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Old January 26, 2009, 02:17 PM
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Not everyone gets too excited when you mention the company Noctua, well I for one do. The other day I asked Noctua the simple question; What can we expect to see from Noctua in 2009 and here's what they had to see.

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Dear Adam,

First of all many thanks for your interest in our upcoming products.
Please understand that we've got to be somewhat tight lipped about what
we've coming up. I can confirm that we'll release a successor to our
widely popular NF-S12 120mm fan in Q1 though. As far as larger fans are
concerned, I can also confirm that we're working on something in this
regard and I hope that we'll have it ready before the end of the year.

Regarding CPU coolers, you can expect both updates to current designs as
well as completely new ones.

Best Regards,
It should be an exciting year and I am especially interested in the new heatinks and larger fans that noctua could possibly offer by the end of year.

Regards,

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Old January 26, 2009, 02:21 PM
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Noctua never really impressed me.

I've always seen it as a over hyped product the fails to really deliver when there are cheaper alternatives out there that work just as good.
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I completely disagree, I've done acoustical testing on many fans and Noctua's are the ONLY ones that create a consistent enough wavelength that you can even begin to treat your case with acoustical absorption materials. Those notches truly do work.
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I completely disagree, I've done acoustical testing on many fans and Noctua's are the ONLY ones that create a consistent enough wavelength that you can even begin to treat your case with acoustical absorption materials. Those notches truly do work.
I'm not talking noise.. I'm talking overall effective airflow.
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Old January 26, 2009, 03:48 PM
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I have 5 120mm Noctua fans, they replaced my less then great Scythe S-Flex fans (gave to bud hehe), better air flow, lower temps on my Thermal right 120 Extreme and quieter, I may nto have meters, but Noctua gets the just done better then any 120mm fan I have ever used. All I hear is Yate Loon and they should be called "Yate Looncallinyourearihopeyourdeaf". Great fans if they were to be used in a vaccum.

I for one hope Noctua does improve on their fans, I would be interested in a better Noctua fan for my CPU cooler.

But each to their own, geeks are a fickle bunch!
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I think their LGA1333 based cooler apparently is the best out there. That was according to Legit Reviews, in fact they named Noctua NH-U12P the champ of Core 2 coolers (if you don't look at the price)..

Their NH-U12P SE1366 can be bought only with 2 fans, there is no option for 1 fan only, it comes with 2 fans.
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I'll have to agree that the quality of Noctua is top notch. It may not be the best out there, but when it's installed it looks really nice, and you know you bought a product that works.
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Miggs are saying that the U12P SE1366 should come with only one fan to help reduce the overall cost?
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I'd like to see a release of an all black fan or clear for that matter... LED's pushing it?

But lets face it, they've got to have the worst color combo ever...
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Miggs are saying that the U12P SE1366 should come with only one fan to help reduce the overall cost?
No no EE.. I was just saying, the 1366 version comes with 2 fans, there is no option to buy one with 1 fan. It is a good thing..

Just like Thermalright they learned their lesson in time, now they also give one fan with their heatsinks, actually the fan is pretty good tbh, it is not a fan like xigmatek or some other manufacturer provides, no cheapo fan, this thermalright fan does do good.
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