Noctua Shows Off 120 mm NF-S12A Case Fan

Noctua has updated its ultra silent NF-S12 lineup of fans with the new NF-S12A. This model comes 4 years after the second generation model and is finally considered to be a "worthy successor" to its NF-S12B and is 8 percent more efficient in an airflow to noise ratio.

The new fan carries a number of new features such as Noctua's renowned Anti-Stall knobs and a revised AAO (Advanced Acoustic Optimization) frame. The frame also includes integrated anti-vibration pads and stepped inlet design along with the inner surface microstructures.

There are three variants of the NF-S12A, an FLX version with 1200/900/700 speed settings, adjustable with the low noise adapters, a ULN version with an ultra low 800/600 fan speed, also switchable with the low noise adapter, and a PWM version, which also comes with a low noise adapter to reduce the maximum speed from 1200 RPM to 900 RPM in PWM mode.

All three units come with Noctua's MTBF rating of 150,000 hours and a 6 year manufacturer warranty.

The fans are already for sale at a MSRP of $21.90.

 

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  • master_chen
    Mmmmm...SMEXY...another great product from a great company.
    Can't wait to get my hands on these babies....oh yeah....
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  • maximumfun
    i like noctua fan, they are durable, efficient at moving air and very low noise. i have 5 of them in my current pc.
    but they do look weird due to the color they choose. they are not visualy very appealing, especially in a case with a window
    where you can see them. i know its they're trademark but they should seriously consider making them in black.
    that way it would go whit anything and they would probably sell more.
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  • CaedenV
    maximumfuni like noctua fan, they are durable, efficient at moving air and very low noise. i have 5 of them in my current pc.but they do look weird due to the color they choose. they are not visualy very appealing, especially in a case with a windowwhere you can see them. i know its they're trademark but they should seriously consider making them in black.that way it would go whit anything and they would probably sell more.

    Knowing noctua they probably chose brown because some research said that the color was quieter.
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