Noctua NF-A12x25 Review - Best PC Fans

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Lo development and research of Noctua NF-A12x25 have meant years of study and testing by the Austrian brand.

when Noctua fans they were then officially released on the market and demonstrated how the Austrians are actually the leaders of the fan market worldwide.

We are probably talking about some of the best pc fans that were ever created.


Noctua NF-A12x25 Review - Best PC Fans

According to Night light NF-A12x25 are the best fans for any use, the NF-F12 and NF-S12A models are still excellent but a step lower than the new Austrian critters.

4 years of development have led to the conception of 3 types of this model: the most common one PWM, Ultra low noise (ULN) and FLX (with 3 settable speeds).

In these years of development, the brand has been able to recognize the external materials suitable for limiting and absorbing noise and vibrationsi and was able to redesign the fans with small air flow acceleration channels.


If you know even the slightest bit of the Austrian brand Noctua you shouldn't have any particular problems in recognizing the classic coloring.

The NF-A12x25 use 9 lamellae very special impellers: these implement Sterrox liquid crystal polymers, a novelty compared to all the models on the market.

This implementation improves the play by reducing the distance between the tip of the blades and the structure to as much as 0,5mm. This undoubtedly enabled the Noctua to significantly improve performance.


Noctua NF-A12x25 Review - Technical Specifications


Inside the package we find several interesting gadgets including:

  • anti-vibration supports NA-AV2
  • Low-Noise Adapter (LNA) cable and Ultra Low-noise adapter (depending on the version of fan purchased)
  • dig to 4 pin Y
  • viti
  • anti-vibration brown gasket
  • 30 cm extension cable
Noctua NF-A12x25 PWM Fan
Dimensions: 120 x 120 x 25 mm
Rated speed: 450 (+/- 20%) to 2000 (+/- 10%) RPM
Max airflow: 60 CFM
Max static pressure: 2.34 mm H2O
Noise: 22.6 dBA
Fan control: 4-pin/PWM control
Current draw: 0.14 A peak
Warranty: six years

Le NF-A12x25 are Noctua 120mm fans thick.

Versatile and very quiet (they are among the best 3 in terms of noise even at high RPM).

Their operating speed ranges from 450 RPM (+/- 20%) to 2000 RPM (+/- 10%).

The guarantee for the NF-A12x25 is 6 years of use.


Noctua NF-A12x25 Review - Performance


In fact, if we verify in the graph below (official Noctua), the behavior of the new ones NF-A12x25.

We can see what the improvements have been compared to previous models.

As shown in the graph, the model NF-F12 produces a maximum peak of static pressure (top left) while the model NF-S12A produces a maggiore airflow however, even in this case only in its field of action and little.

When you move instead to the central band, you can easily see how the NF-A12x25 are for posting the best fans for any type of application as they turn out to be extremely versatile as they offer an impressive level of combined static pressure and airflow.

This is why these fans cost enough: they are the best Noctua in circulation and sometimes perform better than the 140mm fans.


It also shines through in the countless tests these models of Noctua fans they were subjected to that in addition to the incredible performance in the mid range, therefore versatility, also in terms of noisiness these items turn out to be almost unbeatable.


Noctua NF-A12x25 Review - Photo Gallery

Noctua NF-A12x25 Review - Accessories

Noctua he also kindly provided us with a accessory kit extremely interesting.

It allows you to install the 120mm fan also on 140mm radiators.

As shown in the photo below, there will therefore be the mounting armatures plus the 8 anti-vibration plastic screws.

Simple and useful accessory to evaluate if you have installed any liquid cooling system with radiator.


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