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Noctua NH-U12S

CPU Cooling

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The Noctua NH-U12S is a high-end heatsink and fan cooling system. The slim 45mm heatsink shape ensures compatibility with tall RAM modules, and the 120mm Noctua NF-F12 PWM fan allows for automatic speed control balance cooling with low noise operation. Held in place with a secure, multi-socket mounting system, the NH-U12S is a complete CPU cooling solution that combines outstanding performance, quiet operation and excellent compatibility. Due to its height, this cooler is limited to only tower cases.
William George (Product Development)
William George (Product Development) Says:
Noctua fans and heatsinks are of the highest quality, and extremely quiet (at least the band-aid colored ones). This particular model is designed to work with Intel's mainstream processors, and should be a great addition to our product line.
Jeff Stubbers (Technology Consultant Lead)
Jeff Stubbers (Technology Consultant Lead) Says:
This is an ideal CPU cooler for processors. I recommend this over the Corsair Hydro H60 (unless you plan to have your processor overclocked), as this CPU cooler does an excellent job cooling those processors, has less moving parts, and is our most quiet CPU cooler. [E]
John D. (Senior Production Technician)
John D. (Senior Production Technician) Says:
This is the version of the Noctua 120mm tower cooler that works with Socket 115x systems. I've been really impressed with the performance from this line of coolers. The performance is excellent with great reliability and very little noise thanks in large part to the high quality fan Noctua uses.
Oscar Tirado (Marketing Coordinator)
Oscar Tirado (Marketing Coordinator) Says:
This CPU coolers primary focus isn't on aesthetics. The band-aid fan can throw the color scheme off, but if you can get past that part, you'll have one hell of a cooler! Noctua is well known for their premium cooling components. If noise is a concern, then you will not be disappointed with this cooler. It includes an NF-F12 PWM; one of the quietest 120mm fans on the market. If reliability is a concern, well, Noctua has your back here too. This cooler comes with a 6-year warranty. Yes, you read that correctly, a 6-year warranty! A little ridiculous if you ask me, but hey, it shows you that they really stand behind their product.
Model: Noctua NH-U12S

Length  125 mm (4.9 in)
Width  71 mm (2.8 in)
Height  158 mm (6.2 in)
Net Weight  .755 kg (1.7 lbs)
Fan Specifications
Air Flow  55 CFM
Bearing  SSO2
Fan Size  120 mm (4.7 in)
Fan Speed  300-1500 RPM
Life Time MTTF  150,000 hours
Noise Level  22.4 dBa
Compatibility  Intel LGA2011-0 & LGA2011-3(Square ILM), LGA1156, LGA1155, LGA1151, LGA1150 & AMD AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2, FM2+ (backplate required)

Included fan: Noctua NF-F12 PWM


6 Years

Further Reading

Configure a custom computer with the Noctua NH-U12S.