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9.4 out of 10

Noctua NH-L12

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Overall 9
8.8

Noctua NH-L12

techPowerUp!
12 March 2013
  • 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 systems. The build quality is, as is usual with Noctua products, simply fantastic.
  • 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
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Overall 10
10

Noctua NH-L12 CPU Cooler Video Review

3dGameMan.com
13 July 2012
  • Summary: The Noctua NH-L12 CPU Cooler is a perfect option for a tiny computer build. It comes with two quiet, long life fans (120mm & 92mm), copper base, heatpipes and many aluminum fins. This is truly is a super low-profile cooler as with top 120mm fan removed it's only 66mm in height.
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Overall 10
10

Noctua NH-L12 Low Profile CPU Cooler Review

ThinkComputers
15 May 2012
  • Summary: Final Thoughts When I first received this cooler I was expecting a decent cooler that would perform well on a CPU that would be in an HTPC, but could not compete with larger coolers to and cool my Core i7-3820.  I was especially worried as Noctua even puts this warning on their website, “Caution: The NH-L12 is a low-profile quiet cooler designed for use in small form factor cases and HTPC environments.
  • Pros: Small and compact size, Good performance, Quiet operation, Easy installation, Low profile mode
  • Cons: None that I found
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Overall 9
9.1

Expert Review

Tweak Town
4 May 2012
  • Excerpt: In January of last year I was introduced to the original concept of the newest cooler to leave Noctua's design lab when we looked at the NH-C14 . There are quite a few changes that were made to that original design concept, but in the most basic form the cooler we are going to see in just a page or two is a die shrink of the NH-C14.
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Overall 10
10

Noctua NH-L12 Low Profile Heatsink

Ninja Lane
26 March 2012
  • Summary: High performance cooling has come a long way over the years and while most people associate aftermarket cooling options with overclocking that isn't always the case.  In fact some coolers are best suited as high capacity alternatives to the cheap and unattractive OEM designs.   NH-L12 installation went incredibly smooth and features one of the best mounting systems we have used.
  • Pros: Low Profile Design, NF-F12 Focus Flow Fan Included, Dual Fan Cooler, 66mm Heatsink Height, LGA2011 Mounting Hardware
  • Cons: Four heatpipes limit cooling performance, Not intended for overclocking
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Overall 9
9.0

Noctua NH-L12 CPU Cooler

PureOverclock
19 September 2012
  • Summary: Noctua did a great job with cooling performance for a low profile cooler and the ease of installation on both Intel and AMD platforms are second to none. The attention to details of the cooler is what make this stand out from the rest.
  • Pros: Great cooling performance for Low Profile Cooler, PWM Fans, Easy Installation
  • Cons: Blocks RAM Dimms
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Overall 9
9.0

Noctua NH-L12 CPU Cooler

PureOverclock
19 September 2012
  • Summary: Noctua did a great job with cooling performance for a low profile cooler and the ease of installation on both Intel and AMD platforms are second to none. The attention to details of the cooler is what make this stand out from the rest.
  • Pros: Great cooling performance for Low Profile Cooler, PWM Fans, Easy Installation
  • Cons: Blocks RAM Dimms
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Overall 9
9.0

Noctua NH-L12 CPU Cooler

PureOverclock
19 September 2012
  • Summary: Noctua did a great job with cooling performance for a low profile cooler and the ease of installation on both Intel and AMD platforms are second to none. The attention to details of the cooler is what make this stand out from the rest.
  • Pros: Great cooling performance for Low Profile Cooler, PWM Fans, Easy Installation
  • Cons: Blocks RAM Dimms
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Overall 9
9.0

Noctua NH-L12 Low Profile CPU Cooler Review

KitGuru
19 June 2012
  • Excerpt: 4 Flares 4 Flares × Noctua is considered by many in the enthusiast community as the finest manufacturer of high end air coolers.  We have tested a number of their products in the KitGuru labs, including the mammoth NH-D14 , and have been very impressed with them all.  So we were very excited when they offered us a sample of their latest CPU cooler for review.
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Overall 9
9.0

Noctua NH-L12 - stvoren za HTPC

PC Ekspert
4 March 2014
  • Conclusion: NH-L12 je još jedan u nizu kvalitetnih Noctuinih hladnjaka, koji unatoč svojim malim dimenzijama i malenom toplinskom kapacitetu pod kontrolom može držati i moćnije procesore. Naš je 3770K tako držao i na 4.5GHz što je za svaku pohvalu. Ipak, najbolje će se snaći u kakvom HTPC-u gdje će hladiti procesor nižeg TDP-a. Uz to, i broj će okretaja ventilatora biti na nižoj razini pa će i buka biti manje izražena.
  • Pros: Kvaliteta materijala, izrade i završne obrade, solidne performanse, malene dimenzije, bundle.
  • Cons: Čujni ventilatori na najvišim okretajima, cijenom nedostupan širem krugu kupaca.
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