Noctua NH-L12 L-Type Low-Profile Cooler
Author: Zahn Funk
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 07-01-2012
Provided by: Noctua

The NH-L12 arrives in Noctua's signature brown and white packaging, and includes a ton of accessories to aid in installation. In addition to the cooler itself, the NH-F12 PWM and NH-9B PWM fans and mounting clips, we find a full set of their SecuFirm 2 mounting hardware for Intel LGA 2011/1366/1156/1155/775 and AMD AM2/2+/3/3+/FM1 sockets, mini-ITX and case mounts, installation tool and instructions, extension, Y-adapter and low-noise adapter cables, metal case badge and a tube of NT-H1 thermal compound.

The advertised specifications for the NH-L12 as listed on Noctua's website are posted below. I took the liberty of converting the posted metric fan airflow specs to their English equivalents.

Socket compatibility Intel LGA2011, LGA1366, LGA1156, LGA1155, LGA775 & AMD AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1 (backplate required)
Height (without fan) 66 mm
Width (without fan) 128 mm
Depth (without fan) 150 mm
Height (with fan) 93 mm
Width (with fan) 128 mm
Depth (with fan) 150 mm
Weight (without fan) 415 g
Weight (with fan) 680 g
Material Copper (base and heat-pipes), aluminium (cooling fins), soldered joints & nickel plating
Fan compatibility 120x120x25mm & 92x92x25mm
Scope of Delivery 1x NF-F12 PWM premium fan
1x NF-B9 PWM premium fan
2x Low-Noise Adaptor (L.N.A.)
Y-Split Cable
NT-H1 high-grade thermal compound
SecuFirm2 Mounting Kit
Mini-ITX Mounting-Kit
Noctua Metal Case-Badge

Warranty 6 Years
Fan specifications
Model Noctua NF-F12 PWM & Noctua NF-B9 PWM
Bearing SSO-Bearing
Max. Rotational Speed (+/- 10%) 1500 / 1600 RPM
Max. Rotational Speed with L.N.A. (+/- 10%) 1200 / 1300 RPM
Min. Rotational Speed (PWM) 300 / 300 RPM
Max. Airflow 55 / 38 cfm (93.4 / 64.3 m/h)
Max. Airflow with L.N.A. 44 / 31 cfm (74.3 / 52.6 m/h)
Max. Acoustical Noise 22.4 / 17.6 dB(A)
Max. Acoustical Noise with L.N.A. 18.6 / 13.1 dB(A)
Input Power 0.6 / 0.96 W
Voltage Range 12 V
MTBF > 150.000 h

Next let's get a closer look at the NH-L12.

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