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Which 120mm fan?

Noctua’s 120mm fans are premium quality solutions that have been thoroughly optimised to achieve the best possible results in specific fields of application. Each of the three models works fine in all typical environments, so you can’t go wrong with either of them, but choosing the model that is best suited for your application can help you to obtain even better results:

NF-S12A NF-P12 NF-F12
Case Ventilation
Heatsink & Radiator Performance
Quietness

NF-S12A: The NF-S12A has been optimised for “low impedance” applications that don’t require high static pressure and thus combines moderate pressure with outstanding airflow and superb quietness of operation. Choose the NF-S12A for case ventilation, applications with little or no obstruction to airflow as well as all other applications where minimum noise emission has first priority.

NF-P12: The NF-P12 has been designed with more pressure demanding “high impedance” applications in mind. It provides an even balance of high static pressure, high airflow and excellent quietness, which has made it a standard choice for low noise CPU cooling, cases with tight fan grills and other low noise cooling applications with mid- to high airflow resistance.

NF-F12: The NF-F12’s unique Focused Flow™ system produces extremely high static pressure and focuses the airflow in order to achieve even better results on air cooling heatsinks and water cooling radiators. With a top speed of 1500rpm, it also offers more performance headroom for less noise-sensitive applications. Choose the NF-F12 if you’re looking for the best possible performance on heatsinks and radiators.


Noctua 120mm Fans Comparison



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27.01.2015 - Madshrimps.be NH-D15
Test verdict: "Noctua has raised the bar once more for high end air cooling products: the NH-D15 is without a doubt a stellar performer, in combination with the two included brilliant 140mm PWM fans it still keeps noise level reduced to a minimum. Even when running the D15 with a single centered fan the cooling performance is more than adequate to cool down your overclocked processors. Noctua has provided every accessory you need with this NH-D15, from the big thermal paste syringe to the Low Noise Adapters, everything you will need is included." (Albrecht Mesotten, Madshrimps.be)
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27.01.2015 - QWERTYmag.it NH-D15
Test verdict: "Siamo lieti di attribuire al Noctua NH-D15 il gold Award per prestazioni, rumorosità ed efficienza!" (Davide Torno, QWERTYmag.it)
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27.01.2015 - DDWorld.cz NF-F12 industrialPPC-2000 PWM
Test verdict: "Obě nové řady jsou velmi vítaným zpestřením nabídky ventilátorů." (Jan Stach, DDWorld.cz)
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26.01.2015 - XtremeHardware.com NH-U9S
Test verdict: "Lo consigliamo a tutti coloro i quali volessero un dissipatore molto compatto, potente e silenzioso, per l'integrazione in sistemi micro-ATX, ed anche mini-ITX (ma attenzione all'altezza)." (Matteo Trinca, XtremeHardware.com)
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