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NH-L12S Low Profile CPU-Kühler - 120mm

  • Ultra compact and powerful low-profile 120 mm CPU cooler
  • Four heatpipes
  • Flexible installation


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Item number: CPNA-049

EAN: 9010018000054


Manufacturer: Noctua


Product information - NH-L12S Low Profile CPU-Kühler - 120mm

Noctua is known as one of the greats when it comes to silent- and high-end PC cooling, with the Austrian manufacturer enjoying particular praise for their CPU coolers. These coolers combine superb craftsmanship and manufacturing quality with minimal noise and have proven so popular that they are also available for purchase separately as case-, CPU or radiator fans.

The Noctua NH-L12S, with its diminutive dimensions, has been designed from the ground up to fit Small Form Factor and HTPC cases. In the context of low profile cooler it is defined as "L-Type", due to the shape formed by the four heatpipes of the heatsink and its fins. This has the twin advantages of not only looking futuristic but also giving the cooler an extremely large and flat design.

Optimised for Compact Systems

The NH-L12S stands out from the crowd due to the options it offers in terms of installation: The fan can be mounted above the cooling fins. This allows the cooler to support RAM modules up to 45mm high. If the fan is mounted beneath the cooling fins, the total height is reduced to just 70 mm. As a result the range of small cases where this cooler is capable is fitting is extensive, all the while still ensuring your hardware is supplied with plenty of cool air.

The NH-L12S comes equipped with the NF-A12x15 PWM. This powerful 120 mm fan spins at up to 1.850 RPM and produces 23,9 dB(A), a level which is extremely quiet considering the fan speed, while still pushing a substantial 94,2 m³/h of air. The impressive specifications combined with its tiny size makes for a truly outstanding product overall.

Fan Speeds

The bundled fan supports Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) for automatic speed regulation. The addition of the included Low Noise Adapter however gives users the option of limiting the fan to 1.400 RPM, thereby making the fan even quieter.

Another highlight of this cooler includes the patented SecuFirm2 multi-socket mounting system. This permits the installation of coolers of motherboards using common Intel- as well as AMD platforms along with most sockets from both manufacturers. Some Intel-based Mini-ITX motherboards are not capable of supporting a backplate, as such the NH-L12S comes bundled with an additional set of Intel posts so that the cooler can be installed regardless.

Attention: The NH-L12S is a quiet low profile cooler that is designed for use in compact cases and HTPCs. The cooler possesses excellent cooling performance in its class, however it is not designed for overclocking and extra precaution must be taken when using the cooler on processors with a 95W TDP (Thermal Design Power) and above.

Technical Specifications:
  • Dimensions: 128 x 70 x 146 mm (W x H x D, incl. fan)
  • Material: Copper (nickel plated baseplate, nickel plated heatpipes), Aluminium (fins)
  • Heatpipes: 4
  • Weight: 520 g (incl. fan)
  • Fan NF-A12x15 PWM:
    Format:120 x 120 x 15 , 120 x 120 x 25 mm
    Noise: max. 23,9 dB(A)
    Fan Speed: 450 - 1.850 RPM (PWM)
    Airflow: max. 94,2 m³/h
    Static Pressure: max. 1,53 mm H2O
    Connector: 4-Pin PWM
  • Compatibility:
    Intel 1150, 1151, 1155, 1156, 1200, 1366, 2011, 2011-V3, 2066
    AMD AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, AM4, FM1, FM2, FM2+ (Backplate required)
  • Bundle:
    1x NF-A12x15 PWM Premium fan
    1x Low-Noise Adapter (L.N.A.)
    NT-H1 High-End Thermal Paste
    SecuFirm2 Mounting Kit
    Metal Noctua Case Badge

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Technical Details

CPU socket 1150, 1151, 1155, 1156, 1366, 2011, 2011-V3, 2066, AM2, AM3, AM3+, AM4, FM1, FM2, FM2+
CPU cooler type Top Blower
Fan connector 4 Pin (PWM)
CPU cooler width (accurate) 128 mm
CPU cooler height (accurate) 70 mm
CPU cooler depth (accurate) 146 mm
CPU cooler width 120 to 129 mm
CPU cooler height 70 to 79 mm
CPU cooler depth 140 to 149 mm
Material base plate nickel-plated copper
Material heat sink aluminium
Weight in g (exact) 520
Weight in g 500 - 600 g
Max rpm (exact) 1850 U/min
Min rpm (exact) 450 U/min
Max noise level (exact) 23,9 dB(A)
Max air volume (exact) 94,2 m³/h
Max rpm 1500 - 1999 U/min
Min rpm 250 - 499 U/min
Max noise level 20 - 24 dB(A)
Max air volume 75 - 99 m³/h
TDP keine Angabe
No. of Heatpipes 4
CPU cooler fan(s) included 1x 120 mm
Heat sink colour silver
Fan colour beige, brown
Additional fan mounting no
Illumination no
Approved for active air flow

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  • LanOC - Noctua NH-L12S

    - Great cooling performance
    - Room to push/pull if you want
    - Easy installation
    - Quiet

  • Computerbase - Noctua NH-L12S

    + Hohe Kühlleistung für einen niedrigen Kühler
    + Sehr leiser Serienlüfter
    + Hochwertige Verarbeitung

  • NeoSeeker - Noctua NH-L9a-AM4 & NH-L12S

    Noctua has again made its mark on the computer after-market peripheral upgrades. Although the NH-L9a-AM4 L-Type low-profile cooler is specific to the new AMD Ryzen socket, the NH-L12S contains the mounting hardware for all of the current Intel and AMD socket types; plus Noctua offers a free upgrade for future socket designs. Noctua only requires a proof of purchase (photo, scan or screenshot of the invoice) of both a Noctua CPU cooler and hardware components corresponding to the specific kit when requesting a mounting kit upgrade.

    As previously stated, the NH-L9a AM4 & NH-L12S coolers are neither designed nor recommended for an overclocked setup. What they do provide is efficient cooling performance for compact/small form factor cases, and they can be an ideal fit for new systems based on AMD Ryzen APUs.

  • Hardwarepoint - Noctua´s neuste Kleinstmodelle NH-L9a & NH-L12S


    + Leistung

    + Montagesystem

    + Clearance Mode

    Wenn das Gehäuse nicht ganz so limitiert und wir zu einer etwas größeren Kühllösung greifen können, denn kommt der NH-L12S ins Spiel. Im „low clearance“-Mode, kommt er auf nur 70 mm Höhe und dank des SecuFirm2 Montagesystem ist er ebenfalls schnell und einfach montiert. Klar, dauert es etwas länger als beim L9a, aber dafür haben wir hier den Support von Intel und AMD Systemen und können kostenlos auf neuere Sockel upgraden. Die Temperaturen werden sehr niedrig gehalten und mittels des mit 15 mm besonders flachen 120 mm Lüfters auch leise erreicht. Im „high clearance“-Mode, mit dem Lüfter auf dem Kühler, sind sowohl die Temperaturen, als auch die Geräuschemissionen dazu noch etwas besser – etwas höhere RAM Module werden so auch möglich.

    Insgesamt sein sehr ausgewogenes Paket, bei dem wir rein gar nichts zu beanstanden haben. 

  • Noctua NH-L12S Low Profile CPU-Kühler - 120mm - Mod-your-case - Noctua - NH-L12S - Low-Profile-Kühler

    Mod-your-case - Noctua - NH-L12S - Low-Profile-Kühler


    + Kühlleistung (in Anbetracht der Größe)
    + Verarbeitung
    + Kompatibilität
    + Einfache Montage (auf allen Sockeln in vier Richtungen möglich)

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