Noctua NH-U12P SE2 reviews

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+ This computer component scores high on performance. - It has no outstanding negative points.

£62 – £90 at 2 retailers out of 419 retailers checked

9.4 out of 10 based on 36 reviews.
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Andrew, Ipswich

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
awesome cooler
Bad points:
massive
Overall rating 10.0
Speed 10.0
Performance 10.0
Reliability 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 26 May 2013

Llew, Darlington Straight forward

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Cooling the CPU is a doddle for this unit. It's got a good size to it and the fans a nice and quiet.

Installation was very simple, but if you get one, you may need to remove you MoBo to fit it.

As this was an upgrade to fit a new MoBo, there were no problems. The handy long reach screw driver means you don't have to hunt about for a screwdriver yourself when you're fitting or removing, and the fans just clip on, with minimum fuss.

The fitting kits supplied cover AMD & Intel, and there's a third package covering the wiring, screws, heatsink paste and a few other bits & bobs.

I've also had no problems with the fan covering a RAM slot, so I've managed to utilise all 4!

At present, whist typing this, my CPU (AMD FX-8320 on an MSI970) is running at 10ºC!! I do have an open case, which does assist, but even my last CPU in the same case, ran at 25ºC at idle. In game, I'm running at 40-45ºC.
So far, I'm bally impressed.

There's comments on the colour of this cooler, and in all honesty, it's different, and I like that! =)
Bad points:
No bad points per se, just check the dimensions of the cooler against space available in your case before you buy it.
Overall rating 10.0
Speed 10.0
Performance 10.0
Reliability 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 20 Jan 2016

Jamie,

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
It rocks and is quiet without watercooling
Bad points:
Rather large, but tbh thats what makes it look so cool and work so well! So hardly a bad point :D
Overall rating 10.0
Speed 10.0
Performance 10.0
Reliability 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 18 Nov 2014

Ken,

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Easy to fit, effective and quiet.
Bad points:
Blocks 1 RAM slot
Overall rating 9.0
Speed 9.0
Performance 10.0
Reliability 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 17 Nov 2013

Bernard,

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Easy To Fit
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Speed 10.0
Performance 10.0
Reliability 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 04 Mar 2013

Nicholas, London Computer Programmer

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Very Quiet.
Design makes it very compatible with mobo design layouts.
Very happy and no complaints from the CPU about over heating.
Bad points:
Very minor, due to it's size might need to adjust the case design. I had to cut off a fan holder built onto the side of the case (unnecessary for the case to have IMO)
Overall rating 10.0
Speed 10.0
Performance 10.0
Reliability 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 04 Jul 2014

David, Nuneaton

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Based on cooling a i7 3770K @ 3.5GHz (running at a constant boosted speed of 3.9GHz) inside a NZXT Phantom 410 Case:

- During the warm weather:
IDLE: 32 - 34C
100% LOAD: 55C

- During cooler wetter weather:
IDLE: 28 - 32C
100% 47 - 49C

- Nocuta's NT-H1 Thermal paste's breaking in (curing) period is almost instant achieving the above temps after a few days.

- A good solid build with good thermal efficiency and very quite fans - i can barely hear them with my fan controller for case fans set to low.

- Maintains excellent temperatures under full load.

- Both fans are adjustable in height to allow for fitting of RAM that maybe a smidgen too big.

- Instructions for installation were easy to follow, and once installed it was nice and sturdy. The markers on the brackets use the same mounting holes for both socket 1155 and 1156.
Bad points:
- Due to the height of the heatsink it would be wise to make sure your case will accommodate this heatsink. If your case can fit it, it is well worth it.

- Due the clearance between the motherboard and the bottom of the heatsink fins, there is supposedly 40mm clearance. I have 2x4Gb G.Skill Ripjaws X with heatspreaders at 40mm in height and they wouldn't fit if i used all 4 channels. However it is possible to adjust the fans so that they would fit underneath but this may come at a cost of a few degrees increase in temps. But you can always get 2x8Gb or 2x16Gb if you really NEEDED the extra RAM.
Overall rating 10.0
Performance 10.0
Reliability 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 02 Jul 2013

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