• out of stock

Arctic F12 PWM PST 120mm Case Fan 5-Pack $39 + Delivery ($0 to Eastern Metro with $100 Spend/ $0 NSW C&C) @ Mwave

560

Mwave currently has a sale on Arctic fans (https://www.mwave.com.au/searchresult?w=arctic) and seems their F12 PWM PST fans (White) are currently on special at only $39 for a 5 pack. This works out to be $7.80 per fan. Doing a search online shows prices ranging from $82.99 (5 pack @ Amazon) to $15 (Black version each @ PCCG) so the price seems good.

Only downside is the delivery fee, but currently delivery to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra metro areas is free if you order over $100.

For anyone interested in the differences between the P and F versions, the P is pressure optimised, while the F is airflow optimised.

I first thought the PST (Power Sharing Technology) when I read about it a bit weird, but after using it I think it's a very good idea - use a single 4 pin on your motherboard and all the fans connected to it share the same speed and you don't have to set speeds per header for each fan you connect.

Related Stores

Mwave Australia
Mwave Australia

closed Comments

  •  

    Just for curiosity, what are the differences between pressure optimised and airflow optimised fans?

      • +2 votes

        definitely not. see below comment.

  • +11 votes

    Airflow: Case fans (used in scenarios where the fan isnt restricted by something like a radiator or heatsink)

    Pressure: Rad/Heatsink: Used when fan needs to push or pull air through something restrictive (radiator/heatsink).

    Airflow fans are most commonly used as exhaust fans, pressure fans are still used as case intake fans if your case has good dust filters. So then you get good airflow but also benefit from having good air filters.

    •  

      Thanks

    •  

      You should try to have more airflow in than out though. Positive pressure reduces dust build up

    •  

      How does that work?

      • +1 vote

        It doesn't, with one exception.
        Cases sat on the floor directly.

        The "theory" is that with negative pressure inside the case, the dust gets sucked in all the little manufacturing gaps.

        But this assumes there is significant dust to suck in, and that your fans are filtered.

        It was MASSIVELY touted for YEARS in the 90's and has recently made a resurgence; but many many many forums and enthusiasts did real life multiple year tests, and all of them came back "same same".

        I personally ran 2 cases with fans (no other components) for a year, one all extraction (negative) and one all intake (positive) and saw nothing worth mention.

        Fan filters would clearly help, but they're still uncommon unless you're part of the "show case" scene. Budget cases lack them, and extreme OCers will usually dump them. OEM prebuilds, almost never have them.

  • +2 votes

    I upvoted abit too fast thinking they were P12.

    Looks like P12 moves a bit more air than the F12
    https://www.arctic.de/en/P12/ACFAN00118A …. 56.3 CFM/ 95.7 m³/h
    https://www.arctic.de/en/F12/AFACO-12000-GBA01 …. 53 CFM/ 90.1 m³/h

    apparently P12s are quieter too.

    what does this mean in practice? I dont know..

    • +1 vote

      As per above.

      P12 is quieter which will be the biggest difference to most; it's not a lot of difference to be entirely honest.

      With the specs you've listed, I'd argue that it's almost going to be within margin of error/variance (apart from the noise).

      For the price the F12's have enough static pressure for moderate radiators, I'd probably use them on all but the thickest of rads (E.G 40mm+).

      This pack is probably a moderate "upgrade" for some of the cheaper AIO's that come with rubbish fans as you can do push/pull, but I'm sure that the Corsair and EK AIO's for example have better fans that are included.

    • -2 votes

      P12 is not good for case fan as they create turbulence with the way they rotate

      •  

        I would like to see any data backing this up?

        •  

          p12 airflow is a vortex so there's dead air in a cone shape from its center

          •  

            @ln28909: Yeah interesting stuff. Just wondering if you have specs or data or links so I could read up more on this. More curiousity.

            •  

              @lawyerz: i saw a video on its airflow somewhere but i can't find it anymore, you can buy them and test it yourself, if you put your finger in the middle, you won't feel any air

              •  

                @ln28909: interesting. ill look it up. i am using p12s as my case fan at the moment so curious to know if thats not optimal.

                •  

                  @lawyerz: P12s are completely fine to use as case fans. The optimal setup for them is intake, but they will work just fine as exhaust.

  • +1 vote

    Are you sure this is a sale? I thought this was just regular price as they just started selling the Arctic range https://twitter.com/MwaveAu/status/1397001344188260354

    • +1 vote

      You may be possibly right. I tried the waybackmachine unsuccessfully to see what it might have been in the past..

      If it is the normal price I wish I knew about it earlier —- alas I picked up a packet or two in case the price does end up being jacked up in the future. Can never have too many spare fans.

      •  

        They haven't been in stock at mwave for a very long time, if at all.

        •  

          I got an email from mwave saying that arctic fans are now available, so this is the first time they've had them in stock I believe.

  •  

    Best fans without argb

    • +1 vote

      Noctua? Ek varder? There are better

  • +1 vote

    f's for case exhaust p's for aio's - pushing

  •  

    Will these run on 12v dc? If so, approx how many amps? Thinking of running one in my Engel fridge.

  •  

    Whats the cheapest fans you can get? (Want to add a few to a solar inverter) 80 - 150mm range. Cheers

    • +1 vote

      Cheapest Arctic fans or just cheapest fans? Deep cool 80mm case fans are $6-9. Cheapest in general anywhere would be no brand Chinese from online.

      But id suggest Coolermaster sickle flow 120mm not noisy, lots of airflow, $9-12. Unavoidable led lighting in 1 colour with the $9 ones, come in red, blue, green, white and no led. Usually red or blue is the cheapest most of the time.
      Led isn't seen make the whole fan glow its the old style - 1 led inserted into each corner of the frame pointing towards centre of fan. Cheap and effective 3pin dc 12v

      [fan] (https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/cooling/120mm-fans/51387...)

    •  
    •  

      If you don't care about noise just search for mining fans on ebay. They all plug into one another with molex double ended connector too.

  •  

    Love these fans.

  •  

    I've got a Coolermaster TD500 RGB but no exhaust fans on top. Would these suffice or look elsewhere? Any recommendations?

  •  

    How quiet are these? I got a generic techfast case and the front RGB fans make so much noise. They throttle all the time.

    If I switch them out for these, 3x intake fans and 1 exhaust fan. Would you guys recommend these fans or other fans. My budget is $50.

    •  

      Arctic P12s are best suited for intake and can be used for exhaust as well. They are more suited for pulling air through dust filters and restrictive openings. Pack of 5 can be found on amazon for about $55, but they arent in stock right now, so keep an eye out

      •  

        Thanks bought these, is it possible to cancel?

        •  

          You should be able to on Mwave website, under My account then order status

          •  

            @celery juice: It turns out the be quiet! Branded fans are also on sale.
            Should I go with the be quiet! brand or is the Arctic brand better overall?.

            •  

              @mrtee: There isnt much difference separating both brands. I'd say go with what you want