Successor to the award-winning NH-L12, the NH-L12S is a compact low-profile CPU cooler that combines excellent compatibility, surprising efficiency and remarkable flexibility. Thanks to its NF-A12x15 PWM slim 120mm fan, the NH-L12S provides even better quiet cooling performance than the previous model with its 92mm fan. At the same time, the NH-L12S is highly versatile: with the fan installed on top of the fins, the cooler is compatible with RAM modules of up to 45mm in height. With the fan installed underneath the fins, the total height of the cooler is only 70mm, making it suitable for use in many HTPC and Small Form Factor cases. Topped off with the trusted, pro-grade SecuFirm2 multi-socket mounting system, Noctua’s NT-H1 thermal compound and a full 6-year manufacturer’s warranty, the NH-L12S is a premium-quality low-profile solution for the highest demands.
Caution: The NH-L12S is a low-profile quiet cooler designed for use in Small Form Factor cases and HTPC environments. While it provides first-rate performance in its class, it is not suitable for overclocking and should be used with care on CPUs with more than 95W TDP. Please consult our TDP guidelines on our website to find out whether the NH-L12S is recommended for your CPU.
Based on the award-winning NH-L12
Having received more than 200 awards and recommendations from leading international hardware websites and magazines, the NH-L12 has become an established reference for low-profile 120mm top-flow coolers. Equipped with the new NF-A12x15 fan, the new S-version provides more flexibility and improved performance in low-profile mode.
Noctua’s SecuFirm2 mounting systems have become synonymous with quality, safety and ease of use. Supporting Intel LGA115x, LGA2011-0/-3, LGA2066 and AMD, the SecuFirm2 mounting included with the NH-L12S guarantees perfect contact pressure and maximum convenience on all current sockets.
Compact, premium-quality low-profile CPU cooler (70mm total height)
Further improved successor to the award-winning NH-L12, ideal for ITX and HTPC systems
Highly optimised NF-A12x15 120mm fan with PWM support and Low-Noise Adaptor for automatic speed control and ultra-quiet operation
Includes award-winning NT-H1 thermal compound and easy-to-install SecuFirm2 multi-socket mounting system for Intel LGA115x, LGA2011, LGA2066 & AMD AM2(+), AM3(+), AM4, FM1, FM2(+)
The fan can be installed in two modes: 1) on top the fins making it 88mm tall with 48mm space for RAM modules or 2) underneath the fins 70mm