NOCTUA NH U12A CHROMAX BLACK COOLING AIR
The NOCTUA NH U12A CHROMAX BLACK CPU cooler is the all-black version of Noctua’s award-winning, high-quality, quiet NH-U12A CPU cooler.
With the same proven asymmetric single-tower heatsink design and the latest NF-A12x25 PWM fans, it stays true to the NH-U12A’s successful formula of merging best-in-class cooling performance with impressive running quietness and RAM, case and PCIe compatibility.
The chromax.black edition, meanwhile, with its black fans and black-coated heatsink, combines these assets with a stylish stealth look.
The NH-U12A chromax.black is a premium choice for customers seeking a highly compatible 120mm with a full 6 year manufacturer warranty heatsink that can rival the performance of 140mm units and looks as good as it cools.
Features of NOCTUA NH U12A CHROMAX BLACK COOLING AIR
Award winning NH-U12A cooler
The NH-U12A has proven in countless tests that it can match or outperform many 140mm coolers while offering a class 120mm case and PCIe compatibility. This winning combination of high performance and excellent compatibility has earned the NH-U12A awards and recommendations from over 100 hardware magazines and websites worldwide.
chromax. black design
The NH-U12A chromax.black is black from head to toe: featuring a black plated heatsink, black fan with black anti-vibration pads, black fan clips and black mounting hardware, and is right at home with easy-to-use all-black fixtures that integrate with other color schemes .
Using the optional NA-HC7 and NA-HC8 heatsink covers as well as the NA-SAVP1 anti-vibration pads (available in black, blue, green, red, yellow, and white), the chromax.black NH-U12A can be fully customized to match popular build color schemes such as black and red or black and white .
140mm performance by 120mm
With a fully revised and fully optimized 7 heatpipe design, 37% more fin surface area (vs. NH-U12S) and a dual fan push/pull configuration that utilizes the latest NF-A12x25 fans, the NH-U12A pushes the performance envelope in the 120mm class and is capable of Indeed it matches or even outperforms many 140mm coolers.
100% RAM compatibility in LGA1700/1200 and AM4/AM5
Due to its asymmetrical design, the NH-U12A does not skimp on RAM slots in Intel LGA1700 (LGA17xx family) / LGA1200 / LGA115x and AMD AM4 / AM5 motherboards, ensuring easy access to modules and 100% compatibility with extended heats. dispensers. On the LGA2066, the rear fan will overhang the RAM slots on the left side of the socket, so the height of the RAM modules should not exceed 42mm. *
Classic 120mm tower size for excellent case and PCIe compatibility
Standing at 158mm tall, the NH-U12A is short enough to fit most modern, mid-range or high-end tower cases. Measuring 125mm (including the fan and fan clamps), the cooler stays clear of the top PCIe slot on most standard ATX or Micro-ATX motherboards, ensuring optimal compatibility with multiple GPU setups.
Dual NF-A12 120mm fans
The NF-A12x25 fan is a highly optimized next-generation 120mm fan that integrates Noctua’s latest innovations in aerodynamic engineering to achieve an unprecedented level of quiet cooling performance. Utilizing this elite-class fan in a dual push/pull fan configuration is one of the cornerstones of the NH-U12A’s solid performance and acoustic efficiency.
Support for PWM and low noise converters
The 120mm NF-A12 fans supplied with the NH-U12A support PWM for automatic speed control by the motherboard: full performance under load, virtually silent at idle! Additionally, the maximum fan speed can be reduced from 2,000 to 1,700 RPM by using the supplied low-noise inverters for quieter operation.
SecuFirm2™ multi-socket mounting system
Noctua’s SecuFirm2™ mounting systems have become synonymous with quality, safety and ease of installation. Support for Intel LGA1700 (LGA17xx family), LGA1200, LGA115x (LGA1150, LGA1151, LGA1155, LGA1156), LGA20xx (LGA2066, LGA2011-0, LGA2011-3), as well as AMD AM4 and AM5, SecuFirm2™ carrier embedded with NH -U12A is easy installation, provides ideal contact pressure and will stand the test of time even under heavy use.
Compatibility with past and future intakes
Thanks to Noctua’s SecuFirm™ ecosystem, the NH-U12A can be made compatible with legacy LGA1366 and LGA775 sockets using the optional NM-I3 mounting kit, which is provided free of charge. If technically feasible, Noctua will also provide upgrade kits for future sockets, making the NH-U12A a safe long-term investment.
Thermal compound NT-H1
Noctua’s highly acclaimed NT-H1 is a professional TIM solution that offers minimal thermal resistance, excellent ease of use, and superior reliability. Chosen again and again by overclocking professionals and enthusiast users the world over, it has established itself as the benchmark for high-quality thermal compounds.
Welded interface between heat pipes and fins
With several heatsinks, the fins are mounted on the heat pipes. Due to the different coefficients of thermal expansion for copper and aluminum, this trap can wear out over years of thermal cycling, which can result in reduced performance. By contrast, the NH-U12A’s fins are heat pipe welded to ensure a superior thermal interface that does not deteriorate even after many years of use.
6 year manufacturer’s warranty
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NOCTUA NH U12A CHROMAX BLACK COOLING AIR SPECIFICATIONS
Noctua NH-U12A chromax.black
- Socket compatibility
Intel LGA1700, LGA1200, LGA1150, LGA1151, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA2011, LGA2066 & AMD AM4, AM5
- Height (without fan)
- Width (without fan)
- Depth (without fan)
- Weight (without fan)
- Height (with fan)
- Width (with fan)
- Depth (with fan)
- Weight (with fan)
Copper (base and heat-pipes), aluminium (cooling fins), soldered joints & nickel plating
- Max. TDP
- Fan compatibility
- Scope of delivery
Black NH-U12A heatsink
2x NF-A12x25 PWM chromax.black premium fan
2x NA-RC14 Low-Noise Adaptor (L.N.A)
NA-YC1 4-pin PWM y-cable
NT-H1 high-grade thermal compound
Black SecuFirm2™ mounting kit
Noctua Metal Case-Badge
Noctua NF-A12x25 PWM chromax.black
- Max. rotational speed (+/- 10%)
- Max. rotational speed with L.N.A. (+/- 10%)
- Min. rotational speed @ 20% PWM (+/-20%)
- Max. airflow
- Max. airflow with L.N.A.
- Max. acoustical noise
- Max. acoustical noise with L.N.A.
- Voltage range
> 150.000 h