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Noctua NH-U12A Review

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Introduction


Having forged their reputation on amazing performance, exceptional quality, and ultra-low noise levels, Noctua stands out as a premier manufacturer of PC-cooling products. Their can't-miss color scheme of tan and brown may not be to everyone's taste, but it does make them stand out. In fact, just about anyone who has ever built a PC can spot a Noctua product. That awareness paired with the knowledge that they offer some of the best warranty and after-sales support of any PC-cooling company has certainly garnered them a great deal of favor among enthusiasts. Well, that and their long-lived support.


In today's review, I will be looking at the Noctua NH-U12A. This new single-tower design is at first glance similar to the NH-U12S; however, it packs two of Noctua's latest fan, the NF-A12x25. While the tan and brown color scheme remains polarizing at best, the company's products have always been topnotch in terms of quality, performance, and lack of noise. Today, that gets put to the test with a cooler Noctua claims can go toe to toe with larger 140 mm designs.

Specifications
MANUFACTURER:Noctua
MODEL:NH-U12A
SOCKET SUPPORT:Intel: LGA1150, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA2011, LGA2066
AMD: AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2, FM2+, AM4
HEATSINK:Material: Aluminium (Fins)
Copper (Heat pipes)
Dimensions: 158 mm x 125 mm x 112 mm
Heat pipes: Ø6 mm - 7 pcs
Weight: 1220 g (w/fans)
FAN:Model: NF-A12x25 PWM
Dimensions: 120 mm x 120 mm x 25 mm
Fan Speed: 450 - 2000 RPM (PWM)
Fan Airflow: 60 CFM (max)
Fan Noise: 22.6dBA (max)
FEATURES:7 heatpipe dual tower design
Low-Noise adapter included
Compatibility with past and future sockets with SecuFirm2 mounting system
100% RAM compatibility on LGA115x and AM4
Soldered interface between heatpipes and fins
WARRANTY:Six years
MSRP:$99.90/€99.90
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