Noctua NH-U12P Heatsink Review

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Conclusion

So here’s the final bill.  The Noctua NH-U12P comes in pretty when it comes to temperatures.  The idle temp was not much more than standard, but it showed its true colors when I turned on the heat.   The heatsink’s other colors might not appeal to everyone, however.

The only real drawback to this heatsink is its height; as it may not fit in every case.  This tower design is pretty standard today, because it is simply one of the most efficient architectures. Hopefully Noctua will send us one of their low-profile C12-series heatsinks for testing.

Noctua’s heatsink is solid and well constructed, and its fan is simply unique.  The Noctua NH-U12P has it where it counts and does a great job of cooling, and will certainly last through several PC upgrades.

REPORT CARD : Noctua NH-U12P Heatsink
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Quality 4 Great material, solid structure, though a big heavy
Innovation 4 Standard heatsink design, but fan is powerful and quiet
Performance 5 Very quiet operation while providing efficient cooling
Installation 3 You basically have to gut your computer to install this heatsink
Value 4 Can be bought online for $50.
FINAL VERDICT: 4 out of 5 stars
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