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Noctua NH-U12S Slim U-Series Single Tower CPU Cooler

  • Award-winning NH-U series
  • Full RAM compatibility on LGA2011
  • Compatible with Intel LGA1150/1151/1155/1156/2011
  • Compatible with AMD FM1/FM2/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2

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    Noctua NH-U12S Slim U-Series Single Tower CPU Cooler Product Description

    Noctua NH-U12S Slim U-Series Single Tower CPU Cooler

    The NH-U12S is the latest 12cm model of Noctua’s classic U-series single tower CPU coolers, which have received more than 400 awards and recommendations from the international press. The S-version’s 45mm slim shape guarantees 100% compatibility with tall RAM modules and at the same time, its fine-tuned design and the class-leading NF-F12 FocusedFlow fan with PWM support for fully automatic speed control allow it to further improve its predecessor’s renowned quiet cooling performance. Topped off with the trusted, pro-grade SecuFirm2 multi-socket mounting system, Noctua’s proven NT-H1 thermal compound and full 6 years manufacturer’s warranty, the NH-U12S is a complete premium quality solution that combines outstanding performance, quiet operation and excellent compatibility.

    Award-winning NH-U12 series:
    The NH-U12S is the latest version of Noctua’s award-winning NH-U12 coolers. First introduced in 2005, the NH-U series has become a standard choice for premium quality quiet CPU coolers and won more than 400 awards and recommendations from leading international hardware websites and magazines.

    100% RAM compatibility:
    Thanks to its slim design with only 45mm fin depth, the NH-U12S will not overhang the RAM slots even with two fans installed. This gives the user full access to the memory modules on all current CPU sockets and guarantees 100% compatibility with tall heatspreaders or optional memory fans.*

    Classic 120mm tower size for excellent overall compatibility:
    Standing 158mm tall, the NH-U12S is short enough to fit most modern mid- or high-end tower cases. Measuring 125mm wide (including fan and fan clips), the cooler stays clear of the top PCIe slot on standard ATX or Micro-ATX motherboards, ensuring best compatibility with SLI and CrossFire setups.

    NF-F12 120mm Focused Flow fan:
    Recommended by more than 150 hardware publications and thousands of enthusiasts world-wide, the Noctua’s premium quality NF-F12 Focused Flow 120mm fan is renowned to combine superb static pressure, excellent heatsink performance and surprising quietness of operation.

    PWM support and Low-Noise Adaptor:
    The NF-F12 120mm fan supplied with the NH-U12S supports PWM for convenient automatic speed control through the mainboard. In addition, the maximum fan speed can be reduced from 1500 to 1200rpm using the supplied Low-Noise Adaptor for even quieter operation.

    Anti-vibration pads and fan-clips for second NF-F12 (optional)
    For users who want to achieve even better performance by adding a second, optional NF-F12 fan to create a push/pull setup, the NH-U12S includes fan clips and an extra set of custom-designed anti-vibration pads that allow to off-set the rear fan by 5mm to improve acoustics in dual-fan mode.

    SecuFirm2 mounting system:
    Noctua’s SecuFirm2 mounting systems have become synonymous with quality, safety and ease of use. Supporting Intel LGA115x (LGA1150, LGA1155, LGA1156), LGA2011 and AMD (AM3+, AM2+, FM1, FM2, FM2+), the SecuFirm2™ mounting included with the NH-U12S guarantees perfect contact pressure and maximum convenience on all current sockets.

    Compatibility with past and future sockets:
    Complying with the open SecuFirmâ„¢ standard, the NH-U12S can be made compatible with the older LGA1366 and LGA775 sockets using the optional NM-I3 mounting kit, which is provided by Noctua free of charge. If technically possible, Noctua will also provide upgrade kits for future sockets.
    NT-H1 thermal compound:
    Having received more than 100 awards and recommendations from hardware journalists around the world, Noctua’s NT-H1 is a proven professional grade TIM solution that provides minimum thermal resistance, excellent ease of use and outstanding reliability.

    Socket compatibility - Intel LGA2011 (Square ILM), LGA1156, LGA1155, LGA1151, LGA1150 & AMD AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2, FM2+ (backplate required)
    Height (without fan) - 158 mm
    Width (without fan) - 125 mm
    Depth (without fan) - 45 mm
    Height (with fan) - 158 mm
    Width (with fan) - 125 mm
    Depth (with fan) - 71 mm
    Weight (without fan) - 580 g
    Weight (with fan) - 755 g
    Material - Copper (base and heat-pipes), aluminium (cooling fins), soldered joints & nickel plating
    Fan compatibility - 120x120x25

    Scope of Delivery: NF-F12 PWM premium fan
    Low-Noise Adaptor (L.N.A.)
    NT-H1 high-grade thermal compound
    SecuFirm2 Mounting Kit
    Anti-vibration pads and fan-clips for second NF-F12
    Noctua Metal Case-Badge
    Warranty - 6 Years

    Fan specifications:   Model - Noctua NF-F12 PWM
    Bearing - SSO2
    Max. Rotational Speed (+/- 10%) - 1500 RPM
    Max. Rotational Speed with L.N.A. (+/- 10%) - 1200 RPM
    Min. Rotational Speed (PWM, +/-20%) - 300 RPM
    Max. Airflow - 93,4 m³/h
    Max. Airflow with L.N.A. - 74,3 m³/h
    Max. Acoustical Noise - 22,4 dB(A)
    Max. Acoustical Noise with L.N.A. - 18,6 dB(A)
    Input Power - 0,6 W
    Voltage Range - 12 V
    MTBF  > 150.000 h

    Add-ons and Accessories

    Thermal Paste

    £4.76 inc. vat
    £3.96 ex. vat
    £4.73 inc. vat
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    £8.12 inc. vat
    £6.76 ex. vat

    Technical Specifications

    Heatsink & Fan

    Power Connector 4-pin fan connector
    Compatible With LGA1156 Socket, Socket AM2, Socket AM2+, Socket AM3, LGA1155 Socket, Socket AM3+, LGA2011 Socket, Socket FM1, Socket FM2, LGA1150 Socket, LGA1151 Socket
    Heatsink Material Aluminium and copper
    Heatsink Dimensions 158 mm x 125 mm x 45 mm
    Fan Diameter 120 mm
    Fan Height 25 mm
    Fan Bearing SSO2 bearing
    Rotation Speed 300-1500 rpm
    Air Flow 43.7 cfm
    Noise Level 22.4 dBA
    Rated Voltage 12 V
    Features Pulse-width modulation (PWM) support

    Manufacturer Warranty

    Service & Support Limited warranty - 6 years
    Service & Support Details Limited warranty - 6 years


    Product Type Processor cooler
    Package Content Thermal paste, Low-Noise Adaptor (L.N.A.), SecuFirm2 Mounting Kit
    Width 12.5 cm
    Depth 7.1 cm
    Height 15.8 cm
    Weight 755 g


    MTBF 150,000 hour(s)

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