LEPA LV12 Overview
As you can see we received the black version of the LV12, but as I mentioned it also comes in white as well. The cooler is what I would call your typical size for a tower-type cooler. The official dimensions are 138(L) × 85(W) × 160(H) mm and that is with the fan included.
Talking about the fan it is a 120 mm LEPA ED122512H-PL fan. This fan is black to match the heatsink and features Barometric Oilless (BOL) Bearing design for long life span and silent spinning.
The fan will actually have three different speeds or modes. They are as follows: 800 – 1500 RPM, 800 – 1800 RPM and 800 – 2200 RPM. The modes on the fan can be selected by moving a small switch towards the backside of the fan.
The cooler features a single tower heatsink that is made of aluminum. The fins have a louver fin design that creates an “U-shape” airflow and force the air to take more heat than standard fin. There is also room on the backside of the heatsink for a second fan. While the second fan is not included LEPA does provide the extra fan clips if were were to purchase a second fan.
Taking a look from the top we can actually see that louver fin design and there is a LEPA logo on the left side.
A side view shows us that the heatsink is not extremely thick at all so clearance with memory should not be an issue at all. We can also see that the fan attaches to the heatsink by way of two fan clips.
Flipping the LV12 over we can see there are four 6 mm diameter heatpipes. These heatpipes come up from the base and make their way up into the heatsink in a “U” shape. They are painted black to match the heatsink.
The base of the heatsink is designed with H.D.T. (Heatpipe Direct Touch) technology which means the heatpipes will actually make contact with your CPU. Many believe that this makes for better heat transfer.