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Noctua NF-P12 impressions. Holy crap!

post #1 of 35
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Just got my Noctua NF-P12 yesterday and slapped it on my Scythe Mugen CPU cooler. I have to say... this fan is AMAZINGLY QUIET!! Even at full power, this thing is freakin amazingly quiet! I just can't get over how silent the thing is! And that's while moving 54.3 CFM!

The NF-P12 is made for situations with more air obstruction like fan filters and CPU coolers and offers great pressure. All I have to say is that I'll definitely be buying a bunch more of these fans to stick in my Antec 900. I may just replace all my fans with these!

And no, this is not an advertisement for Noctua. I am just in love with this fan.
 
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post #2 of 35
Only problem I see is that they are 20 bucks a pop! Otherwise, I would be buying 6 of them for my radiator Other than that, everyone I know who has one (or 3) have said they perform great on radiators and such.
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What did u pay for 1? My 900 needs sound makeover. Nice find.
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Unfortunately it was about $20 for one of these. But I used some of my tax return money for it, so it didn't really bother me. I can say these are definitely worth the $20 though if you're interested in a quiet fan!

Also, for situations that don't need a ton of air pressure, the Noctua NF-S12-1200 fans are great. You can find these for a few dollars cheaper too.
 
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post #5 of 35
yeh they are expensive fans (£14.51 UK) but they are very worth it over the default A900 tricool fans
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Yeah i also want to buy them but they are way to expensive for my taste. Can you post like a video of them running?
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I'll make a video the next time I clean out the air filters in my intake fans. I cleaned one today, so I'll probably clean the other tomorrow or some time later this week.
 
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I have been debating between Nexus and Noctua myself, though I am looking at the 80mm size. Glad you like your Noctua
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Originally Posted by PCModifiers View Post
I have been debating between Nexus and Noctua myself, though I am looking at the 80mm size. Glad you like your Noctua
Go for the Noctua. Seriously, they are amazing. The one big difference between the two is that the Nexus ones have sleeve bearings and the Noctua ones have SSO bearings which are much quieter. If you can get past the weird color scheme of the Noctua fans, they are definitely the best out there.
 
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post #10 of 35
+1 for noctua...

i have 2xU12P Heatsinks, 1xU12F heatsink, 3 12S fans and 3 12P fans...they are incredible!

They have just released a C12P Heatsink which is a lower profile 12cm heatsink...
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