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NF-P12 1300 12V 1300RPM 120mm Vortex-Control Quiet Case Fan €19,32
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Noctua NF-P12 1300 12V 1300RPM 120mm Vortex-Control Quiet Case Fan

The NF-P12 has been specifically developed for applications such as CPU coolers that demand superior pressure and airflow performance.

Features

  1. 1300 RPM @ only 19.8 dB(A)
  2. Pressure-optimised nine blade design
  3. Vortex-control notches
  4. Smooth commutation drive
  5. SSO bearing
  6. Six years warranty

Thanks to psychoacoustic optimisations like the Vortex-Control Notches, the new SCD Drive System and Noctua’s premium-grade SSO-Bearing, the NF-P12 achieves exceptional quietness and long-term stability.

Pressure-optimised Nine-Blade Design

Specifically developed for high-impedance applications such as CPU coolers, water-cooling radiators or cases with tight fan grills, the NF-P12 provides superior pressure and airflow performance.

Vortex-Control Notches

Psychoacoustic optimisations like the staggered make the NF-P12 surprisingly quiet.

Smooth Commutation Drive

The NF-P12’s new drive system reduces torque variations and thereby ensures improved running smoothness.

Self-stabilising oil-pressure bearing

Noctua’s well proven SSO-Bearing technology guarantees supremely quiet operation and exceptional long-term stability.

For more information on the technical background of the fan please visit Noctua’s website here.


Reviews

  • Overclock 3D

    “When it comes to review conclusions I have to say I try my best to present everything fairly and concisely, highlighting positive and negative points with the product, as one would expect. That being said, I am finding it difficult to fault this products performance. It really does tick all the boxes, by providing the airflow of a high-performance fan while producing the same noise as fans that have needed to compromise airflow to obtain their low decibel output.”

  • XS Reviews.co.uk

    “Quite simply put, the Noctua NF-P12 is THE quietest wind maker I’ve ever seen. This comes at a premium but for an investment of £15 you’ll get a fan rated to work for 17 years which is less than a pound a year to live in computing silence.”

  • Bjorn3d.com

    “This new design seems to really get the job done. Beating out its predecessor by upwards of five degrees is no easy feat, but that is exactly what the U12P has done... Not only is it the quietest fan I have come across but it was able to offer performance of a fan much louder. This is a blessing to my ears. Silent PC users everywhere rejoice! Noctua has a fan for you.”

  • DVHardware.net

    “Once again Noctua doesn’t disappoint. The NF-P12 produces a decent airflow, a high static pressure and is extremely quiet. This fan is perfect for low-noise CPU, radiator, PSU or case cooling. ”

  • PCW Magazine

    “Looking for a quiet 12cm fan to help with your case cooling? The NF-P12 Vortex-Control might be just what you’re after. The trailing edge of the fan blades have notches cut into them which helps keep the fan quiet - as low as 12.6 dBA.”

SpecificationsNF-P12 1300
Size120x120x25 mm
Bearing typeSSO-Bearing
Blade GeometryNine Blade Design with VCN
Rotational Speed (+/- 10%)1300 RPM
Rotational Speed with L.N.A. (+/- 10%)1100 RPM
Rotational Speed with U.L.N.A. (+/- 10%)900 RPM
Airflow54.3 CFM
Airflow with L.N.A.46.2 CFM
Airflow with U.L.N.A.37.3 CFM
Acoustical Noise19.8 dB(A)
Acoustical Noise with L.N.A.16.9 dB(A)
Acoustical Noise with U.L.N.A.12.6 dB(A)
Static Pressure1.68 mm H²O
Static Pressure with L.N.A.1.43 mm H²O
Static Pressure with U.L.N.A.1.21 mm H²O
Input Power1.08 W
Input Current0.09 A
Voltage Range12 V
MTBF> 150.000 h
Mounting hardware included 4 Vibration Compensators, 4 Fan Screws, 3 to 4-pin adaptor
Accessories Ultra-Low-Noise Adaptor (U.L.N.A.) and Low-Noise Adaptor (L.N.A.)
Warranty72 months
EAN barcode4716123312666
SpecificationsNF-P12 1300
Size120x120x25 mm
Bearing typeSSO-Bearing
Blade GeometryNine Blade Design with VCN
Rotational Speed (+/- 10%)1300 RPM
Rotational Speed with L.N.A. (+/- 10%)1100 RPM
Rotational Speed with U.L.N.A. (+/- 10%)900 RPM
Airflow54.3 CFM
Airflow with L.N.A.46.2 CFM
Airflow with U.L.N.A.37.3 CFM
Acoustical Noise19.8 dB(A)
Acoustical Noise with L.N.A.16.9 dB(A)
Acoustical Noise with U.L.N.A.12.6 dB(A)
Static Pressure1.68 mm H²O
Static Pressure with L.N.A.1.43 mm H²O
Static Pressure with U.L.N.A.1.21 mm H²O
Input Power1.08 W
Input Current0.09 A
Voltage Range12 V
MTBF> 150.000 h
Mounting hardware included 4 Vibration Compensators, 4 Fan Screws, 3 to 4-pin adaptor
Accessories Ultra-Low-Noise Adaptor (U.L.N.A.) and Low-Noise Adaptor (L.N.A.)
Warranty72 months
EAN barcode4716123312666

Customer Reviews

These Fans are Amazing

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These fans are a must have for any pc case if you like silent things and had enough of standard fans well worth the money but only problem is there to quiet you start to hear your hard drive and psu lol also been replaced now with a ssd and corsair psu instead of that standard thing i had with case now all i hear is the silent whisper of air

Excellent

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This fan is definitely as described, it shifts a lot of air for such a low amount of noise. A must buy for any quiet pc.

