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.
At the beginning key features.
Award-winning NH-U12S coolerTens 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 AM4The 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 compatibilityStanding 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™ fanRecommended 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.
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 AM4Noctua’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 compoundHaving 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.
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.