Review of Noctua NF-S12A PWM 120MM Cooling Fan


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Conclusion


 

So here we have a fan that can run considerably slower than others but yet produce the same or better performance results, I’d say that in itself is a pretty good reason to get one.

The Noctua NF-S12A PWM fan is very much worthwhile especially if you value performance and silence as it offers a balanced combination of both.

Overall I’m impressed with the NF-S12A, it offers excellent cooling performance at slow speeds. The fan can work great to keep your CPU cool or you could use it with a radiator or just as a regular case fan.

The cable of the fan is rather short, but you usually don’t need a long cable if you’re using it with a CPU cooler. The short cable is good for this instance. If you’re using the NF-S12A as a case fan the short cable isn’t so good, but Noctua was kind enough to include an extension cable for just such an occasion.

Noctua also included a ‘Y’ adapter so you can quality and easily connect two fans, as you might on a CPU cooler, to just one fan header.

The price of the NF-S12A PWM fan is about $23, which is right inline with most other high quality fans on the market today. If you want quality you’re going to have to pay just a little more.

 

 

10recommended5

 

Pros:
+Excellent performance
+Quiet
+Nice set of extras included

Cons:
-None really

Grades: 10 out of 10
Overall score-10-10
Design / Aesthetic score-10-10
Value / Price score-10-10
Performance / Usage score-10-10

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