Noctua today presented its new NH-L12
low-profile cooler for Small Form Factor cases and HTPC environments.
The NH-L12 features a flexible NF-F12 (120mm) / NF-B9 (92mm) dual PWM
fan setup that can be configured either for full performance in dual fan
mode or extra-low profile (66mm) with the top fan removed.
"The industry trend towards Small Form Factor and Home Theatre PCs is
well-established, but there's still a lack of suitable high-quality
quiet CPU coolers", explains Mag. Roland Mossig, Noctua CEO. "Building a
powerful PC always requires a capable CPU, which in return demands a
competent cooling solution. But who wants his HTPC to sound like a jet
engine? This is precisely where the NH-L12 steps in."
Thanks to its exquisite dual fan setup consisting of Noctua's highly
optimised NF-F12 (120mm) and NF-B9 (92mm) premium fans, the NH-L12
pushes the bar in terms of low-profile quiet cooling performance.
Alternatively, the NH-L12 can also be used with the NF-B9 92mm fan only
in order to reduce the overall height to 66mm. This way, the cooler is
suitable for many typical µATX or Mini-ITX enclosures and ideal for
whisper-quiet HTPC systems.
The NH-L12's NF-F12 and NF-B9 fans support PWM for convenient automatic
speed control. In addition, the maximum fan speed can be reduced to
1200/1300rpm using the supplied Low-Noise Adaptors for even quieter
operation. 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
The NH-L12 will be available immediately at a recommended retail price
of EUR 49.90 / USD 59.90