For years now I have been a huge fan of Noctua products, especially their fans. I will admit though, it took me a while to get used to the odd brown colors that they use. After a while I came to the conclusion that it was worth having fans that didn’t necessarily go with my builds because their performance is amazing. Recently Noctua finally introduced two new fan product lines that feature two new color schemes that most likely will fit a little better with most builds while still being unique enough to still stand out as Noctua fans. Today I will be checking out their IndustrialPPC and Redux fan lines. IndustrialPPC is black with a dark brown and Redux are light grey with a dark grey. We know how well Noctua fans perform so today I will mostly just be showing off the new color schemes. Enjoy!

Product Name: Noctua IndustrialPPC and Redux fans

Review Sample Provided by: Noctua

Written by: Wes

Pictures by: Wes

 

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Specifications

Here are the specifications for all of the models that were sent to us. There are other models as well, be sure to take a look on Noctua’s website to see the other models.

NF-A14 industrialPPC 2000 PWM

Size

140x140x25 mm

Connector

4-pin PWM

Bearing

SSO2

Blade Geometry

A series with Flow Acceleration Channels

Frame Technology

AAO

Rotational Speed (+/- 10%)

2000 RPM

Min. Rotational Speed (PWM, +/-20%)

500 RPM

Airflow

182.5 m³/h

Acoustical Noise

31.5 dB(A)

Static Pressure

4.18 mm H2O

Max. Input Power

2.16 W

Max. Input Current

0.18 A

Voltage

12 V

MTBF

> 150.000 h

Scope of Delivery

Fan

4 Fan Screws

Warranty

6 years

Ingress Protection

IP52

Material

Fibre-glass reinforced polyamide

Motor type

Three-phase

NF-A14 industrialPPC 2000

Size

140x140x25 mm

Connector

3-pin

Bearing

SSO2

Blade Geometry

A series with Flow Acceleration Channels

Frame Technology

AAO

Rotational Speed (+/- 10%)

2000 RPM

Airflow

182.5 m³/h

Acoustical Noise

31.5 dB(A)

Static Pressure

4.18 mm H2O

Max. Input Power

2.16 W

Max. Input Current

0.18 A

Voltage

12 V

MTBF

> 150.000 h

Scope of Delivery

Fan

4 Fan Screws

Warranty

6 years

Ingress Protection

IP52

Material

Fibre-glass reinforced polyamide

Motor type

Three-phase

NF-F12 industrialPPC 2000 PWM

Size

120x120x25 mm

Connector

4-pin PWM

Bearing

SSO2

Blade Geometry

Heptaperf

Frame Technology

FocusedFlow

Rotational Speed (+/- 10%)

2000 RPM

Min. Rotational Speed (PWM, +/-20%)

450 RPM

Airflow

121.7 m³/h

Acoustical Noise

29.7 dB(A)

Static Pressure

3.94 mm H2O

Max. Input Power

1.2 W

Max. Input Current

0.1 A

Voltage

12 V

MTBF

> 150.000 h

Scope of Delivery

Fan

4 Fan Screws

Warranty

6 years

Ingress Protection

IP52

Material

Fibre-glass reinforced polyamide

Motor type

Three-phase

NF-F12 industrialPPC 2000

Size

120x120x25 mm

Connector

3-pin

Bearing

SSO2

Blade Geometry

Heptaperf

Frame Technology

FocusedFlow

Rotational Speed (+/- 10%)

2000 RPM

Airflow

121.7 m³/h

Acoustical Noise

29.7 dB(A)

Static Pressure

3.94 mm H2O

Max. Input Power

1.2 W

Max. Input Current

0.1 A

Voltage

12 V

MTBF

> 150.000 h

Scope of Delivery

Fan

4 Fan Screws

Warranty

6 years

Ingress Protection

IP52

Material

Fibre-glass reinforced polyamide

Motor type

Three-phase

NF-P14s redux 1500 PWM

Size

140x140x25 mm

Connector

4-pin PWM

Bearing

SSO

Rotational Speed (+/- 10%)

1500 RPM

Min. Rotational Speed (PWM, +/-20%)

450 RPM

Airflow

133.7 m³/h

Acoustical Noise

25.8 dB(A)

Static Pressure

1.91 mm H2O

Max. Input Power

2.4 W

Max. Input Current

0.2 A

Voltage

12 V

MTBF

> 150.000 h

Scope of Delivery

Fan

4 Fan Screws

Warranty

6 years

NF-P14r redux 1500 PWM

Size

140x140x25 mm

Connector

4-pin PWM

Bearing

SSO

Rotational Speed (+/- 10%)

1500 RPM

Min. Rotational Speed (PWM, +/-20%)

450 RPM

Airflow

133.7 m³/h

Acoustical Noise

25.8 dB(A)

Static Pressure

1.91 mm H2O

Max. Input Power

2.4 W

Max. Input Current

0.2 A

Voltage

12 V

MTBF

> 150.000 h

Scope of Delivery

Fan

4 Fan Screws

Warranty

6 years

NF-S12B redux 1200 PWM

Size

120x120x25 mm

Connector

4-pin PWM

Bearing

SSO

Rotational Speed (+/- 10%)

