Noctua NF-P12 120mm PC Case Fan Review
Currently there are hundreds of PC fan manufacturer’s out there. Some offer little tweaks on the same old ideas; others have broken into a whole new technology of fan motor, and design all together. Just because a fan sports cool LED’s or a UV sensitive coating does not mean it will perform any better then the plain black one that came with your stock PC. Companies like Noctua are breaking the fan market up into two distinctive groups: performance, and needless fluff. The Noctua NF-P12 120mm Fan sports Self–stabilizing oil-pressure bearings or SSO-Bearing. We will see in this review if this means anything to the average user. Click read more to see the full review on the Noctua NF-P12 120mm Fan:
Products provided by: Noctua
GELID Solutions and Noctua are head to head as far as package design goes. Both products use a window in order to see the product, both products also include important information for both laymen and those of us that are a little more tech savvy. Here is where the two manufacturers diverge Noctua steps it up the package by including a flap. This may be a pointless inclusion in your opinion but not mine adding an additional 2 pages to the packaging is exactly what someone wanting a very specific product likes to see. Maybe I am the only one, but I like good marketing when I see it. Companies that put this much effort into marketing usually have a great product to back it up with, otherwise they would lose customers and packaging would start to suffer.
The Noctua NF-P12 120mm Case Fan comes included with more goodies then any of the other fans we have reviewed on this site. I begged GELID for a Molex connector adaptor so far SilenX and Noctua answered my plea. Along with a molex converter you also get a low noise adaptor, a 3 to 4 pin connector, an ultra low noise adaptor, screws, and the rubber mounts that seem to be gaining popularity with the silent fans these days.
The differences between this fan and the others does not stop with a few extra goodies; the fan itself is probably the most well built. As far as weight goes it was heavier than the other fans and when I turned the fan on in my hand it had some torque to it. I like it when products are made well, there is nothing worse then cheap flimsy products, that do not last. Another very noticeable difference is the fans design. The fan not only has 9 blades as opposed to the usual 7, it also has a unique notching on each blade called “VCN or Vortex-Control Notches.” The difference in the fan makes the background noise of the fan spread over more frequencies making it sound quieter.
Let’s go on to the specs and features: