Noctua NF-A14 industrialPPC Review: The Best Just Got Better

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#1 Edited by henri1960 (2755 posts) -

Looks like the 3000RPM version is about 44dba under load. Not too bad. I'll probably replace all of my crappy stock fans on my antec 300 with these black ones. Those 3000RPM ones look good for case fans but are overpriced as hell.

http://www.relaxedtech.com/reviews/noctua/nf-a14-industrialppc/1

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#2 Posted by TDuiker (11666 posts) -

I really think i should wait untill the PPC fans become more widely availeble here, instead of getting retail noctuas to replace the 750D, and H100i Fans.

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#3 Edited by Horgen (116359 posts) -

They are designed for server parks, hence the price.

Edit: Only 140mm fans?

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#4 Edited by TDuiker (11666 posts) -

@horgen said:

They are designed for server parks, hence the price.

Edit: Only 140mm fans?

No. NF-A14, and NF-F12. 2K and 3K RMP. 2 levels of protection from dust and water and such.

And even though there designed for server parks and such, i can put 3X 140mm and 2X120mm in my new system, all governed by the motherboards thermal probes. So i got teh horsepower if needed. But mostly relativicly silent and great performance. And the PPC fans look way sexier..

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#5 Posted by henri1960 (2755 posts) -

@horgen said:

They are designed for server parks, hence the price.

Edit: Only 140mm fans?

Who cares if they are designed for server parks, I'm getting some to replace my crappy stock case fans.

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#6 Posted by Grey_Eyed_Elf (5230 posts) -

I remember when I got my 2x 120mm Akasa Amber's it dropped my CPU temps by 5c on idle and load I can't remember... I have been using them for 2 builds now.

Getting the 3000rpm's would probably do me good now that the summer is around the corner but... I just dont know if I want to sacrifice going from 18dba to 43dba :(.

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#7 Edited by TDuiker (11666 posts) -

@Grey_Eyed_Elf said:

I remember when I got my 2x 120mm Akasa Amber's it dropped my CPU temps by 5c on idle and load I can't remember... I have been using them for 2 builds now.

Getting the 3000rpm's would probably do me good now that the summer is around the corner but... I just dont know if I want to sacrifice going from 18dba to 43dba :(.

43dba MAX..

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#8 Edited by Horgen (116359 posts) -

@TDuiker said:

@horgen said:

They are designed for server parks, hence the price.

Edit: Only 140mm fans?

No. NF-A14, and NF-F12. 2K and 3K RMP. 2 levels of protection from dust and water and such.

And even though there designed for server parks and such, i can put 3X 140mm and 2X120mm in my new system, all governed by the motherboards thermal probes. So i got teh horsepower if needed. But mostly relativicly silent and great performance. And the PPC fans look way sexier..

Excellent. My Corsair fans might be replaced by these in time.

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#9 Posted by TDuiker (11666 posts) -

@horgen said:

@TDuiker said:

@horgen said:

They are designed for server parks, hence the price.

Edit: Only 140mm fans?

No. NF-A14, and NF-F12. 2K and 3K RMP. 2 levels of protection from dust and water and such.

And even though there designed for server parks and such, i can put 3X 140mm and 2X120mm in my new system, all governed by the motherboards thermal probes. So i got teh horsepower if needed. But mostly relativicly silent and great performance. And the PPC fans look way sexier..

Excellent. My Corsair fans might be replaced by these in time.

Well id say cfm and dba wise these fans are superior.

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#10 Edited by TDuiker (11666 posts) -

@TDuiker said:

@Grey_Eyed_Elf said:

I remember when I got my 2x 120mm Akasa Amber's it dropped my CPU temps by 5c on idle and load I can't remember... I have been using them for 2 builds now.

Getting the 3000rpm's would probably do me good now that the summer is around the corner but... I just dont know if I want to sacrifice going from 18dba to 43dba :(.

43dba MAX..

I will prob get some PPC fans, you have to understand im getting the 2k rpm ones. but i will prob not ramp them up all the way. the 2k rpm ones are les dba then the 3k rpm ones. And the fans in my rig will only spin as fast as nessecary. I mean who needs liek what was it ? 10+ mmH2O statc pressure.. i will prob run them at 1500 rpm max and they will still outperform the normal ones. even if its just that they look sexier :D

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#11 Posted by Horgen (116359 posts) -

@TDuiker said:

@TDuiker said:

@Grey_Eyed_Elf said:

I remember when I got my 2x 120mm Akasa Amber's it dropped my CPU temps by 5c on idle and load I can't remember... I have been using them for 2 builds now.

Getting the 3000rpm's would probably do me good now that the summer is around the corner but... I just dont know if I want to sacrifice going from 18dba to 43dba :(.

43dba MAX..

