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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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    24.01.2015 - TechStation.it NH-U9S
    Test verdict: "I Noctua NH-D9L ed NH-U9S sono sicuramente un grande acquisto per chiunque necessiti un dissipatore performante per sistemi compatti senza rinunciare a buone temperature e ad una estrema silenziosità. Quest'ultima in particolare è un assoluto punto di forza, anche al massimo della sua velocità, infatti, la ventola da 90 millimetri di questi due modelli è praticamente inudibile." (Simone Todon, TechStation.it)
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    24.01.2015 - videotesty.pl NH-U9S
    Test verdict: "Chłodzenie Noctua NH-U9S znakomicie nadaje się do komputerów biurowych i HTPC. Jest dość ciche i jak na swoje wymiary wydajne." (Paweł Borysewicz, videotesty.pl)
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    23.01.2015 - CoolingTechnique.com NF-A9 PWM
    Test verdict: "In ultima analisi abbiamo i prezzi, al solito quando si parla di Noctua siamo su cifre non esattamente popolari che prevedono una richiesta finanziari per la NF-A8 ULN, LFX e PWM di 16,90€ che salgono a 18,90€ per le NF-A9; cifre decisamente elevate per delle 80/90mm che tuttavia hanno dalla loro motore di primissimo livello, ottime prestazioni e una cura maniacale che in ben pochi sono in grado di offrire." (Damiano Villa, CoolingTechnique.com)
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    23.01.2015 - APHNetworks.com NH-D9L
    Test verdict: "The Noctua NH-D9L may be one of the cutest CPU coolers, but do not let the size fool you: It is built like a Noctua, and it runs like a Noctua." (Aaron Lai, APHNetworks.com)
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