Noctua NS-S12A 120mm Fans Overview

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NS-S12A Intro

Aaaaah MORE fans!  Yes sir we are back again with more fan reviews, again made by Noctua (stop making fans already I`m running out of space here :P )

Got quality fans? Liked that old Noctua fan? You’ll like this one even better, presenting the Noctua NF-SA12A the next evolution of the popular NF-S12B.  So let’s see if it`s worthy to its predecessor.

I’ll go ahead and highlight some feature that otherwise might have been overlooked but are certainly helping in creating a fan that moves heaps of air and doing it silently.

The NF-S12A marks the third generation of Noctua’s signature S12 series quiet case fans, which have received more than 250 awards and recommendations from the international press. Featuring a further refined blade design with Anti-Stall Knobs that works in tandem with the new AAO (Advanced Acoustic Optimisation) frame, the NF-S12A improves the airflow/noise efficiency of its renowned predecessor by up to 8%.


Does that mean the older S12B is bad? Nope, it’s still a great fan but just the new version; updated, new features and just as good if not better than the previous model.

So let’s take a look what sets them apart: