Why it issues: Noctua’s tower CPU coolers are one of the crucial highest you’ll combine right into a PC construct, however no longer they all will are compatible in a smaller case. For individuals who care to do small form-factor and mini-ITX builds, the corporate now has a 120 mm magnificence cooler that are meant to paintings in circumstances the place just a 92 mm magnificence cooler most often would.
Closing yr, Noctua graced the PC fanatic marketplace with an enormous 3.3-pound fanless tower cooler for individuals who love a silent setup and are able to surrender overclocking to reach it.
On Tuesday, the Austrian producer introduced a brand new low-height dual-tower CPU cooler — the Noctua NH-D12L — and the corresponding NF-A12x25r PWM spherical body 120 mm fan. With a complete peak of 145 mm, this cooler must are compatible in SFF PC circumstances that experience bother accommodating different Noctua choices with 120 mm fanatics, that are 158 mm tall.
Noctua went with an uneven design for the NH-D12L, permitting a number of RAM clearance even supposing you make a decision to make use of tall DIMMs with huge heat-spreaders and RGB lighting fixtures. The corporate says the NH-D12L will simply outperform 92 mm coolers and single-tower 120 mm designs just like the NH-U12S and the NH-U12A.
The brand new cooler is suitable with Intel’s LGA 1700 socket and AMD’s upcoming AM5 (LGA 1718), and just about all motherboards with LGA 1200/LGA115x and AM4 sockets. Noctua says all of its present coolers will make stronger AM5 save for the NM-AM4-L9aL9i and the NH-L9a-AM4.
The NH-D12L retails for $89.90, whilst the NF-A12x25r PWM fan will price $29.90. Each can be to be had direct from Noctua and on Amazon.