Yate Loon D12SL-12 120mm Case Fan Review


So how well did the Yate Loon D12SL-12 120mm Fan perform in todays review?
The D12SL-12 whilst not being as quiet as the Noctua NF-P12 is certainly very quiet and would compliment  any water-cooling setup. To be honest, I can see why the Yate Loon 120mm fan range has become so popular with the water-cooling enthusiasts. They are a great, no-frills fan which perform very well. But the absolute kicker here is the price! For a measly £3.99 (VAT Exclusive) you can own one of these, and you can own almost 4 for the price that you would pay for 1 Noctua NF-P12. These fans are an absolute steal.
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The Good
• Excellent value
• Good performance
• Quiet
• Quality
The Mediocre
• Slightly noisier than the NF-P12 @12v
The Bad
• Nothing to report
OC3D Value For Money Award
A big thanks to Aqua-Pcs for supplying the review samples.
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Most Recent Comments

05-02-2008, 04:40:46

Looking for some capable fans without breaking the bank? I can certainly recommend the Yate Loon D12SL-12.


Review linkQuote

05-02-2008, 05:04:09

They are brilliant fans indeed.Quote

05-02-2008, 07:19:04

Yate Loon FTMFW!Quote

05-02-2008, 12:06:29

Only fans i will use Quote

05-02-2008, 13:31:56

would you recommend these over the noctuas?Quote

05-02-2008, 13:33:49

Yes as they are cheap about £5 each.Quote

05-02-2008, 13:38:28

These aint much more than a fiver though and seem to have better tech spec... Not actually used mine yet though so dunno how they actually preform but I've heard good things.


On the actual subject of this thread though.. Nice review man.. I've never used a Yate so have no right to say whether they are good or not but they do seem to do the job.Quote

06-02-2008, 01:15:09

yes YATES ftw, luv em.

I think stock Lian Li fans are Yates and they just slap a sticker on them. =/ wouldn't be surprised.Quote

07-02-2008, 10:17:52

Nice review BUT you have the fan title wrong (or the pics). The pic is a D12SM-12 yet the review title is of a DS12SL-12 which is a different fan with different specs.

Model: D12SM-12

Dimensions: 120x120x25mm

Rated Voltage: 12 Volts

Operation Voltage: 6.5~13.8 Volts

Input current: 0.30 Amp Max

Operation temperature: -10 to +65 C

Storage temperature: -40 to +70 C

RPM: 1650 +/- 10%

CFM: 70.5

dB: 33

Model: D12SL-12


Rated Voltage: 12 Volts

Operation Voltage: 6.5~13.8 Volts

Input current: 0.30 Amp Max

Operation temperature: -10 to +65 C

Storage temperature: -40 to +70 C

RPM: 1350 +/- 10%

CFM: 47

dB: 28


08-02-2008, 10:32:09

Great fans especially the SL. Always use em nowQuote

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