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Old 08-06-18, 06:16 PM
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Noctua go all black for Computex 2018



Once you go black you never go back...... Thats what she said!


Noctua go all black for Computex 2018

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Old 08-06-18, 06:26 PM
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It's still annoying how the all black fans aren't even for there newest fan..
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Old 08-06-18, 08:00 PM
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Lets hope they make enough sales, to think going black was a great move and they keep it going
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It's still annoying how the all black fans aren't even for there newest fan..
Yeah, but I can see why. The beige and tan is Noctua, and up until now has been a way to distinguish them as extreme performance fans. Now the market is a lot more competitive. We have dozens of equally awesome, if not better fans that are just black, or black and grey, or black and white. They can't solely rely on their performance to sell fans any more.

But this new 120mm fan, it's like going back to the roots of Noctua where they were one of the only companies to consider if you wanted extreme performance at low noise levels. They can afford to go back to what they clearly prefer, which is a very distinguishable colour combination, as the fan's performance has no equivalent. No other 120mm fan performs as well. If I had that kind of power, I would want to distinguish my product visually as well.
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Yeah, but I can see why. The beige and tan is Noctua, and up until now has been a way to distinguish them as extreme performance fans. Now the market is a lot more competitive. We have dozens of equally awesome, if not better fans that are just black, or black and grey, or black and white. They can't solely rely on their performance to sell fans any more.

But this new 120mm fan, it's like going back to the roots of Noctua where they were one of the only companies to consider if you wanted extreme performance at low noise levels. They can afford to go back to what they clearly prefer, which is a very distinguishable colour combination, as the fan's performance has no equivalent. No other 120mm fan performs as well. If I had that kind of power, I would want to distinguish my product visually as well.
Not entirely true.

The Scythe, who no longer is a company, but the current Nidec Servo(oem for scythe) makes the Gentle Typhoons. They are and were the best static pressure fan bar none. Not even the infamous NFF12 could beat it really. They had most of the current technology Noctua has in there newest fan but from years ago in addition to a more simple and cheaper design.. but now they are hard to find and only limited selection.

With that said having owned the GTs(4) I actually just bought Noctuas latest fans and also bought the Chromax A14. So I can now compare. As far as specs go the Noctuas newest fan has more static pressure but less airflow. So testing should be interesting.
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Old 11-06-18, 08:56 AM
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I think the biggest problem is, that more and more people get cases with windows, so the looks play a bigger role. Not that they need to make RGB fans, but i wanted noctuas i my build, but they needed to be black, so i went ML120s and 140s from corsair.
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Not entirely true.

The Scythe, who no longer is a company, but the current Nidec Servo(oem for scythe) makes the Gentle Typhoons.
OLD SCHOOL

shame they aren't a big player anymore, Scythe were really good at what they did until they made that giant ugly thing. Looks were there, performed pretty well, not exactly the quietest fans around (Not the beast I mean their overall range).
I had 2 scythes back in the day, My friends rig still has a Mine 2 cooling his CPU.


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Not entirely true.

The Scythe, who no longer is a company, but the current Nidec Servo(oem for scythe) makes the Gentle Typhoons. They are and were the best static pressure fan bar none. Not even the infamous NFF12 could beat it really. They had most of the current technology Noctua has in there newest fan but from years ago in addition to a more simple and cheaper design.. but now they are hard to find and only limited selection.

With that said having owned the GTs(4) I actually just bought Noctuas latest fans and also bought the Chromax A14. So I can now compare. As far as specs go the Noctuas newest fan has more static pressure but less airflow. So testing should be interesting.
I did say, "It's like going back to the roots of Noctua where they were one of the only companies to consider if you wanted extreme performance at low noise levels." Obviously there were other competitive fans back in the day, but nowadays we have far more to choose that are highly accessible.
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took em long enough to figure our brown and sandy puke did not look nice in a PC let alone on a pavement
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OLD SCHOOL

shame they aren't a big player anymore, Scythe were really good at what they did until they made that giant ugly thing. Looks were there, performed pretty well, not exactly the quietest fans around (Not the beast I mean their overall range).
I had 2 scythes back in the day, My friends rig still has a Mine 2 cooling his CPU.
Our local water cooling supplier, Daz, somehow got the rights / permission to have different Gentle Typhoon variants made, new ones. PWM, black blades, and just as awesome as the old school GTs, if not better. They don't look as pretty as Noctua, but I have 12 of the PWM ones, 1850 RPM, and they're the best fans I've ever used on a rad. Even a dozen of them in a Case Labs pedestal is very quiet.
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