High-Static Fans as Case Fans

fullvietFX

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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?
 

Ryom

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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 :)
 

fullvietFX

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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.
 

Ryom

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I didn't want brown fans. Does the NF-A12x25 come in black?
A black and possibly a Redux version is coming this year.

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