Monday, April 8th 2013

Noctua Introduces NH-U12S and NH-U14S Single Tower CPU Coolers

Noctua today presented the latest models of its award-winning NH-U series of quiet single tower CPU coolers: Whereas the NH-U12S comes equipped with the renowned NF-F12 120 mm fan and succeeds the highly popular NH-U12P SE2, the NH-U14S is the series' first 140 mm model and uses the new NF-A15 140 mm fan. Both models feature a new, slim design that ensures easy RAM access and maximum compatibility with tall memory modules.

"The original NH-U12 and NH-U9 were the first Noctua products we brought to the market and the NH-U series has been a cornerstone of our success ever since", explains Mag. Roland Mossig (Noctua CEO). "Representing the next generation of this venerable legacy, the new NH-U12S and NH-U14S are the result of almost 10 years of continuous development and optimisation. Both models mark a significant improvement in performance, convenience and compatibility."


Due to its fine-tuned design and the class-leading NF-F12 120mm FocusedFlow fan, the NH-U12S further improves the renowned quiet cooling performance of the NH-U12P SE2. The NH-U14S features a large, six heatpipe design and comes equipped with the NF-A15 140 mm fan. This allows it to best the quiet cooling performance of all other U-series coolers, making it Noctua's most efficient single tower cooler to date.

Both the NH-U12S' NF-F12 and the NH-U14S' NF-A15 fan support PWM for convenient automatic speed control through the mainboard. In addition, the maximum fan speed can be reduced from 1500 to 1200 rpm using the supplied Low-Noise Adaptor for even quieter operation.

The NH-U12S and NH-U14S feature a new, slim layout that has been conceived to provide maximum RAM compatibility: With a fin depth of only 45 mm, the NH-U12S will not overhang the RAM slots even with two fans installed. This gives the user full access to the memory modules on all current CPU sockets and guarantees 100% compatibility with tall heatspreaders or optional memory fans. The NH-U14S features a 52 mm slim design tailor-made for LGA2011 and does not overhang the RAM slots on this platform.

Topped off with the trusted, pro-grade SecuFirm2 multi-socket mounting system, Noctua's proven NT-H1 thermal compound and full 6 years manufacturer's warranty, the NH-U12S and NH-U14S are complete premium quality solutions that combine superb performance, high compatibility and quiet operation.

Pricing and availability
The NH-U12S and NH-U14S will be available shortly at suggested retail prices of EUR 59.90 / USD 64.90 (NH-U12S) and EUR 69.90 / USD 74.90 (NH-U14S).
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9 Comments on Noctua Introduces NH-U12S and NH-U14S Single Tower CPU Coolers

#1
buggalugs
Nice coolers!! but I wish Noctua would make their fans in a different colour like black.
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#2
RCoon
Forum Gypsy
by: buggalugs
Nice coolers!! but I wish Noctua would make their fans in a different colour like black.
But without those fan theme colours it just wouldnt be noctua anymore!
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#3
Animalpak
I wonder if one day we see a sealed watercooling unit by Noctua... Must be dead silent...
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#4
douglatins
by: Animalpak
I wonder if one day we see a sealed watercooling unit by Noctua... Must be dead silent...
Why? They are all made by 3rd party, like corsair, nzxt, antec, all by asetek if im not wrong.
The only difference is fans, accessories, small tweaks.

So buy any of these, then noctua fans then you have a Noctua LLCs
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#5
KashunatoR
I can' wait for the noctua improvement on nh-d14. They announced it a long time ago, I don'w know why we haven't heard anything on the matter since.
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#6
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: RCoon
But without those fan theme colours it just wouldnt be noctua anymore!
Aye aye. I sort of like the colors.
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#7
chodaboy19
by: KashunatoR
I can' wait for the noctua improvement on nh-d14. They announced it a long time ago, I don'w know why we haven't heard anything on the matter since.
I think at this point any improvements are incremental, so most top tier heatsinks don't have that much more room to improve.
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#8
Max Mojo
Regarding the color why not label them "NH-U12-Shit-Storm" and "NH-U14-Big-Shit-Storm"?
:rolleyes:
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