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Which noctua fan should I get for hyper 212 EVO?

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June 7, 2012 6:22:54 AM

I narrowed down my alternative-fan options to these. Silence is a priority, which is why I want Noctua and I hate that hyper 212 evo fan that the heatsink came with.

nf-p12 PWM
http://www.amazon.com/Noctua-NF-P12-Premium-Bearing-PWM...

nf-f12 PWM
http://www.amazon.com/Noctua-NF-F12-PWM-Focused-Bearing...

~Thanks tell me if you know a better noctua fan. I was wondering if pwm doesn't matter because the nf-p12 without pwm has similar CFM and noise levels as these right?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I need to buy this fan ASAP.
a b K Overclocking
June 7, 2012 7:34:44 PM

F-12 is a fan built exclusively for heat sinks. It is supposed to have incredible static pressure (push air through HS fins) and be very quiet. It is also a PWM fan, which means it has 4 pins and can reach very low RPM (around 300) when the CPU isn't under a heavy load.
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June 7, 2012 9:12:29 PM

Should I use the low noise adapter on it? Or is it not recommended for a cpu heatsink.
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June 7, 2012 9:14:20 PM

Going with the nf-f12. I'll try it out. It looks very promising and well worth the cash.
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a b K Overclocking
June 7, 2012 9:19:27 PM

Try it both ways and see what you like better.
You may feel that the LNA is necessary for quiet operation, or you may feel that the LNA deals a sufficient increase in temp.

The fin design on the fan allows for a lot of static pressure even when the fan is moving slowly. A lot of engineering goes into Noctua's gear.

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