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Noctua NH-U12P SE2 Heatpipe Cooler LGA1150/1366/1156/1155/775 FM1 FM2 AM3 w/ 2x NF-P12 120mm Fans

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SKU: 42819
Shipping Weight: 3.6lbs

Part #: NH-U12P SE2

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Features [ Edit | History ]

Features:

Recommended by more than 150 leading international websites and magazines, Noctua's NH-U12P series has become a benchmark in premium quality quiet cooling. The new NH-U12P SE2 now comes with two NF-P12 fans for further improved performance and adds support for LGA1156 as well as LGA1366 via the latest SecuFirm2 multi-socket mounting system. Topped off with Noctua's award-winning NT-H1 thermal compound, the NH-U12P SE2 forms a complete quality package that continues the NH-U12P series' legacy of superb quiet cooling performance.

Quick Specs:
Air Flow 2 x 92.3 m³/h
Application/Usage Processor
Compatibility
  • Intel Socket LGA 775

AMD Socket:

  • AM2
  • AM2+
  • AMD K8 (754, 939, 940)
Connectors 3-pin TX3
Fan Diameter 2 x 120 mm
Weight (Approximate) 2.07 lb
Fan Bearing Type SSO Bearing
Height 6.2"
Width 5"
Depth 4.7"
Number of Fans 2
Fan Speed (rpm) 2 x 1300 rpm
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Specifications [ Edit | History ]

Fan Information  
     Air Flow: 2 x 92.3 m³/h
     Fan Bearing Type: SSO Bearing
     Fan Speed (rpm): 2 x 1300 rpm
     Number of Fans: 2
General Information  
     Brand Name: Noctua
     Manufacturer: Noctua
     Manufacturer Part Number: NH-U12P SE2
     Manufacturer Website Address: http://www.noctua.at
     Product Model: NH-U12P SE2
     Product Name: NH-U12P SE2 Cooling Fan/Heatsink
     Product Type: Cooling Fan/Heatsink
Interfaces/Ports  
     Connectors: 3-pin TX3
Miscellaneous  
     Application/Usage: Processor
     Compatibility:
  • Intel Socket LGA 775

AMD Socket:

  • AM2
  • AM2+
  • AMD K8 (754, 939, 940)

Physical Characteristics  
     Depth: 4.7" (120 mm)
     Fan Diameter: 2 x 120 mm
     Height: 6.2" (158 mm)
     Weight (Approximate): 940 g
     Width: 5" (126 mm)
Power Description  
     Input Voltage: 12 V DC

Customer Reviews of Noctua NH-U12P SE2

Product reviews on NCIX.com are screened for relevance and inappropriate content. Reviews may contain inaccurate information about the product. If there is a discrepancy, please use the Flag this Review link located beside each review. Reviews are not an endorsement expressed by NCIX.com, but opinions from customers based on their own experience with a product. We do not recommend you make purchasing decisions based on facts or opinions expressed regarding Noctua NH-U12P SE2 reviews.
ross_w
04/04/14
Experience: 90 Days

Pros

good cooling performance
Cons
pricematch needed
Summary
very good quality and excellent cooling performance

smoki
09/26/12
Experience: 4 Days

Pros

Easy to install. Extremely quiet. Adjustable performance. PCs running cool and quiet.
Cons
none
Summary
Some people don't like the color. I think it's different and the earth tones are pleasant. It's a classy look that sets them apart.

Michel_S
09/03/12
Experience: 3 Days

Pros

Extremely quiet
Very nice packaging
Very clear instructions
High quality
Cons
None
Summary
I love that cooler. I have tried all water cooled corsair cooler, and all pupms were noisy. This cooler is really quiet!

Niavlyscire
07/11/12
Experience: 1 Weeks

Pros

- Very quiet
- Awesome cooling performance
Cons
- Quite pricey
- Fan colours could be changed, but in most cases you won't see them anyways.
Summary
From my stock Intel cooler on my 3570K I went from 35C to 28C at idle, and 60C to 49C while playing Diablo 3. With Prime95 my absolute max temps are at 60C, from 72C before. On top of all this, I can hardly hear the fans when at max speeds (mind you this is in a Corsair 550D). Before, the stock Intel cooler was ridiculously loud.
This cooler has exceeded my expectations, and for this the price is justifiable. Great cooler, definitely recommended.

kazmodan
05/17/12
Experience: 11 Months

Pros

Extremely high build quality.
Cools like a fridge.
Sturdy mount.
Whisper quiet fans.
Cons
The fins of the heatsink can be tricky to clean since they trap dust but this is a problem for every heatsink tower out there.

