February 23rd, 2012

Noctua NF-F12

Conclusion

The Noctua NF-F12 has excellent build quality and a good bundle, but itn falls down when compared to the Gentle Typhoon AP-15 in noise, performance and cost.

Unfortunately that means I would find it hard to recommend this fan. The Gentle Typhoon does miss out on PWM but most modern motherboards are able to deal with that with voltage control anyway

Pros

  • Build quality
  • Bundle
  • Seems reliable for long usage
  • Focused flow design

Cons

  • Performance
  • Noise
  • Cost – The Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-15 offers a better all-round performance for £6 less.
  • Colour combination can be a downer

 

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