ARCTIC P12 PWM - PC Fan, 120mm Fan, PC Case Fan with PWM, Pressure-optimised, quiet motor, Computer, Fan Speed: 200-1800 rpm (0 rpm <5%) - Black
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As we used the P12 PWM in their "PST" Version, we were able to make use of their "Power Sharing Technology". This PST Plug basically adds an additional 3-Pin Output to the cable of Each Fan. The Rest of this review focuses only on the P12 PWM PST fan, but you can expect the exact same results from the P12 PWM (as the only difference is the Daisy Chain). At first, we assumed that this was one of the reasons why these Fans could be so cheap, but upon investigation, it turned out to be a feature.
Arctic P12 PWM PST Review | The Best Budget 120mm Case Fan? Arctic P12 PWM PST Review | The Best Budget 120mm Case Fan?
The speed of P12 PWM can be adjusted using PWM signal from the motherboard. Please follow this procedure to adjust the settings on your motherboard. We would have hoped that the wire would be long enough to keep the rest of the Fan wires behind the mainboard.Inside of the Box, we can find the Fan, a little Bag with 4 Mounting Screws, and a Smartphone Shaped piece of paper with a QR Code redirecting to the User Manual. At a first glance, the Arctic P12 Lineup may be overwhelming, but we will try to make it as clear as possible. Arctic's Lineup of 120mm Case Fans is grouped into 2 big Product Lines, the P12 Series & the F12 Series. Overall the P12's performance is excellent. Not only did Arctic's fan outperform a much more expensive rival, but it also managed to beat our 140mm Fans.
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After letting Heavyload grill the CPU, we came to the following results while the Fans were spinning at 100% PWM. While we attached the first Fan to the PWM header on the Mainboard, the short PST extension forced us to also rout the Cable of every other fan to the front of the case.
By doing so, we can use the CPU Temperature as an accurate measurement as the CPU temp now only relies on the Air that the Case Fans are pushing into the Case.