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The NH-L12 is a low-profile quiet cooler designed for use in small form factor cases and HTPC environments. With its flexible NF-F12 (120mm) / NF-B9 (92mm) dual PWM fan setup, the NH-L12 can be configured either for full performance in dual fan mode or extra-low profile (66mm) with the top fan removed. Bundled with the award-winning NT-H1 thermal compound and Noctua’s SecuFirm2™ multi-socket mounting system, the NH-L12 packs everything a premium quality quiet cooler needs into a highly compact package.

Caution: The NH-L12 is a low-profile quiet cooler designed for use in small form factor cases and HTPC environments. While it provides first rate performance in its class, it is not suitable for overclocking and should be used with care on CPUs with more than 95W TDP (Thermal Design Power). Please consult our TDP guidelines to find out whether the NH-L12 is recommended for your CPU.



Socket compatibilityIntel LGA2011-0 (Square ILM), LGA2011-3 Square ILM with NM-IPS2, LGA1366, LGA1156, LGA1155, LGA1150, LGA775 & AMD AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2, FM2+ (backplate required)
Height (without fan)66 mm
Width (without fan)128 mm
Depth (without fan)150 mm
Height (with fan)93 mm
Width (with fan)128 mm
Depth (with fan)150 mm
Weight (without fan)415 g
Weight (with fan)680 g
MaterialCopper (base and heat-pipes), aluminium (cooling fins), soldered joints & nickel plating
Max. TDPsee TDP guide
Fan compatibility120x120x25mm & 92x92x25mm
Scope of Delivery
  • 1x NF-F12 PWM premium fan
  • 1x NF-B9 PWM premium fan
  • 2x Low-Noise Adaptor (L.N.A.)
  • Y-Split Cable
  • NT-H1 high-grade thermal compound
  • SecuFirm2™ Mounting Kit
  • Mini-ITX Mounting-Kit
  • Noctua Metal Case-Badge
  • Warranty6 Years


    Fan specifications
     
    ModelNoctua NF-F12 PWM & Noctua NF-B9 PWM
    BearingSSO-Bearing
    Max. Rotational Speed (+/- 10%)1500 / 1600 RPM
    Max. Rotational Speed with L.N.A. (+/- 10%)1200 / 1300 RPM
    Min. Rotational Speed (PWM, +/-20%)300 / 300 RPM
    Max. Airflow93,4 / 64,3 m³/h
    Max. Airflow with L.N.A.74,3 / 52,6 m³/h
    Max. Acoustical Noise22,4 / 17,6 dB(A)
    Max. Acoustical Noise with L.N.A.18,6 / 13,1 dB(A)
    Input Power0,6 / 0,96 W
    Voltage Range12 V
    MTBF> 150.000 h



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    26.02.2015 - PureOverclock.com NH-U9S
    Test verdict: "In terms of performance, at the stock 3.5GHz settings, the coolers held their own ground and performed in the middle of the pack and even kept up with most of the AIO units we tested before. In push pull settings both coolers even kept up with the Corsair H100i by 1 degree. This was rather impressive for such small coolers." (Kenny Ha, PureOverclock.com)
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    26.02.2015 - TruePCGaming.com NH-L9a
    Test verdict: "The Noctua NH-L9i is undoubtedly the coolest and quietest ITX heatsink I’ve tested. Noctua have performed miracles when you consider the high-airflow and reasonable temperatures given its limiting size." (John Williamson, TruePCGaming.com)
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    25.02.2015 - QWERTYmag.it NH-U14S
    Test verdict: "Noctua NH-U14S è un prodotto indirizzato a tutti coloro che necessitano di performance senza dover rinunciare a memorie ad alto profilo o schede video in SLI/CrossFire. Il prodotto è costruito con materiali eccellenti e le rifiniture sono pari a quelle dei top di gamma presenti sul mercato. Le performance e la silenziosità rendono l'NH-U14S la giusta scelta per il vostro sitema!" (Davide Torno, QWERTYmag.it)
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    24.02.2015 - ITFiles.ro NH-U9S
    Test verdict: "Iar dacă adăugăm în ecuaţie şi finisajele excelente, plus atenţia deosebită la cele mai mici detalii, rezultă că preţul de achiziţie de circa 280 Lei este pe deplin justificat. Şi de aceea, recomand Noctua NH-U9S utilizatorilor care caută un cooler cu compatibilitate maximă pentru a răci procesoare rapide în PC-uri compacte." (Radu Bozga-Petcu, ITFiles.ro)
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