Noctua NH-L12 Review


Brand: Noctua
Model: NH-L12
RRP: £44.99 at OverclockersUK (At time of review)

Noctua are known worldwide for their premium quality fans and coolers. They were founded in 2005 and their fan base grew rapidly. They strive to deliver only the best and they aren’t deterred by having to charge more for a better product. There are a lot of other budget brands out there which you could get away with, but if you’re passionate about silence or high quality gear, Noctua are right up your street. Their fans have a six year warranty which is unbeatable as far as I am aware. Their core beliefs are to provide quality components, fantastic customer service and class leading cooling performance.

Noctua aim to cater for every market and today a miniature variant is on the test bench. It is namely the NH-L12 which is a cooler that is just 66mm tall without the top fan installed. It’s aimed at ITX/HTPC users who want great cooling performance where space is at a premium.

There are two fans included with the cooler and at a cost of roughly £45, I aim to find out how well it performs. It’s going to be cooling the i7-4770K of mine and I must say that I have high hopes for it based on previous coolers that I’ve used from Noctua. Anyway, only testing will provide us with results so let’s crack on.


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