Summary: With a local price tag of Php2,590 one can easily make the argument that the Noctua NH-L12 is more of a luxury item than a reasonably priced after-market CPU cooler. In fact, for the same price (or may be even less) one can simply opt for a decent all-in-one liquid cooler or, better yet, go for a...
Conclusion: The colouring of the Noctua fans has always been a controversial thing that people discuss. Some love it and some hate it. If it were me, I’d say ignore the colouring (if you hate it) and get this cooler in your ITX or HTPC rig.
Summary: The Noctua NH-L12 is a great product that many will overlook or misunderstand. While its performance does not lead the pack, it does offer a small size and versatility. It is the smallest cooler I have reviewed thus far in terms of height and weight and offers backplate-less mounting for mini-ITX...
Pros: Good cooling for its size, Extremely quiet, Exceptional build quality, Versatile mounting options, Easy to install, Great warranty, Low profile option
Cons: Price, Not meant for high TDP processors, Single-fan configuration cannot handle overclock settings as tested, Single-fan configuration has limited usefulness for most users
Conclusion: The Phanteks PH-TC90LS and the Arctic Freezer 11 LP are both excellent choices as cheap and capable replacements for the Intel reference cooler, but do begin to struggle and make some noise in an overclocked performance rig.
Noctua NH-L12 L-Type Low Profile CPU Cooler Review
20 November 2012
Conclusion: This is my first encounter with a Noctua CPU cooler here at eTeknix and I can honestly say I am thoroughly impressed with the Noctua NH-L12. As always I’ll start off by revealing to you the price, if you don’t already know.
Conclusion: They say big things come in small packages and the Noctua NH-L12 embodies this. At its largest dual fan configuration, this CPU cooler boasts temperature readings equal to its competitor’s much larger CPU coolers. In its single fan setup, it dominates stock CPU heatsink temperatures.
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Excerpt: Introduction Noctua recently released the NH-L12, a low profile C-shape heatpipe cooler targeting the HTPC and quiet application environment. Currently offered at an MSRP of $59.90, the NH-L12 features dual fans and four heatpipes.
Conclusion: Noctua has used its expertise to create a low-profile cooler that's able to offer good cooling performance in tight spaces while keeping suitably quiet. Squeezing a heatsink, four heatpipes and two high-quality fans into a package that measures only 93mm tall is no small feat, but Noctua's clever...
Conclusion: Our expectations on Noctua are high and rightfully so. Noctua is setting the bar high. The quality of the products is on the top of it’s class and for most part the performance is not too far behind. Noctua’s focus remains on noise reduction and performance is second.