- by David_W @Mar 01, 2012
The NH-L12 is a low-profile quiet cooler designed for use in small form factor cases and HTPC environments. With its flexible NF-F12 (120mm) / NF-B9 (92mm) dual PWM fan setup, the NH-L12 can be configured either for full performance in dual fan mode or extra-low profile (66mm) with the top fan removed. Bundled with the award-winning NT-H1 thermal compound and Noctua’s SecuFirm2™ multi-socket mounting system, the NH-L12 packs everything a premium quality quiet cooler needs into a highly compact package.
Caution: The NH-L12 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 (Thermal Design Power). Please consult our TDP guidelines to find out whether the NH-L12 is recommended for your CPU.
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If you are building a high performance small form factor system though, you need to consider that things like coolers and cases will be considerably more expensive. If you are prepared to spend the cash, the NH-L12 will serve you well.
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Does the job well for an HTPC, fans don't get load even under load, came with excellent instructions, pretty big for an mITX board so I would look into it work if you want to use with and also have a video card with your mITX.
This is one of the only heat sinks that will fit into the cooler master elite 360. The mounting system is super solid, as long as you don't mind having to remove the main board for installation. In the dual fan configuration, with the low noise adapters it runs super quite and significantly cooler. Best quality overall, thanks noctua and ncix!
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