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Noctua Introduces NF-F12 Focused Flow Fan

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As I recall Noctua fans are rather mediocre, save for when they're used on their own heatsinks. Mediocre + ridiculous price + bloody booger red = GTFO
 
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As I recall Noctua fans are rather mediocre, save for when they're used on their own heatsinks. Mediocre + ridiculous price + bloody booger red = GTFO
As I recall Noctua fans are pretty nice and quiet. Also, I hope to never get a booger that colour out of my nose :D

Would love to see these tested soon.
 
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Drawing only 0.6W, the NF-F12 consumes more than 50% less than many fans in the same speed range.
Well that was awkwardly worded.
 
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Damn, I am going to save 0.6W with this fan! better pay 20$ more, ie: 5x the price!

at 10 cents the kWh, that would mean it would take 200kWh to save 20$, so it would take over 325 000 hours to save money, or over 38 years of 24/7 use. Even if you consider yourself paying only a 5$ premium, it would still take 9 years to save 5$ of electricity.

Yup, great deal
 
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Well that was awkwardly worded.
It hurts....my brain.

Anyway, if they gave me the option ta have one in all black, I'd probably get a couple for case fans. But with those colours...no thank you, I'd get a Scythe GT 1850, which is cheaper anyway.
 

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As I recall Noctua fans are rather mediocre, save for when they're used on their own heatsinks. Mediocre + ridiculous price + bloody booger red = GTFO
i must say the quality is the word with these fans!!!! NO OTHER FAN maker can compite whit that kind of quality! Compare what fan u like! Other fans just feel soo cheap compared to these fans!:nutkick:
 
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Damn, I am going to save 0.6W with this fan! better pay 20$ more, ie: 5x the price!

at 10 cents the kWh, that would mean it would take 200kWh to save 20$, so it would take over 325 000 hours to save money, or over 38 years of 24/7 use. Even if you consider yourself paying only a 5$ premium, it would still take 9 years to save 5$ of electricity.

Yup, great deal
Yeah, it's less an issue of money saved than how many fans could be hooked to one channel on a fan controller or motherboard header. That said, 0.6w at 12v is only an 0.05a difference, so it's still almost completely insignificant.

It hurts....my brain.

Anyway, if they gave me the option ta have one in all black, I'd probably get a couple for case fans. But with those colours...no thank you, I'd get a Scythe GT 1850, which is cheaper anyway.
If you like the fan but not the color, there's always spray paint. Of course precautions should be taken to avoid paint getting anywhere it shouldn't.
 
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If you like the fan but not the color, there's always spray paint. Of course precautions should be taken to avoid paint getting anywhere it shouldn't.
That's what bothers me, if I mess up (which is not that hard to do, lol) I'd be throwing out 20 euros.
 
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why does Noctua use such ugly colors for thier fans?
 
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Finally someone slimmed down the holding beams that hold motor and rotor in the middle of the fan frame. Those beams are usually so fat they stop half of the air flow and make them super noisy...
 
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Sweet marketing BS right there.

Noctua fans have the worst air pressure in the world. I know this because I own a couple. As for the quality of the "craftsmanship", it evaporates as soon as you pick up any decent fan, being Delta, San Ace or even the much cheaper Nidec made Gentle Typhoons.
 

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Everytime Noctua announces a new product, there is always someone who doesn't know that Noctua only use these colours complaining about the ugly colour scheme.

Premium product with premium quality and premium warranty will always demand a premium price. Note that I never said anything about performance.
 
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Sweet marketing BS right there.

Noctua fans have the worst air pressure in the world. I know this because I own a couple. As for the quality of the "craftsmanship", it evaporates as soon as you pick up any decent fan, being Delta, San Ace or even the much cheaper Nidec made Gentle Typhoons.
"Lower" end Deltas are not so expensive nowadays. The AFB series are around $17. I used to own a TFB1212GHE, which I broke (hit the blades). PFB1212UHE...which you won't live with every day and an AFB1212SHE, cranked down at 5v it's still audible, yet tolerable. If it weren't for them being noisy I'd just go for them...maybe the reason why I'd opt for a Scythe GT is because it uses double ball bearings like all the Deltas do.

I see so many fans around nowadays with slight blade variations such as notches or curved blades, at the end it's all down to user preference, they will probably want to pay this amount of money to have no noise (although there are many cheaper alternatives).
 
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I never liked their skin tone colors. If i need a fan i always go to Noiseblocker first. Never been disappointed in years and i'm only using their lowest end range of fans. They are nice looking, good airflow, silent and easy for maintenance (they are sleeve bearing after all).
I've had 2 Noctua fans (with a Noctua CPU cooler) in my hands when i was assembling the system for a friend and they weren't silent at all and one was clicking in intervals while spinning. Not exactly impressive.
 
