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Hardware Noctua NH-U12P

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 20 Jan 2008.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2008/01/20/noctua_nh-u12p/1

    Noctua has not just changed the F to a P when it updated its popular NH-U12 heatsink, as there are other design tweaks from improved materials and elevation, along with a new fan which apparently makes it perform even better. Inevitably, we had to put these claims to the test.

    :eeek:
     
  2. culley

    culley New Member

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    I've had the Noctua NH-U12P in a system for well over a year now and its great, i think the only downside is it's weight though. Obviously it's bigger which help cool the CPU more efficiently so I'll take the bad with the good.
     
  3. Tim S

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    The NH-U12P has only been available since November...
     
  4. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    Is now right time to shout "PWND!"? I'm not into that sort of stuff, but the time seems to be right.

    Anyway back to the topic. Seems like a nice performer, I'm just slightly amused by Noctua's way to "back-tech" to the less-fancy fan design after shouting out loud how their new one will destroy all the old records in noise and performance ;)
     
  5. Phil Rhodes

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    Sorry, I'm going to have to gripe about this - exactly what drivel-enhanced principle of mono-browed advertising hackery has made it impossible for manufacturers to describe any setting in terms that are not superlative? I think we can call this the "good, better, best" syndrome, after the "quality" slider settings for some video codecs.

    Message for the manufacturers: high fan or full fan? No, you tongue-chewing corporate imbeciles, it's called low and high, in any world where people are not obsessed, and I mean obsessed, with the childish need to term everything with a positive.
     
  6. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    Article doesn't load for me - is something up that end?
     
  7. Cupboard

    Cupboard I'm not a modder.

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    QFT, in fact the entire site (bar forums) is failing to load

    edit: seems to be working again! feel free to delete post...
     
  8. Tim S

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    it's fixed now... :worried:
     
  9. widmod

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    A austrian product :clap:
     
  10. culley

    culley New Member

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    Opps got mixed up with the NH-U12F, that's what happens when you read at 8.55am lol

    [​IMG]
     
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  11. Tim S

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    thought as much :p
     
  12. walle

    walle Well-Known Member

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    Excellent review...

    I've been in the market for a new heatsink for some time now, yet been unable to decide which one to go for...but; that seems now to have been solved.:thumb:
     
  13. Shielder

    Shielder Live long & prosper!

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    Ditto. Was going to go with the Thermalright Ultra 120Extreme with a Noctua fan on it, until I saw this article (and others). Definately going for this heatsink now (assuming it'll fit in the case that is...)

    Andy
     
  14. Guest-16

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    Yea - check you have the depth.

    stand offs + mobo + height.
     
  15. MiNiMaL_FuSS

    MiNiMaL_FuSS ƬӇЄƦЄ ƁЄ ƇƠƜƧ ӇЄƦЄ.

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    Makes me think about swapping out my Scyth Infity...which franky just dosn't perform like it's supposed to.......is this bigger or smaller, as the infinity only just fits in my p180.
     
  16. Demon Cleaner

    Demon Cleaner New Member

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    Great review. Was going to go for a Noctua because of it's quietness to performance ratio, so this update only strengthens my decision. But I guess if it doesn't fit into a P180 it's unlikely to fit in a P182 then?. Oh well, I doubt the side fan does much anyway.
     
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  17. biebiep

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    Still nothing that compares to an 120 Ultra Extreme with a decent fan on it...
    I get 49°C (roomtemp = 20°C) on a fully loaded(OCCT) Q6600@3.4Ghz
    In TAT(120% load) it goes to 56°C, so that still leaves me with a lot of headroom

    I'd really like to see something pushing the limits again... not another highend product that can't really compete with the king.
     
  18. Guest-16

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    I'll bring it home and double check for you - I didn't install it, per say, just measured the two separately.
     
  19. sl1xx

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    it seems to do the job well,but thats as ugly as it gets init..!
     
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    I know a Scythe Infiniti fits in a P180, so it must be a close call
     
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