Noctua NF-A8 80mm PWM Premium Quality Fan
The NF-A8 is a highly optimised, premium quality quiet 80mm fan. Featuring Noctua's AAO (Advanced Acoustic Optimisation) frame as well as sophisticated aerodynamic design measures such as Flow Acceleration Channels, the NF-A8 further improves the renowned quiet cooling performance of the award-winning NF-R8. The PWM version sports Noctua's custom designed NE-FD1 IC for fully automatic speed control via 4-pin fan headers and comes with a Low-Noise-Adaptor to reduce the maximum speed during PWM control from 2200 to 1750rpm. Its superb running smoothness, reference-class SSO2 bearing and Noctua's trusted premium quality make it an elite choice for the highest demands. Features • Sound-optimised blade geometry and profile (Flow Acceleration Channels)
• Self-stabilising oil-pressure bearing (SSO2 Bearing)
• <14 dB(A) minimum noise with supplied L.N.A.
• 32.6 CFM maximum airflow
• Includes 4 Vibration-Compensators
• Six years warranty
|Individual Fan Specifications|
|Fan Depth||25 mm|
|Fan Speed||2200 (1750 using LNA) rpm|
|Fan Specialization||Inaudible Airflow|
|Airflow||32.6 (25.8 using LNA) CFM|
|Air Pressure||2.37 (1.54 using LNA) mm H2O|
|Sound Level (dB)||17.7 (13.8 using LNA) dB|
|Sound Level (Sone)|
|Manual Speed Controller||No|
|Fan Fixing||Screw Fixing|
|Cable length||300 mm|
|Connectors||1 x 4-pin|
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For further information regarding Scan's warranty procedure please see our terms and conditions
- 60 months
- Return to base
- DOA Period:
- 7 days
- RTB Period:
- 60 months
Date Issued: 20th Oct 2008
The modern PC is potentially a mass of heat output and heat production hot spots. With CPUs rated at more than 100W of heat output, single graphics boards carrying similar ratings (and people want to run two!), multiple hard drives the norm, lots of memory and mainboards covered in heatpipes to combat toasty core logic and PWM circuits, a PC appreciably warming up a room when it’s working hard is no joke.
Date Issued: 19th Jun 2008
Watercooling for the PC has been around for years in some form or another, for at least as long as Scan have been in business, with basic physics defining why you want to use it. That means for air cooling, to cope with increasing temperature in the heatsink you need to move the air across it faster. That is why thermostatically controlled fans in your PC will turn faster the hotter something gets.
Date Issued: 5th Mar 2007
Anybody who has been near their share of computer systems will appreciate that not all systems make the same amount of noise. There are a number of reasons for why this is so. Firstly, a computer makes noise for different reasons. Generally, anything mechanical is going to make noise.