Noctua NF-P12 Cooling Fan

Conclusion

Conclusion

When it comes to review conclusions I have to say I try my best to present everything fairly and concisely, highlighting positive and negative points with the product, as one would expect. That being said, I am finding it difficult to fault this products performance. It really does tick all the boxes, by providing the airflow of a high-performance fan while producing the same noise as fans that have needed to compromise airflow to obtain their low decibel output.

The previous Noctua case fans that Overclock3D reviewed came with a slightly hefty price tag of around £15 (now around £13.50). The NF-P12 however has hit the market at an RRP of £13.85 (EUR 19.90) and be found over at WaterCoolingUK for a similar price. This will definitely seem a little expensive to some prospective purchasers, but in my opinion is well worth it if silence is your biggest priority. Should it hit the shelves in the UK at this price, Noctua are certainly onto a winner and this fan would certainly by my first choice were I to build a HTPC or silence orientated PC.


The Good
* Very quiet even without adapters
* Improved static pressure and high airflow for noise and RPM
* Good build quality of the fan and cabling
* Long lasting, self stabilising bearing
* Nicely packaged with good bundled extras
* 6 Year Warranty

The Mediocre
* Colour scheme will not be to everyone's liking
* Would have been nice to see braiding on adapters

The Bad
* Price may be a little high for some


So, with the rather long list of positive features, I'm happy to award the Noctua NF-P12 the Overclock3D's Editors Choice Award.

Editors Chocie Award

Addendum (15/12/07) - Static pressure testing has now been completed for this fan and you can find it here.
 
As usual readers can head over to the forums to join in the discussion.
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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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