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Noctua NH-L12S Low Profile CPU Cooler

Noctua NH-L12S Low Profile CPU Cooler

Brand NOCTUA | CL SKU 29970
 
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Based on the award-winning NH-L12

Having received more than 200 awards and recommendations from leading international hardware websites and magazines, the NH-L12 has become an established reference for low-profile 120mm top-flow coolers. Equipped with the new NF-A12x15 fan, the new S-version provides more flexibility and improved performance in low-profile mode.


Low-profile mode

Run with the NF-A12x15 fan installed underneath the fin stack, the NH-L12S stands only 70mm tall. The fan can be installed blowing upwards or blowing downwards in order to match the airflow direction inside the case.


High-clearance mode

Run with the NF-A12x15 fan installed on top, the NH-L12S provides extended clearance underneath the fin stack. This way, it is fully compatible with chipset coolers and RAM modules with heat-spreaders of up to 48mm in height (vs. 35mm in low-profile mode).


NF-A12x15 slim 120mm premium fan

Featuring sophisticated aerodynamic optimisations such as Flow Acceleration Channels, the NF-A12x15 is a premium-grade slim 120mm fan. Its outstanding efficiency allows the NH-L12S to provide even better performance than the previous model with its 92mm fan.

120x25mm fan support

The fan clips supplied with the NH-L12S work not only with the slim NF-A12x15 fan but also with 25mm thick 120mm fans. Users who have extra room inside their cases can thus boost the cooler’s performance by using a standard 120x25mm fan on top (increases total height to 95mm).


SecuFirm2™ mounting system

Noctua's SecuFirm2™ mounting systems have become synonymous with quality, safety and ease of use. Supporting Intel LGA115x (LGA1150, LGA1151, LGA1155, LGA1156), LGA2011 (LGA2011-0 & LGA2011-3), LGA2066 and AMD (AM2, AM2+, AM4, AM3, AM3+, AM4, FM1, FM2, FM2+), the SecuFirm2™ mounting included with the NH-L12S guarantees perfect contact pressure and maximum convenience on all current sockets.


Compatibility with past and future sockets

Complying with the open SecuFirm™ standard, the cooler 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

Noctua's much-acclaimed NT-H1 is a pro-grade TIM solution that provides minimum thermal resistance, excellent ease of use and outstanding reliability. Chosen again and again by overclockers and enthusiast users worldwide, it has established itself as a benchmark for premium-quality thermal compounds.

6-year manufacturer’s warranty

Noctua products are renowned for their impeccable quality and outstanding longevity. Like all Noctua fans, the supplied NF-A12x15 features an MTTF rating of more than 150,000 hours and the entire NH-L12S package comes with a full 6-year manufacturer’s warranty.

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UPC

841501100055

Category

Cooling - CPU

Brand

Noctua

Part Number

NH-L12S

Warranty

6-Year Warranty

Heatsink

Socket Compatibility

AM3 ;

AM3+ ;

LGA1150 ;

LGA1151 ;

LGA1155 ;

LGA1156 ;

LGA2011-3 ;

LGA2066 ;

LGA1151v2 ;

AM3/AM2+ ;

AM4 ;

LGA1200

Heatsink Weight

390 g

Form Factor

Low Profile ;

Top Flow

Cold Plate Material

Nickel-Plated Copper

Maximum TDP

165 W

Height (with fan)

70 mm

Included Thermal Paste

Noctua NT-H1

Fans

Fans

1

Size

120mm

Maximum RPM

1850 RPM

Minimum RPM

450 RPM

Airflow

94.2 m3/h

Acoustical Noise

23.9 dB

Connector

4-Pin PWM

Great Cooler

Would recommend - yes

Awesome cooler, needed a low profile high TDP cooler, and this was a good choice that fit in my case and is working excellently.