Noctua

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Noctua of Austria makes some boss-ass fans and tower coolers. When I first saw the magnificent NH-D15 chromax.black in 2019, I wept. I have used Noctua tower coolers and fans for all my builds since 2011. They have no peer in air cooling, and can hold their own with smaller liquid cooling solutions.

The NH-D15 chromax.black, a thing of great beauty

"Beherrscht dich ein Gedanke, so findest du ihn überall ausgedrückt, du riechst ihn sogar im Winde." (If you are possessed by an idea, you find it expressed everywhere.)
—Thomas Mann, Tonio Kröger (1901)

NA-SAVP1 anti-vibration corner pads come in various colors, and can be swapped. Round form factors are wider than their nominal size (150mm vs 140mm) with the mounting holes of a smaller form factor (120mm vs 140mm), and intended for use on tower coolers.

Tower coolers

Tower coolers typically ship with a tube of NT-H1 thermal compound and LNA (low-noise adapter) cables.

Model RPM dB(A) Color Fan(s)
NH-D15 chromax.black 300–1500 24.6 Black 2x NF-A15 HS-PWM chromax.black
NH-D15 300–1500 24.6 Brown 2x NF-A15 PWM
NH-D15 SE-AM4 300–1500 24.6 Brown 2x NF-A15 PWM
NH-D15S 300–1500 24.6 Brown NF-A15 PWM
NH-U14S 300–1500 24.6 Brown NF-A15 PWM
NH-U14S TR4-SP3 300–1500 24.6 Brown NF-A15 PWM
NH-U14S DX-3647 300–1500 24.6 Brown NF-A15 PWM
NH-U12A 450–2000 22.6 Brown 2x NF-A12x25 PWM
NH-U12S chromax.black 300–1500 22.4 Black NF-F12 PWM chromax.black
NH-U12S 300–1500 22.4 Brown NF-F12 PWM
NH-U9 TR4-SP3 400–2000 22.8 Brown 2x NF-A9 PWM
NH-L9i chromax.black 600–2500 23.6 Black NF-A9x14 HS-PWM chromax.black
NH-L9i 600–2500 23.6 Brown NF-A9x14 PWM

120mm fans

Model RPM dB(A) Color Comments
NF-A12x25 PWM 2000 22.6 Brown 4-pin PWM
NF-A12x25 FLX 2000 22.6 Brown 3-pin
NF-A12x25 ULN 1200 12.1 Brown 3-pin
NF-A12x25 5V PWM 1900 21.4 Brown 4-pin PWM
NF-A12x25 5V 1900 21.4 Brown 3-pin
NF-A12x15 PWM 1850 23.9 Brown 4-pin PWM
NF-A12x15 FLX 1850 23.9 Brown 3-pin
NF-F12 PWM 1500 22.4 Brown 4-pin PWM
NF-F12 5V PWM 1500 22.4 Brown 4-pin PWM
NF-F12 5V 1500 22.4 Brown 3-pin
NF-F12 PWM
chromax.black.swap
1500 22.4 Black 4-pin PWM
NA-SAVP1 corners
NF-F12 iPPC-2000 2000 29.7 Black 3-pin molex
NF-F12 iPPC-3000 PWM 750–3000 43.5 Black 4-pin PWM
NF-S12A PWM
chromax.black.swap
1200 17.8 Black 4-pin PWM
NA-SAVP1 corners
NF-S12A PWM 1200 17.8 Brown 4-pin PWM
NF-S12A FLX 1200 17.8 Brown 3-pin
NF-S12A ULN 800 8.6 Brown 3-pin

140mm fans

Model RPM dB(A) Color Comments
NF-A14 iPPC-2000 500–2000 31.5 Black 4-pin PWM
NF-A14 iPPC-3000 800–3000 41.3 Black 4-pin PWM
NF-A14 chromax.Black.swap 1500 24.6 Black NA-SAVP1 corners
4-pin PWM
NF-P14s redux 900 900 13.2 Grey NA-SAVP1 corners
3-pin molex
NF-P14s redux 1200 1200 19.6 Grey NA-SAVP1 corners
3-pin molex
NF-P14s redux-1200 PWM 350–1200 19.6 Grey NA-SAVP1 corners
4-pin PWM
NF-P14s redux-1500 450–1500 25.8 Grey NA-SAVP1 corners
4-pin PWM
NF-P14r redux-1500 450–1500 25.8 Grey Round fan
4-pin PWM