Another review by me on TestFreaks!
"A few years ago a friend of mine brought his computer over to my house, needed some work and parts and when he turned it on it sounded like a small airplane taking off. You could hear this thing on the second floor of my house, that’s how loud it was. That was ridiculous in my opinion, you don’t need noisy and loud fans to have a cool system. Personally I must have a quiet system, but I don’t sacrifice performance for low noise levels. Noctua is one of the top companies when it comes to keeping your computer cool, they’re always innovating and improving on their designs and they’ve sent me over their latest 120mm cooling fan for review, the NF-S12A PWM. This fan is 120mm in size and has a maximum speed of 1200rpm, but you can use the included adapter to lower the speed to only 900rpm. I’ve put the NF-S12A up against another Noctua fan that runs much faster at 1500rpm, and I was surprised by the results and I think you might be too. Read on to learn more… "
"The cooling fan isn’t the most exciting thing to review, surely I’d rather be reviewing a video card or maybe a game, but the cooling fan is something that is truly needed in your system as without it you will no doubt run into problems! When it comes to fans, I think Noctua is probably the leading company out there as they are one that puts everything into design and innovation of their cooling products. Today for review I have one of their latest fans, the model NF-A15 PWM, which is a 150mm fan, but it actually has mounts for 140mm sizes. The special design of the NF-A15 allows you to mount a 150mm fan wherever you can install a 140mm fan giving you full 150mm airflow performance but in a smaller sized area. Read on to learn more about a great fan… "
"Noctua recently releases several more specialized fans in various sizes and I have one of them today for review. The fan is the NF-A9x14 which is a 92mm fan but it’s only 14mm in thickness to fit into those tight spots where cooling and low noise are a priority. The fan isn’t one that would be used for enthusiast CPU cooling but it could be used for a sever or even an HTPC as it’s a fairly standard size. The fan is meant for other types of cooling really like those you might find in storage or networking solutions where you might need to replace a failing or a noisy fan. Let’s face it most stock fans aren’t exactly the greatest in terms of noise level and their ability to move air to cool properly, so it’s really in everyone’s best interest to replace them with something better overall and that’s where Noctua comes in. "
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"When it comes to reviewing products fans just aren’t something very exciting, unless they’re from our friends at Noctua who always seem to be innovating and improving the designs of their fans. They spend quite a bit of time, effort and money on improving fans. Most people take them for granted really. Today for review I’ve got their newest fan called the NF-F12 PWM which is a 120mm fan with lots of new features and it has a very unique look to it. So read on… "