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NF-S12 1200 RPM 120mm Quiet Case Fan
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Noctua NF-S12 1200 RPM 120mm Quiet Case Fan


Reviews

  • Bjorn3D.com

    “After reading in depth about the technology behind the Noctua NF-S12 fans, I believe they have a concept that will carry them to a high degree of popularity amongst enthusiasts and Silent PC lovers alike.”

  • Driver Heaven

    “The NF-S12-800 actually didn’t let the temperatures get any higher than when using the Cooler Master stock fans. To think a short while ago I considered the Cooler Master fans quiet!”

  • SilentPCReview.com

    “The best fan of the bunch was the Noctua, which overcame our scepticism and lived up to its hype by producing more airflow at lower speeds. Its airflow-to-noise ratio is its best feature, which gives it enough of an edge to make up for its slightly rougher noise character. The Noctua has seen recommendations around the web, and we have no qualms about adding our own to the list.”

SpecificationsNF-S12 1200
Fan size (edge to edge) 120mm
Manufacturer Noctua
Model NF-S12-1200
Air volume at full speed (12V), CFM ±10% 48
Noise level at full speed (12V), dB(A) 17
Fan speed at full speed (12V), RPM ±10% 1200
Air volume at reduced speed (7.5V), CFM ±10% 24
Noise level at reduced speed (7.5V), dB(A) <6
Fan speed at reduced speed (7.5V), RPM ±10% 600
Power consumption, W 1,44
Weight, g 120
Approximate cable length, cm 40
Life expectancy @ 25°C continuous use > 150.000 h
Power connector 3 and 4 pin
Bearing type SSO-Bearing
Mounting hardware included 4 Vibration Compensators, 4 Fan Screws
Fan depth 25mm
Rated voltage 4-13V
Accessories Ultra-Low-Noise Adaptor (U.L.N.A.)
Warranty72 months
EAN barcode4716123312277
SpecificationsNF-S12 1200
Fan size (edge to edge) 120mm
Manufacturer Noctua
Model NF-S12-1200
Air volume at full speed (12V), CFM ±10% 48
Noise level at full speed (12V), dB(A) 17
Fan speed at full speed (12V), RPM ±10% 1200
Air volume at reduced speed (7.5V), CFM ±10% 24
Noise level at reduced speed (7.5V), dB(A) <6
Fan speed at reduced speed (7.5V), RPM ±10% 600
Power consumption, W 1,44
Weight, g 120
Approximate cable length, cm 40
Life expectancy @ 25°C continuous use > 150.000 h
Power connector 3 and 4 pin
Bearing type SSO-Bearing
Mounting hardware included 4 Vibration Compensators, 4 Fan Screws
Fan depth 25mm
Rated voltage 4-13V
Accessories Ultra-Low-Noise Adaptor (U.L.N.A.)
Warranty72 months
EAN barcode4716123312277

Customer Reviews

Does the job as advertised

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Well built and very quiet. What more can I say...I combined it with a fanmate speed controller for additional flexibility.

Recommended

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I have been using these Fans now for about 12 months in my 2 Antec p182 cases, (I have replaced the standard Antec fans which are good) I run P4’s with multiple drives, at present. Not only are they quieter than the Antec fans they also give more flow, (my case temp dropped by 3C) in fact I wish had bought the 800 RPM fans. As I run them at about 900 or less RPM, and the case temp has never gone above 33C, core 37C, PWM 31.5. They are as quiet today as when I bought them, truly fantastic product worth every penny.

PS I have just upgraded my p182 case to Celeron Dual core E1200 (currently not overclocked), the case temp is down at 25C and my CPU core 17C!!!!, truly awesome fan for cooling.

NF S12

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Very nice and very quiet. You will not hear them if you lower the speed to 800rpm, worth the money! I like them and use them for my cooling system.

Product Resources

FAQ

  • How do I measure fan size?

    The size of fan you need will generally be determined by the size of the fan fitting position in your PC case. The sizes of all the fans on our website are shown as measured along any one of the fan’s four sides, NOT the distance between the fan’s screw holes! Our most popular fan size is 120mm, followed by 80mm. This isn’t really dictated by customer preference, but more by recent designs of PC cases.

    As for the thickness (depth) of the fan, generally 25mm (1 inch) is by far the most common depth, although smaller fans can have shallower depths such as 15mm or even 10mm. All our fans are 25mm thick unless otherwise stated. If you have any questions about which fan you should order, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

    If you know the distance between the fan mounting screw holes but don’t know what fan size to order, please see the following table. Note that the mounting hole measurements shown below are taken horizontally or vertically between the holes and not diagonally.

    Screw hole spacings and fan sizes

    32mm between screw holes:40mm fan size
    40mm between screw holes:50mm fan size
    50mm between screw holes:60mm fan size
    60mm between screw holes:70mm fan size
    72mm between screw holes:80mm fan size
    83mm between screw holes:92mm fan size
    105mm between screw holes:120mm fan size


  • I received a small cable (resistor) with my fan; what is it for?

    The resistor cable (also called Ultra Low Noise or ULN cable) is designed to allow the fan to run slightly slower for even quieter operation. The benefit in lower running noise is significant. Although the airflow will be reduced slightly, this usually has minimal effect on PC temperature. We would generally recommend using the ULN resistor cable for best results in almost all circumstances.

  • How can I tell which way the air blows through the fan?

    Hold the fan so that the round fan sticker is facing you. You are looking at the rear of the fan. When you plug the fan in, the air will be blowing towards you. If you want a fan to act as an air intake, then the fan sticker will be facing the inside of the case. Some fans also have two small arrows moulded into their plastic housing - one arrow shows the direction of airflow, and the other (at 90°) shows the direction of blade rotation.

  • Is it possible to use a 4-pin PWM fan or CPU cooler with a motherboard which has only 3-pin fan headers on it?

    Electrically, there is no problem doing this - the fourth pin on the fan cable is used purely for PWM control and is not needed in order for the fan to run. So you can plug the 4-pin fan connector onto the 3-pin motherboard fan header, leaving the fourth pin not connected to anything. The fan will potentially run at full speed, so if you would like to reduce the speed of the fan you will need to adjust the fan speed setting in your BIOS or use fan control software such as SpeedFan in Windows.

    The only other problem to consider is that occasionally, components immediately adjacent to the motherboard fan header can get in the way of the larger 4-pin fan connector, physically preventing connection. This problem also occurs if you try to use an in-line fan speed controller such as the one made by Gelid.

    Another avenue to explore is the possibility of using a bay-mounted fan controller. Several models are available now which provide 4-pin fan headers, so this is an easy way to use 4-pin PWM fans in a PC system which has only 3-pin fan headers on its motherboards. When using this method, you may find it necessary to disable any fan warning settings in your motherboard BIOS, since the motherboard may incorrectly believe that its CPU fan has failed when the fan is connected to a fan controller rather than directly to the motherboard itself.

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