Noctua Case Fan Roundup

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by HardOCP News, Apr 3, 2013.

  1. HardOCP News

    HardOCP News [H] News

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    The crew over at Overclockers Club rounded-up a handful of 140 / 150mm Noctua case fans today and put them to the test. Here's a quote from the review:

     
  2. babochee

    babochee Gawd

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    Great review. I had no idea Noctua's customer service is among the best in the biz.
     
  3. JayJapanB

    JayJapanB [H]ard|Gawd

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    NOCTOOAA!!

    I'm so glad they brought out 140mm fans with proper frames.

    Love the colours.
    Beats boring black or corsair fans which look kinda like lego.
    I have two NF-A14 FLXs and they push a lot of air through my rad silently

    \fanboy rant
     
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  4. NORDO

    NORDO n00b

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    Their fans certainly are impressively quiet. I can't hear my NH-D14 cooler over anything else in my case (Corsair Carbide 500R with stock fans) even in a completely quiet room.

    If I was going for total silence/quiet, I'd probably replace everything else with some new Noctuas.
     
  5. Josephson_Junction

    Josephson_Junction [H]Lite

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    Noctua :D

    I second the mention about their customer support; my own experience was very good when I first got my NH-L12.

    I also have to admit that the color scheme has grown on me.
     
  6. Teenyman45

    Teenyman45 2[H]4U

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    Love the fans yet despise the colors. I have a large array of 120mm Noctua fans and the F12's have a deep (but still very quiet) droning noise near top speed and am curious if the 140mm offerings have a similar issue or if that only creeps in at 1300+ rpm.

    The real trick is finding Noctua fans on a deep discount special. Buying a dozen or more at full price would have been a killer.

    What I would really love to see is a heavy thermal load shootout between Noctua and Nidec on both high fin density and low fin density radiators.
     
  7. sakerfalcon

    sakerfalcon Limp Gawd

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    Great information, especially about the last bit with RMA. I'm definitely going to try RMAing two of my A15s now - before I couldn't be bothered with return shipping for two fans. They make a high pitch motor noise.
     
  8. dhappy

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    Nice that they're quieter than their predecessors. Gotta invest in some Noctua's later in the future! I'm stuck with bundle-pack Cooler Master fans
     
  9. I still don't understand why people praise them so much. Yes, their service is very good, but their fans aren't that much if you ask me.