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Noctua NF-X12 (Best water cooling fan?)

post #1 of 12
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Hi guys!

A lot of you seem very exited for the upcomming 200mm fan that Noctua is planning to relase later this year, but I am more interested in this sexy fan wink.gif

I currently have 7 NF-F12, 3 of which is mounted on my 360 from alphacool, I wonder how these new fans will stack up against the heavy weights such as Scythe GT's, NB E-loops and of course the NF-F12's biggrin.gif
post #2 of 12
I have seen enough people fall for Noctua's hype before, so I won't be excited much till I have it in my own hands. The NF-F12 isn't anything special for watercoolers.
post #3 of 12
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Originally Posted by geggeg View Post

I have seen enough people fall for Noctua's hype before, so I won't be excited much till I have it in my own hands. The NF-F12 isn't anything special for watercoolers.

How do feel about the Noctua NF -A14 on a HW SR 2 560?
post #4 of 12
As I've said before it takes them several years to copy Nidec's Gentle Typhoons.
Problem is Nidec doesn't care to sell their good fans to end users and prefers to sell bulk to companies where they put them into their products.
You can get them from some mod sites that order the bulk I guess to resell it, overall the fans do not make it into the general PC parts distribution channels frown.gif

Hence Noctua has a chance with a copy fan as they are in the regular channels and not just on a selected mod sites.
Dunno why Scythe stopped selling those Nidecs, their license ended and they didn't renew it, maybe it was not profitable for them enough with the license expense attached to continue down that path.
Edited by JackCY - 6/14/16 at 7:43am
post #5 of 12
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As I've said before it takes them several years to copy Nidec's Gentle Typhoons.
Problem is Nidec doesn't care to sell their good fans to end users and prefers to sell bulk to companies where they put them into their products.
You can get them from some mod sites that order the bulk I guess to resell it, overall the fans do not make it into the general PC parts distribution channels frown.gif

Hence Noctua has a chance with a copy fan as they are in the regular channels and not just on a selected mod sites.
Dunno why Scythe stopped selling those Nidecs, their license ended and they didn't renew it, maybe it was not profitable for them enough with the license expense attached to continue down that path.

But is the Nidec GT's worth a try over my NF-F12's? I've always wanted to try them out but I am unsure if they are better and quiet at the same time? thumb.gif
post #6 of 12
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How do feel about the Noctua NF -A14 on a HW SR 2 560?

Better. Those are nice fans, but over priced in my opinion.

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But is the Nidec GT's worth a try over my NF-F12's? I've always wanted to try them out but I am unsure if they are better and quiet at the same time? thumb.gif

Yes.
post #7 of 12
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Better. Those are nice fans, but over priced in my opinion.
Yes.

Agreed on both counts. Either way, Noctua fans are very pedestrian on rads, that includes the NF-A14.
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Agreed on both counts. Either way, Noctua fans are very pedestrian on rads, that includes the NF-A14.

What is a 140mm fan you would recommend for rads? I've read good things on Phanteks, and E-loops. I have had trouble with RPM accuracy on an Aquaero with E-loops in the past.
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What is a 140mm fan you would recommend for rads? I've read good things on Phanteks, and E-loops. I have had trouble with RPM accuracy on an Aquaero with E-loops in the past.

Phanteks F140MP, EK Vardar and eLoops. Definitely a cut above the rest.
post #10 of 12
I sure wish Thermalright would get the stick out of the works and release their square housing TY-147A Sq and TY-143 Sq. madsmiley.png
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