Noctua NH-U12S Review

Up Close: Packaging and Contents

Noctua NH-U12S Review

 

Up Close:  Packaging and Contents 

If you've never opened up a Noctua product you've missed a real treat.  From the understated exterior giving details of specification and features to the plain packaging inside they simply ooze quality.

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Don't let the plain brown boxes fool you. Even the card used here feels more like thin ply wood.  There's a minimalistic style here that says not just "this is good" but also "we've not wasted your money on glitzy packaging".  Noctua have even been thoughtful enough to separate AMD from Intel fittings, with a totally separate box for universal accessories, and we're not talking a few fan clips here, oh no, if you buy Noctua you get additional fan stand offs, additional fan clips, a simple screw driver, a speed reducer cable, Y splitter, Thermal Paste, cuddly toy, and even a case badge.  Ok so you don't get the cuddly toy, and that reference might be a little dated but you get the idea.

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Noctua also excel when it comes to the instructions.  Although they consist only of an A4 fold out sheet, they are none-the-less clear and concise with good sized diagrams.  Noctua also provide separate instructions in each box for AMD and INTEL so there's no getting mixed up or wondering which set of bolts or brackets you're meant to be using.  The people that did the instructions for the Eisberg could learn a thing or two from this lot.

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Most Recent Comments

05-09-2013, 04:59:05

tinytomlogan
Lets take a look at the NH-U12S. Little brother to the by no means massive NH-U14S

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...093035247l.JPG

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05-09-2013, 05:52:38

Lazlo
Cheers for that review!

I'm running this one in my rig and was thinking about adding a second fan and doing a mild overcock. So the review really hit the spot!

Tbh I didn't think this would be rewiewed since it does not exactly fall in the scope of the site (I would guess). Obviously I don't mind that at all.

Greetz Lazlo

05-09-2013, 06:01:13

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lazlo View Post
Cheers for that review!

I'm running this one in my rig and was thinking about adding a second fan and doing a mild overcock. So the review really hit the spot!

Tbh I didn't think this would be rewiewed since it does not exactly fall in the scope of the site (I would guess). Obviously I don't mind that at all.

Greetz Lazlo
We review all sorts matey and Noctua has always been a favorite for us here

05-09-2013, 06:07:34

SieB
Not bad for a single heatsink cooler, the price is to close to the NH-D14 in my opinion though.
If it's a smaller cooler you need because of space, or if you are not OCing much then this one will do the job good enough. Otherwise for 10 more, which is less than the price of an extra Noctua fan for the NH-U12S, the D14 is the better option.

05-09-2013, 06:42:44

jamesriley94
I had one of these - swapped it yesterday for my mate's D14.

In MATX systems like he had, the D14 overhangs the top x16 slot, and so for him, he had to put it in the x4 slot on his Sniper M5 - hence the swap.

I thought it was really good though. Very easy to mount, and the fan clips used are better than the ones on the D14. Great for its size.

26-06-2014, 02:13:10

Yoda/Gaz
Iv got this heat sink in my build as it fits nicely on my Asus Maximus Gene v
Keeps my i7 3770k at 73c max load Prim95 running small FFTs, it's overclocked to 4.4Ghz at 1.2v I'm using the Noctua NF-F12 IndustrialPPC 2000RPM PWM on it in push pull.
Would overclock more but I don't like temps getting near 80c
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