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CPU Cooler

Noctua NH-U12A 60.09 CFM CPU Cooler

(9 Ratings, 4.8 Average)

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Specifications

Manufacturer

Noctua

Model

NH-U12A

Part #

nh-u12a

Manufacturer

Noctua

Fan RPM

450 - 2000 RPM

Noise Level

18.8 - 22.6 dB

Color

Brown

Height

158 mm

CPU Socket

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

Water Cooled

No

Fanless

No

Price History

    Reviews

    atomixers
    • 53 points
    • 6 months ago

    from completed build Meshify Mini C for all round fun

    Very impressed with the quality of the kit and supplied accesssories, I guess that’s reflected in the price. Clears the motherboard and DIMMs nicely and can sustain the cpu at 34 degrees at a whisper quiet 250 rpm.

    Esky25
    • 29 points
    • 8 months ago

    The hype is real. There are 7! Count 'em 7 heat pipes. I only have one of the 2 fans installed but this blew my Dark Rock 4 out of the water. I would give this only 4 and 1/2 stars because it costs an arm and a leg but if you have to squeeze NH-D15 performance into a small form factor case, this is one way to do it.

    DannyJG
    • 16 points
    • 8 months ago

    from completed build Workstation Build 2019

    Probably the best non custom water loop cooling on the market.

    n10ae
    • 15 points
    • 1 month ago

    from completed build Silver Usurper

    Perfect fit and temp control. I'm glad the D15 didn't fit, which I had originally ordered, as it would possibly be overkill? and just takes up more space than necessary. Instead, I think this setup works better, there's more breathing room inside the case and easier access to parts. The D15 did fit - but it was putting pressure on the motherboard power.

    Superkamikazee
    • 9 points
    • 2 months ago

    Excellent cooler, with amazing build quality. The nicest fans I've see, smooth operations and very quiet. It's expensive but if you need the smaller form factor of 120mm, it's tough to beat this cooler.

    CarterBeals
    • 8 points
    • 3 months ago

    Once installed, this is a fantastic and quiet CPU cooler. It's performance rivals that of much larger 140mm air coolers and even some AIOs, while also being quieter. Impressive engineering from Noctua on this one.

    However, the installation process was... Stressful. The mounting bracket was easy enough to install, but when it came time to screw down the cooler to the bracket, I ran into some complications. Using the included screwdriver tool, I had to put a stupid amount of force on the spring loaded screws to get them to catch and start threading into the mounting bracket. Like they'd get started, but not go far enough into the threads and just pop out again. I also had to make sure hold the opposite side of the cooler down with my other hand to keep the pressure balanced. Of course, this feat of hand-eye coordination took me several attempts to get right, and in one of them, my other hand (the one doing the balancing), slipped. Apparently I get sweaty palms when crushing my $350 CPU like a biological hydraulic press, who knew? The entire assembly tilted violently to one side, and ripped the CPU out of the socket because the thermal paste had formed a seal between the cold plate on the cooler and the CPU heat spreader. This resulted in a couple of bent pins on my CPU. Ouch.

    Fortunately, I was able to use a scalpel to bend the pins back to a straight-ish position, and got the CPU reseated in the socket. I then used a larger and more ergonomic screwdriver from IFixIt to get the screws started in the threads, and then alternated tightening down the sides. PC booted fine after that and seems to be running well, but I am keeping an eye on it. Not sure if those bent pins will cause problems or not.

    Suffice to say, learn from my mistakes and don't use the included tool when installing this, use an actual screwdriver. It'll make your life a lot easier.

    And Noctua, if you're reading this, please make the spring loaded mounting screws just a millimeter or two longer to prevent this from happening to more people. The cooler is great otherwise!

    Katheryn_N7
    • 6 points
    • 8 months ago

    Decent cooler, but a bit overpriced. I own a Ryzen 5 2600X, and with the stock cooler (Wraith Spire), I was getting peaks of 76°C in a 2007 game that probably did not even max it out...Now I get 73-75°C after 15 minutes of stress test with RealBench 2.56, which is disappointing; however, consider that my room temperature is around 35-39°C (I live in southern Italy), so this was probably to be expected. Idle temps fluctuate between 39-50°C degrees with the fans set to maximum, if HWinfo is to be believed.

    dubs2002
    • 3 points
    • 3 months ago

    Beast of a cooler. It’s not the nicest cooler but works the best without using water

    Zoniqx
    • 2 points
    • 3 months ago

    from completed build Constantly Upgrading Build

    Fans are so quiet at 1000 RPM barely noticeable even with open case. Nice cooling.

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