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Noctua NF-R8-1800 80mm Case cooler

  • 80mm
  • Rotational Speed (+/- 10%) 1800 RPM Rotational Speed with L.N.A. (+/- 10%) 1300 RPM Rotational Speed with U.L.N.A. (+/- 10%) 800 RPM
  • SSO
  • Acoustical Noise 17 dB(A) Acoustical Noise wi
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Sound-optimised blade geometry and profile:

The NF-R8 is the first fan employing a novel 80mm rotor which was developed by the Austrian Institute for Heat-Transmission and Fan Technology (?sterreichisches Institut f?r W?rme?bertragung und Ventilatorentechnik, ?IWV). Thanks to the special optimisation of the blade geometry towards ultra low noise application, the NF-R8 is up to 10% more quiet than current high-end fans at the same flow rate.

Self-stabilising oil-pressure bearing (SSO bearing):

The NF-R8 series are equipped with a magnetically centred, self lubricating oil-pressure bearing that provides a new level of quietness and long-term stability.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 6 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 6 years

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  • BYRON P.
  • 1/3/2015 6:55:50 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing Results under Speed Control

Pros: Easy Upgrade, Very Quiet, Includes a variety of power adapters

Cons: Color makes me think things are dusty

Other Thoughts: I did the Tripp-Lite UPS mod that is published on various internet forums and replaced the single-speed two-wire fan in my large UPS with this NOCTUA NF-R8 and the Noise Magic NMT-3 speed control. For my UPS this was an easy change and the sound level difference is stunning. Even with the fan at idle I can feel air entering the inlets, and I have yet to really hear the fan kick into high gear. I am going to keep one or two of these fans and controllers on the shelf in my workshop and reaplce ANY single speed fan I enounter on the bench.

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  • David L.
  • 11/16/2014 5:09:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsOwned this fan for 5 years.

Pros: Fan is quiet, initial quality is high, nice rubber vibration isolation plugs come with the fan.

Cons: Fan only lasted 5 years.

Other Thoughts: For the price, this fan should have lasted more than 5 years, I could buy 5 cheap fans for this price and replace them every 3 years. It was running pretty much 24/7 ... but the environment was clean and dust free. The fan was cleaned twice with compressed air during these 5 years, but there was really no dust on them anyhow. The fan started making heavy vibration noises and even though the fan was clean, I tried washed it anyway let dry and plugged it back in -- the noise went away for a few hours but then returned.

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  • Vincent M.
  • 9/30/2014 8:21:42 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThere quiet if you know how to make them quiet

Pros: They are good fans once you connect the added adapters to them to make them quiet.

Cons: Not outright quiet without adding adapter to them. If you don't read the instructions, you'll overlook it.

Other Thoughts: The fan comes with two small adapters. Looking at them initially you may just wonder what the heck they are for. Each of these wires has a resistor on it to slow the fan down into a lower sound/speed mode and a super low sound/speed mode.

The connector with the black shrinkwrap/tape around the middle wire is the super slow/low sound wire. This is probably the one you want to connect to the fan, then to power.

If you use that one, the fan is completely quiet.

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  • 8/10/2014 10:29:20 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great

Pros: Well constructed
Well packaged
Moves a lot of air

Cons: Price

Other Thoughts: Other than the high cost, I have no complaints about this fan. The color scheme isn't great, but these are stuffed in a 4U case that never gets opened. Moves air well and doesn't have any obnoxious rattling or other sub-noises that really irritate me.

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  • Frank S.
  • 5/30/2013 7:54:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNo issues

Pros: Seem to be quality fans

Cons: Purchased three to cool an older Antec case that was not designed with good cooling in mind. Disappointed that these fans don't seem to move more air then those that are MUCH less expensive. They are also not noticeably quieter than the less expensive fans. Considering the very high price I can't say that they perform any better than the el-cheapo fans.

Other Thoughts: Contacted Noctura support about a technical issue. The person who responded was "disinterested" and provided little value to the experience.

While these are good fans, the thrifty shopper can do just as well and save a pile of money by going with something that is a LOT less expensive.

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  • Santos I.
  • 4/5/2013 11:35:12 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great

Pros: Works great moves a lot of air.

Cons: Without the lna's its louder than I like.

Other Thoughts: The ulna is not really necessary

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  • Trenton S.
  • 2/12/2013 6:56:44 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNoctua is Nice, Nice, Nice!

Pros: Great cooling performance.
Silent operation.
Excellent mounting design.

Cons: Costly.

Other Thoughts: Noctua delivers the very best performing case and cooler fans on the market. This is one great fan with excellent characteristics. I only use Noctua fans.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/27/2012 1:27:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsPleasantly Surprised

Pros: I have one of these cooling a mini-itx rig that I use as a Minecraft server. The computer sees near 24/7 up-time but I never notice it – it's nearly dead quiet.

This little fan pushes a surprising amount of air even with the low-noise adapter attached.

The fan comes with lots of goodies: a low noise adapter, an ultra-low noise adapter, and a molex to 4-pin connecter.

Super high build quality and it feels and looks solid.

Cons: Hard to say a lot here but I'll try my best to be critical.

Not PWM, but honestly that shouldn't be a problem. Hook up the low noise adapter or the ultra low noise adapter and you'll never hear it unless your ear is right next to it. Plus, Noctua has a PWM version of this fan for 2$ more at the time of writing if it's that important to you.

Color: some people might not like it but personally I think it sets Noctua's fans apart and makes them look special (because they are).

Price? Again, not really an issue in my mind. You're paying for a very high build quality fan that does exactly what you'd expect it to: it moves lots of air quietly. Also, it has a 6 year warranty, and though I've never had to deal with it personally, from what I've read Noctua's customer support is very good.

Other Thoughts: Bottom line: if you're looking for a 80mm fan to keep a small-form factor machine cool and quiet, this is the fan for you. If the color or the cost bothers you, just suck it up and buy it anyway; I promise you won't regret it. The LNA and ULNA as well as molex power adapter are super nice and give you tons of flexibility.

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  • Bryan K.
  • 11/29/2012 11:10:29 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDoesnt get any better than this

Pros: This is perfect in every way. Quiet and very effective. I make music with my computer and noise is nto an issue with this fan.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Last forever

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  • Alex B.
  • 11/14/2012 7:44:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsOk

Pros: Like the option to have rubber mounts, like that I can choose the fan speed/noise combo by changing the connectors. Very smooth operation. 150,000 hours is a long time for a fan to last.

Cons: Really not that quiet at 12v (full power) I think if I put an 7v connector on my Dell fan it would get quieter too, so why is this fan so expensive? Can't reach the back of the fans easily in my case (mid tower) so I can't get all four rubber mounts installed. It's impossible to push them in all the way so you have to also pull from inside the case.

Other Thoughts: We'll see how long they last. I guess if they last twice as long as a cheaper fan that could offset the greater cost. I'm sure the fans with the notched blades might be quieter, and the 120mm are probably quieter still, but don't expect miracles from these things.

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