When it comes to smaller PC accessories such as cooling there are a few countries that are pretty dominant in feeding our demand: most Asian countries such as Japan, Korea, Taiwan, etc. and a few scattered American companies too (although they are likely manufactured in the countries previously mentioned). When one tries to name countries where quality PC cooling comes from, how often does Austria cross your mind?
It's been a while since I've worked with Noctua, but ever since my first review for them I am still loyal in using one of their fans in my main computer system. Since that time they have been coming out with all sorts of quality products in the silent cooling realm. Their main focus is fans and CPU coolers - all of which are seen in many positive reviews around the internet and in magazines. When Noctua contacted me and asked if I wanted to review the newest version of my rather loved NF-S12 fan, I couldn't turn it down. The NF-S12B is the predecessor to the older NF-S12 - let's see if an old favourite can still be made better!