Noctua Redux and industrialPPC Fan Review Round Up

Redux Models

The classic NF-R8 and NF-B9 are long-standing favorites among enthusiast users around the world and helped to found Noctua’s reputation as a top-tier manufacturer of premium quality quiet cooling components. The new Redux edition reissues this award-winning model in a streamlined, accessibly priced package that has been reduced to the essential core: the NF-R8 and NF-B9 premium fan. Its industry grade SSO bearing, over 150.000 hours MTBF rating and a full 6-year manufacturer’s warranty make the NF-R8 Redux a proven premium choice that provides trusted Noctua quality at an attractive price point. The 1800rpm PWM version features Noctua’s proprietary NE-FD1 PWM IC for automatic speed control, which allows the ability to strike a perfect balance between high cooling capacity and low noise operation in each given situation.

Specifically designed for low impedance case cooling applications, the classic NF-S12B is a long-standing favorite among enthusiast users around the world and helped to found Noctua’s reputation as a top-tier manufacturer of premium quality quiet cooling components. The new Redux edition reissues this award-winning model in a streamlined, accessibly priced package that has been reduced to the essential core: the NF-S12B premium fan. Its industry grade SSO bearing, over 150.000 hours MTBF rating and a full 6-year manufacturer’s warranty make the NF-S12B Redux a proven premium choice that provides trusted Noctua quality at an attractive price point. The 1200rpm PWM version features Noctua’s proprietary NE-FD1 for automatic speed control, which allows the ability to strike a perfect balance between high cooling capacity and low noise operation in each given situation.

Now available in a square frame version called NF-P14s (s for square frame) that lends itself to use in chassis and radiator cooling; and a round frame designed for use on CPU coolers and now designated as NF-P14r (r for round frame), the classic NF-P14 is a long-standing favorite among enthusiast users around the world and helped to found Noctua’s reputation as a top-tier manufacturer of premium quality quiet cooling components. The new Redux edition reissues this award-winning model in a streamlined, accessibly priced package that has been reduced to the essential core: the NF-P14 premium fan. Its industry grade SSO bearing, over 150.000 hours MTBF rating and a full 6-year manufacturer’s warranty make the NF-P14 Redux a proven premium choice that provides trusted Noctua quality at an attractive price point. The performance-oriented top speed of the 1500rpm PWM version is ideal for high efficiency case, radiator and CPU cooling as well as other applications that require both extended performance headroom and PWM for automatic speed control.

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Testing Methodology

All testing was completed with a decibel meter at a range of 36 inches from the test fan. To help, dBs are recorded using a meter that records sound pressure levels not actual acoustic levels. Ambient decibel readings with no fans were recorded at 34dB. The test setup was with only a CPU cooler fan running at idle in silent mode. The speeds of the fans were controlled using GIGABYTE’s Easy Tune 6 software. The fans’ RPMs were recorded using the Speed Fan software. Each fan was tested individually at minimum speed and then at maximum speed.

 

NF-R8 Redux-1800 PWM

Specifications:

  • SIZE: 80x80x25mm
  • CONNECTOR: 4-pin PWM
  • BEARING: SSO
  • ROTATIONAL SPEED (+/- 10%): 1800RPMNF
  • MIN. ROTATIONAL SPEED (PWM, +/-20%): 325RPM
  • AIRFLOW: 53.3 m3/h
  • ACOUSTICAL NOISE: 17.1 dB(A)
  • STATIC PRESSURE: 1.44mm H2O
  • MAX. INPUT POWER: .72W
  • MAX. INPUT CURRENT: .06A
  • VOLTAGE: 12V
  • MTBF: >150,000h
  • SCOPE OF DELIVERY: Fan, 4 Fan Screws
  • WARRANTY: 6 years

 

Performance:

r8

 

 

NF-B9 Redux-1600 PWM

Specifications:

  • SIZE: 92x92x25mm
  • CONNECTOR: 4-pin PWM
  • BEARING: SSO
  • ROTATIONAL SPEED (+/- 10%): 1600RPM
  • MIN. ROTATIONAL SPEED (PWM, +/-20%): 350RPM
  • AIRFLOW: 64.3 m3/h
  • ACOUSTICAL NOISE: 17.6 dB(A)
  • STATIC PRESSURE: 1.61mm H2O
  • MAX. INPUT POWER: .96W
  • MAX. INPUT CURRENT: .08A
  • VOLTAGE: 12V
  • MTBF: >150,000h
  • SCOPE OF DELIVERY: Fan, 4 Fan Screws
  • WARRANTY: 6 years

 

Performance:

b9

 

 

NF-S12B Redux-1200 PWM

Specifications:

  • SIZE: 120x120x25mm
  • CONNECTOR: 4-pin PWM
  • BEARING: SSO
  • ROTATIONAL SPEED (+/- 10%): 1200RPM
  • MIN. ROTATIONAL SPEED (PWM, +/-20%): 400RPM
  • AIRFLOW: 100.6 m3/h
  • ACOUSTICAL NOISE: 18.1 dB(A)
  • STATIC PRESSURE: 1.31mm H2O
  • MAX. INPUT POWER: .90W
  • MAX. INPUT CURRENT: .075A
  • VOLTAGE: 12V
  • MTBF: >150,000h
  • SCOPE OF DELIVERY: Fan, 4 Fan Screws
  • WARRANTY: 6 years

 

Performance:

s12b

 

NF-P14s Redux-1500 PWM

Specifications:

  • SIZE: 140x140x25mm
  • CONNECTOR: 4-pin PWM
  • BEARING: SSO
  • ROTATIONAL SPEED (+/- 10%): 1500RPM
  • MIN. ROTATIONAL SPEED (PWM, +/-20%): 450RPM
  • AIRFLOW: 133.7 m3/h
  • ACOUSTICAL NOISE: 25.8 dB(A)
  • STATIC PRESSURE: 1.91mm H2O
  • MAX. INPUT POWER: 2.4W
  • MAX. INPUT CURRENT: .2A
  • VOLTAGE: 12V
  • MTBF: >150,000h
  • SCOPE OF DELIVERY: Fan, 4 Fan Screws
  • WARRANTY: 6 years

 

Performance:

p14s

 

NF-P14r Redux-1500 PWM

Specifications:

  • SIZE: 140x140x25mm
  • CONNECTOR: 4-pin PWM
  • BEARING: SSO
  • ROTATIONAL SPEED (+/- 10%): 1500RPM
  • MIN. ROTATIONAL SPEED (PWM, +/-20%): 450RPM
  • AIRFLOW: 133.7 m3/h
  • ACOUSTICAL NOISE: 25.8 dB(A)
  • STATIC PRESSURE: 1.91mm H2O
  • MAX. INPUT POWER: 2.4W
  • MAX. INPUT CURRENT: .2A
  • VOLTAGE: 12V
  • MTBF: >150,000h
  • SCOPE OF DELIVERY: Fan, 4 Fan Screws
  • WARRANTY: 6 years

 

Performance:

p14r

Now let us move on to the industrialPCC models!

 

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