Noctua NF-P12 Redux, NF-A12x25 Fans and Accessories Review

NA-SFMA1 fan adaptor

 

The NA-SFMA1 is a set of two NA-FMA1 fan mounting adaptors that permit the installation of the NF-A12x25 and several other Noctua 120mm fans on 140mm watercooling radiators (or other screw-mount applications that are designed for 140mm fans, e.g. as a case fan). Thanks to the superior efficiency of the NF-A12x25 fan, the NA-SFMA1 thereby enables users to boost the performance of their 140mm radiators by replacing the stock fans with NF-A12x25s. In addition to the two adaptors, the NA-SFMA1 includes eight NA-AV4 anti-vibration mounts, which give the extra benefit of damping any minute vibrations that might otherwise be transferred to the radiator and on to the PC case.

 

 

NA-SFMA1 is a simple adaptor but somehow it was missing on the market for so long. Simple but really handy if we wish to use 120mm fans on a 140/280/420mm radiators. In this review, we will use two of these adaptors installed on a 280mm radiator. Results can be surprising as good 120mm fans with this adaptor can beat popular 140mm series.

In the package, we won’t find much. One adaptor, anti-vibration mounts, and a short manual. It’s enough as I assume that all who are buying this product know how to use it.

 

Key Features

Boosting 140mm radiator performance with the NF-A12x25

Boosting 140mm radiator performance with the NF-A12x25

Noctua’s novel NF-A12x25 120mm fan has been thoroughly optimised for superior performance on mid to high impedance applications such as watercooling radiators and effectively outperforms many 140mm fans. The NA-SFMA1 thus allows the performance of 140mm-based all-in-one (AIO) or custom (DIY) watercooling systems to be boosted by replacing the fans with NF-A12x25s.
 
Dual pack for two fans

Dual pack for two fans

The NA-SFMA1 set includes 2 NA-FMA1 adaptors and 8 NA-AV4 anti-vibration mounts for installing two fans, thereby enabling users to set up either a single 140mm radiator in a push/pull configuration or a dual 140mm (280mm) radiator with two NF-A12x25 fans.
 
Vibration-free fan mount

Vibration-free fan mount

The included NA-AV4 anti-vibration mounts damp any minute vibrations that may otherwise be transferred to the radiator and on to the PC case, which makes the NA-SFMA1 a great choice not only for those seeking to boost the performance of their 140mm watercoolers but also for silent enthusiasts who aim to reduce vibrations and resonances.
 
Easy installation

Easy installation

Installing NF-A12x25 fans on 140mm radiators using the NA-FMA1 is child’s play: Pull the supplied anti-vibration mounts through the adaptor’s fan mounting holes, fix the adaptor to the radiator using the original screws, put the fan on the assembly and pull the tips of the anti-vibration mounts through its mounting holes – done!
 
6-year manufacturer’s warranty

6-year manufacturer’s warranty

The NA-FMA1 adaptors are made from the same high-grade, fibreglass reinforced PBT material that is used for most of Noctua’s fans, which makes it just as sturdy as a Noctua fan frame. Like all Noctua products, the entire NA-SFMA1 set comes with a full 6-year manufacturer’s warranty.

 

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Bartosz Waluk aka Woomack is from Poland. He's been interested in computer hardware and extreme overclocking for over 15 years. Bartosz has also over 12 years experience in IT what includes sales, technical support and computer building ... but not only. He joined the Funky Kit team in January 2013.