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

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. They have no peer in air cooling (well, they *had* no peer), and their tower coolers can hold their own with AIO liquid cooling solutions.

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.

I have similar tables for EK-Vardar and Phanteks. Disclaimers: data were taken from Noctua's site, and generally refer to maximum levels. Power, noise, pressure, and airflow are generally not linearly related. Performance curves were taken from wherever I could find them; I cannot speak to their accuracy, and they probably do not reflect equal testing conditions.

"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)

120mm fans

Model RPM dB(A) CFM Pressure Color Power(W) Comments Curves
NF-A12x25 PWM 450–2000 22.6 102.1 2.34 Brown 1.68 4-pin PWM Nf-a12x25-pwm.jpg
NF-A12x25 FLX 1350–2000 22.6 102.1 2.34 Brown 1.68 3-pin
NF-A12x25 ULN 1200 12.1 55.7 0.82 Brown 0.6 3-pin
No speed control
NF-A12x25 5V PWM 450–1900 21.4 96.2 2.07 Brown 1.75 4-pin PWM
NF-A12x25 5V 1900 21.4 96.2 2.07 Brown 1.75 3-pin
Single speed
NF-A12x25 chromax 450–2000 22.6 102.1 2.34 Black 1.68 4-pin PWM
NA-SAVP1 corners
Nf-a12x25-pwm.jpg
NF-A12x15 PWM 1850 23.9 94.2 1.53 Brown 1.56 4-pin PWM
NF-A12x15 FLX 1400–1850 23.9 94.2 1.53 Brown 1.56 3-pin
NF-A12x15 chromax 450–1850 23.9 94.2 1.53 Black 1.56 4-pin PWM
NA-SAVP1 corners
NF-F12 PWM 1500 22.4 93.4 2.61 Brown 0.6 4-pin PWM
NF-F12 5V PWM 1500 22.4 93.4 2.61 Brown 0.75 4-pin PWM
NF-F12 5V 1500 22.4 93.4 2.61 Brown 0.75 3-pin
NF-F12 PWM chromax 300–1500 22.4 93.4 2.61 Black 0.6 4-pin PWM
NA-SAVP1 corners
NF-F12 iPPC-2000 450–2000 29.7 121.8 3.94 Black 1.2 3-pin molex
NF-F12 iPPC-3000 PWM 750–3000 43.5 186.7 7.63 Black 3.6 4-pin PWM Nf-f12-3000.jpg
NF-S12A PWM chromax 300–1200 17.8 107.5 1.19 Black 1.44 4-pin PWM
NA-SAVP1 corners
NF-S12A PWM 1200 17.8 107.5 1.19 Brown 1.44 4-pin PWM
NF-S12A FLX 1200 17.8 107.5 1.19 Brown 1.44 3-pin
NF-S12A ULN 800 8.6 74.3 0.62 Brown 0.72 3-pin
NF-P12 redux-1700 PWM 450–1700 25.1 120.2 2.83 Grey 1.08 4-pin PWM Nf-p12-redux-1700-pwm.jpg
NF-P12 PWM 300–1300 19.8 92.3 1.68 Brown 0.6 4-pin PWM

140mm fans

Model RPM dB(A) CFM Pressure Color Power(W) Comments
NF-A14 iPPC-2000 500–2000 31.5 182.5 4.18 Black 2.16 4-pin PWM
NF-A14 iPPC-3000 800–3000 41.3 269.3 6.58 Black 6.6 4-pin PWM
NF-A14 chromax.Black.swap 300–1500 24.6 140.2 2.08 Black 1.56 NA-SAVP1 corners
4-pin PWM
NF-A14 PWM 300–1500 24.6 140.2 2.08 Brown 1.56 4-pin PWM
NF-P14s redux 900 900 13.2 83.7 0.77 Grey 0.84 NA-SAVP1 corners
3-pin molex
NF-P14s redux 1200 1200 19.6 110.3 1.29 Grey 1.44 NA-SAVP1 corners
3-pin molex
NF-P14s redux-1200 PWM 350–1200 19.6 110.3 1.29 Grey 1.44 NA-SAVP1 corners
4-pin PWM
NF-P14s redux-1500 450–1500 25.8 133.7 1.91 Grey 2.4 NA-SAVP1 corners
4-pin PWM
NF-P14r redux-1500 450–1500 25.8 133.7 1.91 Grey 2.4 Round fan
4-pin PWM
NF-P14 FLX 750–1200 19.6 110.3 1.29 Brown Round fan
3-pin molex
NF-P14 PWM 900–1300 19.6 110.3 Brown 1.2 Round fan
4-pin PWM
Center fan of NH-D14
NF-A15 PWM 300-1200 19.2 115.5 1.51 Brown 0.96 Round fan
4-pin PWM
Installed in NH-D15

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-D14 900–1300 19.8 Brown NF-P14 PWM + NF-P12 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