Noctua redux Series & Accessory Kit Review

👤by Ed Hume Comments 📅19-07-14
Availability, Pricing, and Conclusions
First of all, the availability and prices of Noctua’s redux fans and accessories: as of this writing, at Amazon one can get the NF-P14s redux-1500 PWM for $18.95, the Noctua NF-P14s redux-1200 PWM for $15.95, the NF-P14r redux-1500 PWM for $18.95, down to the NF-R8 redux-1200 for $13.95. You can also pay up to $24.95 for redux fans, so be careful. They do seem to have the whole redux collection in stock. Accessory kits are $14.99. Newegg does not show the redux fans or the accessory kits.

Overclockers UK seem to have a more regular set of prices, running from £13.49 (incl VAT) for 140mm redux down to £8.99 (incl VAT) for 80mm redux. Accessories are £4.99 (incl VAT).


This was a big release. Thirteen redux fans, eight accessory kits – and we haven’t even touched on their industrialPPC fans yet (that review is coming; watch this space). Was it worth it?

Noctua has knocked down the prices of their classic fans, changed their colors, and moved from a full course meal to an a la carte menu for their accessories. The price reduction should open up a new part of the market, the new colors will stop turning off purchasers who hate the old colors, and having the accessories available separately will allow people to buy what they need.

These are good fans. That NF-S12B is a surprisingly good fan. It was right up with the NF-P12 in pushing through the radiator. It helps that these fans are now not only price-competitive with comparable fans, they beat most of them with their reasonable prices. And let us not forget: all of the packaging is easy on the environment. It is all completely recyclable. If you have bought a heatsink from Noctua, you know it is a tradition for them. Now we see it in their fans. Good job!

The biggest pent-up demand is probably in the NF-P14s redux. The NF-P14s redux is just what many users have been asking for: a square-framed 140mm Noctua fan that can really blow through a case, do it quietly, and look great so you can show it off.

Noctua redux Pros

+ Well-proven designs
+ Quiet
+ Muted colors in shades of gray
+ Reasonable, competitive pricing
+ The NF-P14 is finally available in a square frame
+ PWM versions available for all redux fans
+ Both PWM and Voltage-controlled circuitry are free of clicking
+ Six-year manufacturer's warranty
+ Packaging does a good job of protecting the fans inside
+ Packaging is environmentally friendly
+ Each accessory is labeled so you know exactly what it is
+ Long power cables so that extensions are usually not needed

Noctua redux Cons

- Long power cables might get in the way for some applications

A new styling theme, excellent performance and a refined accessories kit allows the Noctua redux series to pick up our prestigious gold award.

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