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Noctua Unveils Noise-Canceling Fan, and More Innovations at Computex

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Noctua's booth at last week's Computex Taipei not only hosted world's first public demonstration of a PC fan with integrated Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) but also gave a stage to upcoming Noctua products such as the new A-series fans, third generation NF-S12 fan and 37mm low profile CPU coolers. In addition to these upcoming products, Noctua also gave an exclusive insight on some of its current development projects for its D-, U-, C- and L-series heatsinks.

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Gotta love Noctua!

-----Waits for everyone to chime and and say how over priced Noctua's are. Not because they are but because they can't afford them.
 
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Sweet Stuff! Prices will enormous tho, i think! :laugh:
 

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Gotta love Noctua!

-----Waits for everyone to chime and and say how over priced Noctua's are. Not because they are but because they can't afford them.
They are actually somewhat a bit more expensive for what you get. You pay for the good service and unique colours I guess.
 
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That video was nice!

Has anyone replaced their stock fans in a Cooler Master HAF 932 case with Noctua? or using Cooler Master replacments is the way to go?

I think one of my front panel fans is going.
 
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That video was nice!

Has anyone replaced their stock fans in a Cooler Master HAF 932 case with Noctua? or using Cooler Master replacments is the way to go?

I think one of my front panel fans is going.
I did on my 922. No regrets.
 

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it'll be interesting to see if this noise-cancelling tech will affect airflow and/or static pressure.
 

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it'll be interesting to see if this noise-cancelling tech will affect airflow and/or static pressure.
the paragraph above the video states that the plan was to speed up existing fans using the ANC to keep noise levels the same as before. Says it allows these fans to deliver 80% more air flow and 120% more static pressure with the same sound levels as they had without ANC.
 
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That video was nice!

Has anyone replaced their stock fans in a Cooler Master HAF 932 case with Noctua? or using Cooler Master replacments is the way to go?

I think one of my front panel fans is going.
I wouldn't. Ignoring the sickly blood snot paint scheme their noise to CFM ratio is mediocre in practice. Their one strength is with their coolers which is what they're optimized for. I cringe every time I see them used as case fans. Much better options out there.

My current rules are avoid ball bearings as I now notice bearing noise on all of them, and avoid cheap sleeve bearing fans as I've had too many of them leak/die.
 
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so wait... is the 120mm noise canceling or not?
 

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Hmmm lets see..

Spend $75-$100+ on a hideously ugly fan with fairly decent performance ..
Spend $10-$20 on any other fan on the market with equal or better performance ..

Not even remotely worth the money, and I can afford to buy as many as I wish.
 
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I wouldn't. Ignoring the sickly blood snot paint scheme their noise to CFM ratio is mediocre in practice. Their one strength is with their coolers which is what they're optimized for. I cringe every time I see them used as case fans. Much better options out there.

My current rules are avoid ball bearings as I now notice bearing noise on all of them, and avoid cheap sleeve bearing fans as I've had too many of them leak/die.
So what brands do you recommend? I'm sure me checking newegg reviews will suffice but forum responses are appreciative!
 

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the paragraph above the video states that the plan was to speed up existing fans using the ANC to keep noise levels the same as before. Says it allows these fans to deliver 80% more air flow and 120% more static pressure with the same sound levels as they had without ANC.
It also says it's a proof of concept, and all we can see is the sound level and a button being pressed.
Judging from the noise level measurements in the background, the air movement is the same, it just cuts out some tonality towards the left of the graph.
The sound level also drops in the video, which directly contradicts "80% more airflow and 120% higher static pressure at the same noise level."
I'm not challenging what's said in the news post or what you've said, merely pointing out that that is not necessarily what they'll be selling and I'm curious about the final product.
 

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I agree. I am not sure if the plan is to be dead silent at normal 120mm Noctua levels, or if they plan to use it to allow them to "juice" the fans a bit and still have near silent usage.

@ No_Asylum I have yet to see a $75 Noctua fan, $25-30 sure, but I think you are stretching it a bit.
 
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Noctua's are not the best in terms of cooling or price. But they do excel in low rpm use. I simply can't get the Gentle Typhoons to run as quiet as Noctuas do at <850rpm. And the cooling performance is still ok although not as good as GT's.
 
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Dont care how good the fan is if it looks like shit.
 
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I like the 40mm fan. Perfect for the Z77 Saberooth I/O port.
Now they need a 35mm version too for the mobo side.
 
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It also says it's a proof of concept, and all we can see is the sound level and a button being pressed.
Judging from the noise level measurements in the background, the air movement is the same, it just cuts out some tonality towards the left of the graph.
The sound level also drops in the video, which directly contradicts "80% more airflow and 120% higher static pressure at the same noise level."
I'm not challenging what's said in the news post or what you've said, merely pointing out that that is not necessarily what they'll be selling and I'm curious about the final product.
Hey RM, I got with my rep to see what the final plan was all about straight from the horses mouth if you will. Here is what I was given:

The first step for our ANC project is to take F12 and to speed it up from 1500 to 2500rpm and to stay at the same noise level, giving you a massive increase in airflow (80%) and pressure (120%) at the sound volume most users are comfortable with.
So it seems the plan it to increase performance while not moving the noise levels, win-win to me:D
 
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Unfortunately i haven`t got another pictures of ty140&150, but they are very similar
Different blade design, different mounting, different material on the outer ring, different bearing... What else can you change in a fan, perhaps you expect to see 14cm radial fan huh?