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Noctua NF-P12 redux-1700 PWM Fan

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Noctua's recent addition to their budget-friendly redux series is the NF-P12 series, which introduces a pressure-optimized fan design at an affordable price point. It delivers good performance at more-than-acceptable noise levels and aims to encourage Noctua adoption in the PC DIY watercooling market.

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Quite solid offering. The looks are more personal preference, but I really like the color scheme of these(That noctua brown is what I really hate). If I would be buying noctuas it would be these or well maybe industrials.
 
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Actually put one of these back in my rig 2 months back since I needed something that could handle a high static pressure. Worked great.

But yeah, that gray color scheme should be listed as a plus :) boo for brown.
 

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I have personally used the 140mm version and the 120mm versions on multiple builds for clients just because they are so damn affordable, Sound alright and move a decent amount of air.

If you dont care for RGB or the fact that the fan is an industrial grey kind of colour then this fan cannot be beaten for price/performance & quality standpoint... What are you gonna do? buy some Akasa Apache or Arctic cooling fans??

 

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Actually put one of these back in my rig 2 months back since I needed something that could handle a high static pressure. Worked great.

But yeah, that gray color scheme should be listed as a plus :) boo for brown.
I have listed the original tan-and-brown color scheme as a con in the relevant reviews too :)
 
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I stick to the PWM 1300 RPM because beyond that it just gets noticeably audible for my taste no-mater the fan (air noise).
 
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Gray is definitely better than their signature brown, which doesnt fit colorwise into 99% of rigs. I do like performance and silence of Noctua fans, but really dislike color scheme (brown obviously).
 

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Gray is definitely better than their signature brown, which doesnt fit colorwise into 99% of rigs. I do like performance and silence of Noctua fans, but really dislike color scheme (brown obviously).
The third Noctua fan review (not published yet) will give you a good color scheme, but not the rest :D
 
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Lol.............. brown is bad, now gray is bad.........
 
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Did I miss a discussion on the blade material ? Been long awaiting the "Sterrox" reinforced blades and tiny tip clearance. Phanteks was doing the same thing. But guys, you been studying these things for 6 years now, when can we buy them ?

https://www.techpowerup.com/live/images/Computex_2018/phanteks_022.jpg

We only use 1200 rm fans and expect them to stay OFF (0 rpm) at idle and office type usage, 650 rpm in gaming and never breaking 850 for noise reasons. The Phanteks are cheaper, quieter and come with pads. Would like them to put out a hub ... not a fan (pun intended) of messy splitter cabbles.
 

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Did I miss a discussion on the blade material ? Been long awaiting the "Sterrox" reinforced blades and tiny tip clearance. Phanteks was doing the same thing. But guys, you been studying these things for 6 years now, when can we buy them ?

https://www.techpowerup.com/live/images/Computex_2018/phanteks_022.jpg

We only use 1200 rm fans and expect them to stay OFF (0 rpm) at idle and office type usage, 650 rpm in gaming and never breaking 850 for noise reasons. The Phanteks are cheaper, quieter and come with pads. Would like them to put out a hub ... not a fan (pun intended) of messy splitter cabbles.
Those blades are on the NF-A12x25: https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Noctua/NF-A12x25_PWM/

The Noctua Redux series uses older fan designs.
 
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dark grey colour > crayon pastel brown. the new colour should be a plus, not a negative btw. Sure, Noctua are known for their Play-Doh colours but seeing new colours is a nice change.
 
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I bought two of the Redux series in 120mm when they were 'new' and both of them let out the magic smoke their first whirl. I guess now they're better but it was apparent to me that they weren't Noctua fans...
 

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dark grey colour > crayon pastel brown. the new colour should be a plus, not a negative btw. Sure, Noctua are known for their Play-Doh colours but seeing new colours is a nice change.
This isn't a new color for Noctua, the redux series has been out for a few years now. The Chromax and ippc series also have a different color scheme relatively.
 
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I just bought some NF-P8s 6 to be exact for my rack servers. Should be here tomorrow. It’s my first go with the redux series and this gives me some hope since they were so cheap ($9 fan)
 
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I have not tried there Redux series of fans. But i have no complaints about my noctua nf-f12 ippc-3000 pwm fans, that i use 3 of as CPU cooler fans. Im very impressed by them. The only negative for some people i can think of with noctua fans, is that as far i know noctua still dosent offers fans with either LED or RGB light. Also i think its great that notua offers fans with other colours than those nasty ones on there old series of fans.

The Noctua Nf-f12 industrialppc-3000 pwm fans i have. Have a really wide RPM range. Remember these are 3000 RPM rated fans, they can still manage at 8 % PWM duty cycle only rotating 280 RPM and at 100 % PWM duty cycle just below the 3000 RPM mark. PWM duty cycle at 7 % they have a rattle noise because they are not rotaing and at PWM duty cycle 6 % and below they stop just as the redux fan in this test. Noctua Nf-f12 industrialppc-3000 pwm is for me the perfect fan, because it has no annoying RGB light and a very wide RPM range so they can be dead silent at low load and move some serious amount of air at full power (with the penelty of noise, cause yeah 3000 RPM fans are nt silent at full power) + they have a high static pressure rate perfect for air or water cooling use. When the fans first are spinning i do not here any motor noise what ever its at 300 RPM er 3000 RPM. Noctua PPC fans has really impressed me as well and its not the last time i buying noctua fans. Only bad thing about there PPC fans is that they are not cheap.
 
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I'm sorry for typeing this not as is it is not budget friendly at 13.90$ all this coming from a what some might call it a 3rd world country , where over here, it clock's in at about 25 buck's +plus shiping , classic noctua being classic noctua.
 

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I'm sorry for typeing this not as is it is not budget friendly at 13.90$ all this coming from a what some might call it a 3rd world country , where over here, it clock's in at about 25 buck's +plus shiping , classic noctua being classic noctua.
Yeah blame noctua for your conversion rates makes sense.
 

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I'm sorry for typeing this not as is it is not budget friendly at 13.90$ all this coming from a what some might call it a 3rd world country , where over here, it clock's in at about 25 buck's +plus shiping , classic noctua being classic noctua.
Assuming it is in the same equivalent currency, the prices in your country may be from retailers beyond Noctua's control. You should see if there is an authorized retailer instead.
 

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these have been my goto fans for awhile now

for 13.90 bucks shipped on amazon there is nothing better in that bracket they get the job done they handle radiators and restrictive dust filters very well for the motor size

this review is written for people in north america which is the products intended market you living in Cambodia is irrelevant
 

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these have been my goto fans for awhile now

for 13.90 bucks shipped on amazon there is nothing better in that bracket they get the job done they handle radiators and restrictive dust filters very well for the motor size

this review is written for people in north america which is the products intended market you living in Cambodia is irrelevant
This review is most certainly not written only for people in North America, it's just moot to have multiple price points for reference so we choose the USD even though TechPowerUp editors are based around the world.
 

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This review is most certainly not written only for people in North America, it's just moot to have multiple price points for reference so we choose the USD even though TechPowerUp editors are based around the world.
as far as I can tell the only official retailers are NA/UK/CN/FR/GR/ES
 
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Would you please consider looking at the new Arctic P series fans? I really appreciate your detail and consistency when reviewing fans. Some reviews show it close to the new Noctua fans while others show it sucking for push pull heatsinks.
 
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