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Best performing 120mm case fans - Static Pressure

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NF-A12x25, NF-F12 (chromax.black, iPPC), ML120 Pro (if you want RGB)

Hi experts,

 

I need good performing high static pressure 120mm case fans for use with a 280mm rad. Why? Because the 140mm fans it comes with don't fit in my case. This is for front-mounted radiator in push configuration.

 

Requirements:
- PWM

- High Static Pressure

- normal or smaller housing depth

 

Nice to have but not required:

- RGB/ARGB

 

Cost does not matter too much. I only need 2.

 

Thanks!

 

Edit: Also will add these are behind the mesh on meshify C. So the fans themselves can be ugly (Noctua brown...) while RGB or halo lighting will show through nicecly. 

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NF-A12x25, NF-F12 (chromax.black, iPPC), ML120 Pro (if you want RGB)

Desktop: Intel Core i9-9900K | ASUS Strix Z390-F | G.Skill Trident Z Neo 2x16GB 3200MHz CL14 | EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER XC Ultra | Corsair RM650x | Fractal Design Define R6

Laptop: 2018 Apple MacBook Pro 13"  --  i5-8259U | 8GB LPDDR3 | 512GB NVMe

Peripherals: Leopold FC660C w/ Topre Silent 45g | Logitech MX Master 3 & Razer Basilisk X HyperSpeed | HIFIMAN HE400se & iFi ZEN DAC | Audio-Technica AT2020USB+

Display: Gigabyte G34WQC

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22 minutes ago, Mateyyy said:

NF-A12x25, NF-F12 (chromax.black, iPPC), ML120 Pro (if you want RGB)

Exactly what I was looking for! Will probably get the quietest of those thank you.

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1 minute ago, Faddish Coder said:

Exactly what I was looking for! Will probably get the quietest of those thank you.

That'll probably be the A12x25. If you don't mind the look of it, it's about as good as a 120mm fan gets.

No problem!

Desktop: Intel Core i9-9900K | ASUS Strix Z390-F | G.Skill Trident Z Neo 2x16GB 3200MHz CL14 | EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER XC Ultra | Corsair RM650x | Fractal Design Define R6

Laptop: 2018 Apple MacBook Pro 13"  --  i5-8259U | 8GB LPDDR3 | 512GB NVMe

Peripherals: Leopold FC660C w/ Topre Silent 45g | Logitech MX Master 3 & Razer Basilisk X HyperSpeed | HIFIMAN HE400se & iFi ZEN DAC | Audio-Technica AT2020USB+

Display: Gigabyte G34WQC

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the a12x25 is so good they make 120 to 140mm adapters to put em on 140mm wide rads lol, wonder why theres no 140mm version nor a chromax

topics i need help on:

Spoiler

 

 

my "oops i bought intel right before zen 3 releases" build

CPU: Ryzen 5 3600 (placeholder)

GPU: Gigabyte 980ti Xtreme (also placeholder), deshroud w/ generic 1200rpm 120mm fans x2, stock bios 130% power, no voltage offset: +70 core +400 mem 

Memory: 2x16gb GSkill Trident Z RGB 3600C16, 14-15-30-288@1.45v

Motherboard: Asus ROG Strix X570-E Gaming

Cooler: Noctua NH-D15S w/ white chromax bling
OS Drive: Samsung PM981 1tb (OEM 970 Evo)

Storage Drive: XPG SX8200 Pro 2tb

Backup Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 4TB

PSU: Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 750W w/ black/white Cablemod extensions
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C Dark (to be replaced with a good case shortly)

basically everything was bought used off of reddit or here, only new component was the case. absolutely nutty deals for some of these parts, ill have to tally it all up once it's "done" :D 

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On 9/15/2020 at 2:05 PM, VeganJoy said:

the a12x25 is so good they make 120 to 140mm adapters to put em on 140mm wide rads lol, wonder why theres no 140mm version nor a chromax

Noctua mentioned they're struggling to make a 140mm that's better than the NF-A12x25 and that they're working on making their Sterrox material used for the fan in black. 

If you ever need help with a build, read the following before posting: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/3061-build-plan-thread-recommendations-please-read-before-posting/
Also, make sure to quote a post or tag a member when replying or else they won't get a notification that you replied to them.

