Noctua NF-R8 and NF-S12 Cooling Fans



To be quite honest the Noctua NF-S12 and NF-R8 fans are very impressive. Now I'm not intending to wax lyrically about Noctua, but these fans are well worth the £15.97 /AUS$29.95 (NF-S12 1200 & 800 RPM), and £9.35/AUS$21.95 (NF-R8) respectively. Although, some people will baulk at the price, they are really worth investing in if you're after a silent and effective cooling solution for your HTPC or even PC.

Firstly, the R&D that has gone into them is very apparent, the build quality is exceptional right down to the classy cable sleeving provided as standard. And the colour scheme is surprisingly starting to grow on me the longer I spend with them. Admittedly, if you're looking for extremely high CFM fans and silence isn't a main priority, then there are more able fans out there. But, for those who value silence...The Noctua NF-S12 and NF-R8 are a must have!

I have decided to award Noctua the innovation award based on them providing a truly well rounded product. I must admit that my first foray into the world of Noctua has been an extremely pleasant one.


+ Extremely quiet
+ Impressive 6 year warranty
+ Quality build
+ Excellent cooling considering the low RPM


- Colour scheme may not be to everyone's taste
- Pricing may be considered a little agressive by some

Innovation Award

A huge thanks goes out to Noctua for providing the NF-S12 and NF-R8 fans for review.

Feel free to discuss this review in our forum

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18-01-2007, 06:12:05

Noctua, is a name synonymous with silent cooling solutions. Today we give their NF-R8 and NF-S12 Cooling fans a workout in the OC3D Review labs, to see if the silent types can deliver.


18-01-2007, 06:32:45

Nice job PV. Decent looking set of fans!Quote

18-01-2007, 06:41:23

Silence is golden...or was that brown Quote

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