Noctua NH-U12S



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.


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Packaging and accessories

The NH-U12S is delivered inside a rectangular cardboard box with a design that is different than the one used by other Noctua products. The front side of the packaging features a profile photo of the cooler and the fan with an abstract background. The full product name is printed on the upper left corner with the main features listed on the lower side.


The sides of the packaging have an in-depth presentation of the main features of the cooler and the new product series from Noctua. A small monochrome diagram of the cooler and fan is included on both sides, the main purpose being the showcasing of the overall measurements of the unit.


On the back of the packaging, the complete technical specifications are printed, both for the heatsink and for the included NF-F12 PWM fan. The contents of the package are also listed here alongside a QR code. The right side is covered by an artistic frontal photo of the cooler and the main features of the product.


The cooler and the accessories are held in place and protected by a hard-cardboard tray that sits inside the packaging. The accessories are contained in a separate cardboard box that also serves as a tray for the installation procedure.



The product comes with the following accessories:
– 1x User manual
– 1x Noctua Metal Case-Badge
– 1x NT-H1 high-grade thermal compound
– 1x Low-Noise Adaptor (L.N.A.)
– 1x Phillips Screw Driver
– 2x Metal Fan Clips
– 4x All-black anti-vibration pads
– 1x NM-IBP2 Backplate
– 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



Model: NH-U12S
Supported sockets:
Intel: LGA2066, LGA2011-0 & LGA2011-3 (Square ILM), LGA1156, LGA1155, LGA1151, LGA1150
AMD: AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2, FM2+ (backplate required), AM4
Materials: Copper (base and heat-pipes), aluminum (cooling fins), soldered joints & nickel plating
Dimensions (without fan): (H)158mm x (W)125mm x (D)45mm
Heatpipes: 5x – Ø6 mm
Weight: 580g (without fan) or 755g (with Fan installed)
Model: Noctua NF-F12 PWM
Dimensions: 120 x 120 x 25 mm
Bearing type: 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)
Max. Acoustical Noise: 22,4 dB(A)
Connector: 4-Pin PWM
Input Power: 0,6 W
Voltage Range: 12 V
MTBF: > 150.000 h
Warranty: 6 Years


– Award-winning NH-U12S cooler
– design
– 100% RAM compatibility
– Classic 120mm tower size for excellent overall compatibility
– NF-F12 120mm Focused Flow™ fan
– PWM support and Low-Noise Adaptor
– SecuFirm2™ multi-socket mounting system
– Compatibility with past and future sockets
– NT-H1 thermal compound
– Soldered interface between heatpipes and fins
– 6-year manufacturer’s warranty

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