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4 hours ago, WoodenMarker said:

Noctua mentioned they're struggling to make a 140mm that's better than the NF-A12x25 and that they're working on making their Sterrox material used for the fan in black. 

well that's cool that theyre public about that, was that on their social media or something? (do they have one? lol)

topics i need help on:

Spoiler

 

 

my "oops i bought intel right before zen 3 releases" build

CPU: Ryzen 5 3600 (placeholder)

GPU: Gigabyte 980ti Xtreme (also placeholder), deshroud w/ generic 1200rpm 120mm fans x2, stock bios 130% power, no voltage offset: +70 core +400 mem 

Memory: 2x16gb GSkill Trident Z RGB 3600C16, 14-15-30-288@1.45v

Motherboard: Asus ROG Strix X570-E Gaming

Cooler: Noctua NH-D15S w/ white chromax bling
OS Drive: Samsung PM981 1tb (OEM 970 Evo)

Storage Drive: XPG SX8200 Pro 2tb

Backup Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 4TB

PSU: Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 750W w/ black/white Cablemod extensions
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C Dark (to be replaced with a good case shortly)

basically everything was bought used off of reddit or here, only new component was the case. absolutely nutty deals for some of these parts, ill have to tally it all up once it's "done" :D 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2Zis8RjcX8

A12x25 are definitely the best fans, but Arctic P12s are so damn close you probably shouldn't buy Noctuas.

Ex-EX build: Liquidfy C+... R.I.P.

Ex-build:

Meshify C – sold

Ryzen 5 1600x @4.0 GHz/1.4V – sold

Gigabyte X370 Aorus Gaming K7 – sold

Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x8 GB @3200 Mhz – sold

Alpenfoehn Brocken 3 Black Edition – it's somewhere

Sapphire Vega 56 Pulse – ded

Intel SSD 660p 1TB – sold

be Quiet! Straight Power 11 750w – sold

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Industrials are the best performers, the rest seems overpriced, but probably quieter.. 😄

AMD R9 5900X | Thermalright Frost Commander 140/ TY-143
Asus Strix B550-F Gaming | 32GB G.Skill Trident Z 3200C14
EVGA RTX 3070Ti FTW3 Ultra | WD SN750 500GB, 1TB
Seasonic Prime GX-750 | Fractal Design Meshify C | iPPC 3K

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6 hours ago, VeganJoy said:

well that's cool that theyre public about that, was that on their social media or something? (do they have one? lol)

Some info is from trade shows like CES booths or reviewers asking Noctua and others from their Twitter, Instagram, or just replies on their product pages on Amazon. 

Their roadmap shows that the NF-A12x25 Chromax and 140mm version isn't planned to be too far off now although they've often delayed releases in the past if the product isn't ready. https://noctua.at/en/product-roadmap

If you ever need help with a build, read the following before posting: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/3061-build-plan-thread-recommendations-please-read-before-posting/
Also, make sure to quote a post or tag a member when replying or else they won't get a notification that you replied to them.

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2 minutes ago, WoodenMarker said:

Some info is from trade shows like CES booths or reviewers asking Noctua and others from their Twitter, Instagram, or just replies on their product pages on Amazon. 

Their roadmap shows that the NF-A12x25 Chromax and 140mm version isn't planned to be too far off now although they've often delayed releases in the past if the product isn't ready. https://noctua.at/en/product-roadmap

oh damn i didnt know they had that little roadmap, very nice! a noctua desk fan...

topics i need help on:

Spoiler

 

 

my "oops i bought intel right before zen 3 releases" build

CPU: Ryzen 5 3600 (placeholder)

GPU: Gigabyte 980ti Xtreme (also placeholder), deshroud w/ generic 1200rpm 120mm fans x2, stock bios 130% power, no voltage offset: +70 core +400 mem 

Memory: 2x16gb GSkill Trident Z RGB 3600C16, 14-15-30-288@1.45v

Motherboard: Asus ROG Strix X570-E Gaming

Cooler: Noctua NH-D15S w/ white chromax bling
OS Drive: Samsung PM981 1tb (OEM 970 Evo)

Storage Drive: XPG SX8200 Pro 2tb

Backup Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 4TB

PSU: Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 750W w/ black/white Cablemod extensions
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C Dark (to be replaced with a good case shortly)

basically everything was bought used off of reddit or here, only new component was the case. absolutely nutty deals for some of these parts, ill have to tally it all up once it's "done" :D 

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