Today I will be reviewing Noctua’s “Redux” and “industrialPPC” line of fans. The most exciting and highly anticipated feature of this new line of fans are the colors. To some enthusiasts, color is a deciding factor when choosing a fan because many cases have a side window to show-off the beautiful hardware. Noctua fans are widely known for their durability and performance and not so much their aesthetics. Now with the new color options to choose from, Noctua has appealed to many of us builders out there that may have sacrificed performance for style. These fans offer the superb performance expected from Noctua and now some style points to boot. The new colors look sharp and even though they are not your coffee and cream color, Noctua has still built a highly distinguished set of fans. The build quality is noticeable from a distance and I am sure that these fans will hold true to Noctua’s standard of high quality performance.
The Redux model is a base grey color with a darker shade of grey on the fan blades. There are no rubber mounts on the Redux models. The Redux product line re-issues some of Noctua’s most popular, award-winning models by presenting them in streamlined packages that have been reduced to the essential core: premium quality quiet cooling solutions. All Redux edition products are industry proven, time-tested models that have convinced thousands of customers and helped to found Noctua’s reputation as a first-tier supplier of premium grade low noise cooling equipment. Backed up with a full 6-year manufacturer’s warranty, the Redux product line provides trusted Noctua quality at an accessible price point.
The industrialPPC model is black on black with Noctua’s signature brown anti-vibration pads. Noctua’s industrialPPC (Protected Performance Cooling) line comprises of rugged high-speed versions of the company’s award-winning retail models. Thanks to the outstanding aerodynamic efficiency of Noctua’s designs and the use of a novel three-phase motor, the industrialPPC versions provide superior airflow and pressure capacity while keeping noise levels and power consumption moderate as comparable high-speed fans. While their fiberglass reinforced polyamide construction and certified water and dust protection make the industrialPPC fans suitable for operation in challenging environments, the renowned SSO2 bearing technology guarantees an MTBF of over 150.000hrs. Topped off with Noctua’s trusted reliability and 6-year manufacturer’s warranty, the industrialPPC series are an ideal choice for highly demanding applications that require superior flow rates and ultimate dependability.
First off, I would like to thank Noctua for providing this review samples! Let us see what they have to say about themselves on their website:
|Designed in Austria, Noctua’s premium cooling components are internationally renowned for their superb quietness, exceptional performance and thoroughgoing quality.
Having received more than 3000 awards and recommendations from leading hardware websites and magazines, Noctua’s fans and heatsinks are chosen by more than a hundred thousand satisfied customers around the globe.
Company History and Background
Noctua comes from a cooperation of the Austrian Rascom Computerdistribution Ges.m.b.H. with the Taiwanese cooling specialist Kolink International Corporation, pooling more than ten years of experience in the development, manufacturing and marketing of high-end cooling components. Established in 2005, Noctua took the international silent enthusiasts’ hearts by storm and quickly developed into one of the most acclaimed suppliers of premium quality quiet cooling products.
Today, Noctua is present in more than 30 countries across the globe and working with several hundred sales partners. Chosen by noise conscious PC users, system integrators and industry clients alike, Noctua has become synonymous with impeccable quality, excellent customer service and class leading quiet cooling performance.
Now let us see what these fans are all about!