Have you read the review of the NF-F12 IPPC-2000 PWM fan? If not, you really should. This fan continues onwards from where it stopped, and kicks it up a further two notches. So much so that you now have a NF-F12 with max RPM of 1500, 2000 and 3000. But unlike the 2000 RPM variant which comes in PWM, 3-pin and IPPC67 versions, you only get one version of this fan. At this speed, I dare say one is all you need. Thanks to Hank from Performance PCs, we now have the chance to take a look at the fan in detail.
Let’s take a look at the fan specs courtesy the product page:
We note here that the IPPC (Industrial Protected Performance Cooling) versions are “ruggedised high-speed versions” of the regular retail NF-F12 which tops off at 1500 RPM (+/- 10%) and has a different color scheme from the regular NF-F12 which has been a topic of conversation resulting in people getting divided over the Noctua fans from purely an aesthetics point of view. This fan is composed of a fibre/fiber-glass reinforced polymer which may not seem different to the touch directly but is tougher a material compared to the regular plastics used in a fan frame and blade. The MTBF of >150, 0000 hours (presumably at 25 ºC) and a 6 year warranty are great to see too, as is the RPM range from 750-3000 which is a combination of the PWM design here using the 3-phase motor as well as the (for this fan speed) low power draw. But enough of all this talk, let’s now take a look at the fan in the next page.