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The NA-HC2 chromax.black heatsink cover is an add-on accessory for Noctua’s award-winning NH-U12S, NH-U12S TR4-SP3 and NH-U12S SE-AM4 CPU coolers. Made from high-quality aluminium with black powder-coating finish, it allows users to give the cooler a sleek stealth look that is right at home in all-black builds and goes nicely with many other popular colour schemes. Thanks to the easy, straightforward installation, changing the looks of your NH-U12S cooler only takes a few minutes and doesn’t even require taking it off the CPU. Combined with the industrialPPC or chromax.black.swap edition NF-F12, fans, the NA-HC2 chromax.black gives you the option to turn your NH-U12S into an all-black powerhouse that looks just as great as it cools.
Caution: The cover increases the height of the heatsink by 6mm (from 158 to 164mm) and the total width by 3mm (from 125mm to 128mm). Please make sure that your case offers sufficient clearance and that the cover doesn’t make contact with any other components such as PCIe cards!
Details
chromax.black design

chromax.black design

The NA-HC2 chromax.black editon features a deep black powder-coating finish that gives a unique, sleek stealth look when combined with black industrialPPC or chromax.black.swap fans and chromax.black anti-vibration pads. What a match for black motherboards, case interiors and all-black builds!
Endless options for customisation

Endless options for customisation

Do you want to give your entire heatsink a custom colour to take things one step further? While spray-painting heatsinks is difficult and reduces performance, Noctua’s powder-coated chromax covers can easily be repainted with custom colours and decorations.
Match with industrialPPC or chromax fans and pads

Match with industrialPPC or chromax fans and pads

Noctua’s chromax line heatsink covers are a perfect match for the black industrialPPC and chromax.black.swap fans, both of which can be colour-customised using chromax anti-vibration pads and cables (available in black, white, red, blue, green and yellow).
High-quality powder-coated aluminium

High-quality powder-coated aluminium

Tired of flimsy, thin plastic faceplates? The chromax line heatsink covers are made from sturdy, 1mm-thick aluminium and feature a scratch-resistant powder-coating finish in order to match the build quality of your Noctua heatsink.
Easy installation

Easy installation

Installing Noctua’s chromax line heatsink covers is child’s play: Put the fixture on top of the cooler, secure it with the steel clip, slide on the cover until the magnets snap into place – done! You don’t even have to remove the cooler from the CPU or take off the fan.
6-year manufacturer’s warranty

6-year manufacturer’s warranty

Manufactured to the same strict quality standards as your trusty Noctua CPU coolers and fans, the chromax line heatsink covers come with the same 6-year manufacturer’s warranty as all other Noctua products.
NA-HC2 chromax.black
General
Notes and warnings
Caution: The cover increases the height of the heatsink by 6mm (from 158 to 164mm) and the total width by 3mm (from 125mm to 128mm). Please make sure that your case offers sufficient clearance and that the cover doesn’t make contact with any other components such as PCIe cards!
Specification
Colour
black
Scope of delivery
    1x NA-HC2 chromax.black heatsink cover
Cooler compatibility
  • NH-U12S
  • NH-U12S SE-AM4
  • NH-U12S TR4-SP3
Warranty
6 years
NA-HC2 chromax.black
chromax by Noctua
Video Reviews
The following video reviews have not been created by Noctua. Responsibility for the information and views expressed in the videos lies entirely with the authors.
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18.11.2017 // HardwareField.com
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NA-HC2 chromax.black Review

منذ فترة بسيطة قدمت مراجعة لمشتتات Noctua الهوائية الشهيرة و كان لى تعليق بسيط ان منذ عام 2007 اى عشرة سنوات لم تقم Noctua بأى تغيير يشمل الشككل او اللون على مشتتاتها الهوائية فهى بنفس الالوان البنى و البيج . و قد كان الرد سريع من Noctua ان لديها لمسة جمالية و لا اروع مع الاحتفاظ بنفس قورة الاداء
Test verdict: "فقد اطلقت Noctua مجموعة كبيرة من الاكسسوارات التى يمكن ان تغير شكل المشتتات الهوائية الخاصة بها و تعطيها اللمسة الجمالية و هذه الاكسسوارات قد اتت تحت اسم Chromax و التى تتيح للمستخدم تغيير شكل و الوان المشتت الخاص به و البداية كانت تخص كلا المشتتان NH-D15 و NH-U12S من خلال عدة اغطية تغطى جسم المشتت بالكامل بعدة الوان و ايضا المراوح السوداء اللون و التى يأتى معها القطع المطاطية المضادة للصدمات و بعدة الوان و كابلات تطويل كابل توصيل المراوح و ايضا كابل لتشغيل مراوح مزدوجة على رأس واحد و سوف نقدم لكم هذه المنتجات تفصيليا فى هذا الموضوع." (Ahmed Mohamed Elsayed, HardwareField.com)
17.11.2017 // mod-your-case.de
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NA-HC2 chromax.black Review

