Summary: The NH-U12P works as advertised and reviewed. Excellent fit and finish with all the necessary pieces. The cooler is a tight fit in my Lian-Li mid tower but was a straight forward install. Highly reccommended.
Summary: Even considering the positive reviews I read before purchasing, I was fairly certain this fan would not quite live up to my expectations. My home built gaming pc is located about 5 ft from my bed and things were getting too loud for my wife to sleep peacefully if I was playing a game. I decided to overhaul the cooling system and the cpu cooler being at the center of this system; I was not going to skimp. I am so glad I did not!
Summary: This is a large cooler - make sure there is enough room for it in your case and on your motherboard. It fit into an Antec P182 case just fine, and there were no problems fitting it on a Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD7, even with the Hybrid Silent-Pipe installed. Note: installing the Hybrid Silent-Pipe was a little challenging with this cooler in place as there is zero clearance between the Noctua and the Silent-Pipe. It's very, very quiet.
Summary: First off, this thing is big so make sure you've got plenty of room in your case and on your north bridge(mine barely cleared the north bridge cooler by about an one eighth of an inch. This thing cools great, it dropped my full load temps from 63C(stock cooler)to 37C. Now for the one thing I don't like about this cooler, the fan housing are a gag inducing shade of pinkish tan, this wont matter if you don't have a window in the side of your case, but consider yourself...
Summary: I bought this one because it said it has easy install, cools great, and is quiet - it is all three. Although it states with the i5 and i7 chips, you have to remove the motherboard, I did not. I was able to remove both sides of my case cover and get the screws threw (barely). Anyways it cools Great and it is Quiet - both of which I was looking for.
Summary: Purchased to replace the out of box, loud cpu cooling fan for the AMD Phenom II 4 965. I also used the Aerocool 1000 panel to monitor system. My system is now Quiet, Efficient, Cool. A fantastic solution!