I will prob get some PPC fans, you have to understand im getting the 2k rpm ones. but i will prob not ramp them up all the way. the 2k rpm ones are les dba then the 3k rpm ones. And the fans in my rig will only spin as fast as nessecary. I mean who needs liek what was it ? 10+ mmH2O statc pressure.. i will prob run them at 1500 rpm max and they will still outperform the normal ones. even if its just that they look sexier :D

Personally I think I'll get the 3K RPM ones, get a fan controller and only ramp them up that much when I really need. I don't expect to go over 2K RPM much at all actually. But it will be nice to have during benchmarks :P

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#12 Posted by TDuiker (11666 posts) -

@horgen said:

@TDuiker said:

@TDuiker said:

@Grey_Eyed_Elf said:

I remember when I got my 2x 120mm Akasa Amber's it dropped my CPU temps by 5c on idle and load I can't remember... I have been using them for 2 builds now.

Getting the 3000rpm's would probably do me good now that the summer is around the corner but... I just dont know if I want to sacrifice going from 18dba to 43dba :(.

43dba MAX..

I will prob get some PPC fans, you have to understand im getting the 2k rpm ones. but i will prob not ramp them up all the way. the 2k rpm ones are les dba then the 3k rpm ones. And the fans in my rig will only spin as fast as nessecary. I mean who needs liek what was it ? 10+ mmH2O statc pressure.. i will prob run them at 1500 rpm max and they will still outperform the normal ones. even if its just that they look sexier :D

Personally I think I'll get the 3K RPM ones, get a fan controller and only ramp them up that much when I really need. I don't expect to go over 2K RPM much at all actually. But it will be nice to have during benchmarks :P

Yeah well me personally id liek to go more for a arel world 24/7 stable clock, the a rediculous clock for a bench :P i dont care much for synthetic benches these days.. tacy plastic, or those crappy woode benches in the park.. euh wood isnt synthetic is it .. LOL

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#13 Posted by henri1960 (2755 posts) -

@horgen said:

@TDuiker said:

@TDuiker said:

@Grey_Eyed_Elf said:

I remember when I got my 2x 120mm Akasa Amber's it dropped my CPU temps by 5c on idle and load I can't remember... I have been using them for 2 builds now.

Getting the 3000rpm's would probably do me good now that the summer is around the corner but... I just dont know if I want to sacrifice going from 18dba to 43dba :(.

43dba MAX..

I will prob get some PPC fans, you have to understand im getting the 2k rpm ones. but i will prob not ramp them up all the way. the 2k rpm ones are les dba then the 3k rpm ones. And the fans in my rig will only spin as fast as nessecary. I mean who needs liek what was it ? 10+ mmH2O statc pressure.. i will prob run them at 1500 rpm max and they will still outperform the normal ones. even if its just that they look sexier :D

Personally I think I'll get the 3K RPM ones, get a fan controller and only ramp them up that much when I really need. I don't expect to go over 2K RPM much at all actually. But it will be nice to have during benchmarks :P

Imagine having like 5 or more 3KRPM fans all running at full speed.

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#14 Edited by Grey_Eyed_Elf (5230 posts) -

@henri1960 said:

@horgen said:

@TDuiker said:

@TDuiker said:

@Grey_Eyed_Elf said:

I remember when I got my 2x 120mm Akasa Amber's it dropped my CPU temps by 5c on idle and load I can't remember... I have been using them for 2 builds now.

Getting the 3000rpm's would probably do me good now that the summer is around the corner but... I just dont know if I want to sacrifice going from 18dba to 43dba :(.

43dba MAX..

I will prob get some PPC fans, you have to understand im getting the 2k rpm ones. but i will prob not ramp them up all the way. the 2k rpm ones are les dba then the 3k rpm ones. And the fans in my rig will only spin as fast as nessecary. I mean who needs liek what was it ? 10+ mmH2O statc pressure.. i will prob run them at 1500 rpm max and they will still outperform the normal ones. even if its just that they look sexier :D

Personally I think I'll get the 3K RPM ones, get a fan controller and only ramp them up that much when I really need. I don't expect to go over 2K RPM much at all actually. But it will be nice to have during benchmarks :P

Imagine having like 5 or more 3KRPM fans all running at full speed.

Slap on 3 120mm 3krpm's on a Thermalright Silver Arrow extreme and it would be the best air cooling solution out there...

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#15 Posted by TDuiker (11666 posts) -

Man PPC fan supply is so frickin slow to get up to speed here. If this goes on for much longer i might just get normal noctuas.. at least they come with accesoiries

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#16 Posted by PredatorRules (11945 posts) -

Just a quick bonus if you were worried about the colour:

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#17 Posted by TDuiker (11666 posts) -

Well i already knew that, and im not that concerned with the rown corners, they keep teh vibration s fomr going to the case.

But there taking there sweet ass time to get these in stock here in the netherlands...