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Having tested the F12 and the iPPC side by side, I will say that they do not sound the same at same rpm. Very different tonalities. While not much louder in terms of dB, the iPPC are grating and intrusive to my (and may other's) ears.
You are only one of many who have said similar about iPPC fans .. although I seem to remember @MicroCat saying the 24v iPPC are nice and quiet on 12v power. He wanted TY-147A fans but can't get them up north where he is. tongue.gif
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Apples to apples:



Both quite nasty and buzzy.
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AFAIK the NF-F12 is not a great fan because of the "focus flow vanes". Even when it was first introduced, Martin's liquid lab tested it vs Gentle typhoon, Noiseblocker eloops , Corsair SP120, etc and determined it was merely average.

https://martinsliquidlab.wordpress.com/2013/05/07/fan-testing-round-12/
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AFAIK the NF-F12 is not a great fan because of the "focus flow vanes". Even when it was first introduced, Martin's liquid lab tested it vs Gentle typhoon, Noiseblocker eloops , Corsair SP120, etc and determined it was merely average.

https://martinsliquidlab.wordpress.com/2013/05/07/fan-testing-round-12/
Just another good example of how Noctua while having some good product does have some that are not even average. Problem is many 'fanboys' believe if it's 'Noctua' it is the best .. and that simply is not at all true. wink.gif
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Just another good example of how Noctua while having some good product does have some that are not even average. Problem is many 'fanboys' believe if it's 'Noctua' it is the best .. and that simply is not at all true. wink.gif

No way. Corsair fans are more besterer!!!! They have more dB and RGB!!!! rolleyes.gif

That said....I have nothing against Noctua fans. Well made and do what they are designed for. Liked every one I have used excepting the iPPC. "Liked", but not "loved", which explains their complete absence in my rigs. But, I wouldn't fault anyone for using them.
Edited by ciarlatano - 10/21/17 at 9:04am
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hmm which one would you guys reckon is better gentle typhoon or nf-f12 ippc
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No way. Corsair fans are more besterer!!!! They have more dB and RGB!!!! rolleyes.gif

That said....I have nothing against Noctua fans. Well made and do what they are designed for. Liked every one I have used excepting the iPPC. "Liked", but not "loved", which explains their complete absence in my rigs. But, I wouldn't fault anyone for using them.
Indeed .. assuming user is not being a 'fanboy' and sounding like your 1st line with RGB and dB being king.
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hmm which one would you guys reckon is better gentle typhoon or nf-f12 ippc
I can't compare a 3000rpm fan to a 1450rpm fan. Sure they are both 12v fans and both 120mm, but that is about the only things they have in common.

I would choose 1850 or 2150 rpm PWM GT over NF-F12 3000rpm iPPC and idle it down 99% of the time.
1450rpm GT is enough fan speed 98% of the time.
Edited by doyll - 10/21/17 at 9:25am
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Just another good example of how Noctua while having some good product does have some that are not even average. Problem is many 'fanboys' believe if it's 'Noctua' it is the best .. and that simply is not at all true. wink.gif

Well it's caveat emptor (buyer beware).

Brand loyalty leads to no good since the manufacturers won't bring their A game.
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Well it's caveat emptor (buyer beware).

Brand loyalty leads to no good since the manufacturers won't bring their A game.

So, so true. And when we see the degradation of product quality and clearly inferior lines, the fanboys will still be there telling you they are the best thing around.

Thankfully, this has not been the case with Noctua to date.
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Noctua did have a brief thing on reddit/GamersNexus where they said the new ones from China had washed out details looking fake.
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