New noctua 120mm PWM fan, NF-A12x25 the GT Clone

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Re: New noctua 120mm PWM fan, NF-A12x25 the GT Clone

Post by lodestar » Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:28 am

I must admit I had missed the Fractal R6 could take 3 x 120mm fans but the various reviews/test results otherwise only seem to bear out what is already pretty evident: that the A12 is the go to fan if you want a 120mm Noctua.

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Re: New noctua 120mm PWM fan, NF-A12x25 the GT Clone

Post by anonapon » Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:21 pm

Wakoo wrote:https://www.overclockers.com/noctua-nf- ... an-review/
https://www.overclockers.com/silent-win ... an-review/

TLDR: At full speed(1000 RPM) the SW3 does 19dBa at free air, 24CFM through 30FPI Radiator and 59CFM unobstructed, the A12X25 at 1308 RPM does 16dBa at free air, 31CFM through 30FPI Radiator and 60CFM unobstructed.
Thank you for sharing these, Wakoo, they're very good to see. I feel pretty good at starting off with a 3x A12x25 setup right now.

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Re: New noctua 120mm PWM fan, NF-A12x25 the GT Clone

Post by thesmileyone » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:22 am

I am going to pick one up for a heatsink.

At some point I would like to swap cases I don't know if 3x120mm is required for positive air pressure or if 2x120mm is enough (all with 1x120mm exhaust).

At one point I thought the silentist idea would be to run an AIO on CPU and a hybrid gfx card like an evga hybrid 1070 on the exhaust but then what cools your SSD or chipset? And if you have positive air pressure but no exhaust vents on a sealed case where does the air go?

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Re: New noctua 120mm PWM fan, NF-A12x25 the GT Clone

Post by Abula » Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:23 am

I was going to start a new thread, but many of the fans tested here were similar, specially the NF-A12x25. The following video is just a roundup that are not tested as SPCR does, but it tests 3 scenarios, Casefan/Heatsink/Radiator.

The Best 120mm Fans - For Cases, Heatsinks, and Radiators
GameMi - Intel i9 9900K + Gigabyte Z390 AM + Asus RTX2080Ti Strix | MiniMi - Intel i7 8700K + ASRock Z370ITX + MSI RTX2080Ti
StreaMi - Intel i9 7940X + AsRock X299 Taichi + Asus GTX1080Ti Strix | WorkMi - AMD 1950X + AsRock X399 Taichi + MSI GTX1080
ServeMi - Intel Xeon E3-1230 + Supermicro X9SCM-F + 144TB | StoreMi - Intel Xeon E3 1240v5 + Supermicro X11SSM-F + 42TB | CamMi - Intel i7 4770K + MSI H81i + Blue Iris

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