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Noctua introduces the NH-U12A, NH-D15 performance in a Hyper 212x size?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Noctua has released the NH-U12A, a beefier heatsink NH-U12 with 2 NF-A12x25 fans on it. Height is 158mm so should fit in any standard mid tower. 

 

Source:

https://noctua.at/en/noctua-presents-nh-u12a-premium-class-120mm-cpu-cooler

 

Specs:

https://noctua.at/en/nh-u12a/specification

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The NH-U12A is the latest addition to this prestigious series that has established itself as a benchmark for premium-quality quiet 120mm coolers. 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.

 

As far as case compatibility is concerned, the 158mm tall cooler is short enough to fit most modern mid- or high-end tower cases. Measuring 125mm wide (including fan and fan clips), the NH-U12A stays clear of the top PCIe slot on most standard ATX or Micro-ATX motherboards, ensuring optimum compatibility with multi-GPU setups.

We've seen demonstrations at Computex 2018 where this cooler is about as efficient as an NH-D15, but this should always be taken with a grain of salt since it's a first party floor demonstration (though it's very convincing)

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Price and availability
The manufacturer’s suggested retail price is EUR/USD 99.90. The cooler is already available via Noctua’s official Amazon and eBay stores: https://noctua.at/en/nh-u12a/buy
Other sales partners will receive stock shortly.

Going through the spec list, it comes with Noctua's NT-H1 thermal compound even though they just released an NT-H2 compound last month. 

 

Personally I'm still waiting on the Chromax (Black) versions of the NF-A12x25's, but could this be the new Air cooled king?


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Just to add this

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Price and availability
The manufacturer’s suggested retail price is EUR/USD 99.90. The cooler is already available via Noctua’s official Amazon and eBay stores. Other sales partners will receive stock shortly.
 

 


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looks awesome, but I hope they make a TR4-SP3 version to give those CPUs a great cooler too. the NH-U12A is similar to the NH-U12S (and NH-U12S TR4-SP3) but it has more heat pipes and has a bit wider fin stack.

 

Maybe also add support for Intel's LGA 3647 with the TR4-SP3 version.


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1 minute ago, paddy-stone said:

Just to add this

Already in the OP ;) right under the GN video


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1 minute ago, TVwazhere said:

Already in the OP ;) right under the GN video

Ahh, sorry didn't see it at all... damn my eyes :D

 


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Still using those ugly fans. Come on Noctua...


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2 minutes ago, PopsicleHustler said:

Still using those ugly fans. Come on Noctua...

that's for valid reasons tho... noctuafanmasterrace

 

14 minutes ago, TVwazhere said:

EUR/USD 99.90

yeah... just give me a nhd15 then...


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1 minute ago, GoldenLag said:

Excuse me mam.

 

that is the color of performance

Come on, we all know that performance comes from RBG.


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Any more white and brown and this would be the official cooler of Regular Car Reviews.

Like I understand the performance of Noctua coolers and fans, and I really don't mind its colors, but it just kills it for me for my rig, even though I barely look at the inside.

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10 minutes ago, PopsicleHustler said:

Come on, we all know that performance comes from RBG.

you mean the negative performance modifier that comes from RGB?

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Hyper 212x killer already exists and it's more compact (145mm) with a lower price tag (<40usd) - Cryorig H7

 

At this price point, a user will either have a tower that can fit an NH-D15 or would be running an AIO if it's a compact case.

 

 


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3 minutes ago, handymanshandle said:

Any more white and brown and this would be the official cooler of Regular Car Reviews.

Like I understand the performance of Noctua coolers and fans, and I really don't mind its colors, but it just kills it for me for my rig, even though I barely look at the inside.

The brown would just accentuate the poopy cable management

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24 minutes ago, GoldenLag said:

you mean the negative performance modifier that comes from RGB?

false

 

rgb does give +1 performance

 

brown noctua fans gives +100 performance


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Still uses those hard to remember naming scheme i see...just call it idk..mini storm or not so thick 1.0 or whatever.

 

Also the fan....


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1 hour ago, PopsicleHustler said:

Come on, we all know that performance comes from RBG.

I am pretty sure ignorance and stupidity comes from rgb. I just feel myself getting dumber when I am around some for too long. 

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3 hours ago, LukeSavenije said:

that's for valid reasons tho... noctuafanmasterrace

 

yeah... just give me a nhd15 then...

 

2 hours ago, Dissitesuxba11s said:

Agreed, unless you have a case that cannot accomodate the height of the NH-D15.

Or if you are considering (or have) a motherboard that probably doesn't have room for a dual-tower NH-D15 HSF, like this one.

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If I got one like that, I'd want CPU coolers that even with fans installed wouldn't overhang any DIMM slots or the other socket, and if active parts die (fans, or pump if AIO) would still keep it within reasonable temps (<80-90°C) at stock settings in a moderately warm (up to ~40°C) room.

Which Noctua (since we're talking about that brand) would do that?  The NH-U9 or D9S U3 maybe or whatever it's called?

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2 minutes ago, PianoPlayer88Key said:

Or if you are considering (or have) a motherboard that probably doesn't have room for a dual-tower NH-D15 HSF, like this one.

-snip-

If I got one like that, I'd want CPU coolers that even with fans installed wouldn't overhang any DIMM slots or the other socket, and if active parts die (fans, or pump if AIO) would still keep it within reasonable temps (<80-90°C) at stock clocks in a moderately warm (up to ~40°C) room.

Which Noctua (since we're talking about that brand) would do that?  The NH-U9 or D9S U3 maybe or whatever it's called?

Noctua has a line specifically for server sockets, however the standard coolers can fit LGA 2011-v3 (square) and 2066 sockets. They have specific coolers for TR4 and LGA3647. 


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2 hours ago, Hiya! said:

Still uses those hard to remember naming scheme i see...just call it idk..mini storm or not so thick 1.0 or whatever.

I love their naming scheme. NH-U12A roughly translates into Noctua Heatsink U-style (referring to the shape heatpipes are bent into) 12cm. I'm not sure what the A stands for.


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1 minute ago, WoodenMarker said:

I love their naming scheme. NH-U12A roughly translates into Noctua Heatsink U-style (referring to the shape heatpipes are bent into) 12cm. I'm not sure what the A stands for.

A probably is for their new A series of fans


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