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[Vortez] Noctua NF-F12 PWM Fan Review

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Noctua say this about the NF-F12 PWM:

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. 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.
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Pros

+ Excellent airflow and pressure at 12v
+ Good airflow and pressure at 7v and 5v
+ Resonance, chuffing and click free performance
+ Rubbery braided cabling
+ Nice selection of mounts and cabling including the low noise adapter
+ Excellent 6 Year warranty

Cons

- Not that quiet at 12v due to airflow over focus flow frame
- Not particularly cheap

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Edited by DrFPS - 1/26/12 at 7:02am
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Why are some of the best performing fans so ugly looking? poop brown with a side of baby puke.
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any word on a release date?
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any word on a release date?

They have been out for a while.
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Why are some of the best performing fans so ugly looking? poop brown with a side of baby puke.

Bwahahahaha so true!!! Black or white is the way!
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Why are some of the best performing fans so ugly looking? poop brown with a side of baby puke.

Well at least the fan blades are hard plastic, instead of foam. Yes foam blades (deep cool)
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any word on a release date?

They are out @Amazon

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Why are some of the best performing fans so ugly looking? poop brown with a side of baby puke.


For every color there exists a revolting substance. If poop is the only thing that comes to your mind when you see brown then you must have had a very "interesting" childhood.

 

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noctua, you do not disappoint. love their fans, might be over priced but i'm quite alright paying a higher price for their fans. smile.gif
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They have been out for a while.

ah. thanks for letting me know.
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I think "poo hit the fan" comes to mind without swearing.

Seriously such a bad colour combination.
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