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Noctua NH-U12S CPU Cooler Review

Rating: 8.0.

Today we are going to look at one of the latest additions to Noctua’s range of high performance CPU coolers, the NH-U12S.  This model is fairly compact and is designed for those users who are looking for decent cooling performance as well as compatibility with tall RAM heatspreaders.

Noctua are held in high esteem by the vast majority of enthusiasts out there and the Noctua NH-D14 has long been regarded as one of the best air coolers on the market.

Noctua’s biggest competition these days comes from all-in-one water cooling units like the Corsair Hydro range, which now account for a high proportion of the high-end enthusiast market.



  • Socket Compatibility: Intel LGA2011, LGA1156, LGA1155, LGA1150 and AMD AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2
  • Dimensions (with fan): 158 x 125 x 71 mm
  • Dimensions (without fan): 158 x 125 x 45 mm
  • Weight (with fan): 755g
  • Weight (without fan): 580g
  • Warranty: 6 years

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