Product on Review: Noctua NF-P14 FLX
Manufacturer and Sponsor: Noctua
Street Price: around £20
Noctua have made a real name for themselves in recent years. Their ultra high performance CPU cooling and fan products have attained an almost legendary status on release. Since then they seem to have gone from strength to strength.
With that in mind i'm looking forward to testing one of their most recent creations the 140mm NF-P14 FLX alongside a couple of their best reviewed fans the NF-P12 and NF-S12B FLX. The P14 is a large medium RPM fan that installs into both standard 120mm and the new 140mm mount layouts.
First let's hear a little from the company themselves:
Noctua comes from a cooperation of the Austrian Rascom Computerdistribution Ges.m.b.H. with the Taiwanese cooling specialist Kolink International Corporation, pooling more than ten years of experience in the development, manufacturing and marketing of high-end cooling components. Established in 2005, Noctua took the international silent enthusiasts' hearts by storm and quickly developed into one of the most acclaimed suppliers of premium quality quiet cooling products. Today, Noctua is present in more than 30 countries across the globe and working with several hundred sales partners. Chosen by noise conscious PC users, system integrators and industry clients alike, Noctua has become synonymous with impeccable quality, excellent customer service and class leading quiet cooling performance.
Scientific know-how pooling and state-of-the-art simulation environments allow for advanced, highly optimised products that set new benchmarks for performance to noise efficiency. Over the years, Noctua has put itself on the forefront of quiet cooling innovations with its unique, psycho-acoustically optimised impeller designs as well as new bearing and drive technologies such as the SSO-Bearing (Self-Stabilising Oil Pressure Bearing) or the Smooth Commutation Drive (SCD) system. Thanks to advanced aerodynamic design measures like Vortex-Control Notches and Bevelled Blade Tips, Noctua's products are renowned for pushing the envelope in axial fan technology.