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Hi ppl,

I am thinking of getting 6 Noctua NF-S12B FLX 120MM fans for my case, is there anything better then this?

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...2418&sku=38379

secondly what performance should I be expecting from 6 fans compared to my 2 default fans that came with my HAF 912. Will there be a significant temp improvement?

Thanks.
Edited by X-ray - 4/21/11 at 3:26pm
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Yeah, there's WAY better than that these days; those are actually somewhat noisy fans from what I heard, and they have next to ZERO static pressure; they'd be worse than your stock fans by a noticeable margin.

I'd suggest this, much cheaper, lower noise, and more airflow at the same RPM (despite the CFM ratings matching), makes for a very good all-purpose fan:

http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=17...facture=Scythe

Edit; deleted second thread and moved this one.
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I have the Noctua NF-S12B FLX and I don't use them. I prefer the Scythe Gentle Typhoon. The Gentle Typhoon has a more pleasing noise signature. Take a look at the AP-15 and AP-14 models.
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From personal experience yate loons out preform them. Noctua fans are over rated crap.

If you can get GT get it but if not yates or s flexes, they are way cheaper (In the UK they are anyway).

Ebay the noctua, they sell well. Buy some new fans and do what you like with the extra cash .
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Yeah, there's WAY better than that these days; those are actually somewhat noisy fans from what I heard, and they have next to ZERO static pressure; they'd be worse than your stock fans by a noticeable margin.

I'd suggest this, much cheaper, lower noise, and more airflow at the same RPM (despite the CFM ratings matching), makes for a very good all-purpose fan:

http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=17...facture=Scythe

Edit; deleted second thread and moved this one.
I will try them I guess, thanks. Maybe I will test them on my CPU cooler to get some better temps
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From personal experience yate loons out preform them. Noctua fans are over rated crap.

If you can get GT get it but if not yates or s flexes, they are way cheaper (In the UK they are anyway).

Ebay the noctua, they sell well. Buy some new fans and do what you like with the extra cash .
the only Noctua fans I have now are the ones that came with the cooler, I think I am going with sflex, found them here http://www.directcanada.com/products...facture=SCYTHE
that's half the price of noctua. Anyone used pricecanada before, are they ok?
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post #7 of 12
sorry miss read the post.

Reviews

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They seem legit, lots of review BUT wait for someone here to confirm. Don't want to have people being ripped off.
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Originally Posted by mam72 View Post
From personal experience yate loons out preform them. Noctua fans are over rated crap.

If you can get GT get it but if not yates or s flexes, they are way cheaper (In the UK they are anyway).

Ebay the noctua, they sell well. Buy some new fans and do what you like with the extra cash .
what they are rated for 54CFM and in all intensive purposes they do that, but I have to say the static pressure is lacking a bit but you can't please them all.
Also 6 years no fuss warranty on the Noctua vs 12 months return to manufacturer on the GT is less than rewarding.

But the ones mentioned the Noctua NF-S12B FLX is a case fan not a cooler fan, the Noctua NF-P12 is the fan you want.
That being said, over here in Australia the Noctua's come in at a $3 premium but $3 more for a 6 year warranty is worth it.

But once again they fill a specific role and they do that well, I can barely hear my PC and it's 2 odd feet away from my ears. The sound that it emits is more of an air moving sound. But to write them of as a piece of crap because it doesn't push a bazillion CFM or that it doesn't produce a bazillion mmH2O is just parrot talk.

If it doesn't suite your need then use something else 'which is what you are doing' but to tell others they are crap because they didn't suite your needs just shows that you don't do your homework. Simple concise and to the point.

Yes personal experience counts for a bit, but once you have heard GT,GT,GT for so long it's hard 'I know' to have an original thought for yourself.
Edited by smash_mouth01 - 4/21/11 at 9:42pm
post #9 of 12
Fanboy much. I notice you went for the GT but not the yates or the s flex which I also recommended.

Have you had all these fans and compared them? I have and that's how I know its crap(some fan fan test on here also prove that I say). You don't need a 6 year warranty, it should last that long if you look after it. I know that everyone has there own opinion of what's quiet.

Anyway we are supposed to be helping the OP.
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Gelid Gamer 12 UV Wings are better. For me of course. They looks better, performs better, and they're quieter.
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