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Noctua NH-L12S Low-Profile CPU Cooler Review

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THE NH-L12S

 

 

 

 

 

 

noctua nh l12s 7tThe brand new NH-L12S weighs a total of 520g (390g without the fan) and measures a total of 70mm in height, 128mm in width and 146mm in depth.

 

 

I've always liked the Noctua logo at the front fin and I’m glad they are keeping the tradition alive.

 

 

Thanks to the bundled long Philips screwdriver and these three holes at the top of the heatsink mounting the NH-L12S onto any mainboard is extremely easy.

 

 

Noctua has placed a total of 58 aluminum fins on the body of the NH-L12S (8 less compared to the original NH-L12).

 

 

Just like the original NH-L12 the NH-L12S features a total of four 6mm nickel plated copper heatpipes.

 

 

The nickel plated base is polished but not what we'd call a mirror-like finish.

 

 

While the original NH-L12 used the NF-B9 92mm fan (1600RPM/37.8CFM/17.6dBA) at the bottom the new NH-L12S uses the latest NF-A12x15 slim 120mm model (1850RPM/55.4CFM/23.9dBA). By default the fan faces upwards but you can change that according to the airflow inside your case (due to the high airflow levels of our test rig we performed all tests as is).