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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.

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


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  • Joseph I.
  • 5/4/2015 11:16:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsHigh Quality - Super Quiet - Ugly

Pros: These things are very well built, and I was especially pleased with the quality of the plastic and wiring / cables. They also include a bunch of extra cables.

These are very quiet. I'm running three of them in my case and the thing is near silent.

Cons: They are ugly. I wish they offered these in black.

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  • Yi L.
  • 4/11/2015 5:18:36 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsbest fans so far

Pros: Quieter than any other case fans i have had
absolutely no clicking from the bearings, its smooth
accessories are nice

Good amount of airflow

Cons: None, and you shouldn't hate on the brown color

Other Thoughts: I should have bought the static pressure version instead of the airflow version, this fan is being used on a radiator

Get more while its on sale!

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  • Kyung K.
  • 3/24/2015 11:43:46 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat PWM 120mm case fan

Pros: Very solid made. This is my first purchase of Noctua fan and I am impressed with the design of the fan and functionality. It pushes the air enough with low noise. Also, I didn't have vibration issue on my case either.

Cons: This fan is quite heavier than any other fans. I am concerned whether I can put this fan on Zalman FX70 fanless CPU cooler which hangs on vertically from the motherboard. It might add extra weight on it if I attach the fan on the cooler.

It is quite pricey as well. As a budget builder, spending close to $25 for a case fan is a big investment.

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  • Michael R.
  • 3/23/2015 10:20:26 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Fans

Pros: Noise, CFM for the speed, ULN adapter

Cons: length of 4 and 3pin plugs

Other Thoughts: Great fans, I was really shocked how silent they were. The only knocks on them would be is wish they had a bit higher. Additionally i wish the length on the wires was a bit longer. More extension wires would be really nice

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  • Wyatt G.
  • 3/14/2015 10:12:18 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThese fans are great!

Pros: Currently I only have one of these fans and it's functioning as my CPU great! The only fans I can legitimately hear are my other case ones pulling/pushing air. I've ordered 3 more and can't wait to see how they work together!

Cons: Sometimes the anti-vibration silicone is a bit finicky to take out/put back on, but it's not worth taking an egg.

Other Thoughts: Highly recommend these fans, they pair great with aftermarket heatsinks and are a great comparable alternative (and cheaper) than liquid.

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  • daniel f.
  • 3/7/2015 8:28:02 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat fan, Quiet, tons of airflow

Pros: - Came packaged very nicely.
- Anything you can think of was included (Splitter cable, anti-vibrating mounts, low-noise cable, etc.)
- Great airflow
- Silent

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Only thing worth mentioning is that if you are replacing a 120mm case fan that is in a tight spot, you may have to take off the rubber corners. They are on each side of the fan totaling 8, and I had to take them off to get them to fit in my case. I have a 500r and the front has 2 120mm fans stacked on top of each other near the drives so to fit 2 noctua fans there I had to take off the rubber corners. It didn't make any difference though, they are still completely silent.

I definitely recommend buying these. You really get more than you pay for with these. Thanks Noctua!

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  • Thomas R.
  • 2/8/2015 2:55:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsQuality

Pros: From packaging to spare parts to quietness - quality!

Cons: Price - but, on sale.

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  • michel p.
  • 2/3/2015 1:08:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsUgly but Awsome!

Pros: Everything you want from a fan.

Cons: Ugly brown but not worth taking eggs from.

Other Thoughts: I would pay more for these fans in different colors.

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  • Eric G.
  • 1/20/2015 10:00:10 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNoc

Pros: Awesome fan!! would definitely buy more noctua fans. works better than great. dead silent. easy to install. no problems. superb packaging and shipping. has everything you need to setup. professional grade!!

Cons: nada

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  • G2Solutions
  • 11/5/2014 7:54:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSuch a nice product!

Pros: Very nice quality
No annoying noise
Comes with few adapter

Cons: The color is ugly but it's inside so nobody see can it anyway and i't expensive.

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