Noctua NF-F12 PWM fans bring performance and silence to any cooler or radiator
We’re impressed with Noctua’s first PWM fan, the NF-F12. It has allowed us to reach the highest possible overclock of our very hot-running FX-8150 and we are OCCT-stable at 4.6GHz without destroying our hearing and our sanity with the stock fans. Both set of fans required a very high rpm at the extreme preset for this +1GHz overclock. The alternative to using the Noctua fans would be to lower our overclock with the stock fans as the stock fans were completely intolerable.
Noctua 120mm NF-F12 PWM fan
- Noctua’a NF-F12 PWM fan is a quiet, no-compromise cooling solution for a CPU cooler with dense fins or for a watercooler’s radiator.
- In normal situations a single or a pair of Noctua NF-F12 PWM fans provide superb near-silent cooling and the PWM works perfectly; even at maximum rpm, the fans although audible are not annoying.
- Everything is included for installation – just have a Philips screwdriver handy.
- It is a little pricey at around $25. But then hearing (almost nothing) is priceless.
We give this unique and improved fan our ABT’s Editor’s Choice Award. The Noctua NF-F12 PWM fans have saved our sanity and our hearing in benching our FX-8150 stably, contrasted with the stock fans of the AMD Liquid Cooler which were noisy and very irritating at the maximum rpm of the extreme preset.
If you want quiet and performance, the Noctua NF-F12 PWM fan comes highly recommended based on our experience with a pair of them.
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