Noctua NF-S12B FLX Pro Reviews

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"While the Noctua NF-S12B FLX is honestly pretty audible (For a quiet PC enthusiast anyway) at full RPM, you can easily drop its voltage to cap it to different RPM profiles with the included adapters. That's not to mention that it caps it to much more reasonable RPMs than its predecessor to make it worthwhile. Through this, it offers a high level flexibility to accommodate different needs, as its name suggests. This is especially convenient if you're like me and let the motherboard control its speed -- at normal loads, the fan spins at an optimal 700-800rpm. But once the computer goes under load and moves above a certain temperature threshold, the fan spins up to maximize cooling efficiency. With regards to the Noctua NF-S12B ULN, it certain grasped what it means to be a quiet case fan. It's pretty much the exact same thing as the Noctua NF-S12B FLX with a voltage cap, so while I am glad that Noctua offers different choices to the consumer, I don't see a reason why you shouldn't pick the FLX version and cap it, and get the ULN instead. Whatever your justifications may be, you definitely cannot go wrong with either of the two -- they are refined, high performance, reliable, quality, and quiet case fans for the noise conscious computer enthusiast!"
"I am very much pleased with the performance and noise reduction that this cooling fan is capable of. While I would prefer better cooler, I still am not complaining. Now, if the fan was a little faster than 1200 rpm than I wouldn't have any issues. Just like the Noctua NF-P14 FLX this NF-S12B is also one of the quietest fans I have ever used. The different speed adapters are nice, but you really don't need them because even at full speed, the fan is ultra quiet. They are only about $20 online, so there is nothing to lose here. I would highly recommend this fan looking for good cooling with excellent noise reduction."
"I’ve always said you get what you pay for and the NF-S12B is certainly case and point for this in my mind. The unique design, build and material quality for the price is very good and Noctua shows their confidence in this fan by backing it up with a 6 year warranty. Therefore the NF-S12B should certainly be a contender if noise is your primary concern when picking fans and you are happy with the slightly reduced performance."
"If you’re in the market for some new case fans that are stupid quiet, then Noctua has you covered with the NH-S12B FLX."
"To conclude, the Noctua NF-S12B FLX is a well-built fan with a lot of innovation and thought behind it. It is on the pricier side of case fans (around $20), but these are also the Ferrarris in the case fan world. If you like to boast about all of the innovative technology inside your PC case, then you'll want to take a look at Noctua's products (if you don't have them already)."