Noctua NH-L12 CPU Cooler Review

Introduction:

Noctua is known to be the manufacturer of the world’s finest air coolers. Its name is very often associated with three things: silence, quality and performance. Many people are aware of the ever so famous Noctua NH-D14 cooler which in itself is a legend. There are several instances, especially in technology, when taking up less space is important. Similarly, finding a good low profile cooler can be challenging, especially since the more compact designs don’t always have the reputation of high performance.

Noctua NH-L12

Today, we will be looking at a low profile CPU cooler that is designed to be able to keep up with some of the popular larger coolers. The cooler I am referring to is Noctua NH-L12. It is specifically designed for small form factor systems like HTPC or small and portable LAN gaming systems. With a height of just 93mm with the provided fan and 66mm without it, the NH-L12 is one of the slimmest CPU coolers currently available in the market right now.

Specifications
Noctua NH-L12
Dimensions 150x128x93mm
Fan Support 2 (1x 120mm, 1x 92mm)
Socket Support All Intel and AMD sockets
Weight 680g
Heatpipes 4
Price $70
Warranty 6 years