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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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18.12.2014 - Tom's Hardware NH-L12
Test verdict: "For a Mini-ITX CPU cooler, the Noctua NH-L12 is somewhat of a luxury product. But like any luxury item, this heat sink comes with all the bells and whistles. While the price might be high compared to competing coolers, the NH-L12’s quality, configurability and extras make this cooler a value nonetheless." (Thomas Soderstrom, Tom's Hardware)
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18.12.2014 - hardwarepoint.net NH-U14S
Test verdict: "Der NH-U14S ist noch leistungsfähiger als der ohnehin schon gut abschneidende Dark Rock 3 und hält somit die CPU noch kühler. Hinzu kommt das bessere Montagesystem, was am Ende auch einen teureren Einkaufspreis nach sich zieht." (Dennis Heinze, hardwarepoint.net)
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18.12.2014 - Donanimhaber Forum NH-U9S
Test verdict: "Uzun lafın kısası ufak form faktörde bir bilgisayar topluyorsanız ve size ram,ekran kartı, kasa uyumuyla sıkıntı yaşatmayacak bir hava soğutma çözümü arıyorsanız NH-U9S ye bakmanızı mutlaka tavsiye ederim. Zira şu an piyasada pek alternatifi ortada gözükmüyor. Altı sene garantide cabası." (Ali Emre Alıcı, Donanimhaber Forum)
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17.12.2014 - HT4U.net NH-U9S
Test verdict: "Noctuas jüngste Sprösslinge glänzen mit den üblichen Werten des Herstellers. Hervorragende Verarbeitung und Kompatibilität, einem wirklich tollen Montagesystem, bei welchem sich so mancher Anbieter eine Scheibe abschneiden könnte und einer guten Leistungsfähigkeit." (Peter Gräber, HT4U.net)
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