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CPU Cooler

Noctua NH-U12S SE-AM4 CPU Cooler

(12 Ratings, 5.0 Average)

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Specifications

Manufacturer

Noctua

Part #

NH-U12S SE-AM4

Manufacturer

Noctua

Fan RPM

300 - 1500 RPM

Noise Level

18.6 - 22.4 dB

Height

158 mm

CPU Socket

AM4

Water Cooled

No

Fanless

No

Price History

    Reviews

    vikoykoy
    • 20 points
    • 20 months ago

    from completed build White Mamba (first time builder)

    Like most of people i don't like the color of the fan >.<. But in any case performance is stellar.

    trouble2
    • 17 points
    • 21 months ago

    from completed build Pampered Ryzen

    It is big but it fits nicely in the case. It was easy to install. And it is almost silent. Now I just need to figure out what to do with the stock cooler which is sitting on a shelf in a closet.

    ReXT
    • 17 points
    • 10 months ago

    from completed build Disco Free Zenbox

    Great design, superb build quality, excellent performance and no disco lights! I got this cooler after I threw in the towel on the AMD Wraith Prism cooler that came with my Ryzen 2700X because it was, by far, the noisiest component of the whole PC. I was initially leaning towards the Scythe Mugen 5 v2 but it has proven impossible to get in Canada for a reasonable price.

    The installation was a breeze and fit & compatibility is awesome with lots of clearance everywhere. My only minor gripe is that the fan retention clips on the supplied front fan came incorrectly installed from the factory. They were placed on the closest set of cooling fin hooks resulting in insufficient fan retention, while they need to be installed on the farther set of hooks. This is trivially simple to fix, but at this price I expect perfection from a premium product.

    Performance wise the CPU temperatures dropped by 5-10 degrees Celsius while the noise level is, subjectively, 1/4 to 1/3 of the Prism, even with a second NF-F12 installed on the suction side. In my installation, the "kink point" of the cooler is at just above 75% of the PWM fan speed. In other words, increasing fan speeds above approximately 77% yields no discernible reduction in CPU temperatures at full CPU & GPU loads.

    sandris
    • 10 points
    • 22 months ago

    from completed build Alphonse all "red"

    Easy to mount. Very silent. Keeps my cpu @ 58° C on load. It fit exactly into my mobo. Also can handle 95W CPU for a future upgrade.

    qmpel
    • 10 points
    • 9 months ago

    from completed build clean&silent workhorse

    Very nice and silent cpu cooler!

    It is large but fits into the define c case; can be mounted in two directions - whichever fits better with the memory bars.

    The installation is straight forward (keep in mind to install the mount before you assemble the mainboard in the case).

    CPU (Ryzen 5, 2400G) idles @ ~30°C and under stress ~55°C

    johndms
    • 9 points
    • 25 months ago

    from completed build Ryzen 5 1600 for Overwatch

    I use this cooler with my Ryzen 5 1600. At my 3.8GHz overclock, I saw temperatures drop from 73c on stock cooler to 60c in Aida64. I briefly OCd to 3.9 at 1.4125v and saw temps at around 64c. Very happy with this cooler.

    tortugu88
    • 9 points
    • 15 months ago

    from completed build Dovahkiin

    I first had a water cooler, but then came to realize it wasn't compatible with my motherboard and that I'd have to order a new bracket from the website. I didn't feel like waiting weeks for it so I bought this because it had incredible reviews. For only $60 it's amazing. It's quiet and keeps my CPU really chill.

    Darth_Diplodocus
    • 8 points
    • 24 months ago

    from completed build Vader - My First Build Ever

    Easy to mount. Very efficient. Dead silent. Good thermal compound. Does not take space of the RAM slots. You can't go wrong with this beauty.

    koreytech
    • 8 points
    • 23 months ago

    from completed build The Julius

    I'm a believer in a solid air-based cooler. Period. The liquid AIOs have come far but not far enough. Buy any Noctua cooler and you'll find they are easy to mount and offer great performance. You may pay more but your system will smile and love you for it.

    May add a pair of Noctua Industrial fans in the future.

    degas73
    • 7 points
    • 5 months ago

    from completed build My Improved MiniITX

    This CPU cooloer is very big. Fortunately it does fit it my case. I previously had another Noctual CPU cooler so there was no doubt I was going to stick with the brand. However now when I look at review of other brands, I do think this cooler is a bit expensive. What I like about it is that itkeeps the air moving from the front of the case to the rear. The main problem that I see with tower coolers of this size is that I need to remove it before transporting it.

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