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Old 30-09-21, 03:14 PM
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The Wait Is Almost Over - Noctua's Best Fans will Soon be Available in black

Noctua Teases All-Black NF-A12x25 fans and NH-U12A coolers.



Read more about Noctua's planned black NF-A12x25 fans and NH-U12A heatsinks.

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Old 30-09-21, 03:18 PM
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Am I missing something... but why does it take so long or require so much R&D to produce a product in a different colour?
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Old 30-09-21, 03:35 PM
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Am I missing something... but why does it take so long or require so much R&D to produce a product in a different colour?
It's probably not the R&D. Well, it sort of is because of the research. IE, getting someone to set up machining etc and then being happy with the quality. Noctua are very fussy about quality, so I suppose it's a balancing act of getting something you are happy with at the right price etc.

Most companies would just rush it I suppose. Then worry about the quality later (see also TT).
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Maybe it has something to do with their "Sterrox material", maybe the dyes impacting the properties of the material or the manufacturing yield without other additives or something?
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Old 30-09-21, 10:45 PM
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Maybe it has something to do with their "Sterrox material", maybe the dyes impacting the properties of the material or the manufacturing yield without other additives or something?
You are correct. Due to the material used in this fan is a new one that Noctua innovated, making it black changed it’s characteristics in some way and hence took longer to produce a black version.
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It is not just R&D, although Noctua is very obsessed about quality, they need to produce and stockpile millions, upon millions of them. That takes time. Probably 100k or more will be bought just by OC3D members in the first 24h.
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What Color

Since nobody ever comes to my house to see my desktop PC wedged way under my desk, what difference does the color of the fans make? Unless they perform better in black for the same price than the old?
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Since nobody ever comes to my house to see my desktop PC wedged way under my desk, what difference does the color of the fans make? Unless they perform better in black for the same price than the old?
Put quite simply, people like to share photo's and video's of there pc's.

Also people like to go to Lan event's.

The "Brown" colour is not easy to match to say GPU's, Motherboard's or RGB setup's.

Not everyone likes the "Brown" fan's because they can be seen as "jarring" compared to the rest of the PC.

Some people do like them though because they are "jarring" and will draw your eye away from other areas of the PC.
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