Noctua has always been known for their quality products and high performance air coolers. The issue with tower air coolers is that they often tend to be large, heavy and cover up portions of your motherboard under their bulk. While most companies have shifted their focus to the less intrusive all-in-one liquid coolers, Noctua has stayed true to their air cooling roots. Today we take a look at their NH-U12S performance cooler; a tower cooler in a smaller, more space friendly package that promises the same performance you would get out of larger, bulkier models and run it through our tests. Is the age of air cooling at an end or just in transition? We’ll find out.

Product Name: NH-U12S Tower Cooler

Review Sample provided by: Noctua

Review by: Debo

Pictures by: Debo

Specifications

Cooler Unit

Model Number

NH-U12S

Material & Finish

Aluminum fins / nickel plated

Socket Compatibility

Intel: LGA 115x (1150, 1155, 1156)/2011

AMD: AM2(+)/AM3(+)/FM1/FM2

Dimensions

158 x 125 x 45 mm

Weight

580g (755g w/ single fan)

PWM Fan

Dimensions

120 x 120 x 25 mm

RPM @ 100%

1200 RPM

Airflow

93.4 m3/h; 55 cfm

Noise @ 100%

22.4 dB(A)

Lifetime

>150,000h

Posted: 1 year 2 months ago by Debo #34643
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Happy hump day. If you live in Ohio you can just run your computer outside and it'd be fine, for everyone else, how about a cooler review!

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