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I was thinking of picking some Arctic F12 120MM and was wondering if they were any good? Does any body have any F12, what you think of them?
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Have had some... not PWM but regular.
They suck to be honest. Not particularly low-noise, doesn't move that much air and they have no static pressure at all.
I would seriously by something else - like noiseblockers or gentle typhoons or something like that.
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Originally Posted by ScurK;12717307 
Have had some... not PWM but regular.
They suck to be honest. Not particularly low-noise, doesn't move that much air and they have no static pressure at all.
I would seriously by something else - like noiseblockers or gentle typhoons or something like that.

I would pick up some gentle typhoons but going to pick up 7 or 8 of them at once. lol Also will be replacing the 120MM is the wife rig.
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Originally Posted by ScurK;12717307 
Have had some... not PWM but regular.
They suck to be honest. Not particularly low-noise, doesn't move that much air and they have no static pressure at all.
I would seriously by something else - like noiseblockers or gentle typhoons or something like that.

What?

Martin and I don't agree.
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Originally Posted by Martinm210 
Arctic Cooling F12 is my pick for lower speed PWM and semi budget fan. This fan gives you awesome PWM capabilities, a better bearing, and better looks than yates and can be bought for under $10. Generally a very good all around fan and good value.

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooling/859483-round-6-fan-testing-working-thread-3.html#post11247353

They push good amounts of air, have decent static pressure, make little noise, and look good. Not a match for a good Gentle Typhoon, but you pay a huge premium for Gentle Typhoons.
Edited by B!0HaZard - 3/13/11 at 12:53pm
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They push good amounts of air, have decent static pressure, make little noise, and look good. Not a match for a good Gentle Typhoon, but you pay a huge premium for Gentle Typhoons.

8 F12 would cost around $64+ tax and the Gentle Typhoons would cost $120+ tax. The F12 are rated at 57CFM and will be replacing some Lian Li 120MM 56CFM.
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8 F12 would cost around $64+ tax and the Gentle Typhoons would cost $120+ tax. The F12 are rated at 57CFM and will be replacing some Lian Li 120MM 56CFM.

Can't trust fan specs, almost all fans are overrated.
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Martinm210 has done formal testing. I must admit I have been less than impressed with the Arctic Cooling fans. For a budget case fan I would recommend the $7 Gelid Solutions Silent 12. It is a match for the Nexus Real Silent Basic Series, which is the deserved darling of Silent PC Review site.

I also like the $8 Scythe Slip Stream 1200 rpm for case fan work. Quiet, pushes air.
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I can vouch for the F12 PWM. Pretty quiet at max speed 1350rpm, about the same as YL low speeds. Pressure and flow wise they're on par with any other fan.

The good samples are great, but overall they're not very well built. The blades feel flimsy and they use very high gauge wiring. When I was sleeving it felt like it could snap any second. Out of 3 that I bought 1 wasn't balanced and the blades wobble. You get what you pay for.
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