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Noctua NF-F12 PWM 120mm Case Fan

  • 120mm
  • 1500 RPM +/-10% max., 1200 RPM +/-10% (w/ L.N.A), 300 RPM +/-10% min. (via PWM control) 93.4 m3/h max., 74.3 m3/h (w/ L.N.A.)
  • SSO2-Bearing (second generation self-stabilising oil-pressure be
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Teaming up eleven stator guide vanes with a specially conceived seven blade impeller, the NF-F12's Focused Flow system creates outstanding static pressure and focuses the airflow for superior performance on heatsinks and radiators. At the same time, a wide range of advanced aerodynamic design measures, second generation SSO-Bearings and Noctua's new, custom designed PWM IC for fully automatic control guarantee astounding quietness of operation. The NF-F12 comes with modular cabling, integrated anti-vibration pads and two speed settings for full flexibility. Its commanding performance, exhaustive set of features and Noctua's trusted premium quality make it an elite choice for use on air coolers, radiators and other pressure demanding applications.

  • newegg Focused Flow Frame and Heptaperf Impeller Designed for pressure demanding applications such as heatsinks and radiators, the Focused Flow frame features eleven stator guide vanes that straighten, channel and focus the airflow, which allows the NF-F12 to rival the performance of conventional fans running at much faster speeds. The NF-F12’s stator guide vanes are set out in Varying Angular Distance and feature Vortex-Control Notches. Both measures help to spread the noise emission over a broader frequency spectrum and thus make the fan’s sound pattern more agreeable to the human ear. Custom designed for the new Focused Flow frame and to work in tandem with the eleven stator guide vanes, the NF-F12’s seven blade Heptaperf impeller has been carefully optimized to achieve a perfect balance between power and quietness.
  • newegg Stepped Inlet Design and Inner Surface Microstructures Noctua’s Stepped Inlet Design adds turbulence to the influx in order to facilitate the transition from laminar flow to turbulent flow, which reduces tonal intake noise, improves flow attachment and increases suction capacity, especially in space restricted environments. With the tips of the fan blades ploughing through the boundary layer created by the Inner Surface Microstructures, flow separation from the suction side of the blades is significantly suppressed, which results in reduced blade passing noise and improved airflow and pressure efficiency. The Integrated Anti-Vibration Pads made from extra-soft silicone minimize the transmission of minute vibrations while maintaining full compatibility with all standard mounting systems and fan clips used on heatsinks.
  • newegg SSO2 Bearing and Metal bearing shell The NF-F12 is the first fan to feature the further optimized second generation of Noctua’s renowned, time-tested SSO bearing. With SSO2, the rear magnet is placed closer to the axis to provide even better stabilization, precision and durability. In order to guarantee the highest possible degree of manufacturing precision, minimum tolerance and excellent long-term stability, the NF-F12 sports a CNC milled bearing shell made entirely from brass.
  • newegg Custom designed PWM IC with SCD Supporting fully automatic PWM speed control, the NF-F12 uses Noctua’s novel, custom designed NE-FD1 PWM IC that integrates Smooth Commutation Drive (SCD) technology. By providing smoother torque impulses, SCD suppresses PWM switching noises and thus makes the fan quieter at lower speeds. The NF-F12 is also supplied with a Low-Noise Adaptor (L.N.A.) that reduces the maximum fan speed from 1500 to 1200rpm. The L.N.A can be used either to run the fan at a fixed speed of 1200rpm or to cap the maximum speed when using automatic PWM control.
  • newegg Ultra-Low Power Consumption The NF-F12 draws only 0.6W, which is more than 50% less than many fans in the same speed range. This doesn’t only make it eco-friendly but also cuts down the electricity bill: Compared to a typical 2W fan, this allows you to save about half the price of the NF-F12 after 5 years of continuous use.
  • newegg Extensive Cabling Options The fan’s short 20cm primary cable minimizes cable clutter in typical applications while the supplied 30cm extension provides extended reach when necessary. Both cables are fully sleeved and a 4-pin y-cable allows you to connect a second NF-F12 fan to the same PWM fan header for automatic control.

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


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  • Mark N.
  • 7/31/2015 11:40:59 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMade my desktop quiet

Pros: I purchased these fans because, like many others, my Corsair H100i cooler was extremely loud under load. I replaced the stock fans with two of these and keep them on performance mode 24/7 and I think the only sound I can hear from my computer is the case fans.