Large size can obstruct RAM module on the RAM slot closest to the CPU socket on an ATX sized motherboard. This is also a problem with all heatsinks in this size range though.
Summary
This is the best air cooler in this size range. Twin 120mm fans keep my i7 2600K at 58 celcius max at 4.5Ghz with 100% load after running Prime 95 for 2 hours.

Highly recommended for any builder who doesn't want to go for larger heatsinks but still wants to overclock by at least 30%.

There are some installation problems with high profile RAM, however, these problems exist for all heatsinks of this size or larger:

#1 - For an ATX sized board: If you want to install RAM in all the RAM slots, make sure you you buy a low profile RAM module for the RAM slot closest to the CPU so that the back 120mm fan of the heatsink installs easily.

#2 - For a micro ATX sized board: It is best to have all your RAM modules be low profile.

shahram_r
05/06/12
Experience: 1 Years

Pros

efficient, quite, and
Cons
none
Summary
it cools my core 1!7 well 25 degrees blow stock coolers

Exist83
04/25/12
Experience: 1 Weeks

Pros

Excellent
Installed EZ
Cons
nothing
Summary
Very very good cooler. Installed withotu issue and keeping a 4.5ghz 2500K under 65°c LinX primed.

sillymaru
02/28/12
Experience: 1 Weeks

Pros

Really good at low fan speeds for silent operation
Two included NF-P12 fans
Great mounting system
Cons
Fans have high startup voltage. Sometimes doesn't start at 5V.
Even at 5V a little too noisy. One of the included fans have a clicking noise
Did not receive free gift
Expensive - I wish they sold it without the fans at a much lower price
Summary
Had my doubts that it could beat a TRUE120 with only 4 heatpipes but it does it with ease!


radwimp
02/25/12
Experience: 1 Weeks

Pros

-fairly easy to install on either AMD/Intel
-works with LGA 1155 (just sue 1156 slots)
-cools my 2500K like a champ, under 50C with stress gaming, never goes above 60 with stress tests.
Cons
-quiet, but not as quiet as I would like.
-HUGE, but stable, might not fit every case though.
-120mm fans, might be worth the extra $10 to go for 140mm ver.
Summary
Really please with this cooler, definitely top of the line.

Sdalmonte
12/22/11
Experience: 7 Days

Pros

Quiet
Effective
Easy installation
Cons
None I can think of
Summary
Keeps my OC'd 2500k cool under load - temps average around 50C or so with ambient around 20 C. Installation was a snap and much easier than any other cooler I've done before. The fans are nice and quiet, the... unique colours notwithstanding.

Overall, a great buy.

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URL: http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/noctua_nhu12p/5.htm
Comment: OCC Gold rating
Posted by: Edwin_C @12/24/10
URL: http://www.burnoutpc.com/2008/noctua-nh-u12p/
Comment:
Posted by: Edwin_C @12/24/10
URL: http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1196/1/
Comment: Legit Review's take: Simply a whisper quiet, top-of-the-line cooler that is an excellent long-term investment for the serious builder.
Posted by: BernardP @05/14/10
URL: http://www.tweaknews.net/reviews/noctua_nh-u12p_se1366_intel_i7_cooler
Comment: A review of the Noctua NH-U12P SE1366 Special Edition Intel i7 Cooler which focuses on its cooling performance and features and whether not the buyer should purchase this product."
Posted by: Nathan_G @02/04/10
URL: http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=2199
Comment: A great review from FrostyTech on this cooler which describes the pros and cons and the ambient temperature of other coolers including the Noctua and making aswell a good comparison.
Posted by: Francois_T @11/28/09
URL: http://www.pcshoptalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=22449
Comment: PCShopTalkReview says: This Noctua heatsink is very competitive regarding the temperature, with almost zero noise.
Posted by: BernardP @11/24/09
URL: http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews.php?/cases_cooling/noctua_nh-u12p_c
Comment: Detailed review of the heat sink
Posted by: Danny_S @09/23/09
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