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Noctua NF-F12 PWM 120mm Case Fan

  • Carefully optimised to achieve a perfect balance between power and quietness
  • Integrated Anti-Viberation Pads
  • First fan to feature SSO bearing
  • Low-Noise Adaptor

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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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  • Jeffrey M.
  • 5/23/2016 9:43:43 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Premium for fans

Pros: The material felt great. Really like the gel around the rounded corners.
They're meant for vibration dampening but you can remove them if you'd like.
Box was pretty high quality for a fan. Showcasing it and it came with more then enough cables to fit any PC builders needs.
Great product.

Cons: It didn't come with 3 wishes like a genie does.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/20/2016 5:39:46 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
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5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: I am extremely impressed with these fans. They come with any accessories you might need - I would have had to buy a Y-adapter if Noctua hadn't provided them. The anti-vibration pads on the corners of the fans do their job exceptionally well. Even when these fans are on their higher settings the only noise comes from air moving.

The focused flow also seems to be doing a good job of pushing air through my H80. The air coming out from behind it seems to be much warmer and more targeted (unfortunately having the side effect of heating my room more!)

Cons: The silicone mounting hardware was a nice thought, but a little too difficult for me to get my bottom case fan onto. Luckily Noctua provides normal case fan screws as well!

Other Thoughts: The colors are brown for a reason - anybody in this hobby or industry will never mistake a Noctua fan for any other brand. The color has actually grown on me over the last week. Now I can brag to my friends that I have Noctua fans in my case.

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  • Marc B.
  • 5/18/2016 5:21:30 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAre the still working ?

Pros: - fits perfect with Corsair 600t
- love the power

Cons: -

Other Thoughts: Would buy them again, but there is no more space in my case ;-))

Love that company, you´ll pay for european quality !

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/17/2016 8:45:58 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Very quiet, much quieter than the corsair fans I replaced on my H80. They also come with all of the connections you could need. I like that the fans come with a shorter cord and an optional extension to keep cable managing simple.

Cons: The silicone mounting hardware was impossible for me to use. Luckily Noctua provides normal case fan screws as well so I won't dock an egg. I would've liked to use the silicone mounting hardware but realistically it probably doesn't contribute much to making the fans quieter. These things are awesome.

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  • Chris B.
  • 5/12/2016 12:23:52 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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Pros: Same air flow as my liquid cooler's shipping fans, but the DB is so so much lower.

Cons: One of the fans extension cables died on me, but that isn't a huge deal since I had like four of those cables to spare.

Other Thoughts: I only buy fans from Noctua now.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/28/2016 5:13:39 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwsome fans

Pros: Super quiet

thats an under statement you basicly cant even hear it

Cons: The price may seem a little high for a fan but they are so quiet there worth it

Other Thoughts: going to get a few more in the future

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  • Kris K.
  • 4/26/2016 2:30:40 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
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4 out of 5 eggsGood Quality , Nice extra parts

Pros: Packaging was top noth, included extra fan cable splitters were very useful.
As far as temps themselves i had been using a corsair H100 with the stock fans, the temps are just about the same but with lower noise level which is what i had hopped for . are they silent. NO..but the drop in noise is justifiable for the price and build quality.
For my build i had to put the 2 H100 fans on top of the case..sitting exterior so the noise had no insulation.

Cons: I would say none, been using for aprox 2 weeks of heavy gaming and web editing use on my case.
I had hoped for a bit more of a temp drop using this over stock fan on accelo gpu all in one loop.

Other Thoughts: Extra's in package are 1 into 2 fan connector, fan cable length extension cable, and noise reduction cable (which would lower the voltage i assume)
If these hold up there worth it.

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  • Jason E.
  • 4/25/2016 5:50:01 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsIt's a fan that comes in the worst color combo ever!

Pros: It's cool....get it? It's also rather quiet but that is pointless to me as I enjoy the white-noise!

Cons: It only comes in one color: Ugly

Other Thoughts: I would give it 5 eggs if I could choose another color choice besides the doodoo brown and beige one that is offered. People complain about the price, but on sale this one is cheaper than other, lower-quality models. I only bought 1 because that is just enough to scare the roaches away from the inside of my case!

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  • Jonathon W.
  • 4/22/2016 9:50:40 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
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5 out of 5 eggsHigh quality fans well worth the price

Pros: Great included accessories
Great noise profile at high load
No clicking on PWM

Cons: Price

Other Thoughts: I've been using Noctua fans for many years now, starting with the NF-P12s, so the color scheme has kinda grown on me. I grabbed 2 of these for push/pull on an old NH-U12P, and they're absolutely fantastic. PWM keeps them at about 500rpm, even under load, which makes them essentially dead silent, while still pushing an admirable amount of air. I know I listed price as a con, but the included accessories, the build quality, and the warranty are definitely worth the premium. Well worth it for a silent system.

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  • Michael S.
  • 4/18/2016 12:35:02 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
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2 out of 5 eggsNot quiet, not worth it.

Pros: - nice packaging
- they work just fine as fans

Cons: - just as noisy as $5 fans that came with my case
- MUCH more expensive
- funky color

Other Thoughts: I was expecting silence. Not so much. In fact I can't tell the difference between these and the fans that came with my case. Waste of money.

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