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NF-F12 with NH-D14?

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April 11, 2013 9:13:57 AM

I have a NH-D14. My friend gave me a pair of NF-F12 fans as he no longer needed them and told me I should put them on my NH-D14 instead of the stock fans. Should I?

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a b K Overclocking
April 11, 2013 9:17:08 AM

They are newer and seem to review well. You can give it a shot(nothing to loose, they may be louder at full speed.). Honestly, the 140mm in the middle does most of the work on this cooler.

Noctua will even send you clips(free :)  ) if you want to use one per side and keep the 140mm installed.
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April 11, 2013 9:39:33 AM

Since I'm interested in putting those fans to use with my D14, let us know how it goes!

The NH-D14 with its stock non-controllable fans is the last remaining source of noise in my computer at low usage tasks (browsing, etc) and I'm always interested in improving performance a little bit more :D 
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a b K Overclocking
April 11, 2013 9:42:16 AM

wiggbot said:
Since I'm interested in putting those fans to use with my D14, let us know how it goes!

The NH-D14 with its stock non-controllable fans is the last remaining source of noise in my computer at low usage tasks (browsing, etc) and I'm always interested in improving performance a little bit more :D 

Does your board not control 3 pin fans at all?

What board are you running?

The newer LGA2011 version comes with 2 PWM fans.
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April 11, 2013 9:56:38 AM

nukemaster said:
wiggbot said:
Since I'm interested in putting those fans to use with my D14, let us know how it goes!

The NH-D14 with its stock non-controllable fans is the last remaining source of noise in my computer at low usage tasks (browsing, etc) and I'm always interested in improving performance a little bit more :D 

Does your board not control 3 pin fans at all?

What board are you running?

The newer LGA2011 version comes with 2 PWM fans.


This is turning into a bit of a threadjack, but oh well.

I've got an MSI z77a-gd65. I was under the belief that since I've only got the stock 3 pin fans on my NH-D14, controlling them was impossible. Seems I should do some research to verify that.
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a b K Overclocking
April 11, 2013 10:03:46 AM

3 pin fans can be controlled by voltage instead of a pwm signal. This is how they did it before PWM.

So if you want to slow it down, you drop the voltage from 12 to lets say 9 or 7(may be able to go as low as 5 volts).

PWM on the other hand does NOT change the voltage at all it simply changes the duty cycle signal sent on the 4th wire.

That said, Some boards do not control 3 pin fans well or at all. My Maximus IV gene-z will NOT control my NH-D14 on its cpu header(pwm or full speed all the time), but it will on the system headers(so that is how I have it connected).

You may have to see what your connectors do with 3 pin fans.

I will stop the thread jacking......sorry OP
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April 11, 2013 11:31:49 AM

edit: accidental post
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