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Noctua Fan Round Up: Phase II Review

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Posted December 3, 2014 by Josh Jackson in Cooling

Overview

Hardware:
 
 
Price at time of Review: Ranging from $14 to $30 on Newegg
 

WHAT WE LIKED:

Great Quality, Sturdy, Great Performance, Low noise, Elegant Packaging, Color Variations
 

WHAT WE DISLIKED:

Color variations are for specific uses rather extra selection, Pricey
 
BOTTOM LINE:
These are great quality fans for those who prefer elegance over flashy appearance and don't mind spending a premium for them.
by Josh Jackson
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Introduction

Noctua is a name synonymous with the idea of a nearly perfect fan. Some would say they are too pricey, but most people who have owned one usually deem the cost worth the quality of the product. In fact, the only quibble I’ve seen consistently stick with Noctua fans is the color scheme. While beige and brown provide a unique aesthetic that clearly defines the brand, it hardly fits in most color schemes that builders decide on for their rigs. Just when all hope was lost that we would ever see anything different, Noctua decided to give us two new colors in their arsenal of fans; a grey scheme for the Redux line and a black/brown scheme for their Industrial line. Before we dive into the fans, let’s learn a little bit about the company behind the magic.

Noctua Industrial 140 Front

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.

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4 Comments


  1.  
    Sean

    Eh they still look ugly and there are other decent options for fans. I won’t be buying these.




    •  
      Sandy Bruce

      They are not ugly! They are just an acquired taste. lol I like this much more than the previous models. The grey with good lighting should appear whatever color is in your build. Only having brown corners on the others make it easier to mask. A big step in the direct of wider adoption




  2.  

    They are, and I hate to admit it, the best fans for AIO coolers on the planet, quiet, efficient, and last forever.




  3.  
    URBAN303

    Currently I have 12 fans. I intend to buy to replace 4x Corsair 140 (95cfm). The “look” from a time that is less important when we want the most performance and efficiency.

    So I are buying them for their performances ^^





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