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[Noctua]Noctua introduces NF-F12 Focused Flow™ fan

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Vienna, November 9th 2011 - Noctua today introduced the new NF-F12 120mm Focused Flow™ fan. Teaming up eleven stator guide vanes with a specially conceived seven blade impeller, the NF-F12’s Focused Flow™ system creates outstanding static pressure and focuses the airflow for superior performance on heatsinks and radiators. At the same time, a wide range of advanced aerodynamic design measures, second generation SSO-Bearings and Noctua’s new, custom designed PWM IC for fully automatic control guarantee astounding quietness of operation.

"Our award-winning NF-P12 has become a standard choice for pressure demanding applications such as CPU coolers and radiators, but we’ve been striving to achieve even better performance in this domain, and this is how the NF-F12 was born", explains Mag. Roland Mossig, Noctua CEO. "Due to the stator guide vanes focussing the airflow, it can push the air through dense fin stacks more effectively. This type of design has mostly been used for noisy high speed fans so far, so our engineers have put a lot of thought into keeping the noise in check."

The NF-F12 uses a wide range of aerodynamic optimisations in order to refine the fan’s acoustic qualities. For example, the NF-F12’s stator guide vanes are set out in Varying Angular Distance and feature Vortex-Control Notches. Both measures help to spread the noise emission over a broader frequency spectrum and thus make the fan’s sound pattern more agreeable to the human ear. Another novel measure introduced with the NF-F12 is the Stepped Inlet Design, which adds turbulence to the influx in order to facilitate the transition from laminar flow to turbulent flow. This measure reduces tonal intake noise, improves flow attachment and increases suction capacity, especially in space restricted environments.

In addition to its advanced aerodynamic features, the NF-F12 is the first fan to implement the further optimised second generation of Noctua’s renowned, time-tested SSO bearing as well as the novel, custom designed NE-FD1 PWM IC for fully automatic PWM speed control. The NE-FD1 integrates Noctua’s Smooth Commutation Drive (SCD) technology for quieter operation and allows for ultra-low power consumption: Drawing only 0.6W, the NF-F12 consumes more than 50% less than many fans in the same speed range. This doesn’t only make it eco-friendly but also cuts down the electricity bill.

Last but not least, the NF-F12 comes with modular cabling, integrated anti-vibration pads and two speed settings for full flexibility. Its commanding performance, exhaustive set of features and Noctua’s trusted premium quality make it an elite choice for use on air coolers, radiators and other pressure demanding applications.

Price and availability
The NF-F12 will be available immediately at a recommended retail price of EUR 19.90 / USD 24.90.

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Details: http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=p...s_id=42&lng=en
Specifications: http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=p...2&lng=en&set=1
Fotos: http://www.noctua.at/inc/imageviewer...2&pnr=0&lng=en
Video: http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=p...products_id=42
 
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If only more fans had similar cabling. :c
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post #3 of 58
man their fans are just so absurdly awesome with their close attention to every detail... they really are the ultimate fans for silence! too bad i had the color scheme and GTs are plenty quiet for me
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Oooh. This and the new Antec silent fan should be interesting to see go head to head.
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they are badass, problem? the colour....dont even fit with any build
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post #6 of 58
looks like poo
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post #8 of 58
Nothing Noctua makes matters... because their products are so revulsive to look at.

(Their sales would go threw the roof, if they changed their color scheme.)
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I believe this other recent thread on these fans is relevant: http://www.overclock.net/t/1031762/techpowerup-noctua-innovates-new-fan-design/0_100

Basically, there's other fans that do the same thing for cheaper. You don't need this for a case fan either.
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Oooh. This and the new Antec silent fan should be interesting to see go head to head.

Dude I have several Antec Tri-Cools that came with my case and 3 of them make ticking noises like they are dying. Personally, Antec's fans are junk, Id much rather buy a fan from Scythe, I have not had any problems with their fans..
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