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Noctua NF-F12 min rpm?

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hey,

anyone own this fan? I'm a bit confused about what the min rpm is on this PWM fan.

Also is it super quiet at low rpm? Thanks.
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acording to noctuas website, the min rpm is 300rpm...

These fans are widly known as the quietest 120mm fan on the market... you wont go wrong with them...

but if the price is a bit of a turn off i have 10 Bitfenix Sepctre (non pro version ) fans. I love them! at 12 volts they run at 1000 rpm and are almost quiet, at 7v they run at about 700rpm and are inaudible. move a decent amount of air too! Another fan worth looking at, that i have 8 of, are the Gelid wing silent 120 fans... close to the same performance as the bitfenix fans!
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I've ordered the noctua, at 300rpm im guessing it really would be inaudible. Also might make a good rad fan, I can imagine 2 of these hooked up to a 240 rad then into the cpu header on the mobo thumb.gif
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thats what they are designed for! you wont be disappointed! thumb.gif
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Well, slightly disappointing would be the color of them, imo kind of ugly. I guess one has to decide if they prefer function over form or not. I already have 3 noctua s12b-flx's, was dying to paint at least the frame black (i know painting the fan blades is a big no-no.) This particular pwm fan also has some tech on the frame itself which painting would destroy.

Then again, if someone sees your rig has flx's and nf-f12's, they know you did your research lol and bought the very best.
Edited by ilikebeer - 2/15/13 at 4:05am
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i was thinking about getting a noctua fan just to try to dye the plastic.... there is black plastic dye, you put it on and wipe it off, presto, black noctua fans without compromising the technology by painting it...


look into it!
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Do you have a name for a particular product? Something i'd def be interested in. Since I have the fans already I could post a quick thread showing the results too.

As for the bitfenix fans, I don't agree they are inaudible at low volts. Yes, they are very quiet, but like many fans they suffer from 'switching noises' which is like little clicks you hear constantly if you put your ear close, noctua fans don't have this clicking noise due to special tech.
Quote:
Smooth Commutation Drive 2
The latest version of Noctua’s advanced Smooth Commutation Drive system ensures superb running smoothness by eliminating torque variations and switching noises. This makes the NF-S12A remarkably quiet even at very close distance

And I just noticed from their site they have a new S12A FLX, looks awesome actually. Probably will be the most quiet 120mm 'case fan' in the world.
Edited by ilikebeer - 2/15/13 at 5:34am
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I just did a quick Google search when I was interested in doing it. " dying plastic ". I found a guy on like a bmx forum who stained his white seat black. Had a good write up about it.

Edit.

Found it
www.bmx-forum.com/t/183272/how-to-dye-your-plastic-parts-with-pics
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