when told to do so by your motherboard. Set it up to control fans with PWM and you will see that slow speed on idle.

on my ASUS Sabertooth they only run at either 1200rpm or 1500rpm.

I have an As.s board myself. I've been following As.s boards. Either you can set up fan control in your BIOS or your HiFi (or whatever they call that thing) at bootup, or you can get AI to set up a fan control profile. Just make sure you plug your fan in to one of the controllable headers. Trust me, As.s will give you a way to get your full range from a PWM fan.

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I am happy with no fan control software and with the bios fan control disabled with all my fans running on the full 12volts and this way I have no worrys. my 2 intake fans and my 1 exhaust fan and my memory sticks fan are all plugged into mother board fan headers and run on the full 12volt, also my cpu fan is on the 4 pin cpu header running full 12volt. my 2 top exhaust fans are hooked directly to the psu so they run at full 12volt and my computer is pretty quiet so it works for me. I have a northbridge fan header but don't have a fan as the sabertooth x58 heatsink only has a single hole for a screw and besides my nb is 45c at idle and 58c while gaming so it's o.k. without a fan as intel has a x58 temp spec document on their site and I think it can go as high as 90c or more or less not sure anymore it's been awhile since I read it but I know my nb temps are good.
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i7 970 6 core ASUS Sabertooth X58 MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X GSkill 24 gigs 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Crucial MX100 256 gig Crucial M500 120gig WD VelociRaptor 1TB Noctua 
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Windows 7 Pro 64bit LG 29inch widescreen DP LG 29inch widescreen DP Corsair K65 
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EVGA SuperNova G2 1000w Corsair C70 Corsair M65 Sound Blaster Z 
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Custom sleeved psu cables 
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