Cons: The only thing that comes to mind is the price, but the fans (and packaging) feel so sturdy and high quality that I can't complain. Worth every penny.

Other Thoughts: I would highly recommend these to anyone irritated with the noise produced by any cooler that uses a radiator.

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  • Richard M.
  • 7/14/2015 1:10:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsA fan fit for a workstation

Pros: Noctua quality
Excellent packaging
Rich feature set
Six year warranty

Cons: Expensive but worth every penny
Some would say the packaging is overkill
Many will not like the color
Not designed for free air pressure

Other Thoughts: This excellent fan is designed to do one thing well and that is push a focused stream of high pressure air through the fins of a radiator or heat sink. The design is perfect for installation as a CPU cooler fan. Even at full throttle, the fan makes little noise, and the sound it does make is not annoying. The amount of air it pushes is more than enough to keep even a high performance Intel Xeon CPU well within safe limits under heavy load. The attention to detail is evident in the rigorous design Noctua is known for.

Although many people have complained about the high price and choice of colors, those who know quality builds will instantly recognize the Noctua fan. The poop brown blades and vomit tan frame are a Noctua trademark, making this beautiful fan stand out from the crowd.

Base System spec in brief:

Raijintek Aeneas micro ATX cube chassis
Gigabyte B85M-D3H system board
Intel Xeon E31246V3 at 3.5GHz
Noctua NHU12S CPU cooler with two NF-F12 fans
32GB (4X8GB) Kingston Value RAM
Icy Dock Armor 2 3.5inch hot swap for 2 SSDs
Intel 730 240GB SSD for Windows 7 Pro
Two WD Blue 1TB HHDs for file storage
LG 16X MDisc ODD for Bray, DVD and CD

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  • Anthony G.
  • 7/13/2015 5:00:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI can't even hear my PC running anymore

Pros: Super quiet! 100x better than the Corsair fans that came with my H80i!

Cons: None

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/7/2015 3:04:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsawsome

Pros: does the job, and is very very quiet

Cons: i wish it wasnt so expensive but it works very well and the color kills me but oh well they work great

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  • David C.
  • 6/26/2015 12:42:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest fans I could ever buy in any shape or size

Pros: These are worth every penny. I keep trying to save a couple bucks and buy a different fan, and I always end up returning that fan to buy one of these. They are consistent, and quality every time.

Cons: I guess price, but seriously, just spend the money on one of these.

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  • Derrick F.
  • 6/26/2015 7:37:47 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid fans

Pros: They move a lot of air and they're quiet. I've got them all set down to 75% using my board's fan control and I can't even hear them. At 100% you can definitely hear them but it takes some serious stress to have them ramp up.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: If you're looking for a quiet build make sure you've got some way to control the fan speed. At 100% anything is going to be loud.

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  • Shaun A.
  • 6/21/2015 10:02:37 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWow !!!

Pros: Super Silent
Great Airflow
Quality Construction

Cons: That color, that dang color

Other Thoughts: So I don't normally write reviews on here but I just had to after picking up a pair of these to swap out the stock fans on an H100i CPU water cooler. The stock fans on the H100i are pretty loud on medium and on high they're unbearable. After swapping to these, even on high they are silent. And the temps I'm getting are about the same as with the stock fans, so I'm very impressed at the airflow considering they are so much quieter. I'd like if they came in black but you can barely see them at the top of my case anyways through the window so not really a big complaint. I may buy three 140mm ones and replace the rest of the fans in my case if they're this silent and efficient.

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  • Robert H.
  • 6/20/2015 8:34:16 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest Fan

Pros: These fans are great and by far the best ones recommended and from first hand experience (and only having 2 right now with a four fan setup which still keeps my rig at a cool 17c idle and I have two more coming).

Cons: NONE!!

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  • mark t.
  • 5/11/2015 9:23:02 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Absolutely silent. When doing a BIOS test of the fans, I jacked this one up to maximum speed (bottom intake), and I could not hear it.

Cons: LED's in the future.

Other Thoughts: If you want a superbly crafted, dead silent, brutally durable product that gets the job done, this is it. No LED's, but I bought it strictly for functionality.

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  • Richard B.
  • 5/7/2015 6:55:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat fan; ultra-quiet

Pros: See my review on the 140mm. Great fans, quiet and efficient, just what I need.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Love the fact that these fans come with extension cables, voltage reducers, and y-cables. Really great fans.

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