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Noctua NH-U12S SE-AM4 CPU Cooler

CCL Code: CLR1450
Manufacturer Code: NH-U12S SE-AM4
| Manufacturer: Noctua

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Continuing the legacy of Noctua’s classic NH-U-series, which has received more than 500 awards and recommendations from international hardware websites and magazines, the NH-U12S has become a benchmark for slim, highly compatible 120mm single tower coolers. The SE-AM4 version is a dedicated special edition for AMD’s AM4 (Ryzen) platform, featuring the latest SecuFirm2™ mounting system for AM4. Topped off with the renowned quiet NF-F12 PWM 120mm fan, Noctua’s proven NT-H1 thermal compound and a full 6-year manufacturer’s warranty, the NH-U12S SE-AM4 forms a complete premium-quality solution that combines outstanding performance, superb acoustics and excellent compatibility for AM4 systems.

AM4 Edition

Please note that as a dedicated special edition for AM4, the NH-U12S SE-AM4 comes with AM4 mounting hardware only, and that for this cooler, Noctua cannot provide free mounting kits for other current sockets such as LGA115x or LGA2011-x. For the NH-U12S SE-AM4, these mounting kits can only be purchased in retail or online shops (NM-i115x for LGA115x and NM-I2011 for LGA2011-x). Future mounting upgrades will be provided free of charge as usual if technically possible.

Main Features

  • Award-winning NH-U12S cooler - Tens of thousands of enthusiast users all over the world swear by the NH-U12S' quality and performance. Recommended by more than 200 international hardware websites and magazines, it is renowned as being one of the best 120mm coolers on the market.
  • Dedicated special edition for AM4 - The NH-U12S SE-AM4 brings the NH-U12S' signature quiet cooling performance to AMD's new AM4 platform. With its excellent balance of efficiency, quietness and compatibility, the NH-U12S SE-AM4 is a perfect fit for premium-class AM4 builds.
  • Classic 120mm tower size for excellent overall compatibility - 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 standard ATX or Micro-ATX motherboards, ensuring best compatibility with SLI and CrossFire setups.
  • NF-F12 120mm Focused Flow™ fan - Recommended by more than 150 hardware publications and thousands of enthusiasts world-wide, 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.
  • PWM support and Low-Noise Adaptor - The NF-F12 120mm fan supplied with the NH-U12S supports PWM for convenient automatic speed control through the mainboard. In addition, the maximum fan speed can be reduced from 1500 to 1200rpm using the supplied Low-Noise Adaptor for even quieter operation.
  • Anti-vibration pads and fan-clips for second NF-F12 (optional) - For users who want to achieve even better performance by adding a second, optional NF-F12 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.
  • SecuFirm2™ mounting system for AM4 - Noctua's SecuFirm2™ mounting systems have become synonymous with quality, safety and ease of use. In order to achieve the best compatibility and to match the airflow path inside the case, the SecuFirm2™ mounting for AM4 makes it possible to install the cooler either in standard orientation or turned by 90°.
  • NT-H1 thermal compound - Having received more than 100 awards and recommendations from hardware journalists around the world, Noctua's NT-H1 is a proven professional grade TIM solution that provides minimum thermal resistance, excellent ease of use and outstanding reliability.
  • 6-year manufacturer's warranty - Noctua products are renowned for their impeccable quality and outstanding longevity. Like all Noctua fans, the supplied NF-F12 features an MTTF rating of more than 150.000 hours and the entire NH-U12S package comes with a full 6-year manufacturer's warranty.

CPU Types

Socket AM4


Fan Bearing Type SSO2
Fan Speed 300 - 1500 RPM
Noise Level 18.6 - 22.4 dBA
Lifetime > 150,000 hours
Airflow 74.3 - 93.4 m3/h

Fan Speed Controller

Allowable Power 0.6 W
Voltage 12 V


Width 125 mm
Depth 71 mm
Height 158 mm
Weight 0.755 kg


Warranty 6 Years

Key Features

Fan Diameter 120
Compatible with Socket AM3 No
Compatible with Socket AM2+ No
Compatible with Socket AM2 No
Compatible with Socket 939 No
Compatible with Socket 940 No
Compatible with Socket 754 No
Compatible with Socket A No
Compatible with Socket 1366 No
Compatible with Socket 1156 No
Compatible with Socket 775 No
Compatible with Socket 771 No
Compatible with Socket 478 No
Compatible with Socket 423 No
Compatible with Socket 370 No
Heatpipe Technology Yes
Includes Fan Yes
Compatible with Socket 2011 No
Compatible with Socket 1155 No
Compatible with Socket AM3+ No
Compatible with Socket FM1 No
Display Model in Showroom No
Compatible with Socket FM2 No
Liquid Cooler No
Compatible with Socket 1150 No
Compatible with Socket AM1 No
Watercooler No
Compatible with Socket 1151 No
Compatible with Socket AM4 Yes
Cooler Height 158 mm
Compatible with Socket 2066 No
Radiator Size N/A mm

Item Details

Manufacturer Noctua
Manufacturer Code NH-U12S SE-AM4
EAN 9010018000078
UPC 841501100079
Condition New

Warranty Information

Warranty 6 Years

Manufacturer Information

Manufacturer Noctua
Manufacturer Code NH-U12S SE-AM4
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5 / 5 5 reviews


8 months ago

Ideal choice for Ryzen 5 5600X. Keeps CPU cool while being very quite. Even under load almost no sound. You can heart it only in complete silence. Very easy to install.


August 2020

I bought an AMD Ryzen 3700X for my new PC, when all assembled te noise from the stock cooler was insane, it was not something I could live with. I did some research and it suggested this Noctua cooler was the best combination of price and performance, CCL had it at a great price and for a few quid more I could get delivery next day (Saturday). It is incredibly quiet, I don't know it on most of the time, I only ever hear it under considerable load, and then only just. Noctua do a bigger fan/cooler, but it wouldn't have fitted in my case, I'm glad, I didn't need it, this is perfect. I did add the extra fan, but I didn't need to, it knocked a couple of degrees off peak temps at best.


June 2020

Another excellent, hassle free shopping experience with CCL. This time to purchase the highly rated Noctua NH-U12S tower fan. Super easy to install in my Thermaltake Commander C31 and no problems anywhere. You can expect a very easy shopping experience with CCL


June 2020

Just installed the cooler yesterday and it is way quieter than the one that came with my AMD Ryzen 2700x cpu. Also it does a much better job on the temperature levels too so Im very happy with my purchase and with everything thats going on in the works CCL got it sent in good time.


May 2020

Good non-stock cooling option, plenty of clearance for memory slots and instructions for installation supplied are very clear. Slightly awkward to mount but just need to gradually screw in each side or else the springs will cause the screw to pop out.