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Not too sure on noctua fans, they might be silient but ive heard that they suck on rads -low static pressure.
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Originally Posted by GingerJohn View Post
One last thing, those NF-P12s that you have picked are actually very poor on rads. I would swith them for something like Yate Loons, or if silence is important Scythe GTs.
Uh, what? Really?

"...the Noctura NF-P12 fan is, as advertised, incredibly effective when used in applications that require high static pressure."

Source

And there's many more that claim the same...

I thought they were supposed to be awesome for this? Especially on a <8 FPI rad like mine... I've researched fans for days and I didn't come across a single instance of someone reporting with evidence that they were bad on rads. Of course, this comes after I pay my $45 for them. AAAAAAAAARGH
Edited by lowfiwhiteguy - 10/19/11 at 1:19pm
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^ Bump, seriously someone please address this. Very frustrating seeing reputable people on here throwing around dramatic claims about components with nothing but their word to support it (as far as Google goes)...
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Man I dont know if you want to get in any pissing contest with those guys lol
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I'm not, their posts are always helpful and they seem to know what they're talking about, which I why I nearly crapped myself when they said my fans weren't up to snuff. I'll see how it goes I guess. If they really do disappoint I'll replace them with Scythe GT's or YL's later on, no big drama.
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if you have already paid for them then there not alot of options anyway just try them see how they perform as you say that review say they are good though he ues different rpm fans which isn't the best way to go

Noctua NF-P12 (1300 PRM)
Silverstone FN-121 (1200 RPM)
Ultra Kaze DFS123812L-1000 (1000 RPM)
Yate Loon D12SL-12 (1350 RPM)

why he would put that low rpm fans on a gtx is a waste of that rad
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OK, lets start with this:

NF-P12s are not going to be the worst things you can strap onto your rad, you could always try cooling it with a jellyfish. They will work however they will not push all that much air through and often have resonance issues at full voltage. Use them if you have them.

However there are much better options out there both in terms of noise and performance. Have a look at Martin's round 6 fan testing thread for some more details, but the results look like this:



Basically as you can see the NF-P12 tops out at 25CFM with a lot of noise, a resonance issue that was present in my fan too (I used to use one). The GT 1850 hits 36CFM with a lot less noise than any other fan, and the Yate Loon Medium manages 32CFM.

Here is a link to the specific NF-P12 test.


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...the Noctura NF-P12 fan is, as advertised, incredibly effective when used in applications that require high static pressure.

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I actually read the exact same review before buying mine. Luckily I only had 1 120mm rad at the time so I only got one. I still have it and I am going to put it into an air cooled build at some point; they are awesome fans for air cooling.
Edited by GingerJohn - 10/19/11 at 2:25pm
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^Told you lol. I have been lurking around here a very long time
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OK, lets start with this:

NF-P12s are not going to be the worst things you can strap onto your rad, you could always try cooling it with a jellyfish. They will work however they will not push all that much air through and often have resonance issues at full voltage. Use them if you have them.

However there are much better options out there both in terms of noise and performance. Have a look at Martin's round 6 fan testing thread for some more details, but the results look like this:



Basically as you can see the NF-P12 tops out at 25CFM with a lot of noise, a resonance issue that was present in my fan too (I used to use one). The GT 1850 hits 36CFM with a lot less noise than any other fan, and the Yate Loon Medium manages 32CFM.

Here is a link to the specific NF-P12 test.


Edit:



I actually read the exact same review before buying mine. Luckily I only had 1 120mm rad at the time so I only got one. I still have it and I am going to put it into an air cooled build at some point; they are awesome fans for air cooling.

Many thanks, excellent information, +rep!
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must admit if I'm looking for reviews the first 2 places I look are martins and skinnee labs
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Turns out I'm still good on my RMA for the Noctuas from NCIX. I'm going to return them, as I only want to go through the trouble of re-building this thing once for the next few months...

Gentle Typhoons here I come.
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| Intel Core i7 | 2600K | 4.2GHz @ 1.33v | | ASUS | Maximus IV Extreme | | ASUS | ENGTX 580 | 933MHz @ 1.138v | 2-way SLI | | G.Skill | RipjawsX | 2133MHz | 8GB | 
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| Intel | 510 SSD | 120GB | | Western Digital | Caviar Black | 1TB | | XSPC | Raystorm | | XSPC | Razer 580 | 2-way SLI | 
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| XSPC | RX360 | | Phobya | Xtreme 200| | MCP 655 | Variable-Speed | Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
| Intel Core i7 | 2600K | 4.2GHz @ 1.33v | | ASUS | Maximus IV Extreme | | ASUS | ENGTX 580 | 933MHz @ 1.138v | 2-way SLI | | G.Skill | RipjawsX | 2133MHz | 8GB | 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
| Intel | 510 SSD | 120GB | | Western Digital | Caviar Black | 1TB | | XSPC | Raystorm | | XSPC | Razor 580 | Dual SLI | 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
| XSPC | Dual RX360 | | Dual MCP-655 | Variable-Speed | | Koolance | RP-452x2 | Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 
MonitorPowerCase
| Acer | P243W | 1920 x 1200 | | Enermax | MODU87+ | 900W | | CaseLabs | M8 + Pedestal | 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
| Intel Core i7 | 2600K | 4.2GHz @ 1.33v | | ASUS | Maximus IV Extreme | | ASUS | ENGTX 580 | 933MHz @ 1.138v | 2-way SLI | | G.Skill | RipjawsX | 2133MHz | 8GB | 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
| Intel | 510 SSD | 120GB | | Western Digital | Caviar Black | 1TB | | XSPC | Raystorm | | XSPC | Razer 580 | 2-way SLI | 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
| XSPC | RX360 | | Phobya | Xtreme 200| | MCP 655 | Variable-Speed | Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 
MonitorPowerCase
| Acer | P243W | 1920 x 1200 | | Enermax | MODU87+ | 900W | | CoolerMaster | HAF X | 
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