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CPU Cooler

Noctua - NH-U12S 55 CFM CPU Cooler

(57 Ratings, 4.7 Average)

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Specifications

Manufacturer

Noctua

Part #

NH-U12S

Manufacturer

Noctua

Fan RPM

300 - 1500 RPM

Noise Level

18.6 - 22.4 dB

Height

158 mm

CPU Socket

  • LGA1150
  • LGA1151
  • LGA1155
  • LGA1156
  • AM2
  • AM2+
  • AM3
  • AM3+
  • FM1
  • FM2
  • FM2+
  • AM4
  • LGA2011
  • LGA2011-3
  • LGA2066

Water Cooled

No

Fanless

No

Price History

    Reviews

    eli_harper13
    • 42 points
    • 12 months ago

    Great cooler for its size! Combined with the new NF-A12x25 fans and I am seeing lower temps than I saw from my NH-D14!

    Caspetic
    • 32 points
    • 39 months ago

    from completed build Golden Build

    Amazing cooling and quality. Idle temp is 20 and full load is 44 on my 6700K. This doesn't sit over my ram so no clearance issues. I suggest this to anyone who wants a simple looking and performing air cooler.

    alneal2787
    • 31 points
    • 33 months ago

    from completed build Blue Noctua Mini ITX

    Noctua NH-U12s. I am in love with this cooler. I have never owned a Air cooler other than stock and this one is simply amazing. I was not a fan(pun intended) of the Brown fan that came with it. When i saw the black option with the chromax sound dampers i was sold.

    Acquire
    • 29 points
    • 25 months ago

    from completed build Blue Demon v3

    Very quiet, very ugly, very good cooling performance, very easy to install. That's pretty much it for all noctua coolers. I wish their fans weren't so ugly.

    Snikpoh
    • 24 points
    • 37 months ago

    from completed build Kaen

    Love this cooler. Adequate for even an overclocked 6700k. Noctua design and quality is unmatched imo. Fan is super quiet and optimized for high static pressure. I definitely recommend it.

    jppowers
    • 22 points
    • 24 months ago

    from completed build 48TB Home Server (JayP NAS 2.1)

    Does a fantastic job keeping the CPU temp low at idle, well under thermal throttle limits when it's at full load, and the CPU drops back to idle temps quick.

    I'm using this in a Rosewill 4U server chassis, and it's a tight fit. It does fit, but the lid is barely grazing the heatpipes and the fan had to be adjusted a bit. Most people shopping for this will be putting it in a traditional PC case tower, so you're fine. If you're considering using this in a server chassis though... check your measurements.

    Herbert2010
    • 19 points
    • 48 months ago

    Simply brilliant. Very high quality piece of equipment - from the packaging to the materials to the 6 year warranty. Pretty much silent. Worth every penny.

    PsykOoO
    • 17 points
    • 34 months ago

    from completed build node 304

    Very big cooler. Very quiet in smart mode and under 40% RPM. Too loud @ 100%

    DutchTexan
    • 16 points
    • 33 months ago

    from completed build First Timer

    Noctua. It's the way to go if you don't care about looks. If all you want is value with enmeshed quality, this is the way to go. The D15 or D14 are very competitive coolers with regards to AIO liquid coolers. I chose the 12S becasue I didn't want and don't need a cooler worth more than $60. Haven't overclocked my 6700k yet, but when I do it will be a minor one. The 12s, 14s and 15s are solid choices with built in RAM compatibility.

    Haven't observed load temperatures exceed 62 degrees C. Idle temperatures are usually around 28-32C depending on the time of day. Minimum and maximum room temperatures over 24Hrs are 73 degrees F and 82 degrees F respectively. Texas Coast humidity hovers around 50% indoors, year round.

    emilablaa
    • 16 points
    • 20 months ago

    from completed build Nano S 2017 - Main build

    Probably one of the best air coolers for this case. It fits perfectly and is really quiet in general. I changed the ugly brown NF-F12 fan to the NF-F12 industrialPPC-2000 PWM with NA-SAVP1 White Vibration Pads. Looks much better in my opinion.

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