Noctua NF-S12B FLX vs. Thermaltake ISGC Fan - Thermaltake ISGC Fan 12 - Closer Look

Article Index
Noctua NF-S12B FLX vs. Thermaltake ISGC Fan
Thermaltake ISGC Fan 12 - Closer Look
Thermaltake vs. Noctua - Comparison
Thermaltake vs. Noctua - Testing
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

 

First Impressions - Thermaltake ISGC Fan 12:

The Thermaltake ISGC Fan 12 is a new release from Thermaltake and they’ve gone with a unique fan blade design which reduces noise by 3% and also increases air flow by 15%. In addition to the new fan blade design, Thermaltake has went with a Hydro Dynamic Bearing for the fan which is used to help reduce noise but also help extend the lifetime of the fan (up to 50,000 hours).  The ISGC line of fans from Thermaltake is available as individual fans, but they are also being used for Thermaltake’s ISGC line of CPU Coolers (ISGC stands for “Inspiration of Silent Gaming Cooling”).

 

 

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Thermaltake ISGC Fan 12 - Box Front
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Thermaltake ISGC Fan 12 - Box Contents

 
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Thermaltake ISGC Fan 12 - Accessories
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Thermaltake ISGC Fan 12 - Notched Fan Blades
 
As you can see in the pictures above and below, the fan blade design on the Thermaltake ISGC Fan 12 is a bit different than previous case fans from Thermaltake. The fan blade is notched, which is designed to help improve airflow and reduce noise at the same time.
 
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Thermaltake ISGC Fan 12 - Fan Blades
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Thermaltake ISGC Fan 12 - Fan Speed Controller

 

Thermaltake ISGC Fan 12 Specifications:

All Specifications taken from Thermaltake.com

Attractive Appearance
Fans don’t need to always be the same. ISGC Fan 12’s unique fan blade design cannot only reduce the noise, it is also absolutely good-looking. Unlike other fans’ conservative design, Thermaltake makes ISGC Fan 12 a good example of aesthetics. Its flower-like blade design can highlight user’s different taste.

Unique Fan Design
The unique fan blade shape increases 15% airflow and reduces 3% of total noise

VR Fan Speed Control
By using the know, users can adjust the fan speed (800-1300RPM) according to their needs. This function can let the user have more options to choose silence of performance.

 

Thermaltake ISGC Fan 12 Detailed Specifications

Fan Dimension    120 x 120 x 25 mm
Fan Speed    800 ~ 1300 RPM
Fan Speed Control    Adjustable Manual Fan Speed Control
LED Color   

n/a

Bearing Type    Hydro Dynamic Bearing
Noise Level    16 dBA
Max. Air Flow    58.3 CFM
Max. Air Pressure    1.42 mm H2O
Power Connector    3-pin
Rated Voltage    12 V
Started Voltage    7 V
Rated Current    0.10 A (Max. 0.33 A)
Static Pressure   
Operation Temperature   
Power Input    1.20 W (Max. 3.96 W)
MTBF    50000 Hrs @ 25℃
Weight    157 g