From Noctua's website about the NF-A14 industrialPPC:
Conceived for industrial heavy duty applications that require enhanced cooling performance and advanced ingress protection, the NF-A14 industrialPPC (Protected Performance Cooling) is a ruggedised high-speed version of the award-winning retail model. Thanks to the outstanding aerodynamic efficiency of the NF-A14 design and the use of a novel three-phase motor, the industrialPPC version provides superior airflow and pressure capacity while keeping noise levels and power consumption moderate as against comparable high-speed fans. While its fibre-glass reinforced polyamide construction and certified water and dust protection make the NF-A14 industrialPPC suitable for operation in challenging environments, the renowned SSO2 bearing technology guarantees an MTBF of over 150.000hrs. Topped off with Noctua’s trusted reliability and 6 years manufacturer’s warranty, the NF-A14 industrialPPC is an ideal choice for highly demanding applications that require superior flow rates and ultimate dependability.
Noctua was founded in 2005 and since then, they have taken the silent enthusiasts' hearts by storm and have released high quality products one after another.
Noctua has gained a lot of respect in the enthusiasts market for making some of the most advanced and well engineered CPU coolers and fans on the market.
We recently reviewed the NH-D15 which is the successor to the legendary NH-D14 and it performed exceptionally well and received our Elite Award.
Noctua's new flagship CPU cooler currently holds the cooling performance crown in our bench tests and you can read our review of the Noctua NH-D15 here.
A few weeks ago Noctua introduced two new fan product lines, the industrialPPC and redux fans. Noctua has sent us reviews samples of all of their new fans but in this review we will specifically focus on the NF-A14 iPPC 3000 and 2000RPM PWM versions. We will focus on the redux line on the next review since they are built for completely different purposes than the industrialPPC line. The redux line is geared more towards budget oriented users while the industrialPPC line is more for users who require enhanced cooling performance and superior pressure capacity.
The NF-A14 industrialPPC (Protected Performance Cooling) fans are a sophisticated version of the popular NF-A14 fans. As you can see, the industrialPPC fans are not in the usual color scheme that we have come to know from Noctua but instead in this new majestic black and brown color scheme. The industrialPPC fans are conceived for industrial heavy duty applications so Noctua has made them entirely from fibre-glass reinforced polyamide construction. They are also water and dust proof certified which makes the industrialPPC fans an ideal choice for highly demanding applications that require superior flow rates and ultimate dependability.
The NF-A14 industrialPPC fans are designed to be case fans but that doesn't mean we can't test them on a CPU cooler.
I know the majority of the people will use them for case fans which is why I decided to test them on a CPU cooler.
So with that being said, we will be creating two sets of configurations by using the NH-D15 heatsink.
For our first configuration, we will be using the NH-D15 heatsink with two NF-A14 iPPC-3000RPM PWM fans and the other two NF-A14 iPPC-2000RPM PWM fans for our second configuration.
Since Noctua has widened the fin stack in the NH-D15, the new industrialPPC fans will fit in nicely.
So let's find out if the NF-A14 industrialPPC fans are another high quality product from Noctua.
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