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Noctua NH-U12S and NH-U14S Single Tower CPU Coolers Review

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Noctua NH-U12S and NH-U14S Single Tower CPU Coolers Review

Introduction

There are a lot of companies out there making coolers for desktop processors nowadays. Using aftermarket coolers is a mainstream wherein you get better cooling which helps improve the lifespan of your computer. When looking at the selection today, you would get overwhelmed at the number of options and try to make a good choice. Most of the time, we rely on friends and web publishers to make a purchase. This is one reason why we are here for you. There are also individuals that tend to go with brands they felt had given them the best products over the years.

If you are leaning towards the latter, then one of those brands in our opinion is Noctua. We have tested just about every cooler Noctua bought to the market and have yet to be disappointed. Their newest coolers are the NH-U12S and the NH-U14S which are similar models with only difference in sizes. Both are single tower units that are designed to be able to give you good cooling as well as give you a nice aggressive overclock if those are what you are looking for.

Noctua’s Take on the NH-U12S

The Noctua NH-U12S is the latest 12cm model of Noctua’s classic U-series single tower CPU coolers which received more than 400 awards and recommendations from the international press. The S-version’s 45mm slim shape guarantees 100% compatibility with tall RAM modules and at the same time. Its fine-tuned design and the class-leading NF-F12 FocusedFlow™ fan with PWM support for fully automatic speed control allow it to further improve its predecessor’s renowned quiet cooling performance. Topped off with the trusted, pro-grade SecuFirm2™ multi-socket mounting system, Noctua’s proven NT-H1 thermal compound and full 6 years manufacturer’s warranty, the NH-U12S is a complete premium quality solution that combines outstanding performance, quiet operation and excellent compatibility.

Noctua’s Take on the NH-U14S

The Noctua NH-U14S is the 14cm top model of Noctua’s classic U-series single tower CPU coolers, which have received more than 400 awards and recommendations from the international press. While the large, six heatpipe design and the NF-A15 140mm fan with PWM support for fully automatic speed control allow the cooler to best the renowned quiet cooling performance of all other U-series coolers, its 52mm slim shape still guarantees full compatibility with tall RAM modules on LGA2011. Topped off with the trusted, pro-grade SecuFirm2™ multi-socket mounting system, Noctua’s proven NT-H1 thermal compound and full 6 years manufacturer’s warranty, the NH-U14S is a complete premium quality solution that combines superb performance, high compatibility and quiet operation.