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Noctua NF-S12A PWM 120mm Case Fan

  • 120mm
  • 1200 RPM +/-10%
  • 900 RPM +/-10% (with L.N.A adapter)
  • 300 RPM +/-10% Min Rotation Speed (PWM) 107.5 m3/h (standard)
  • 83.2 m3/h (w/L.N.A.)
  • SSO2
  • 17.8 dB(A) standard
  • 10.7 dB(A) (w/ L.N.A)
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A great combination of performance and features, the NF-S12A has set a new standard for case fan and received more than 250 awards and recommendations from the international press. The NF-S12A improves the airflow/noise efficiency of its renowned predecessor by up to 8% with a further refined blade design with Anti-Stall Knobs that works in tandem with the new AAO (Advanced Acoustic Optimisation) frame. The PWM version sports Noctua’s custom designed NE-FD1 IC for fully automatic speed control via 4-pin fan headers and comes with a Low-Noise-Adaptor to reduce the maximum speed during PWM control from 1200 to 900rpm. With superb running smoothness, SSO2 bearing and Noctua’s trusted premium quality, it is a perfect choice for customers who want to enjoy quiet case cooling.

  • newegg Award-winning S12 design The NF-S12A features the third evolution of Noctua’s classic Straight Blade Design that has earned its S12 series countless recommendations from hardware journalists and enthusiasts around the world. Further optimised for even better airflow/noise efficiency, it makes the NF-S12A an ideal quiet case fan.
  • newegg Cools quietly Noctua’s AAO (Advanced Acoustic Optimisation) frames feature integrated anti-vibration pads as well as Noctua’s unique Stepped Inlet Design and Inner Surface Microstructures, both of which further refine the fan’s performance/noise efficiency. And the latest version of Noctua’s advanced Smooth Commutation Drive system ensures superb running smoothness by eliminating torque variations and switching noises.
  • newegg SSO2 Bearing The NF-S12A features the further optimised 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 stabilisation, precision and durability.
  • newegg Low-Noise Adaptor The NF-S12A PWM is supplied with a Low-Noise Adaptor (L.N.A.) that reduces the maximum fan speed from 1200 to 900rpm. The L.N.A can be used either to run the fan at a fixed speed of 900rpm or to cap the maximum speed when using automatic PWM control.
  • newegg Extensive Cabling Options The fan’s short 20cm primary cable minimises 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 to connect a second fan to the same PWM fan header for automatic control.

Learn more about the Noctua NF-S12A PWM

Model

Brand
Noctua
Model
NF-S12A PWM

Spec

Type
Case Fan
Compatibility
CPU Cooler, Water-Cooling Radiator and Case
Fan Size
120mm
Bearing Type
SSO2
RPM
1200 RPM +/-10%
900 RPM +/-10% (with L.N.A adapter)
300 RPM +/-10% Min Rotation Speed (PWM)
Air Flow
107.5 m3/h (standard)
83.2 m3/h (w/L.N.A.)
Noise Level
17.8 dB(A) standard
10.7 dB(A) (w/ L.N.A)
Power Connector
4 Pin
Color
Brown

Physical Spec

Dimensions
120 x 120 x 25mm

Features

Features
Award-winning S12 design

Anti-Stall Knobs

AAO Frame

Stepped Inlet Design

Inner Surface Microstructures

Integrated Anti-Vibration Pads

Custom designed PWM IC with SCD

Low-Noise Adaptor

Extensive Cabling Options

SSO2 Bearing

Metal bearing shell

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Nathan C.
  • 7/19/2014 10:31:25 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSearch no further!

Pros: Great Fan.
-Quite
-Cools Case and Hardware very well
-Well made

Best Fans ever!

Cons: Colors.

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  • Alexandre P.
  • 7/15/2014 11:38:08 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest Noctua Fans for Case Ventilations

Pros: VERY Quiet
Good Quality
The best NOCTUA 120mm fans for CASE VENTILATION.

http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=which_fan_is_right_for_me

Cons: None so far

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  • Alexandre P.
  • 7/15/2014 10:42:27 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest NOCTUA Fans for Case Ventilations

Pros: VERY Quiet
Good Quality
The best NOCTUA 120mm fans for CASE VENTILATION.

http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=which_fan_is_right_for_me&setlng=fr&products_id=

Cons: None so far

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  • Chad H.
  • 5/27/2014 8:58:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI agree with all the others!

Pros: Quiet, good flow.

Cons: None

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  • Martha W.
  • 5/17/2014 2:44:57 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsA class above all others.

Pros: Quiet, moves plenty of air. No vibration. Comes with extra cables and cool box.

Cons: None period!

Other Thoughts: If they made them with LEDs then I would buy no other fan. But it doesn't matter, these fans are incredible.

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  • alexander m.
  • 5/8/2014 5:00:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Fan

Pros: Incredibly quiet and efficient. Pumps out air like you'd expect and so far I've had no issues with it. Comes with plenty of accessories such as splitter cables, extensions, screwless assembly, etc.

Cons: there are only two things negative you can say about this or any other noctua fan. and that is simply the price and the ugly color scheme. that's it. But you get what you pay for.

Other Thoughts: worth it. Can't imagine buying any other fan for my pc.

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  • Daniel C.
  • 4/30/2014 1:00:19 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsQuiet but wimpy

Pros: Some of the quietest fans I own, especially at low speeds. Absolutely no low speed bearing noise like most other fans.

Cons: * Very little flow at low speeds
* Dismal flow when the fan is mounted behind an intake filter or in front of my case's outtake mesh.

Other Thoughts: Swapped out to a different fan that had a more full fan blade design and it seemed to push more air.

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  • Geoffrey R.
  • 4/23/2014 7:07:09 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDead Silent

Pros: The hype is real, these fans are fantastic. Dead silent while still moving enough air. Purchased 1 while on sale to try and came back to purchase more to replace all 8 fans in my build. Replaced two Corsair fans from the h100 and two tri-speed Antec fans and my temps are still great so these guys move air as well.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: When watching a movie/show and everything gets really quiet and I don't hear my fans, spending $160 on them was all worth it to keep from breaking immersion. Never going back to any other brand fan, even my heatsink/fans are Noctua.

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  • Andrew B.
  • 4/6/2014 6:10:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggssuper quiet

Pros: super quiet even at 100% rpms

Cons: could do without the flimsy screwless "screws"

Other Thoughts: not really a con i just wish they made their fans in other colours.

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  • James V.
  • 4/5/2014 12:46:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSuper quiet and cool

Pros: This fan is very quiet, has sound deadening rubber pads, lots of accessories, and is easy to install.

Cons: Was not easy to remove to install in a new location.

Other Thoughts: I will get another one of these fans.

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