Noctua NH-U12A 120mm CPU Cooler

CCL Code: CLR1983
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Manufacturer Code: NH-U12A
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Manufacturer: Noctua

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£89.99

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The NH-U12A is the latest, 5th generation of Noctua’s award-winning NH-U12 series of 120mm size premium-quality quiet CPU coolers. Conceived to push the envelope of the 120mm form factor, it combines two of Noctua’s flagship model NF-A12x25 PWM 120mm fans with a completely redesigned heatsink featuring 7 heatpipes and an increased fin surface area for superior heat dissipation. This way, the NH-U12A can rival the performance of many 140mm size coolers while offering 120mm class case and PCIe compatibility. Topped off with the trusted, pro-grade SecuFirm2™ multi-socket mounting system, Noctua’s proven NT-H1 thermal compound and a full 6-year manufacturer’s warranty, the NH-U12A is a deluxe choice that combines top-tier performance with excellent compatibility and outstanding quietness of operation.
 

Main Features

  • Award-winning NH-U12 series - First introduced in 2005, Noctua's NH-U12 series has won more than 600 awards and recommendations from leading international hardware websites and magazines. The NH-U12A is the latest addition to this prestigious series that has established itself as a benchmark for premium-quality quiet 120mm coolers.
  • 140mm performance in 120mm size - Thanks to its completely revised, thoroughly optimised 7 heatpipe layout, 37% more fin surface area (as compared to the NH-U12S) and a dual fan push/pull configuration that uses the new, state-of-the-art NF-A12x25 fans, the NH-U12A pushes the performance envelope in the 120mm class and can actually match or even outperform many 140mm sized coolers.
  • 100% RAM compatibility on LGA115x and AM4 - Due to its asymmetric design, the NH-U12A does not overhang the RAM slots on Intel LGA115x and AMD AM4 based motherboards, which ensures easy access to the modules and 100% compatibility with tall heat-spreaders. On LGA2066, the rear fan will overhang the RAM slots on the left-hand side of the socket, so RAM modules should not exceed 42mm in height.*
  • Classic 120mm tower size for excellent case and PCIe compatibility - Standing 158mm tall, the NH-U12A 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.
  • Dual NF-A12 120mm fans - The NF-A12x25 is a highly optimised next-generation 120mm fan that integrates Noctua's latest innovations in aerodynamic engineering in order to achieve an unprecedented level of quiet cooling performance. Using this elite-class fan in a push/pull dual fan configuration is one of the cornerstones of the NH-U12A's commanding performance and acoustic efficiency.
  • PWM support and Low-Noise Adaptors - The NF-A12 120mm fans supplied with the NH-U12A support PWM for convenient automatic speed control through the motherboard: Full performance under load, virtually silent at idle! In addition, maximum fan speed can be reduced from 2000 to 1700rpm using the supplied Low-Noise Adaptors for even quieter operation.
  • SecuFirm2™ multi-socket mounting system - Noctua's SecuFirm2™ mounting systems have become synonymous with quality, safety and easy installation. Supporting Intel LGA115x (LGA1150, LGA1151, LGA1155, LGA1156) and LGA20xx (LGA2066, LGA2011-0, LGA2011-3), as well as AMD AM4, AM3(+), AM2(+), FM2(+) and FM1, the SecuFirm2™ mounting included with the NH-U12A is straightforward to install, provides perfect contact pressure and will stand the test of time even under heavy use.
  • Compatibility with past and future sockets - Thanks to Noctua's SecuFirm™ ecosystem, the NH-U12A can be made compatible with the older LGA1366 and LGA775 sockets using the optional NM-I3 mounting kit, which is provided free of charge. If technically possible, Noctua will also provide upgrade kits for future sockets, which makes the NH-U12A a safe long-term investment.
  • NT-H1 thermal compound - 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.
  • Soldered interface between heatpipes and fins - With many heatsinks, the fins are press-fitted to the heatpipes. Due to the different thermal expansion coefficients of copper and aluminium, this fit can loosen over years of thermal cycling, which may lead to reduced performance. By contrast, the NH-U12A's fins are soldered to the heatpipes in order to guarantee a superior thermal interface that doesn't deteriorate even after many years of usage.
  • 6-year manufacturer's warranty - Noctua products are renowned for their impeccable quality and outstanding longevity. True to this legacy, the NH-U12A heatsink is built to last, and like all Noctua fans, the supplied NF-A12x25 units feature an MTTF rating of more than 150,000 hours. The entire package comes with a full 6-year manufacturer's warranty.
  • * In cases with more than 158mm CPU cooler clearance, the rear fan can be moved upwards to make room for memory modules taller than 42mm.

CPU Types

Socket Intel LGA1150, LGA1151, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA2011, LGA2066 and AMD AM4, AM3(+), AM2(+), FM1, FM2(+)

Fan

Fan Bearing Type SSO2
Fan Speed 450 ~ 2000 RPM
Noise Level 18.8 ~ 22.6 dBA
Lifetime > 150,000 hours
Airflow 84.5 ~ 102.1 m3/h

Fan Speed Controller

Voltage 12 V

Physical

Form Factor CPU Cooler
Base Material Copper
Heatsink Material Aluminium
In The Box 2x NF-A12x25 PWM 120mm fan
2x Low-Noise Adaptor (L.N.A)
4-pin PWM y-cable
SecuFirm2™ mounting system for Intel and AMD
NT-H1 thermal compound
Noctua Metal Case-Badge
Width 125 mm
Depth 112 mm
Height 158 mm
Weight 1.22 kg
Fan Width 120 mm
Fan Depth 120 mm
Fan Height 25 mm

Warranty

Warranty 6 Years

Key Features

Compatible with Socket AM3 Yes
Compatible with Socket AM2+ Yes
Compatible with Socket AM2 Yes
Compatible with Socket 939 No
Compatible with Socket 940 No
Compatible with Socket 754 No
Compatible with Socket A No
Compatible with Socket 1366 Yes
Compatible with Socket 1156 Yes
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 Yes
Compatible with Socket 1155 Yes
Compatible with Socket AM3+ Yes
Compatible with Socket FM1 Yes
Display Model in Showroom No
Compatible with Socket FM2 Yes
Liquid Cooler No
Compatible with Socket 1150 Yes
Compatible with Socket AM1 No
Watercooler No
Compatible with Socket 1151 Yes
Compatible with Socket AM4 Yes
Cooler Height 158 mm
Compatible with Socket TR4 No
Compatible with Socket 2066 Yes

Item Details

Manufacturer Noctua
Manufacturer Code NH-U12A
EAN 9010018000160
UPC 841501100161
Condition New

Warranty Information

Warranty 6 Years

Manufacturer Information

Manufacturer Noctua
Manufacturer Code NH-U12A

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