Quietness at Last

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Just installed these into my tower unit and I have gone from listening to a jet taking off every time my machine booted up to wondering if my pc is in stealth mode :), I now need to change my old hard drives :)

Excellent fans, very easy to install good quality will buy more if I need them.

. . . but not that good

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This is a very good fan. It delivers a good flow of air through small spaces quietly. However mine won’t start on a speed controller on less than 900 rpm and whilst the manufacturer claims 12.6 db at 900rpm it produces a noise (that isn’t airflow) over my 16db pc, and the only speed that it is quiet is 500 rpm. However the 140 cm fan is very good. Looking at Scythe silent wings or Akasa Apache for upgrade - looks like rolls royce shaped wings but quietpc need a nudge to get some in.

Not found anything better

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Yes they are expensive but I’ve not found anything quieter that still moves the air. Default purchase for me on any new PC.

Highly Recommended

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These things are virtually silent yet still push a decent amount of air. I installed 2 in a HTPC case with silicone gaskets and using the included black (low noise) resistor and I am very impressed.

Quiet....

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Put a pair of these into a case with a fanless heat sink. With a silicon gasket and the silicon mountings, there is no appreciable vibration transmitted to the case, yes they are pricey, but more adaptable and usable for the average case modder. Can only recommend.

Worth EVERY Penny!

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I’ve had one of these fans now for 2 years running on a over-clocked 2.4 GHz quad-core q6600 running at 3.4 GHz. It runs whisper quiet and is so efficient I haven’t needed to mess with the stock fan speed at all. If these fans came in more sizes I would replace every fan with these, even ones inside the PSU. I wouldn’t let the quirky colour put you off, I like it, makes me think it was designed by some mad Russian scientist who discovered how to make the perfect fan but was never taken seriously.

Very pleased

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I have 3 of these fans in my system, although they are a bit pricey they are very well built and appear to outlast other fans multiple times. I have now decided that these are the only fans to use for the majority of my systems. As always the service from Quiet PC was faultless.

Product Resources

FAQ

  • How do I measure fan size?

    The size of fan you need will generally be determined by the size of the fan fitting position in your PC case. The sizes of all the fans on our website are shown as measured along any one of the fan’s four sides, NOT the distance between the fan’s screw holes! Our most popular fan size is 120mm, followed by 80mm. This isn’t really dictated by customer preference, but more by recent designs of PC cases.

    As for the thickness (depth) of the fan, generally 25mm (1 inch) is by far the most common depth, although smaller fans can have shallower depths such as 15mm or even 10mm. All our fans are 25mm thick unless otherwise stated. If you have any questions about which fan you should order, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

    If you know the distance between the fan mounting screw holes but don’t know what fan size to order, please see the following table. Note that the mounting hole measurements shown below are taken horizontally or vertically between the holes and not diagonally.

    Screw hole spacings and fan sizes

    32mm between screw holes:40mm fan size
    40mm between screw holes:50mm fan size
    50mm between screw holes:60mm fan size
    60mm between screw holes:70mm fan size
    72mm between screw holes:80mm fan size
    83mm between screw holes:92mm fan size
    105mm between screw holes:120mm fan size


  • I received a small cable (resistor) with my fan; what is it for?

    The resistor cable (also called Ultra Low Noise or ULN cable) is designed to allow the fan to run slightly slower for even quieter operation. The benefit in lower running noise is significant. Although the airflow will be reduced slightly, this usually has minimal effect on PC temperature. We would generally recommend using the ULN resistor cable for best results in almost all circumstances.

  • How can I tell which way the air blows through the fan?

    Hold the fan so that the round fan sticker is facing you. You are looking at the rear of the fan. When you plug the fan in, the air will be blowing towards you. If you want a fan to act as an air intake, then the fan sticker will be facing the inside of the case. Some fans also have two small arrows moulded into their plastic housing - one arrow shows the direction of airflow, and the other (at 90°) shows the direction of blade rotation.

  • Is it possible to use a 4-pin PWM fan or CPU cooler with a motherboard which has only 3-pin fan headers on it?

    Electrically, there is no problem doing this - the fourth pin on the fan cable is used purely for PWM control and is not needed in order for the fan to run. So you can plug the 4-pin fan connector onto the 3-pin motherboard fan header, leaving the fourth pin not connected to anything. The fan will potentially run at full speed, so if you would like to reduce the speed of the fan you will need to adjust the fan speed setting in your BIOS or use fan control software such as SpeedFan in Windows.

    The only other problem to consider is that occasionally, components immediately adjacent to the motherboard fan header can get in the way of the larger 4-pin fan connector, physically preventing connection. This problem also occurs if you try to use an in-line fan speed controller such as the one made by Gelid.

    Another avenue to explore is the possibility of using a bay-mounted fan controller. Several models are available now which provide 4-pin fan headers, so this is an easy way to use 4-pin PWM fans in a PC system which has only 3-pin fan headers on its motherboards. When using this method, you may find it necessary to disable any fan warning settings in your motherboard BIOS, since the motherboard may incorrectly believe that its CPU fan has failed when the fan is connected to a fan controller rather than directly to the motherboard itself.

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