Mit der NA-HC2 chromax.black und NA-HC2 chromax.black Kühlerabdeckungen hat Noctua zwei „Aluminiumblenden“ in sein Sortiment aufgenommen, durch welche man den vorhandenen Kühlern einen ganz besonderen Look verpassen kann. Die NA-HC2 chromax.black Kühlerabdeckungen sind eigentlich recht simpel aufgebaut, können aber, was das Design angeht, wahre wunder bewirken. Die Verarbeitung der Kühlerabdeckungen wurde sehr sauber ausgeführt und das Montagekonzept ist sehr gut durchdacht. Hierdurch gestaltet sich die Montage besonders einfach und ist in weniger als fünf Minuten erledig
Test verdict: "In Kombination mit den ebenfalls kürzlich vorgestellten Lüftern der chromax Serie, welche sich nur von der Optik her von den werksseitig mit den Kühlern ausgelieferten Lüftern unterscheiden, ergibt sich ein schickes Gesamtbild, auf welches sicherlich viele Gamer und Casemodder gewartet haben. " (Patrick Seus, mod-your-case.de)
16.11.2017 // hardwarepoint.net
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NA-HC2 chromax.black Review

Ihr könnt es anhand der Bilder selber für euch entscheiden, aber wie wir finden, ist es Noctua gelungen, frischen Wind in ihre Produkte zu bringen. Der Wiedererkennungswert wird jetzt natürlich signifikant sinken, es ist kein beige/braun mehr zu finden bei den chromax Produkten. Allerdings werden jetzt nicht mehr nur performance-orientierte Kunden zu Noctua Produkten greifen, sondern es wird eine ganz neue Käuferschaft angesprochen. Gerade wo doch sehr viele Gehäuse auch mit Seitenfenster oder gehärtetem Glas ausgeliefert werden, will man natürlich sein System bestmöglich in Szene setzen.
Test verdict: "Noctua hat den Schritt endlich gewagt und bietet jetzt auch die Möglichkeit, etwas Farbe ins Spiel zu bringen." (Dennis Heinze, hardwarepoint.net)
14.11.2017 // RealHardTechX.com
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NA-HC2 chromax.black Review

Preciosos complementos que permiten personalizar nuestro equipo con un estilo excepcional y extraordinaria elegancia de una forma sencilla. Dotado de la habitual calidad constructiva premium, las cubiertas Noctua NH-HC1 y NH-HC2 consiguen aunar el excepcional rendimiento de los refrigeradores de CPU Noctua con una imagen genial. Una compra indispensable.
Test verdict: "Distinguimos a las cubiertas Noctua NH-HC1 chromax.black.swap y Noctua NH-HC2 chromax.black.swap para los disipadores CPU NH-U12S, NH-U12S TR4-SP3 y NH-U12S SE-AM4 de Noctua con nuestro premio RealHardTechX Gold Award y recomendamos su compra a todos nuestros lectores." (José Romero, RealHardTechX.com)
14.11.2017 // HWready.it
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NA-HC2 chromax.black Review

Gli sdoppiatori e le prolunghe sono qualitativamente ottimi e utili da usare sia con le ventole di questa serie sia in qualsiasi altro PC. Le ventole della serie Chromax vantano la qualità che contraddistingue Noctua ma molto attente al design, con colorazione nera e la presenza dei pad colorati a spezzare e adattarle a qualsiasi build. Per ultimi le bellissime armature per i dissipatori! Grazie ad esse la personalizzazione della propria configurazione fa un grande balzo in avanti, permettendo inoltre con alcuni modelli di poter cambiare in corso d’opera la colorazione. Insomma un altro ottimo lavoro del produttore austriaco.
Test verdict: "La serie Chromax di Noctua è una vera e propria ventata di aria fresca da parte del produttore austriaco. Siamo abituati a considerare i loro prodotti qualitativamente superiori ma con design non proprio in corso coi tempi, da adesso quando parleremo di Noctua potremmo pensare anche ad un design “bello” e capace di adattarsi ai canoni estetici oramai richiesti dal mercato." (Mauro Santoro, HWready.it)
13.11.2017 // EnosTech.com
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NA-HC2 chromax.black Review

