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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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    01.07.2015 - GameTechModding.com NH-D15S
    Test verdict: "Prodotto ottimo!" (Enrico Luperini, GameTechModding.com)
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    01.07.2015 - NextHardware.com NH-C14S
    Test verdict: "Design sofisticati, materiali eccelsi e prestazioni da far impallidire la concorrenza sono ormai una costante in ognuno dei dissipatori targati Noctua. Ed i nuovi NH-D15S e NH-C14S non sono da meno grazie a strutture davvero robuste ed efficienti e a ventole estremamente performanti e silenziose." (Alfonso Basilicata, NextHardware.com)
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    30.06.2015 - Play3r.net NH-D15S
    Test verdict: "The bottom line is that the Noctua NH-D15S is a solid performer, as well as offering fantastic compatibility which is aimed to “help” enthusiasts and consumers with large memory heatsinks, as well as PCIe slots;" (Gavin Bonshor, Play3r.net)
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    30.06.2015 - DVTests.com NF-S12B redux-1200 PWM
    Test verdict: "With this airflow and static pressure measured through the tests, the fan is definitely capable to deliver astonishing cooling performance, which will be able to keep every processor cool and stable, while being cooled by a CPU cooler or water radiator compatible with 120 mm fans." (Dobrin Krastev, DVTests.com)
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