Noctua NH-U12S SE-AM4 Cooler Review

Today we will present second of the Noctua AM4 cooler line – NH-U12S SE-AM4. It’s also already well known cooler with AM4 mounting kit. If product is good then there is no reason to change it.

Noctua NH-U12S SE-AM4 is a different build cooler than we could see in previous review ( NH-L9x65 ). This time it’s tower build which is really popular and efficient design. We will show also dual tower build but it will be in next review while now let’s focus on NH-U12S SE-AM4 which is really interesting option for all users who are planning to buy the latest AMD Ryzen platform.

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At the beginning key features.

Award-winning NH-U12S cooler

Award-winning NH-U12S cooler

Tens of thousands of enthusiast users all over the world swear by the NH-U12S’ quality and performance. Recommended by more than 200 international hardware websites and magazines, it is renowned as being one of the best 120mm coolers on the market.
Dedicated special edition for AM4

Dedicated special edition for AM4

The NH-U12S SE-AM4 brings the NH-U12S’ signature quiet cooling performance to AMD’s new AM4 platform. With its excellent balance of efficiency, quietness and compatibility, the NH-U12S SE-AM4 is a perfect fit for premium-class AM4 builds.
Classic 120mm tower size for excellent overall compatibility

Classic 120mm tower size for excellent overall compatibility

Standing 158mm tall, the NH-U12S is short enough to fit most modern mid- or high-end tower cases. Measuring 125mm wide (including fan and fan clips), the cooler stays clear of the top PCIe slot on standard ATX or Micro-ATX motherboards, ensuring best compatibility with SLI and CrossFire setups.
NF-F12 120mm Focused Flow™ fan

NF-F12 120mm Focused Flow™ fan

Recommended by more than 150 hardware publications and thousands of enthusiasts world-wide, the Noctua’s premium quality NF-F12 Focused Flow™ 120mm fan is renowned to combine superb static pressure, excellent heatsink performance and surprising quietness of operation.
PWM support and Low-Noise Adaptor

PWM support and Low-Noise Adaptor

The NF-F12 120mm fan supplied with the NH-U12S supports PWM for convenient automatic speed control through the mainboard. In addition, the maximum fan speed can be reduced from 1500 to 1200rpm using the supplied Low-Noise Adaptor for even quieter operation.
Anti-vibration pads and fan-clips for second NF-F12 (optional)

Anti-vibration pads and fan-clips for second NF-F12 (optional)

For users who want to achieve even better performance by adding a second, optional NF-F12 fan to create a push/pull setup, the NH-U12S includes fan clips and an extra set of custom-designed anti-vibration pads that allow to off-set the rear fan by 5mm to improve acoustics in dual-fan mode.
SecuFirm2™ mounting system for AM4

SecuFirm2™ mounting system for AM4

Noctua’s SecuFirm2™ mounting systems have become synonymous with quality, safety and ease of use. In order to achieve the best compatibility and to match the airflow path inside the case, the SecuFirm2™ mounting for AM4 makes it possible to install the cooler either in standard orientation or turned by 90°.
NT-H1 thermal compound

NT-H1 thermal compound

Having received more than 100 awards and recommendations from hardware journalists around the world, Noctua’s NT-H1 is a proven professional grade TIM solution that provides minimum thermal resistance, excellent ease of use and outstanding reliability.
6-year manufacturer’s warranty

6-year manufacturer’s warranty

Noctua products are renowned for their impeccable quality and outstanding longevity. Like all Noctua fans, the supplied NF-F12 features an MTTF rating of more than 150.000 hours and the entire NH-U12S package comes with a full 6-year manufacturer’s warranty.

 

All this list looks really interesting. Let’s check more detailed specification on the next page of this review. Check out the latest prices of the Noctua NH-U12S SE-AM4  at Amazon – https://goo.gl/UKAYvu.

 

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