This level of customization is definitely expensive but it is worth it. Particularly for those who want to stick with the air cooler or even would want to use Chromax line of the fans and cables on the radiators for color customization. When it comes to the air coolers, the debate is on. Form over function or vice-versa. With the recent trends in the market there is a new definition which is Form with Function and this is where the Noctua has turned the table around for their coolers with their new Chromax add-ons which have allowed the users to color customize their fans, color customize their heatsinks to the extent that even the fan extension cables and the y-splitter cables are available in 6 colors for this level of the customization. The quality is top notch and why would it not be. After all, they are coming from the Noctua.
Test verdict: "With this level of the color customization, Noctua has turned their coolers and the fans all around and do we not love it, already! There is no surprise that the Noctua Chromax lineup has won our Must Have award." (Nauman Siddique, EnosTech.com)
11.11.2017 // Overclock3D.net
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NA-HC2 chromax.black Review

Well, it's been a long time coming, but Noctua have finally realised that not everybody loves the plain aluminium aesthetic of their heat sinks, and the diarrhea brown coupled with prosthetic limb beige of their standard fans. yes it's taken a while, but my God have they hit the ball out of the park with the Chromax Range. You can now get black, white and colour swap Black heat sink covers for the top end Noctua Heat sinks, as well as their leading fans in black with a choice of colour coordinating anti vibration pads. Not only that, but you can top off the whole buiild with a choice of six colours for fan splitter and fan extension cables. We're not expecting the products in the range to be dirt cheap, but what we have learned is that with Noctua, you get the quality you pay for, so yeah, the fans may cost a few quid more than your average fan, but it is, after all, a Noctua fan.
Test verdict: "Thanks Noctua, Thanks a bunch!" (Gary Wain, Overclock3D.net)
10.11.2017 // Unboxing Treatment
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NA-HC2 chromax.black Review

Have you ever thought about customizing the appearance of your CPU cooler's heatsink? Some cooler manufacturers would paint their heatsinks before shipping to customers, but most of them are only available in black or white. That's what the new Noctua Chromax heatsink covers (NA-HC) are able to offer you the options to pimp up your boring-looking CPU cooler.
Test verdict: "Overall, the Chromax heatsink covers can obviously make your CPU cooler more personalized and customizable. The installation is both simple and fast, with the easy-to-read user manual. You can even pair it with the Chromax.black.swap fans to completely match the whole cooler to your PC build's color scheme. The build quality of the heatsink covers is exceptional with a rigid aluminum construction and beautiful glossy/matte metal finish." (Chan Long Yin, Unboxing Treatment)
30.10.2017 // TechUniverse.it
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NA-HC2 chromax.black Review

In questa recensione vedremo che cosa sono le cover della Noctua NA-HC1 e della Noctua NA-HC2 della nuova serie chromax per dissipatore NH-U12S. Sostanzialmente, si tratta di cover per aggiungere protezione e colore al nostro dissipatore Noctua NH-U12S.
Test verdict: "Trovo che sia davvero una buona idea da parte di Noctua mettere a disposizione dei clienti che hanno un dissipatore NH-U12S queste cover. Finalmente possiamo aggiungere più colore a questo dissipatore." (TechUniverse.it)
30.10.2017 // HardwareMAX.it
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NA-HC2 chromax.black Review

La nuova linea chromax di Noctua è davvero molto bella, da un tocco di colore e vivacità all’interno del case, senza sfociare nel ridicolo, andando a trovare l’equilibrio perfetto tra funzionalità, design e classe. Il montaggio come sempre è di una facilità estrema e la cura dei dettagli, la scelta dei materiali e dei componenti è di primissima qualità.
Test verdict: "Siamo sicuri che l’acquisto della linea chromax può soddisfare la maggior parte degli utenti che si dedicano al modding e che cercano un ottimo compromesso tra qualità e design." (Da Igor Lucifaro, HardwareMAX.it)

Installation Manual (PDF)

Information Sheet (PDF)