Noctua NF-S12B 120mm Case fan
Posted by: Dan on: 05.01.2010 01:00:00 [ Print | 0 comment(s) ]
The fan is packaged in a clear plastic tray with the noctua logo embossed on the bottom of the package. Included with the fan are:
4 Anti-Vibration rubber mounts, a 3 pin to molex adaptor, ULNA and LNA fan adaptors and fan screws. The ULNA and LNA adaptors allow the fans to be run at lower speeds (900rpm and 600rpm with this fan), for users that value silence over airflow.
Looking at the fan you can see Noctua’s, erm, unique colour scheme of choice is still at play here. To their credit, you can’t mistake a Noctua fan for anything else. The fan cable is braided, but at the price of the fan you wouldn’t expect any less.
Here’s a close up of where most of the magic of the S12B fans happens, the bevelled edge of the blades. This means the tip can be close to the frame, while allowing the rest of the blade to be further away thus reducing noise and keeping the airflow high.
The other side of the fan is pretty standard really, nothing of worth to point out.
And because I happen to own a lot of the NF-P12’s here is a comparison between the two fans. You can see how they differ a lot, and like I said earlier the NF-P12 is geared more for pushing air over CPU coolers/radiators etc
And the same angle from the back. Interestingly (well, not really, but it’s a good way to start a sentence :P ) the NF-S12B uses 1.2W at full power while the NF-P12 only uses 1.08W, which is strange because the S12B is 100rpm slower and there are 2 less blades.
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