Succeeding the vastly successful NF-S12, the NF-S12B is a next generation quiet fan featuring Noctua's advanced SCD2 technology as well as a highly optimised blade geometry with Bevelled Blade Tips that improves its award-winning predecessor's airflow efficiency by up to 10%. Topped off with Noctua's time-tested SSO-Bearing, 6 years warranty and versatile 1200/900/600 rpm speed settings, the NF-S12B FLX is a premium quality fan that offers full flexibility in quiet to ultra-quiet case cooling.
Highly optimised impeller with Bevelled Blade Tips Thanks to its further refined blade geometry with extended leading edges and Bevelled Blade Tips, the NF-S12B achieves up to 10% more airflow and static pressure than its much acclaimed predecessor at the same noise level.
3 speed settings for full flexibility Providing 1200, 900 and 600 rpm speed settings via the supplied Low-Noise and Ultra-Low-Noise Adapters, the FLX (Flexibility) version can be fine-tuned for superior airflow or maximum quietness.
Smooth Commutation Drive 2 The latest version of Noctua’s advanced SCD drive system ensures superb running smoothness by eliminating torque variations and switching noises.
SSO-Bearing Noctua’s time-tested SSO-Bearing technology has become synonymous with supremely quiet operation and exceptional long-term stability.
- by David_W @May 01, 2009
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I bought this fan to replace an Antec case fan that went dead. I couldn't beleive how quiet it was and when I first turned on my computer with the fan installed. I could barely hear it. I would definately buy this fan again when needed.
I picked up two of the NF-S12B fans to replace two Coolermaster R4-L2R-20AC that barely lasted six months before they both started making noise.(Cheaper is not always better) Different blade configuration than the NF-P12 but they seem to work quite well as intake case fans. I am going to replace the exhaust fans as well on my case the next time these go on sale.
Bought for $9.99 on weekend sale about 6 months backs. Still working great. Tough to justify the $19.99 normal price though. Using in Antec 1200 case removed the dual 120 exhaust fans and replace with just a single of this fan temps are just as good. The accessories very useful. Needed to undervolt another fan where the MB couldn't used the Low voltage adapter worked perfectly.
Overall I must admit I was plesantly surprised with this fan. I'm using this as an exhaust cooler on the rear of my case, since this fan is designed for 'open air' cooling, and not 'restrictive flow' cooling like in a CPU cooler. (If you want that, get the NF-P12-1300 instead.) I replaced a SilentX fan that had siezed after only a few years of use.
A high quality case fan, that is a cut above the rest. This should suit just about anyones needs. It's very quiet and doesn't sacrifice much airflow in doing so. The rubber mounts are great and easier to install than other rubber fan mounts I've used.
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