A little about Noctua (taken from Noctua’s website)
Designed in Austria, Noctua's premium cooling components are internationally renowned for their superb quietness, exceptional performance and thoroughgoing quality. Having received more than 1000 awards and recommendations from leading hardware websites and magazines, Noctua's fans and heatsinks are chosen by more than a hundred thousand satisfied customers around the globe.
Today, Noctua is present in more than 30 countries across the globe and working with several hundred sales partners. Chosen by noise conscious PC users, system integrators and industry clients alike, Noctua has become synonymous with impeccable quality, excellent customer service and class leading quiet cooling performance.
Over the years, Noctua has put itself on the forefront of quiet cooling innovations with its unique, psycho-acoustically optimised impeller designs as well as new bearing and drive technologies such as the SSO-Bearing (Self-Stabilising Oil Pressure Bearing) or the Smooth Commutation Drive (SCD) system. Thanks to advanced aerodynamic design measures like Vortex-Control Notches and Bevelled Blade Tips, Noctua's products are renowned for pushing the envelope in axial fan technology.
In a market that's increasingly driven by cost saving rather than customer dedication and flooded with branded budget products, we take pride in striving for excellence both in product and service quality."
Today I’ll be reviewing the Noctua NF-N12 PWM, 120mm fan. Noctua has a great reputation for high quality products, delivering high levels of cooling at low noise levels. Fans may not be the most exciting component in your new PC, however they do make a lot of difference in terms of performance, noise and enjoyability – it’s hard to enjoy a film (or game) if all you can hear is the whirling of wind turbines, when the film (or game) in question has nothing to do with planes! As such fans like this one are of great interest – they promise to deliver cooling without being intrusive. Lets see how it gets on in testing.
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