Noctua NH-L12 L-Type Low Profile CPU Cooler Review

/ 7 years ago

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From the top of the NH-L12 you are mainly greeted by the dominance of the Noctua’s world famous NF-F12 fan.


Underneath you can see more clearly that Noctua have very impressively managed to snuggle a 92mm fan in between the CPU contact plate and main heatsink.


The four heat pipes feed into a very dense aluminium heatsink stack. This compact and neat construction just oozes quality.

Here is another shot at the height when you use the full product, from the base to the top of the fan the NH-L12 is only 93mm. If you remove the top NF-F12 fan you can chop the height down to 66mm and sacrifice some cooling capability.

The base uses a flat nickel plated copper plate, you can see part of the mounting mechanism is already affixed which is great as it saves time. The four heatpipes extend quite a bit out the side of the cooler so think carefully about which way around you want to mount it.

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