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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/U14S Slim U-Series Single Tower CPU Coolers

    Featuring a slimmer NH-U heatsink, these new coolers from Noctua are ideal if access to the system's RAM is required. Even with two fans installed, access is still possible without any dismantling.

    Noctua's latest coolers feature their 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 fans with PWM support provide fully automatic speed control allowing 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 a six years manufacturer's warranty, these slim tower coolers are a complete premium quality solution that combines outstanding performance, quiet operation and excellent compatibility.

     

    Features

    1. Award-winning NH-U series
    2. Full RAM compatibility on LGA2011
    3. Compatibility with past and future sockets
    4. Six year warranty
    5. NT-H1 thermal compound
    6. Compatible with Intel LGA1155/1156/2011 and AMD FM1/FM2/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2
    7. NF-F12 120mm PWM Fan *
    8. NF-A15 140mm PWM Fan †
    9. *NH-U12S only
    10. †NH-U14S only

    Award-winning tower series

    The NH-U12S and U14S are 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 has 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 coolers 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.

    PLEASE NOTE: Some AMD mainboards violate the 96x114mm keep-out zone specified by AMD, so the NH-U12S can only be used with RAM modules of up to 40mm height on these boards. Please consult the compatibility list for details.

    Classic 120mm tower size for excellent overall compatibility

    Standing 158mm tall (U12S) and 165mm tall (U14S) the coolers are short enough to fit most modern mid-end or high-end tower cases. Measuring 125mm wide (including fan and fan clips), the coolers stay clear of the top PCIe slot on standard ATX or Micro-ATX motherboards, ensuring best compatibility with SLI and CrossFire setups.

    Premium quality fans

    Recommended by more than 150 hardware publications and thousands of enthusiasts world-wide, the Noctua's premium quality fans are renowned to combine superb static pressure, excellent heatsink performance and surprising quietness of operation. The NH-U12S is supplied with the NF-F12 Focused Flow fan while the NH-U14S has the NF-A15 fan.

    PWM support and Low-Noise Adaptor

    Both fans supplied with the coolers support PWM for convenient automatic speed control through the mainboard. In addition, the maximum fan speed can be reduced using the supplied Low-Noise Adaptor for even quieter operation.

    Anti-vibration pads and fan-clips for second fan (optional)

    For users who want to achieve even better performance by adding a second optional NF-F12 and NF-A15, fans are available to create a push/pull setup. The coolers include 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), the SecuFirm2 mounting included with the coolers guarantees perfect contact pressure and maximum convenience on all current sockets.

    Compatibility with past and future sockets

    Complying with the open SecuFirm standard, the coolers 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.

    6 years warranty

    Noctua products are renowned for their impeccable quality and outstanding longevity. Like all Noctua fans, the supplied NF-F12 and NF-A15 feature an MTBF rating of more than 150,000 hours and the entire package comes with a full six years manufacturer's warranty.

     

    Specifications

    NH-U14S

    NH-U12S

    Socket compatibility

    Intel LGA2011 (Square ILM), LGA1156, LGA1155, LGA1150 & AMD AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2 (backplate required)

    Height (without fan)

    165 mm

    158 mm

    Width (without fan)

    150 mm

    125 mm

    Depth (without fan)

    52 mm

    42 mm

    Height (with fan)

    165 mm

    158 mm

    Width (with fan)

    150 mm

    125 mm

    Depth (with fan)

    78 mm

    71 mm

    Weight (without fan)

    770 g

    580 g

    Weight (with fan)

    935 g

    755 g

    Material

    Copper (base and heat-pipes), aluminium (cooling fins), soldered joints & nickel plating

    Scope of Delivery

    Low-Noise Adaptor (L.N.A.), NT-H1 high-grade thermal compound, SecuFirm2 Mounting Kit, Anti-vibration pads and fan-clips for second fan (optional), Noctua Metal Case-Badge

    Fan specifications

    -

    Model

    Noctua NF-A15 PWM

    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)

    300 RPM

    Max. Airflow

    82.5 CFM

    54.9 CFM

    Max. Airflow with L.N.A.

    67.9 CFM

    43.7 CFM

    Max. Acoustical Noise

    24.6 dB(A)

    22.4 dB(A)

    Max. Acoustical Noise with L.N.A.

    19.2 dB(A)

    18.6 dB(A)

    Input Power

    1.56 W

    0.6 W

    Voltage Range

    12 V

    MTBF

    > 150,000 hours

    Warranty

    72 months

    EAN barcode

    4716123314950

    4716123314943

     

    Add-ons and Accessories

    Thermal Paste

    £2.68 inc. vat
    £5.09save £2.41
    £2.23 ex. vat
    £4.24save £2.01
    £4.67 inc. vat
    £7.71save £3.04
    £3.89 ex. vat
    £6.42save £2.53
    £7.89 inc. vat
    £6.57 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

    General

    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

    Miscellaneous

    MTBF 150,000 hour(s)

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