Got these to use as case fans. 3 of them on the front as intake on a Corsair Obsidian 500D case (new version) Forgot 4th one for exhaust, but amazon doesn't have them on stock right now (the provider I trust with). These are my thoughts and experiences:
- Very solid, well made materials. - Best thing ever: extremely flexible and soft cables. Makes your cable management very easy and they don't feel like they would break at all because of the flexibility or softness. - They provide all the necessary accesories and cables for whatever it is you want to do with them. You can switch them around in the future for other uses like heatsink fan, liquid cooling radiator fan or case fan. No need to waste money for specific fan type. - I'm running all 3 of them at max RPM and they are still quiet (compared to the corsair and nzxt fans I've owned) - Got them all 3 with the Noctua NA-FC1 fan control, all cables provided from the NA-FC1 to connect to one single motherboard case fan which is convenient. - Performance: Excellent static pressure and airflow performance. Will not disappoint you at all
Bought this fan to replace my NZXT cooler's fan (it's not loud but makes a very annoying buzzing sound), and am very happy with the result. With the NZXT fan as comparison: * significantly heavier suggests very good quality * no more buzzing at idle and a lot quieter at load * CPU temps lowered by around 5C on average Definitely worth the premium price
Really good, blows a lot of air even a lower rpm speed, it can be loud when place to a radiator(because of air turbulence I believe) at full speed annoyingly loud but audible. For the price is quite a lot for a fan. If you want the best performing fan get these and forget RGB fans whatnot, if you want a more budget friendly fans go with the redux fans from Noctua.
Excellent fan for cooling the AMD Ryzen 2950x 16 core processor. I have bought 2 of these and installed them on the NH-U12S TR4-SP3 CPU cooler. The only thing I do not like is the noise level since the 2 fans are spinning at around 1800rpm (out of a maximum of 2000rpm) when I'm using14 cores or more in my simulations. I suppose this CPU puts out too much heat.
This wouldn't be a problem in an office setting, but if you keep your PC in the same room where you sleep you'll need to use ear plugs at night until you get used to the fans.
Replaced a NF A14 on a 140mm radiator with the purchased noctua adapter, almost 5celcius drop in temps at the same sound level. Not worth the price if you're just using these as case fans, but definitely worth it for radiators, if the price doesn't bother you
I have to admit before the fan came I thought that it is a little bit overpriced. However, open the package, I'm conquered just by how subtle and premium the fan feels, don't mention that the fan works like a beast and have little noise coming from it. It really deserves a 5-star review and worth the money you spend on it.
Absolutely love it. It's like alien technology. These fans are whisper quiet under load and keep my 8600k at 5ghz and 1.35v under 60°c. The color was kinda growing on me and after installing it in my case it looks amazing