High-Static Fans as Case Fans

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by fullvietFX, Feb 17, 2019.

  1. fullvietFX

    fullvietFX [H]ard|Gawd

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    So I accidentally bought the Noctua NF-F12 fans which are made for radiators and heatsinks instead of the Noctua NF-S12A which are for case fans. Do you think it'll matter at all? Or should I go ahead and order the NF-S12A?
     
  2. gigatexal

    gigatexal [H]ardness Supreme

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    Should be fine I would think
     
  3. Ryom

    Ryom [H]ard|Gawd

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    You'll be fine, but...

    The Noctua NF-A12x25 PWM are the new gold standard for both static pressure and quiet airflow, any reason other than price you aren't getting them instead? Every other fan in the line-up is an older, less optimized design.

    You should also have gotten the Noctua NF-P12 Redux as they are the same fan as the NF-F12... except without the extra cables and in a grey/grey tone, and for less money :)
     
  4. fullvietFX

    fullvietFX [H]ard|Gawd

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    I didn't want brown fans. Does the NF-A12x25 come in black?
     
  5. THUMPer

    THUMPer I Sit in Stink

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    Nope . I still use scythe gentle typhoons. Which is what these are like
     
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  6. AlphaAtlas

    AlphaAtlas [H]ard|Gawd Staff Member

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    Static pressure fans are good when running air filters on your intakes.
     
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  7. fullvietFX

    fullvietFX [H]ard|Gawd

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    I was going to use them for exhaust. I probably still will, just my OCD always wants to get the best temperatures.
     
  8. Ryom

    Ryom [H]ard|Gawd

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    A black and possibly a Redux version is coming this year.

    Fans being required to push through both a filter and a radiator is a lot to ask. My setup is the radiators are unfiltered exhausts and the intakes are twin 140MM Corsair ML-140s with a filter in place.

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