Noctua NF-12x15 Slim Fan Performance Review

Introduction

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Introduction

A box of goodies is always appreciated here at OC3D towers, and when that box has the word Noctua written on it, you know you're in for a treat.  So what's in the box? I hear you ask.  Well aside from some much needed syringes of NT-H1 TIM, there were some of the very latest Noctua products.  First out of the box, and the main reason for this review, came a pair of the new NF-A12x15s.  As the name suggests, these are a slim version of Noctua's iconic NF-12 120mm fan.  Being just 15mm thick it offers the user the opportunity of pairing it with rads and AIOs, which when paired with a standard depth fan might not fit into the required space in a case.  Next out came a NF-A20 fan.  This huge fan measures 200x30mm, and in the right case should offer a low noise high airflow solution.  Last out came three near identical black boxes, two of which contained the NA-SAC5 SATA to 4 pin power adapters, and one of which housed the new NA-FC1 fan controller.

Time for a group Photo we think!

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Most Recent Comments

28-09-2017, 08:00:22

Peace
Well if there's a brown colored cooling liquid, I'd build a brown rig with transparent hard tubing. Together with some RGB lighting set to brown and a nice toilet case mod, it'd be perfect. I'd call it "The Brown Storm".

Don't judge me, pls.Quote

28-09-2017, 08:50:04

Digikid
Found an error in the review...

Page 2

"The fan and accessories are further contained withing a plastic formed case that inserts into the outer box, and keeps everything nice and tidy."

Sound be "within"Quote

28-09-2017, 10:35:08

mb67
I'm using the Noctua slim fans on my Kraken X52 AIO, but because they clash with the color scheme of the rest of the build I did a little painting mod on the outer edges.

http://i.imgur.com/zsGlgzVh.jpgQuote

28-09-2017, 11:13:12

dwatterworth
Perhaps slim Redux fans are up next for a color change?
I've got the industrials with black vibration dampeners and couldn't be happier.
Noctua, you HAVE the technology!
Offer the different colors!

On the other hand the color choice always does differentiate them aside from the excellent performance. You know it's a good product when it's a given the performance is there but you kind of assume the fellow who was responsible for the gray / black bodies/blades was taken out back and shot.Quote
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