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Noctua NF-A12x25 RGB? 2GuysTek made it possible DIY style

YouTubers 2GuysTek was able to fit a DIY RGB fan frame into the Noctua NF-A12x25 and the results were phenomenal, at least aesthetically. There could be performance impact in terms of acoustics as they had to saw off the original inner fan frame and replace it with their 3D printed custom frame. You can watch their YouTube video below to see how they did it.

The NF-A12x25 is meticulously engineered that every part of the fan had to meet certain standards. The outer tip of the blades within 0.5mm within the fan frame, whereas other fans would need a tolerance within 1.5mm-4.0mm. Having the fan tips as close as possible to the edge helps the fan work against back pressure by reducing leaks between the blades and the fan frame.

On the other hand, the frame of the fan is using what Noctua calls Advanced Acoustic Optimisation (AAO), in which the chosen plastic for the build of the frame has the ability to absorb sound and vibration effectively.
In the end, this project just shows that having RGB Noctua fans are possible but have to DIY it yourself since Noctua stated that they are not planning to release RGB fans any time in the future.
If the brown fans aren’t for you, the Noctua Chromax line is a good alternative, or even external RGB fan frames that won’t require you to gut down the fan itself will work just fine.
Ira James
Ira James is an enthusiast who has his roots on PC hardware and gaming. His career as a tech journalist began after working in the PR industry for two years. He started GGWPTech to write PC hardware reviews, gaming, cyber security, and enterprise tech news. His works are also syndicated by other media publishers: Tech Sabado, and the Sunday and Business I.T. section of Manila Times.

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