Noctua NH-U12S Chromax CPU Cooler with NF-F12 120mm Focused Flow PWM Fan


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  • Model: Noctua NH-U12S Chromax
  • Classic 120mm tower size
  • NF-F12 120mm Focused Flow fan
  • PWM support and Low-Noise Adaptor
  • SecuFirm2 multi-socket mounting system

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Noctua NH-U12S Chromax CPU Cooler with NF-F12 120mm Focused Flow PWM Fan

The NH-U12S chromax. black is an all-black version of Noctua’s award-winning NH-U12S premium-quality quiet CPU cooler. Thanks to the same proven slim-tower heatsink design and NF-F12 PWM fan, it stays true to the NH-U12S’s successful formula of fusing excellent cooling performance with superb quietness of operation and outstanding RAM, case, and PCIe compatibility. At the same time, the chroma. black version with its black fan and black coated heatsink combines these assets with a sleek stealth look. Topped off with the renowned SecuFirm2™ multi-socket mounting system, Noctua’s enthusiast-grade NT-H1 thermal compound, and a full 6-year manufacturer’s warranty, the NH-U12S chromax.black is a premium choice for customers who seek a highly compatible 120mm heatsink that looks just as great as it cools. Tens of thousands of enthusiast users all over the world swear by the NH-U12S’s quality and performance. Recommended by more than 200 international hardware websites and magazines, it is renowned for being one of the best 120mm coolers on the market. The NH-U12S chromax.black is black from head to toe: Featuring a black coated heatsink, black fans with black anti-vibration pads, black fan clips, and black mounting parts, it’s right at home in all-black builds and easy to integrate with other color schemes. Using the optional NA-HC1 and NA-HC2 heatsink covers as well as the NA-SAVP1 anti-vibration pads (available in black, blue, green, red, yellow, white), the NH-U12S chromax.black can be fully customized to fit popular build color schemes such as black and red or black and white. Thanks to its slim design with only 45mm fin depth, 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. Standing 158mm tall, the NH-U12S is short enough to fit most modern mid- or high-end tower cases. Measuring 125mm wide (including fan and fan clips), the cooler stays clear of the top PCIe slot on most standard ATX or Micro-ATX motherboards, ensuring optimum compatibility with multi-GPU setups. Recommended by more than 150 hardware publications and thousands of enthusiasts worldwide, the Noctua’s premium quality NF-F12 Focused Flow™ 120mm fan is renowned to combine superb static pressure, excellent heatsink performance, and surprising quietness of operation. The NF-F12 120mm fan supplied with the NH-U12S supports PWM for convenient automatic speed control through the motherboard. In addition, the maximum fan speed can be reduced from 1500 to 1200rpm using the supplied Low-Noise Adaptor for even quieter operation. For users who want to achieve even better performance by adding a second, optional NF-F12 PWM chromax.black.swap fan to create a push/pull setup, the NH-U12S includes fan clips and an extra set of custom-designed anti-vibration pads that allow to off-set the rear fan by 5mm to improve acoustics in dual-fan mode. Noctua’s much-acclaimed NT-H1 is a pro-grade TIM solution that provides minimum thermal resistance, excellent ease of use, and outstanding reliability. Chosen again and again by overclockers and enthusiast users worldwide, it has established itself as a benchmark for premium-quality thermal compounds.


Key Features
Type Air Cooler
Fan Speed Max. rotational speed (+/- 10%): 1500 RPM
Max. rotational speed with L.N.A. (+/- 10%): 1200 RPM
Fan Airflow Max. airflow: 93.4 m³/h
Max. airflow with L.N.A.: 74.3 m³/h
Noise Max. acoustical noise: 22.4 dB(A)
Max. acoustical noise with L.N.A.: 18.6 dB(A)
Material Cooler: Copper (base and heat-pipes), aluminium (cooling fins), soldered joints & nickel plating
Physical Specification
Dimension Cooler:
Height (without fan) 158 mm
Width (without fan) 125 mm
Depth (without fan) 45 mmHeight (with fan) 158 mm
Width (with fan) 125 mm
Depth (with fan) 71 mm

Height: 120mm
Width: 120mm
Depth: 26mm

Weight Cooler:
Weight (without fan) 580 g
Weight (with fan) 755 gFan:
Weight 175g
Supported Sockets
Intel LGA2066, LGA2011-0 & LGA2011-3, LGA1200, LGA1156, LGA1155, LGA1151, LGA1150
AMD AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2, FM2+, AM4
Warranty Information
Warranty 6 Years



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