Noctua NF-P12 Vortex-Control Fan
|Noctua NF-P12 Vortex-Control Fan|
|Installation, Testing and More|
I honestly hadn’t heard of Noctua before I received these fans, but they seem to be a good company that carries many cooling products. The model being reviewed today is a pair of Noctua NH-P12 fans – their latest fan product.
My first impression of these fans is that they almost looked wooden. The texture had a nice contrast to the standard black; all black sometimes gets a little old. ;-)
To make things as simple as possible, we pulled an image of Noctua's site.
The fans came with some rubbery pieces that were supposed to be used instead of screws to help dampen the vibrations from the fan. They almost looked like chess pieces with the nice tan brown color, and if you didn’t want to use those, good old original screws were provided as an alternative.
Three adapter cables came with each fan, the U.L.N.A., the L.N.A. The adapter cables allowed the fans to run at low, medium, and high speeds, affecting the amount of noise and air circulation produced. The statistics above show what they are supposed to produce. The box also came with an adapter so that the fan can plug into a power cord from your power supply rather than the motherboard. This is nice when you have SLI hooked up and don’t have any free fan inputs on the motherboard.
The back of the box opens up to reveal a set of instructions and specs for the fan. There were some cool graphs, and it identified which adapter cable is which. I couldn’t tell them apart. :-)