1200 RPM

Min. Rotational Speed (PWM, +/-20%)

400 RPM

Airflow

100.6 m³/h

Acoustical Noise

18.1 dB(A)

Static Pressure

1.31 mm H2O

Max. Input Power

0.9 W

Max. Input Current

0.075 A

Voltage

12 V

MTBF

> 150.000 h

Scope of Delivery

Fan

4 Fan Screws

Warranty

6 years

NF-B9 redux 1600 PWM

Size

93x92x25 mm

Connector

4-pin PWM

Bearing

SSO

Rotational Speed (+/- 10%)

1600 RPM

Min. Rotational Speed (PWM, +/-20%)

350 RPM

Airflow

64.3 m³/h

Acoustical Noise

17.6 dB(A)

Static Pressure

1.61 mm H2O

Max. Input Power

0.96 W

Max. Input Current

0.08 A

Voltage

12 V

MTBF

> 150.000 h

Scope of Delivery

Fan

4 Fan Screws

Warranty

6 years

NF-R8 redux 1800 PWM

Size

80x980x25 mm

Connector

4-pin PWM

Bearing

SSO

Rotational Speed (+/- 10%)

1800 RPM

Min. Rotational Speed (PWM, +/-20%)

325 RPM

Airflow

53.3 m³/h

Acoustical Noise

17.1 dB(A)

Static Pressure

1.41 mm H2O

Max. Input Power

0.72 W

Max. Input Current

0.06 A

Voltage

12 V

MTBF

> 150.000 h

Scope of Delivery

Fan

4 Fan Screws

Warranty

6 years

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IndustrialPPC

To start things off, let’s take a look at the industrialPPC’s. For some reason Noctua went a little conservative with this line. They are only available in 120mm and 140mm options, but each size has four different variations. IndustrialPPC fans come in high RPM models all the way up to 3000 RPM. They have three phase motors, fiberglass reinforced fan blades, and even water and dust protection in a few of the fans. If it isn’t obvious, they didn’t just recolor these fans to black and call it a day. They really did design fans for industrial use; they just took that opportunity to put out a black fan to also please some of the enthusiasts looking for black fans to math their builds. The industrialPPC’s clearly improve on the quality of Noctua’s fans (who ever thought this was possible) so they are a little more expensive than standard Noctua fans. You still get a 6 year warranty that all Noctua fans have, just in this case they can last that long in a more rugged environment.

NF-F12 industrialPPC 2000 PWM and NF-F12 industrialPPC 2000

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NF-A14 industrialPPC 2000 PWM and NF-A14 industrialPPC 2000

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redux

The redux lineup is a lot more varied than the industrialPPC’s. This lineup includes fans in 80, 92, 120, and 140mm sizes. These aren’t designed for industrial use so there aren’t any special motors, fan blade materials, or dust protection. That doesn’t mean they aren’t great fans. These are the same fans that people love in the standard Noctua lineups, the only difference is these are all light and dark grey. Noctua skipped out on some of the accessories that you will normally see with their fans and none of the redux fans even have rubber mounting pads. All of those things translate to cheaper fans. I for one welcome this, picking up a whole set of Noctua fans for your PC really add up. The redux fans are actually priced lower than a lot of the higher end fans. Other than the loss of a few accessories you are still getting a top of the line fan. On top of that I think the grey on grey look is amazing. Seriously the only downside I have is they don’t currently make a replacement fan for any of my NH-L9i’s in the redux color scheme. You can still use a NF-B9 redux-1600 PWM but the additional thickness just doesn’t work with some ITX builds.

NF-B9 redux 1600 PWM

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NF-R8 redux 1800 PWM

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NF-S12B redux 1200 PWM

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NF-P14s redux 1500 PWM and NF-P14r redux 1500 PWM (s for square r for round)

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Accessory Sets

It might have been a foot note in the press release but Noctua did slip in one of the accessory sets that they also launched at the same time as the IndustrialPPC and redux fan lines. The accessory sets aren’t glamorous, but they do come in handy. So what are they? Well there are a couple variations but they are sets of different fan extension cables, Y adapters, and low noise adapters. These are all things that come with all of Noctua’s standard fans but don’t come with the new fan lines. This way you don’t have to buy additional fans for a few cables or adapters. Each of the various sets comes with three cables or adapters. Rather than send one of each they just sent over a set of Low-Noise Adapters, no worries I have a whole collection of Noctua accessories already, I run their fans in nearly every build I have.

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Author Bio
garfi3ld
Author: garfi3ldWebsite: http://lanoc.org
Editor-in-chief
You might call him obsessed or just a hardcore geek. Wes's obsession with gaming hardware and gadgets isn't anything new, he could be found taking things apart even as a child. When not poking around in PC's he can be found playing League of Legends, Awesomenauts, or Civilization 5 or watching a wide variety of TV shows and Movies. A car guy at heart, the same things that draw him into tweaking cars apply when building good looking fast computers. If you are interested in writing for Wes here at LanOC you can reach out to him directly using our contact form.

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garfi3ld replied the topic: #35825 05 Nov 2014 16:06
I know some people could never get over the color of Noctua fans, check out their two new color options!

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