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- NF-F12 PWM chromax.black.swap
- NF-F12 PWM CH.BK.S
300 - 1500 RPM
- 218 points
- 3 days ago
from completed build Black X Blue 3950x Build
The Chromax version of the NF-F12. This fan is meant to be a heatsink/radiator fan, optimized for static pressure. Note that there are 4 included anti vibration pads of each color, so if you want to cover both sides you'll need to buy extras.
- 112 points
- 3 months ago
from completed build The Corsair Ninja 650X F9
Good looks, good performance, disproportionate pricing.
These cost way more than the normal Noctua's despite being nothing but a different colour plastic poured into the molds, and the most average one used at that (black). Unfortunately they were the only reasonable looking slim fans with PWM control that I could find, so I had to bite the bullet.
I will say the temperatures are in the 'good' range, rather than the 'great' range.
- 109 points
- 2 months ago
from completed build Dream Build
Was torn between these and the IPPCs. As I said in the IPPCs, I may replace the ones on the 480mm with them. Not entirely sure yet. Work fantastic for the three radiators though as temps are cool as can be.
- 85 points
- 14 months ago
from completed build My one weakness
excellent low-key fans that run quiet and move a lot of air.
- 54 points
- 15 months ago
from completed build Wastelander - Mini ITX Powerhouse
Dead silent and great pressure for the front radiator.
- 34 points
- 14 months ago
from completed build Capable, Cool, Clean, Cuiet
A touch of whining noise when above 1000rpm when mounted on the D15S. Not sure the source but it's a nonissue since 1000rpm is fairly high. I keep within the 650-850 range and it's an excellent performer. Dead silent.
- 33 points
- 25 months ago
from completed build HiFi menziesii
"I didn't understand the crazy about Noctua fans until I go one. They are SILENT." -me
- 28 points
- 19 months ago
from completed build the radiant - sff ryzen workstation
Totally silent and moves air.
- Intel Core i5-6600K (@4.5GHz)
- GeForce GTX 1070
- AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
- GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
- AMD Threadripper 3970X
- GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (x2)