Noctua NF-12x15 Slim Fan Performance Review
The NF-A12x15 comes exquisitely packaged, but that's not really a surprise, it is a Noctua product after all. Along with details on the rear of the box, both the front and rear have velcro closed flaps, opening which reveals even more detail and information on the product. We're convinced that Noctua put more time and effort into designing and manufacturing the packaging, than some manufacturers do for their actual product!
The fan and accessories are further contained withing a plastic formed case that inserts into the outer box, and keeps everything nice and tidy.
Along with the fan you also get a set of four rubber noise dampening mounts, a set of conventional screws, a fan splitter cable, a speed reducing adapter and a fan extension cable.
You're either a fan of Noctua's colour combination or you're not, and on the whole, we're not. Well, i'm not anyway. Perhaps in a white case these might look ok, but it's hard to see them fitting in aesthetically anywhere else. On the other hand, any fellow enthusiast who happens to look into your case will know that you've spared no expense in making it look ugly. And while we're at it, we don't think the exposed metal work on the hub does anything to improve matters.
There is though a fantastic attention to detail, take these built in rubber vibration dampers for example. How easy do you think it was to get the colour to exactly match the diarrhea brown of the fan blades?