Packaging and Accessories
Marketing spiel did leave us expecting a minimalist package, and indeed, the very packaging follows that trend. Those familiar with Noctua's redux or industrial lineup of fans will already know what to expect, which is not much. Fairly clean packaging greets us thus, with a predominantly gray color scheme and accents of brown for that Noctua flavor on top. We see the company logo and product name on the front, but eyes are drawn to the "New Frame Design" note Noctua clearly wants us to know about. On the back is more information about the product, including technical specs and contact information. There are no seals, but the combination of single and double flaps helps keep the contents inside in place during transit.
Opening the box, we are immediately greeted to the fan that is kept in place inside a plastic clamshell to protect it from the sides and the bottom, with the packaging adding more protection at the top. There is a cutout in the plastic to allow for the fan cable to pass through and over to the other side, which is also where we see the only accessory that comes with the NF-P12 redux-1700 PWM fan: a set of four self-tapping metal screws. These are a last resort to be used when you have no other option available to mount the fan inside your case, but the intended application is to use the NF-P12 redux-1700 PWM as a radiator fan, which means you will be using the screws that come with the radiator itself.