ARCTIC P12 - 120 mm Case Fan, Pressure-optimised, quiet motor, Computer, Fan Speed: 1800 RPM - Black, Black
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Make sure this fits by entering your model number. OPTIMISED FOR STATIC PRESSURE: The fan guarantees extremely efficient cooling, even with increased air resistance, therefore, the P12 is particularly suitable for use on heatsinks and radiators HIGH QUALITY BEARING: Thanks to an alloy/lubricant combination developed in Germany, friction within the bearing is reduced and greater efficiency is achieved INNOVATIVE DESIGN: The innovative design of the fan blades improves the air flow and facilitates a highly efficient ventilation, the impeller was designed with a focus on minimzing the noise level LONG SERVICE LIFE: The Fluid Dynamic Bearing comes with an oil capsule that avoids lubricant leakage, thus this bearing is as quiet as a sleeve bearing but comes with a higher service life
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After buying the artic f12 fan there was only really 5 things I didn’t like about them, 4 of which these solve1. The blades are sharp and can give nasty cuts if you are silly and put your fingers in the blade, not solved , in fact these are sharper2. A tampered inlet / outlet allows your fingers to touch the blades even with a fan grill, solved the tamper is gone on these3. The couler of the blades being white, it looks bad in a case and shows all the dust, solved, these blades are black4. The cable is multicoloured, solved the cable on these fans are black only, looks so much nicer5. Fan operates a few hundred rpm slower than advertised ( seems to be a thing with all fans but the f12s being a low rpm fan really decreased its performance ) solved(ish)m these still run 2-300 rpm less than advertised but this has way less of an effect on these fans due to there higher rpmMy only niggle with these fans is that the frount has a design on it that is not the same if the fan is rotated, very minor but on these fans (if you used multiple) you have to chose not having the cables the same length or the design not matching, very minor but anoying none the less
These are really good value. Very basic looking but get the job done cheaply and quietly. The fact that you can chain them together and even chain another 3rd party fan on the end is brilliant. Cut down on my cabling as I no longer needed a splitter. Just attach the first one to the motherboard chassis fan plug and away you go with the rest. They dont seem to move lot of air but its enough for my case as I am using them to exhaust hot air out of the Sharkon QB One ITX case. I have noticed that alt lower RPM (under 60%) the 2 fans next to each other seem to resonate and create a droning noise. I have ordered rubber mounts to see if that stops the resonating.
After seeing this fan crop up on Amazon i thought i would give it a go to replace the already quiet Arctic F12 that came with my Freezer 33 just for that bit of extra cooling. The F12 spins around 400RPM slower at full speed so i was expecting at least some extra noise from the P12 at full tonk. To my surprise the P12 wasn't noticeably any louder when spinning at over 1700RPM and at 1300RPM (the speed i have it set when on idle) the P12 is whisper quiet even with the case sides off.There are also 2 Noctua NF-S12B Redux 1200 PWM in my case (1 blowing in and 1 blowing out) and as they wind up past 1000RPM they are considerably louder than the Arctic P12 by some margin despite being over 500RPM slower when they get to max RPM.
Pros:Freaking cheap.Black?Freaking cheap.They are quiet compared to some other fansCons:Compared to the £25 Noctua a12x25s, the noise profile is not as warm. There are what seems to be be, bearing noises at certain rpms so rather than use pwm function, these are hard set to an rpm that does not make a noise.Commenting on pure performance, the Artics dont do badly and I think that if I didn't already have a12s, they would get a higher rating. It's the air noise they generate though that isn't as pleasing to the ear as the Noctuas. I can live with it even though they aren't as efficient as the A12s - 3/5 for performance.The daisy chain cables could be shorter but it is a great feature. It's a fan though. Quality of build 5/5Price:For one brown fan, I could buy 5 of these. And that's where these excel. Yes, the performance isn't AS good, but it's close. The PWM function is useless but I can avoid that with fixed rpm and just buying a few more fans (case permitting)I love my browns, but justifying £75 for one radiator instead of £15 didn't sit right. At a very low rpm, these fans don't move enough air through the radiator to keep the liquid cool.BUT comparing it to a £25 fan isn't a fair battle.Considering that these are in the case as opposed to my NF12s and NP12s speaks for itself though.The fact it can take on the battle in the first place makes this a 5/5 fan. True value for money.
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I have been a customer of Arctic fans for a good while and I am yet to be disappointed. They provide an excellent and cost-effective method of adding case fans, without any unnecessary features. Whilst the lack of LEDs, plain appearance, and white blades won't appeal to case modders, these fans offer an excellent solution for cooling high-performance systems with a more traditional or professional aesthetic.I'd definitely say that these are an excellent solution for providing drive-bay cooling in particular.I would buy again without a thought!Please click the helpful button 👍😁 it makes the reviews worth doing 👋