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Arctic F12 Pro PWM 120mm Fan Review

Rating: 8.5.

Arctic has a long history of producing a wide range of quality cooling products including CPU coolers, GPU coolers and fans.  It's only recently that they have diversified into different markets like gaming peripherals and power accessories.

Today we are going to take a look at one of Arctic's fans, the F12 Pro PWM.  This is a 120mm model which is designed to be ultra quiet.  It has a number of interesting features including a unique two-part rubber damped enclosure and PWM fan speed control.


  • Dimensions: 120 x 120 x 18.5 mm
  • Fan Speed: 400 – 1500 RPM (PWM Controlled)
  • Bearing: Fluid Dynamic Bearing
  • Air Flow: 57  CFM / 96.8 m3/h
  • Noise Level: 0.5 sone
  • Weight: 140g

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  1. that is really good value for money! under £4 for that? ordering a handful of them now….

  2. Love that fan. But dont do what i did and stick my hand near that fan while it was on, the fins are so sharp that it dug into my wrist and left a scar 😀

  3. I’ve had quite a few Arctic Fans over the years, and have found them mostly very quiet and long lived (you get the odd bad one with a slight buzz when you put your ear close like any fan). If you drill holes in the side of the mounting towers you can use cable ties to fit them to any heatsink where the fins are not too closely spaced – they are not high pressure fans! The only real problem as a case fan is that they react badly if the panel they are fixed to is not rigid enough – Dedshete from Wilmslow Audio or Falcon usually provides a cure but is not cheap.