Noctua NF-12x15 Slim Fan Performance Review
The label on the simple black box informs us that what lies within is a SATA to 4pin power adapter cable. In this case we have a pair of them to play with.
And here it is, in all it's glory, resting on a small foam rubber sheet insert we have the 300mm long NA-SACS adapter cable. If we're honest we have to say that nice though the presentation is, it may well have cost more to make the box than the cable.
Also for our delectation we have the NA-FC1 fan controller. Like the adapter cable above, it also comes in a nice simple box. Let's hope there's a little more inside this time.
Please tell me that's not it! Please tell me there's more in here than this little box with a dial on it!
And indeed there is more in here. Quite a lot more in fact. Along with the control box, which has an input and output side for the cables to attach to, there's an NA-EC1 extension cable, an NA-SC1 Splitter cable and an NA-AC4 input cable with power supply adapter. The fan controller can be used as a conventional fan controller with a 12v feed, or in PWM mode where it will take a signal from the motherboard. In fact, the fan controller can be used as a semi automatic PWM controller with the speed dial limiting the fan speed, whilst still under PWM control. It also has a "No Stop" mode which guarantees that the fans will always turn even when set to their very lowest setting, or to a point where they might otherwise cease to rotate. All in all a clever bit of kit, and we think an essential to keep on hand.