Noctua NF-P12 Cooling Fan

Contents & Packaging

Contents & Packaging

The packaging housing the NF-P12 and extras is very similar to the packaging seen on previous fans reviewed here at Overclock3D. Sporting the same intriguing logo and umber / sienna gradient with a window just big enough to get a look at the fans unique colouring and vibration dampening fixtures.

Packaging Front Packaging Back
 
The back of the packaging is this time a bit heavier on information and pictures than the previous fans. There are details on the fans features such as the nine blade design, vortex control notches, smooth commutation drive and self stabilising oil-pressure bearing (also listed on the front of the box). Further down we are given the fans specifications (seen on page 1) , a list of the box contents and a mention of the massive six year warranty the fan carries.

After taking the fan out the box and having a good look at it, I noticed a gap running down the side of the box which I admittedly missed before. After a good look I decided it was safe to give it a pull and was shocked to be greeted with an extensive breakdown of all the technology employed by the fan, a list of awards received by Noctua and details about the contents.
 
Back Opened Out


I personally think it is nice to see a bit of effort and design going into packaging considering that the usual packaging is no more than a transparent box with a cardboard insert.

Contents

Once you open up the box and pull the fan out  you get a good look at what you're getting for your money. The quality plastic casing is the same as that on previous Noctua fans, which should help to prevent any nasty knocks from damaging anything.
 
Plastic Inner Packaging

Originally the colours sported by the Noctua fans were a bit of a shock, but in the months since they were first seen, and having had one sat in front of me, I must say I'm quite fond of it. Obviously this will be a bit of a 'marmite moment' where others will not be anywhere near as keen. At the end of the day however, performance is the key factor we should be concerned about.

 In the box there is a fair helping of extras:

- Ultra Low Noise Adapter
- Low Noise Adapter
- 4 Vibration Compensators
- 3 to 4-pin Adapter
- Fan Screws
 
 Adapters  Vibration Reducing Fixtures

With the inclusion of  two mounting methods and two adapters, purchasers are getting a fair bit more than seen included with most fans on the market.
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Most Recent Comments

14-12-2007, 09:32:20

PV5150
As a follow up to Llwyd's great review on the Noctua NF-P12 we have some hard figures now for the static pressure made available by these fans.

Noctua NF-P12 testing

14-12-2007, 10:10:20

llwyd
Brilliant work PV as usual

14-12-2007, 10:17:21

PV5150
No, thank you mate. I've only added the info that we couldn't get done for your review. But I'm glad you liked it I'll put a link in your review now as I'm about to head off to bed.
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