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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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  • 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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  • Cory U.
  • 3/6/2014 11:54:15 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWOW

Pros: Super quiet
A lot of accessories included:
Y Cable, Low speed cable, and Extension Cable.

Cons: Nothing

Other Thoughts: The rubber covers on the corners are a nice touch.

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  • Michael S.
  • 3/3/2014 6:39:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThe best

Pros: Extremely quiet.
Comes with everything you need and then some.

Cons: Ugly, but it's in a case who cares.
It's so quiet you'll begin to notice other things, my refrigerator is loud!

Other Thoughts: I never write reviews for anything. This product blew my mind, it was better than I could have ever hoped. It's expensive but you get what you pay for. I had some crummy rosewill fans that I just tossed in the garbage, they sounded like a plane taking off. Now I can barely hear my computer.

Bravo Noctua, I am a customer for life.

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  • James P.
  • 2/21/2014 12:21:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorth it

Pros: - Solid fan
- Great design
- Next to quiet at full speed
- Noctua quality

Cons: - The anti-vibration plugs should be better explained, I just ended up using screws to fasten the fan to my case.

Other Thoughts: Would recommend this fan to anyone looking to have solid airflow in their case. I'm using it as an exhaust fan.

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  • Alexei T.
  • 2/13/2014 12:30:57 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Quite Fans

Pros: Quite fans
Push a decent amount of air
Rich accessories
The quality of the fans
Long warranty

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I have 4 of these in my case and they are the best case fans I ever had.

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  • Jeremy H.
  • 2/12/2014 10:57:25 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSuper Quiet

Pros: Lots of cables available
Quiet! Very quiet fans!
Rubber on the corners to reduce vibration.

Cons: Except the price, none.

Other Thoughts: You will no go wrong with these fans. You will get exactly what you pay for; a high performance and quiet fan. Noctua has perfected how a fan should run.
Replaced the stock fans on my H100i. Man those were noisy, now I can only hear the stock case fans.

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  • Philip S.
  • 1/29/2014 12:19:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Love these fans. They move a lot of air, and are whisper quiet. I use four for case air flow, and I use two on a thermaltake CPU cooler. Using a decibel meter on my new rig (using the Fractal silent mid tower) my air cooled machine was quieter than a friend's liquid cooled machine.

Cons: Price? I guess? Don't let that stop you. These are quality fans!
I guess the colors could be considered a detriment? I never got into windowed cases, so I'm not a good judge.

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  • darius d.
  • 1/27/2014 7:45:34 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsQUIET!

Pros: Quiet, well engineered, cable sleeve, PWM .
Excellent optional parts...

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Replaced stock Cooler master fan, used it as an exhaust fan on back of HAF 922. rarely spins past 900rpm.

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  • Alexander D.
  • 1/25/2014 3:11:41 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest I ever bought

Pros: Excellent airflow, really reliable bearings in my experience, fairly low sound for the airflow, and cables for any kind of setup. Also includes a low noise attachment, though for me they already cause less noise and vibration than the stock fans on my Azza case did.

Cons: Price can be intimidating, but these are fans meant to last many years. Also not as flashy as many fans, so I picked up some led sticks to light up my case.

Other Thoughts: Got turned on to Noctua when I picked up a NH-D14. I've had that cooler for a couple years and was so impressed that I picked these up for my frontside intake. I now plan to replace my 80mm fans with Noctua as well. Keep up the quality. These two fans dropped my temps by 4-5 degrees.

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