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 Post subject: Noctua introduces low-profile NH-L12 with dual PWM fans
PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:32 am 
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Fitted with both NF-B9 92mm PWM and NF-F12 'focused flow' 120mm PWM fans the NH-L12 CPU cooler is intended for use in small form factor/HTPC systems. Weight is 415g, dimensions are 93mm high, by 128mm width and 150mm depth. Without the top 120mm fan, the height is 66mm. The NH-L12 comes with the Noctua SecuFirm2 mounting kit. There is also a mini-ITX mounting kit that Noctua says is for "... some Intel based Mini-ITX mainboards (that) don’t allow for the installation of backplates. The NH-L12 thus comes with an extra set of Intel mounting bolts which make it possible to install the cooler without using the SecuFirm2 backplate...".

The NH-L12 is supplied with a 'Y' PWM splitter cable, and two PWM low-noise adapter cables. The PWM low-noise adapter cable changes the range of the fans from 300-1600 rpm to 300-1300 rpm.

For full details, see http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=productview&products_id=46&lng=en

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 Post subject: Re: Noctua introduces low-profile NH-L12 with dual PWM fans
PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:54 pm 
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This would permit you to easily run a 2600K CPU inside of the Diminutive Lian Li PC-Q09F.
http://www.sundialmicro.com/lianli_gami ... _1945.html


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 Post subject: Re: Noctua introduces low-profile NH-L12 with dual PWM fans
PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:42 pm 
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Reviews

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1442/pg1/noctua-nh-l12-low-profile-cpu-cooler-review-introduction.html

http://www.hitechlegion.com/reviews/cooling/heatsinksfans/17459-noctua-nh-l12-low-profile-cooler-review

http://www.rwlabs.com/article.php?cat=&id=593&pagenumber=1


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 Post subject: Re: Noctua introduces low-profile NH-L12 with dual PWM fans
PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:05 pm 
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Not bad performance even using only the single 92mm fan.
http://www.hitechlegion.com/reviews/coo ... 59?start=5

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 Post subject: Re: Noctua introduces low-profile NH-L12 with dual PWM fans
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:08 am 
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It looks huge in the photo. Not sure it will fit with my case. :-\


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 Post subject: Re: Noctua introduces low-profile NH-L12 with dual PWM fans
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:25 am 
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Pafenfalcon wrote:
It looks huge in the photo. Not sure it will fit with my case. :-\
Its not very high... dimensions are 93mm high, by 128mm width and 150mm depth. Without the top 120mm fan, the height is 66mm.

And it doesn't cover more area than the ITX board on which it mounts. So there are very few cases which it will not fit. In fact it should fit more cases than almost any other aftermarket cpu cooler.

Here is the NH-L12 motherboard compatibility list:
http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=comp ... =46&lng=en

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 Post subject: Re: Noctua introduces low-profile NH-L12 with dual PWM fans
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:33 am 
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Can't wait for some more in-depth review sites to get ahold of this. Seems like removing the 120mm fan and reversing the 92mm fan would be good in the mITX cases where the PSU is directly above the CPU.

This cooler is really exciting news for people wanting to build ITX computers.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:11 am 
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This review http://www.nikktech.com/main/articles/pc-hardware/132-noctua-nh-l12-low-profile-cpu-cooler?showall=&limitstart= compares the NH-L12 with Noctua's NH-D14 cooler (the LGA 2011 version which features two PWM fans). The NH-L12 stands up quite well in this comparison, running under test conditions about 3C hotter at idle and 4C hotter under load. In doing so noise levels were signifcantly less than the NH-D14 SE2011.


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