Wednesday, September 26, 2018
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Noctua NH-U12S SE-AM4 CPU Cooler Review

Noctua makes some of the best air CPU coolers out there. When it comes to Ryzen they were one of the only manufacturers to have a full line of AM4 coolers ready. We’ve already taken a look at the big boy NH-D15 SE-AM4, with its amazing cooling performance. While the NH-D15 SE-AM4 is one of the best coolers for Ryzen it can be overkill for many people, and its shear size might not make it for everyone. Well Noctua has a smaller cooler made for Ryzen in their NH-U12S SE-AM4, which of course is their very popular NH-U12S with an AM4 mounting bracket. This single tower cooler features 5 large heatpipes and a 120 mm cooling fan. On top of that it has 100% RAM compatibility, so you shouldn’t run into any clearance issues.

Special thanks to Noctua for providing us with the NH-U12S SE-AM4 CPU Cooler to review.

Packaging
Noctua’s packaging has not changed all that much over the past few years, but it is filled with useful information. On the front it lets us know that it is indeed the NH-U12S SE-AM4 and has a list of features. Flipping over to the back there is information on the cooler in a handful of different languages.

Noctua NH-U12S SE-AM4 CPU Cooler Noctua NH-U12S SE-AM4 CPU Cooler

On each side of the packaging you have even more information. One one side many of the main features are detailed. On the other side there is a full list of specifications as well as an overview of of the cooler with dimensions.

Getting everything out of the box we have the cooler itself with the fan attached and a box of accessories that includes all of your mounting hardware, thermal paste, and more.

Noctua NH-U12S SE-AM4 CPU Cooler

Bob Buskirk
the authorBob Buskirk
About 10 years of computer experience. Been messing around with electronics since I was 5, got into computers when I was in highschool, been modding them ever since then. Very interested in how things work and their design.
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