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Sweet marketing BS right there.

Noctua fans have the worst air pressure in the world. I know this because I own a couple. As for the quality of the "craftsmanship", it evaporates as soon as you pick up any decent fan, being Delta, San Ace or even the much cheaper Nidec made Gentle Typhoons.
Saying the fans have the worst air pressure in the world is beyond retarded. How did you measure this pressure? Do you have access to a flow bench? I doubt you do. Pressure also comes down to the area or space the air has to flow in, with greater area you're not going to have as much pressure. It's possible you "tested" Noctua fans and others in the same environment but other than placing your hand in front of the fans I doubt you did any real testing. Do you have a good understanding of volumetric efficiency as well? I'd be interested in seeing the data you have logged from your "tests". Thanks if you have it and can upload said data.
 
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Saying the fans have the worst air pressure in the world is beyond retarded. How did you measure this pressure? Do you have access to a flow bench? I doubt you do. Pressure also comes down to the area or space the air has to flow in, with greater area you're not going to have as much pressure. It's possible you "tested" Noctua fans and others in the same environment but other than placing your hand in front of the fans I doubt you did any real testing. Do you have a good understanding of volumetric efficiency as well? I'd be interested in seeing the data you have logged from your "tests". Thanks if you have it and can upload said data.
Agreed its real annoying when people confuse there opinions with facts, which in turn may cause people to not buy a that works as advertised.

You what silent fans buy a fan controller problem solved.
That's all well and good if the fans are capable of moving enough air at 30% power.
This does not solve the problem of wanting a fan to push air through a radiator without being loud unless there's some new fan controller that uses magical powers to to eliminate noise
 
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Everytime Noctua announces a new product, there is always someone who doesn't know that Noctua only use these colours complaining about the ugly colour scheme.
I am very aware of the fact that Noctua only uses those colors, that doesn't answer or change the question. Why would anyone want those ugly ass colors in thier custom built blinged out computer?
 

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I am very aware of the fact that Noctua only uses those colors, that doesn't answer or change the question. Why would anyone want those ugly ass colors in thier custom built blinged out computer?
If you are aware then why do you ask? You are better off getting a football team to change their T-shirt colours, or getting Coke to start marketing their drinks in Pepsi-Blue colours instead. Its all about brand recognition and colour association: we associate Intel with Intel blue, Coke with red, Pepsi with blue, Royalty with Purple/gold depending on where you are from, and so on. Unless there is a shift in marketing strategy, they are going to stick with these colours.
 
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As I recall Noctua fans are pretty nice and quiet. Also, I hope to never get a booger that colour out of my nose :D

Would love to see these tested soon.
You're wrong, he's right.
 
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I am very aware of the fact that Noctua only uses those colors, that doesn't answer or change the question. Why would anyone want those ugly ass colors in thier custom built blinged out computer?
lots of people have grown past the stage of blinging out their PCs or never even tried it- I am in the first group. it isnt that I dont want my PC to look nice but I focus on performance and function before looks on the interior of every one of my PCs. I dont need a side window with neon lights to feel cool

Saying the fans have the worst air pressure in the world is beyond retarded. How did you measure this pressure? Do you have access to a flow bench? I doubt you do. Pressure also comes down to the area or space the air has to flow in, with greater area you're not going to have as much pressure. It's possible you "tested" Noctua fans and others in the same environment but other than placing your hand in front of the fans I doubt you did any real testing. Do you have a good understanding of volumetric efficiency as well? I'd be interested in seeing the data you have logged from your "tests". Thanks if you have it and can upload said data.
+1

I never liked their skin tone colors. If i need a fan i always go to Noiseblocker first. Never been disappointed in years and i'm only using their lowest end range of fans. They are nice looking, good airflow, silent and easy for maintenance (they are sleeve bearing after all).
I've had 2 Noctua fans (with a Noctua CPU cooler) in my hands when i was assembling the system for a friend and they weren't silent at all and one was clicking in intervals while spinning. Not exactly impressive.
perhaps you got some bad fans. I have had about 12 fans (case and cpu cooling) and all of them performed as advertised
 
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You're wrong, he's right.
Argumentative user is being argumentative :D

But seriously, I was quite content about the fans on my NH-U12P. As for the colour issue, that's just to show off you have expensive Noctua fans, and not some "cheap" black ones.
 
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Argumentative user is being argumentative :D

But seriously, I was quite content about the fans on my NH-U12P. As for the colour issue, that's just to show off you have expensive Noctua fans, and not some "cheap" black ones.
So you're telling me I can't show off my expensive Delta fans because they're black and not another random uncommon colour? ...I r disappoint. But I can see it now...a Noctua fan themed case...