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: 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.
11.12.2013 - BenchmarkReviews.comNH-U12S
Test verdict: "At the end of it all, what can I say? It’s Noctua. It’s everything you’ve heard. You can get similar performing CPU coolers for less, but you pay for it with much more noise. If you require premium cooling components for your computer and clearance is a concern, Noctua has a great option with the NH-U12S." (Tom Jaskulka, BenchmarkReviews.com)
10.12.2013 - ITfiles.roNH-U12S
Test verdict: "La fel ca modelul prezentat anterior, Noctua NH-U12S se adresează exclusiv
utilizatorilor extrem de pretenţioşi, care îşi doresc o
combinaţie cât mai reuşită între calitate,
eficienţă, silenţiozitate şi dotări. În acest
condiţii, preţul de circa 315 Lei devine justificat şi sunt convins
că modelul va fi pe placul unui număr ridicat de utilizatori." (Radu
10.12.2013 - InsideHW.comNH-U14S
Test verdict: "If we were to choose one of the coolers, that would be NH-U14S, which has excellent design, but most importantly, acoustic and thermal performances are not far behind the well-known water-cooling systems. Aside from that, it’s completely silent. We’re completely sure that it presents an excellent investment for future, because there won’t be an upcoming processor that this titan won’t be able to cool." (Nebojsa Todorovic, InsideHW.com)