Noctua NH-C12P

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Noctua NH-C12P Review

Introduction

With the increasing amount of tower-type CPU coolers on the market, enthusiasts seem to have entirely forgotten about the classic top-down format. So today, we’ll be taking a step back from tower format heatsinks by reviewing the Noctua NH-C12P – a cooler which surprisingly, uses the top-down design. Let’s resurrect this staple of days gone by, and find out if it can beat today’s preferred format.

About Noctua

“Noctua aims at establishing a new level of quality and performance "Designed in Austria" through paying attention to the users’ needs in a market burdened with all kinds of frills and furbelows and providing sound-optimised premium components, which serve their purpose in a smart, precise and reliable manner.”

Features

  • 6 heat pipes
  • C-type design with airflow gaps
  • NF-P12 premium 120mm fan
  • Excellent compatibility
  • SecuFirm™ multi-socket mounting system
  • Noctua NT-H1 high-end thermal compound

Specifications

Heatsink:

Compatibility
Intel: S775
AMD: AM2 and AM2+
Weight:
730g (with fan)
Construction:
Copper (base and heat pipes), aluminium (cooling fins), soldered joints, nickel plated
Warranty:
6 Years

Fan:

Model

Noctua NF-P12

Size

120x120x25mm

Rotational Speed

1300rpm

Airflow

92,3 m³/h

Acoustical Noise

19,8 dB(A)

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Last modified: February 15, 2011

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