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Noctua NH-U12S 120x120x25 ( NF-F12 PWM) SSO2-Bearing ( Self-stabilising oil-presure bearing ) CPU Cooler

  • 1500 RPM ( standard ), 1200RPM ( w/ L.N.A.), 300RPM ( PWM)
  • 93.4 m3/h (standard), 74.3 m3/h ( W/ U.L.N.A )
  • Copper ( Base and Heat-pipes), Alum.( cooling Fins ), Soldered Joints, Nickel Plated.
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The NH-U12S is the latest 12cm model of Noctua's classic U-series single tower CPU coolers, which have received more than 400 awards and recommendations from the international press. The S-version's 45mm slim shape guarantees 100% compatibility with tall RAM modules and at the same time, its fine-tuned design and the class-leading NF-F12 FocusedFlow™ fan with PWM support for fully automatic speed control allow it to further improve its predecessor's renowned quiet cooling performance. Topped off with the trusted, pro-grade SecuFirm2™ multi-socket mounting system, Noctua's proven NT-H1 thermal compound and full 6 years manufacturer's warranty, the NH-U12S is a complete premium quality solution that combines outstanding performance, quiet operation and excellent compatibility.


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Model

Brand
Noctua
Model
NH-U12S

Spec

Type
Fan & Heatsinks
Fan Size
120x120x25 ( NF-F12 PWM)
Compatibility
Intel Socket LGA 2011, LGA1156,1155, 1150 & AMD AM2/AM2+/AM3/3+, FM1/2 (stock backplate required)
Bearing Type
SSO2-Bearing ( Self-stabilising oil-presure bearing )
RPM
1500 RPM ( standard ), 1200RPM ( w/ L.N.A.), 300RPM ( PWM)
Air Flow
93.4 m3/h (standard), 74.3 m3/h ( W/ U.L.N.A )
Noise Level
22.4 dB(A)/standard, 18.6 dB(A) ( w/ U.L.N.A.)
Heatsink Material
Copper ( Base and Heat-pipes), Alum.( cooling Fins ), Soldered Joints, Nickel Plated.

Physical Spec

Weight
1.28 Lbs ( Without Fan ), 1.66 Lbs ( With Fan )

Features

Features
Scope of Delivery

1 X NF-F12 PWM Premium Fans

Low-Noise-Adapter ( L.N.A)

NT-H1 High-grade Thermal Compound

SecuFirm 2 mounting Kits

Anti-vibration pads and fan-clips for 2nd NF-F12 (optional)

Noctua Metal case badge

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 6 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 6 years


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  • Joe B.
  • 7/24/2014 9:52:46 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome!

Pros: Very quiet without the low noise adapter, and awesome performance. All the hardware and parts needed to install were included, and the directions were very easy to follow.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: Noctua fans are brown and tan. I don't mind it, but if you have to have flashy led fans for everything you might want to swap the fan for something that suits your tastes, but then you're losing out on an awesome fan.

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  • Hendrik G.
  • 7/17/2014 11:36:24 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat cooler

Pros: This was a great choice to cool my 4790K Haswell CPU. It's whisper quiet and keeps the temps down extremely well, even under load. I've been purchasing Noctua coolers for some time now and they all are just very high quality and efficient. You can't go wrong here.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: As everybody else has mentioned, it's a large unit so it may not work for everybody. I have an ASUS Z97 Deluxe motherboard and if I orient this to blow top-to-bottom it sits directly on top of my RAM so I turned it 90 degrees, which fit perfectly...no big deal.

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  • Brett S.
  • 6/16/2014 11:14:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome Cooler!

Pros: -Easy to install
-Very quiet
-Lowered my base temp by 10+ degrees celsius
-Great packaging and instructions

Cons: -None really. Just make sure it will fit your tower as it's a little larger. I had roughly 1/4" inches left next to my case in a mid size tower.

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  • Sean M.
  • 5/22/2014 3:46:28 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAbsolutely Awesome

Pros: - High performance cooling
- Quiet; the NF-F12 is not silent, but it's the quietest air cooler fan I've ever used and works perfectly with the NH-U12 heat-sink.
- The way the heat-sink mounts is very easy and SUPER effective

Cons: - Fan color is not for everyone, personally I think Noctua fans look great
- Although it works perfectly and makes for an easy installation, I'm not a huge fan of the clips that secure the fans to the heatsink.
- Doesn't cool as well as water cooling, but that's a given.

Other Thoughts: I had an AMD FX branded AIO water cooler give out after putting some NF-F12s on it to quiet the thing down (It was the built in pump going bad, not the fans) and it took out the motherboard with it.

Since I already had a couple NF-F12s I came across this and decided to go with air cooling from Noctua instead of another AIO water-cooler.

I am very happy with the look and performance of the NH-U12S. It isn't ridiculously big like some other air coolers and looks more professional/distinguished than a lot of other coolers that look like the owner is trying to compensate for something else in their life with.

If you are lucky enough to get another NF-F12 to use with this, make sure to follow the instructions and use the fatter anti vibration pads on the back fan (the exhaust fan)

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  • James S.
  • 5/20/2014 4:11:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat cooler

Pros: High quality fan and cooler. Simple installation, one of the best back plate set-ups I have seen. No problem installing fan even with the high profile ram in my system.
Mounted on an i7-3770K @ 4.2 and temps on the cores range from 19-28 C. at idle.
Had a radiator type cpu cooler and this one reads far lower temps.
I actually like the color of the fan, although some other users seem to not.

Cons: None comes to mind

Other Thoughts: Nice metal sticker included. Also includes a long stemmed screwdriver to install fan to backing plate and thermal grease.

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  • Kim D.
  • 5/17/2014 1:08:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic CPU Cooler

Pros: Quiet and keeps CPU very cool.

Cons: I thought instructions could have been a little more detailed.

Other Thoughts: Works great and fan is very quiet.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/12/2014 10:14:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsnoctua nh-u12s

Pros: keeps my 8350 at 20c at idle and 43c in game at 4.3 GHz. the stock plate is required for AMD installation which keeps things simple. The Fan is really quiet ..I seriously only hear my hard drive and now its starting to bother me :p

Cons: installation was easy but I have big hands so:) and for you Intel guys good luck installing.

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  • Barry B.
  • 5/12/2014 9:34:25 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEffective and quiet, awesome!

Pros: I used to water cool but prefer this heatsink much better because it keeps the temps down in the low 30s C, even on my overclocked i7 4770k. This thing is whisper quiet and even though it's tall, it does fit inside an Antec 1200 case without the side fan on the door panel.
Comes with multiple mounts and assorted connectors. I love the option of adding an additional fan if needed.

Cons: The color if it bothers you but no big deal to me. Not docking an egg for it.

Other Thoughts: This unit does not block any of the ram slots on the Asus Z87 pro board.

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  • Jason v.
  • 5/8/2014 10:05:52 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great...

Pros: It works and it works great!

Cons: none

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  • James Y.
  • 4/15/2014 9:53:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Noctua makes the best fans and heatsinks hands down!

Cons: None! Some people complain about the color, be more concerned about function.

Other Thoughts: You get what you pay for and you are not going to find another product that will out perform Noctua.

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