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Noctua Announces Low-Profile NH-L12 CPU Cooler

The NH-L12 has a 120 mm / 92 mm dual-fan setup and allows users to remove the top 120 mm fan, which reduces the height of the cooler to 66 mm.

According to Noctua, the system supports PWM speed control and can reduce its speed to 1200/1300 rpm using the included low-noise adapters.

The NH-L12 is available now for the sockets LGA 2011, LGA1366, LGA1156, LGA1155, LGA775, AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1 for a suggested retail price of $59.90. Included in package are Noctua's thermal compound well as the company's SecuFirm2 mounting system.

  • verbalizer
    same Noctua look with the colors, I bet same awesome quality as well.
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  • 11796pcs
    This looks fantastic for some of those stubborn (small) mini-ITX builds in which you want to put some crazy hot processor in a case the size of a briefcase.
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  • phump
    It's interesting that they have non-identical fan sizes. I've been wondering if that is beneficial or not, thinking that different fans could create some kind of canceling effect reducing the cooling potential.
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  • Yuka
    Uhm... It might be the ideal for my low profile HTPC case... The A8 heats up like a lighter.

    We'll need some benchies on that, please 8)

    Cheers!
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  • JohnnyLucky
    A technical review is definitely a good idea. Show us what the cooling capabilities are like.
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  • omega21xx
    I'm also interested in seeing how this performs to other HTPC sized coolers as well as a good tower size cooler just to put it in perspective :)
    I could go for one of these in the new build I just made for my girlfriend.
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  • cbrunnem
    phumpIt's interesting that they have non-identical fan sizes. I've been wondering if that is beneficial or not, thinking that different fans could create some kind of canceling effect reducing the cooling potential.ram clearance
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  • rocknrollz
    They have always made nice quality products. My only complaint on them is the beige and brown. I really don't like it.
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  • CaedenV
    This would be great for HTPCs with grill tops... but if your ventilation is rear only then this design could really suck. Only Noctua could design a low profile CPU cooler that dwarfs even stock coolers lol
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  • aliened
    phumpIt's interesting that they have non-identical fan sizes. I've been wondering if that is beneficial or not, thinking that different fans could create some kind of canceling effect reducing the cooling potential.
    lol?
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