Noctua redux Series & Accessory Kit Review

👤by Ed Hume Comments 📅19-07-14
Results of Testing Noctua redux Fans –120mm
Listening to the Noctua fans, one is struck by how quiet they sound. Remember that we can only approximate the noise a fan makes by measuring its sound pressure level. Comparing these to fans with similar SPL’s, they just sound quieter. Also, as you would expect from Noctua, there is no clicking and no bearing noise. To re-emphasize: no clicking, not even from the PWM fans.

The chart below compares a number of Noctua 120mm fans. The redux fans have red results, both plain and on their resistor wires. Where you see "avg" next to a fan's name, the results are an average of two fans. The surprising results are these: the NF-S12B results stand up to those of the NF-P12! They push air through a 30 FPI rad and pull air through a metal mesh filter as well as the NF-P12’s do. The NF-S12B is one fine fan. It is also quiet – quieter than its SPL numbers would have you believe.

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