What does 4mm mean to you? To users of the Louqe Ghost S1, a swish mini ITX case, it meant the difference between compatible and incompatible. This ultra-compact design fits the old Noctua NH-L12 like a dream. However, Noctua’s newer NH-L12S reaches ever so slightly higher and no longer fits. Thankfully Noctua are now releasing the slimmed NH-L12 Ghost S1 edition, a classic NH-L12 updated with the latest SecuFirm2 AM4-compatible mounting and NT-H2 thermal paste.
The full press release follows…
Louqe and Noctua present NH-L12 special edition CPU cooler for the Ghost S1 case
Stockholm/Vienna, June 30th 2020 – Louqe and Noctua today presented the new NH-L12 Ghost S1 edition CPU cooler. Coming with a single 92mm fan and Noctua’s second-generation NT-H2 thermal compound, as well as the latest SecuFirm2™ multi-socket mounting system, the NH-L12 Ghost S1 edition has been customised to be an ideal companion for quiet high-end builds in Louqe’s award-winning Ghost S1 enclosure.
“We’ve tested pretty much every low-profile cooler on the market in the Ghost S1 and even tried to create a complete custom solution in collaboration with Noctua, but nothing worked as well as our long-term favourite, the NH-L12,” explains Patrik Michalski (Louqe CEO). “That’s why we’ve ended up creating a customised special edition of this cooler that will be the ideal choice for all Ghost S1 users who are looking for the best possible air cooling solution.”
Having received more than 200 awards and recommendations from international hardware websites and magazines, the original NH-L12 was one of the most successful low-profile CPU coolers ever built. It also proved to be an ideal choice for low-noise setups in the Ghost S1 chassis when its top 120mm fan was removed.
“Ever since the original NH-L12 was superseded by the NH-L12S, we’ve seen Ghost S1 users go miles and beyond to get hold of remaining stock or used NH-L12 coolers because the newer S-version is just a bit too tall for this case,” explains Roland Mossig (Noctua CEO). “The Ghost S1 is one of the most popular choices for premium-grade ITX builds at the moment, so we’re glad to bring back the original L12 in a version that is specifically customised for this great case.”
With its single NF-B9 PWM 92mm fan, the new Ghost S1 edition is tailored for use in this case and has been updated with the latest SecuFirm2™ mounting hardware for all current mainstream sockets, including Intel LGA1200, LGA115x and AMD AM4. Topped off with Noctua’s further improved, second-generation NT-H2 thermal compound and a full 6-year manufacturer’s warranty, the NH-L12 Ghost S1 edition is the ideal choice for premium-grade quiet builds in the Louqe Ghost S1 chassis.
Price and Availability
The manufacturer’s suggested retail price is EUR/USD 54.90. The cooler is available as of today via Noctua’s official Amazon and eBay stores:
About Louqe and the Ghost S1
Louqe was founded in Stockholm, Sweden, as an entrepreneurial design and engineering collective with a firm belief that the PC hardware industry deserved a different angle to design, innovation and customer experience. With the fundamental idea of a computer case designed to have uncompromised performance in a Scandinavian, minimalistic and stunningly small form factor, the Ghost S1 was born and quickly became one of the most sought-after premium cases for high-end ITX builds.
Designed in Austria, Noctua’s premium cooling components are internationally renowned for their superb quietness, exceptional performance and thoroughgoing quality. Having received more than 6000 awards and recommendations from leading hardware websites and magazines, Noctua’s fans and heatsinks are serving hundreds of thousands of satisfied customers around the globe.