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Noctua NH-L12
8.5 out of 10

Noctua NH-L12

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Overall 8
8.0

Cools well and fits my case.

Kyle T., Newegg
28 March 2016
  • Summary: This was my first noctua purchase. I am very happy with the quality, quietness and the compactness of this unit.
  • Pros: Was looking for something that would cool my new i7-6700k skylake and fit in my nmedia 6000b case with low noise as I have this in my livingroom audio rack. Fits well, paired with the gigabyte G1 mobo as part of a combo deal this thing just barely has clearance to not block any ram slots. Can't r...
  • Cons: None
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Overall 8
8.0

A great cooler

brian p., Newegg
17 March 2016
  • Summary: i love it and would buy more and recommend
  • Pros: Keeps my CPU very cool and is crazy quiet.
  • Cons: It is pretty large and i had a little bit of an issue with my mini itx ram slots and cpu power supply.
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Overall 8
8.0

great cooler

W. M., Amazon
13 March 2016
  • Summary: Everything you need, works great in my HTPC, as well as much larger coolers I was using before.
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Overall 8
8.0

Doesn't work too well with my 6700k when it overclocked ...

agnes, Amazon
4 January 2016
  • Summary: Doesn't work too well with my 6700k when it overclocked to 4.6Ghz. Reaching 73c, Never tried putting a graphics card with this cooler, but I doubt the graphics card will fit when this is installed on my matx motherboard.
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Overall 8
8.0

Quiet and generally good cooling. I would have liked a little better ...

Greg Baumgartel, Amazon
20 September 2015
  • Summary: Quiet and generally good cooling. I would have liked a little better cooling power, but I also wonder if this is as good as it gets for low-profile coolers. Anything taller wouldn't work in my case.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent cooler, but doesn't work well with "tall" memory DIMMS

Cary B., Newegg
21 March 2015
  • Summary: I really wish that they made a version which was about 1/2" TALLER, to clear the DIMM slots entirely. I have a full 1-1/4" between the top of my (full size) HTPC case and the topmost elements of this cooler.
  • Pros: This is a very, very quiet, very, very effective cooler, and it's short enough to go into my Zalman HD160XT home theater PC case (with both fans installed on the cooler) with room to spare (which is better than my old system in that case could claim, as I struggled to find a good cooler which wou...
  • Cons: The cons are simply this... the device's finned region overhangs the inner four memory slots on my Asus X99 Deluxe motherboard, and my Dominator DDR4 memory DIMM are too tall to occupy those slots unless I disassemble the heat spreader plates from those DIMMs. ("Plain vanilla" DIMMs without heat ...
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Overall 8
8.0

Seems to be super quiet and cool

stargaizer73, Amazon
31 December 2014
  • Summary: Seems to be super quiet and cool, however the top fan came mounted with the flow in the wrong direction. No big deal
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Overall 8
8.0

Small yet Large and Powerful

Nicholas Huynh, Amazon
15 September 2014
  • Summary: For a low profile cpu cooler, it's almost perfect but pretty large. I have installed this heat sink onto an Asrock mini itx board and have encountered spacing issues. The lower fan must be moved slightly in order to fit in alongside with the RAM, even if the RAM is low profile.
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Overall 8
8.0

It's Really BIG!!!

Michael C., Newegg
31 December 2013
  • Pros: Have had no problems, works great, stays cool and it's Quiet
  • Cons: IT'S REALLY, REALLY BIG So make sure to CHECK the dimensions before buying.
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Overall 8
8.0

Read the TDP Advisory!!!

Brian S., Newegg
22 April 2013
  • Summary: I've been looking for a quality low profile cooler and thought this would fit the bill. It definitely beats the stock cooler without question, however for anyone with an FX8xxx series processor I can't recommend this cooler.
  • Pros: Nicely designed, quiet, comes with thermal paste along with all the mounting hardware you could ever possibly need. Very low profile in single fan mode.
  • Cons: Stay away if you have a 120W TDP Processor!!!! If you check the manufacturers website they tell you that you can only use this with a 120W TDP AMD processor if you have good case flow! And the single fan operation mode won't work at all! I found this out the hard way when trying to run single fan...
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