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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.



Socket compatibilityIntel LGA2011-0 & LGA2011-3(Square ILM), LGA1156, LGA1155, LGA1150 & AMD AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2, FM2+ (backplate required)
Height (without fan)158 mm
Width (without fan)125 mm
Depth (without fan)45 mm
Height (with fan)158 mm
Width (with fan)125 mm
Depth (with fan)71 mm
Weight (without fan)580 g
Weight (with fan)755 g
MaterialCopper (base and heat-pipes), aluminium (cooling fins), soldered joints & nickel plating
Max. TDPsee TDP guide
Fan compatibility120x120x25
Scope of Delivery
  • NF-F12 PWM premium fan
  • Low-Noise Adaptor (L.N.A.)
  • NT-H1 high-grade thermal compound
  • SecuFirm2™ Mounting Kit
  • Anti-vibration pads and fan-clips for second NF-F12
  • Noctua Metal Case-Badge
  • Warranty6 Years


    Fan specifications
     
    ModelNoctua NF-F12 PWM
    BearingSSO2
    Max. Rotational Speed (+/- 10%)1500 RPM
    Max. Rotational Speed with L.N.A. (+/- 10%)1200 RPM
    Min. Rotational Speed (PWM, +/-20%)300 RPM
    Max. Airflow93,4 m³/h
    Max. Airflow with L.N.A.74,3 m³/h
    Max. Acoustical Noise22,4 dB(A)
    Max. Acoustical Noise with L.N.A.18,6 dB(A)
    Input Power0,6 W
    Voltage Range12 V
    MTBF> 150.000 h



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    19.12.2014 - ElektronikTest.dk NH-U9S
    Test verdict: "Køleevne Vi ligger jo ikke på samme niveau som de store modeller, men stadig godt klaret i forhold til størrelsen af køleren. Og med en ekstra blæser på, er der ingen tvivl om at de slår mange, hvis ikke alle andre kølere i denne klasse." (John Thorn, ElektronikTest.dk)
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    18.12.2014 - Tom's Hardware NH-L12
    Test verdict: "For a Mini-ITX CPU cooler, the Noctua NH-L12 is somewhat of a luxury product. But like any luxury item, this heat sink comes with all the bells and whistles. While the price might be high compared to competing coolers, the NH-L12’s quality, configurability and extras make this cooler a value nonetheless." (Thomas Soderstrom, Tom's Hardware)
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    18.12.2014 - hardwarepoint.net NH-U14S
    Test verdict: "Der NH-U14S ist noch leistungsfähiger als der ohnehin schon gut abschneidende Dark Rock 3 und hält somit die CPU noch kühler. Hinzu kommt das bessere Montagesystem, was am Ende auch einen teureren Einkaufspreis nach sich zieht." (Dennis Heinze, hardwarepoint.net)
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    18.12.2014 - Donanimhaber Forum NH-U9S
    Test verdict: "Uzun lafın kısası ufak form faktörde bir bilgisayar topluyorsanız ve size ram,ekran kartı, kasa uyumuyla sıkıntı yaşatmayacak bir hava soğutma çözümü arıyorsanız NH-U9S ye bakmanızı mutlaka tavsiye ederim. Zira şu an piyasada pek alternatifi ortada gözükmüyor. Altı sene garantide cabası." (Ali Emre Alıcı, Donanimhaber Forum)
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