Noctua NF-S12A FLX, Premium Quiet Fan, 3-Pin (120mm, Brown)
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|Item dimensions LxWxH||12 x 2.5 x 12 centimetres|
|Power connector type||3-Pin|
About this item
- Premium quiet fan, 120x120x25 mm, 12V, 3-pin Molex, 1200/900/700 RPM, max. 17.8 dB(A), >150,000 h MTTF
- Award-winning third-gen 120x25mm S12 fan with Anti-Stall Knobs and Advanced Acoustic Optimisation frame for superior quiet cooling performance
- Airflow-optimised design for highly efficient, near-silent ventilation of PC cases and other chassis (intake & exhaust), cabinet cooling, etc.
- 3-pin FLX version provides 1200/900/700rpm speed settings via Low-Noise Adaptors to fine-tune the fan for maximum airflow or near-silent operation
- Includes anti-vibration mounts, fan screws, Low-Noise & Ultra-Low-Noise Adaptors, extension cable and 3:4-pin adaptor for powering the fan directly from the power supply
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The NF-S12A marks the third generation of Noctua’s signature S12 series quiet case fans, which have received more than 250 awards and recommendations from the international press. Featuring a further refined blade design with Anti-Stall Knobs that works in tandem with the new AAO (Advanced Acoustic Optimisation) frame, the NF-S12A improves the airflow/noise efficiency of its renowned predecessor by up to 8%. The FLX version provides 1200/900/700rpm speed settings via the supplied Low-Noise Adaptors in order to give you full flexibility in fine-tuning the fan for maximum ventilation performance or near-silent operation. Its superb running smoothness, SSO2bearing and Noctua’s trusted premium quality make it an elite choice for quiet case cooling.
Award-winning NF-S12A design
The NF-S12A features the third evolution of Noctua's classic Straight Blade Design that has earned its S12 series countless recommendations from hardware journalists and enthusiasts around the world. Further optimised for even better airflow/noise efficiency, it makes the NF-S12A an ideal quiet case fan.
Integrated anti-vibration pads
Integrated anti-vibration pads made from extra-soft silicone minimise the transmission of minute vibrations while maintaining full compatibility with all standard screws and other mounting systems.
The NF-S12A features the further optimised second generation of Noctua's renowned, time-tested SSO bearing. With SSO2, the rear magnet is placed closer to the axis to provide even better stabilisation, precision and durability.
Inner Surface Microstructures
With the tips of the fan blades ploughing through the boundary layer created by the Inner Surface Microstructures, flow separation from the suction side of the blades is significantly suppressed, which results in reduced blade passing noise and improved airflow and pressure efficiency.
Scope of delivery
The NF-S12A's Anti-Stall Knobs reduce flow separation phenomena in medium to high impedance situations and thereby increase the fan's stall margin. This means that the NF-S12A is even more versatile than its renowned predecessor and can achieve better performance on heatsinks and radiators.
|NF-S12A PWM||NF-S12A FLX||NF-S12A ULN||NF-S12A PWM chromax.black.swap|
|Connector||4-pin PWM||3-pin||3-pin||4-pin PWM|
|RPM||Max: 1200 / Min: 300||1200||800||Max: 1200 / Min: 300|
|RPM with L.N.A||900||900||600||-|
|RPM with U.L.N.A||-||700||-||-|
|Acoustical noise||17,8 dB(A)||17,8 dB(A)||8,6 dB(A)||17,8 dB(A)|
|Acoustical noise with L.N.A.||10,7 dB(A)||10,7 dB(A)||6,7 dB(A)||-|
|Acoustical noise with U.L.N.A.||-||7,4 dB(A)||-||-|
|Size||120x120x25 mm||120x120x25 mm||120x120x25 mm||120x120x25 mm|
|Colour||Brown & Beige||Brown & Beige||Brown & Beige||Black with swappable coloured anti-vibration pads|
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Product Dimensions : 12 x 2.5 x 12 cm; 240 Grams
- Date First Available : 28 April 2020
- Manufacturer : noctua
- ASIN : B00BG20KCY
- Item model number : FBA_4716123314905
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Highly recommended if like me you use it as your main system fan. I run it on half speed and the air is still gushing out back of pc best of all is that unlike previous fan this one makes no noise other than a slight hum if at full speed which you probably wont need it at due to the fact this fan really is powerful.
I do recommend you buying a multi fan connection power cable though IF your installing a few fans such as the Akasa AK-CB001 multi fan connection with speed control - basically what this lead does ( its on amazon or a different make ) is it lets you plug it into one of your standard power connector blocks inside your pc and run 4 fans off it - you get two 12v leads off it and two 5v and it makes installing say 4 fans off the one
power connector easy and helps you tidy up cables in your pc etc. Only costs £2 or so well worth it as makes installing any fans in future so much easier than worrying about what amps your fan header on motherboard can cope with.
I went with this fan due to how powerful and quiet it is for exhaust to extract heat and bought the dual pack AF120 corsair silent edition for the side fans and the 3 of them are whisper quiet and all running only at half speed keep case nice and cool. They are priced about £17 to £22 for 2 120mm AF120 corsair silent edition fans and they too are excellent fans and obviously cheaper as you get 2 for nearly the price of one noctua - but as stated above the noctua is worth the extra if your going to use it as a main system fan as it is the best fan money can buy in my opinion - drop down the quality just a little bit though and you get two corsairs which while they aren't as powerful as the noctua still represent good value if your replacing a number of fans ie to make your pc run quieter / cooler. If you need 3 fans then I would definitely as a cost effective option recommend to go the noctua/corsair af120 silent edtion route as for under £40 you will have 3 near silent fans and a cooler case all in one go.
Hope you find above helpful (8O)).
There are cases when paying more is not necessary in absolute terms. It's true here too. You can get something for half the price doing a very similar job.
My view is that case fans serve a very long time, so over a few years the price difference is negligible, the quality is always there. Very good acoustically and provides good air flow compared to a fractal fan in both regards. Comes with rubber mounts on the frame and pull through screws for attaching to case as well as all the possible adapters and extensions you could want.
Buy if you want to eek out the last bits of quiet performance from your computer and want a solid product underpinning your computer's acoustics and cooling performance.
Tried and tested. Purchased many different models of noctua fans over the years.
They are quiet and reliable and the company backs them a 5 year warranty.
The only downside is the colours of them but can usually be hidden if most cases.
They came with silence plugs to attach them to the case allowing a layer of silicone which reduces vibration and noise caused by vibration.
Has a extension cable to allow you to reach the fan ports on the motherboard or fan controller.
If you don't have a fan controller they supply a voltage reducer to slow down the fans to make them quieter.
They are a amazing product, Highly recommend them. If you don't like the colour Look at the Redux model