Noctua NH-U12A

Introduction

Noctua is a company specialized in designing and producing of high-end coolers and fans for PC type systems. The company was founded in 2005 by Rascom Computerdistribution and Taiwanese company Kolink International. Today Noctua is present in more than 30 countries, being one of the most known manufacturers of cooling solutions.

Official product link:

https://noctua.at/en/nh-d15-chromax-black

 

Packaging and accessories

The NH-U12A cooler is delivered in a standard size cardboard box, which features a glossy texture across all sides.
The front side of the packaging has an artistic background which revolves around the edges of the aluminum fins used on the cooler. At the top, the name of the cooler and a brief description of it are printed, while the lower right side is covered by a list of the main features of the NH-U12A cooler.

 

The sides of the packaging present the features of the cooler using a brief description of each, alongside a black and white photo. The other side lists the complete technical specifications of the cooler and fans, as well as having a monochrome diagram of the cooler.

 

The back of the box features an extensive description of the NH-U12A cooler, in eight different languages. The other graphical elements present on this side are the serial numbers, bar code and the complete model and name of the product, all printed on the right side.

 

The cooler and the accessories are packaged in different cardboard boxes. This is done not only to increase the protection against impacts for all components, but also to offer an easy way to separate each components of the cooler and accessories.

 

Accessories

The product comes with the following accessories:
– 1x User manual
– 1x Noctua Metal Case-Badge
– 1x NT-H1 high-grade thermal compound
– 2x Low-Noise Adaptor (L.N.A.)
– 1x Phillips Screw Driver
– 2x Metal Fan Clips
– 1x NM-IBP2 Backplate
– 2x NM-IBB2 Mounting Bars (Intel)
– 2x NM-AMB8 Mounting Bars (AMD)
– 4x NM-APS4 Plastic Spacers for AM4
– 4x NM-APS5 Plastic Spacers for AMD
– 4x NM-ALS1 Screws for AMD
– 2x NM-AMB11 Mounting Bars
– 4x NM-IBT2 Bolts
– 2x NM-IMB3 Mounting Bars
– 4x NM-ITS1 Thumbscrews
– 4x NM-IPS1 Spacers

 

Specifications

Model: NH-U12A
Supported sockets:
Intel: LGA1150, LGA1151, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA2011, LGA2066
AMD: AM4, AM3(+), AM2(+), FM1, FM2(+)
Heatsink:
Materials: Copper (base and heat-pipes), aluminum (cooling fins), soldered joints & nickel plating
Dimensions (without fans): (H)160mm x (W)150mm x (D)135mm
Heatpipes: 7x – Ø6 mm
Weight: 760g (without fan) or 1220g (with Fans installed)
Fan(s):
Model: NF-A12x25 PWM
Dimensions: 120x120x25 mm
Bearing type: SSO2
Max. Rotational Speed (+/- 10%): 2000 RPM
Max. rotational speed with L.N.A. (+/- 10%): 1700 RPM
Min. Rotational Speed (PWM, +/-20%): 450 RPM
Max. airflow: 102,1 m³/h
Max. airflow with L.N.A.: 84,5 m³/h
Max. acoustical noise:22,6 dB(A)
Max. acoustical noise with L.N.A.: 18,8 dB(A)
Connector: 4-Pin PWM
Input Power: 1,56 W
Voltage Range: 12 V
MTBF: > 150.000 h
Warranty: 6 Years

Features:

– 140mm performance in 120mm size
– 100% RAM compatibility on LGA115x and AM4
– Classic 120mm tower size for excellent case and PCIe compatibility
– Dual NF-A12 120mm fans
– SecuFirm2™ multi-socket mounting system
– PWM support and Low-Noise Adapters
– NT-H1 thermal compound
– 6-year manufacturer’s warranty

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