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Noctua NF-A8 FLX, Premium Quiet Fan, 3-Pin (80mm, Brown)

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  • Premium quiet fan, 80x80x25 mm, 12V, 3-pin Molex, 2000/1650/1200 RPM, max. 16.1 dB(A), >150,000 h MTTF
  • Award-winning 80x25mm A-series fan with Flow Acceleration Channels and Advanced Acoustic Optimisation frame for superior quiet cooling performance
  • 8cm format is ideal for compact PC cases (HTPC, ITX, Small Form Factor) and other chassis (intake & exhaust), replacement fan for NAS and other devices, etc.
  • 3-pin FLX version provides 2000/1650/1200rpm speed settings via Low-Noise Adaptors to fine-tune the fan for maximum airflow or near-silent operation
  • Includes anti-vibration mounts, fan screws, Low-Noise & Ultra-Low-Noise Adaptors, extension cable and 3:4-pin adaptor for powering the fan directly from the power supply

The NF-A8 is a highly optimised, premium quality quiet 80mm fan. Featuring Noctua's AAO (Advanced Acoustic Optimisation) frame as well as sophisticated aerodynamic design measures such as Flow Acceleration Channels, the NF-A8 further improves the renowned quiet cooling performance of the award-winning NF-R8. The FLX version provides 2000/1650/1200rpm speed settings via the supplied Low-Noise Adaptors in order to provide full flexibility in fine-tuning the fan for maximum ventilation performance or near-silent operation. Its superb running smoothness, reference-class SSO2 bearing and Noctua's trusted premium quality make it an elite choice for the highest demands.


AAO frame

Noctua's AAO (Advanced Acoustic Optimisation) frames feature integrated anti-vibration pads as well as Noctua's proprietary Stepped Inlet Design and Inner Surface Microstructures, both of which further refine the fan's performance/noise efficiency.


Flow Acceleration Channels
The NF-A8 impeller features suction side Flow Acceleration Channels. By speeding up the airflow at the crucial outer blade regions, this measure reduces suction side flow separation and thus leads to better efficiency and lower vortex noise.  
SSO2 bearing
The NF-A8 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.  
Integrated anti-vibration pads
Integrated anti-vibration pads made from extra-soft silicone minimise the transmission of minute vibrations while maintaining full compatibility with all standard screws and other mounting systems.  
Scope of delivery
  • Low-Noise Adaptor (L.N.A)
  • Ultra-Low-Noise Adaptor (U.L.N.A.)
  • NA-AC1 3:4-pin adaptor cable
  • NA-EC2 30cm extension cable
  • 4x NA-AV1 anti-vibration mounts
  • Fan screws
Inner Surface Microstructures

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.


Connector 4-pin PWM 3-pin 3-pin 4-pin PWM 3-pin 4-pin PWM
Voltage 12V 12V 12V 5V 5V 12V
RPM Max: 2200 / Min: 450 2000 1400 Max: 2200 / Min: 450 2200 Max: 2200 / Min: 450
RPM with L.N.A. 1750 1650 1100 - - -
RPM with U.L.N.A. - 1200 - - - -
Acoustical Noise 17,7 dB(A) 16,1 dB(A) 10,4 dB(A) 17,7 dB(A) 17,7 dB(A) 17,7 dB(A)
Acoustical Noise with L.N.A. 13,8 dB(A) 12,9 dB(A) 6,5 dB(A) - - -
Acoustical Noise with U.L.N.A. - 7,9 dB(A) - -- - -
Size 80x80x25 mm 80x80x25 mm 80x80x25 mm 80x80x25 mm 80x80x25 mm 80x80x25 mm
Colour Brown & Beige Brown & Beige Brown & Beige Brown & Beige Brown & Beige Black with swappable coloured anti-vibration pads

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