Why it issues: Noctua’s tower CPU coolers are among the greatest you possibly can combine right into a PC construct, however not all of them will slot in a smaller case. For individuals who like to do small form-factor and mini-ITX builds, the corporate now has a 120 mm class cooler that ought to work in circumstances the place solely a 92 mm class cooler usually would.
Last yr, Noctua graced the PC fanatic market with an enormous 3.3-pound fanless tower cooler for individuals who love a silent setup and are prepared to surrender overclocking to realize it.
On Tuesday, the Austrian producer launched 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 top of 145 mm, this cooler ought to slot in SFF PC circumstances which have bother accommodating different Noctua choices with 120 mm followers, that are 158 mm tall.
Noctua went with an uneven design for the NH-D12L, permitting loads of RAM clearance even in case you determine to make use of tall DIMMs with massive heat-spreaders and RGB lighting. The firm 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 new cooler is appropriate 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 help AM5 save for the NM-AM4-L9aL9i and the NH-L9a-AM4.
The NH-D12L retails for $89.90, whereas the NF-A12x25r PWM fan will price $29.90. Both will probably be accessible direct from Noctua and on Amazon.