Noctua belongs to the well-known sizes in the silent and high-end cooling range, whereby the CPU coolers of the Austrian manufacturer in particular enjoy an excellent reputation. These combine excellent workmanship with high cooling performance and minimal noise. This is also the self-developed Noctua fans significantly responsible, which are also available separately to serve as a housing, CPU or radiator fan.
With its compact dimensions, the Noctua NH-L12S is predestined for installation in smaller enclosures in so-called Small Form Factor and HTPC environments. It belongs to the L-Type Coolers, so the four heatpipes in an L-shape go from the cooling surface into the fins of the cooling block. On the one hand this looks very futuristic, on the other hand it offers the possibility of an enormously flat height.
Optimized for compact systems
The NH-L12S is characterized above all by its flexible installation method: The fan can be mounted above the cooling fins. Then the cooler supports RAM modules with a height of up to 45mm. However, if the fan is mounted below the cooling fins, the total height is only 70mm. The case can be so tiny, the NH-L12S fits just about anywhere and ensures sufficient cooling at low volume.
The NH-L12S is delivered with the fan NF-A12x15 PWM. The powerful 120 mm fan with a maximum of 1,850 rpm and 23.9 dB (A) noise generation is particularly quiet and yet delivers with 94.2 m³ / h capacity above average cooling performance. Excellent cooling values coupled with the small size contribute to an amazing product.
The built-in fan supports the automatic regulation of the rotation speed through pulse width modulation (PWM). Using a supplied low-noise adapter, it is possible to limit the maximum speed of the fan to 1,400 rpm and to make the fan even quieter.
Another highlight is the patented SecuFirm2 multi-socket mounting system. It allows the installation of the cooler on motherboards with sockets from Intel as well as AMD and supports not only common platforms but also most sockets of both manufacturers. Some Intel-based mini-ITX motherboards can not mount a backplate. The NH-L12S is therefore shipped with an additional set of Intel mounting bolts, so the cooler can still be installed.
Attention: The NH-L12S is a quiet low-profile cooler designed for use in compact enclosures and HTPC environments. The cooler has excellent cooling performance in its class, but is not suitable for overclocking and should be used with care on processors with more than 95W TDP (Thermal Design Power).
- Dimensions: 128 x 70 x 146 mm (W x H x D, including fan)
- Material: copper (base plate nickel-plated, heatpipes), aluminum (lamellae)
- Heatpipes: 4
- Weight: 520 g (including fan)
- Fan NF-A12x15 PWM:
- Format: 120 x 120 x 15, 120 x 120 x 25 mm
- Volume: max. 23.9 dB (A)
- Speed: 450 - 1,850 rpm (PWM controlled)
- Delivery rate: max. 94.2 m³ / h
- Static pressure: max. 1.53 mmH2O
- Connection: 4-pin PWM
- Intel 1150, 1151, 1155, 1156, 1366, 2011, 2011-V3, 2066
- AMD AM2, AM2 +, AM3, AM3 +, AM4, FM1, FM2, FM2 + (backplate required)
- 1x NF-A12x15 PWM Premium fan
- 1x Low-Noise Adapter (L.N.A.)
- NT-H1 high-end thermal grease
- SecuFirm2 mounting kit
- Noctua metal case badge
For more information and specifications click: https://noctua.at/en/nh-l12s
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