Noctua NH-U12P SE2 Dual Fan Quiet CPU Cooler, Intel and AMD
We don't think the boffins at our biggest-selling cooler brand Noctua went on holiday this summer. The new NH-U12P SE2 replaces the NH-U12P SE1366 and provides compatibility with both Intel and now AMD processors.
Recommended by more than 150 leading international websites and magazines, Noctua's NH-U12P series has become a benchmark in premium quality quiet cooling. The new NH-U12P SE2 comes with two NF-P12 fans for further improved performance and adds support for LGA1155/6 and LGA1366 via the latest SecuFirm2™ multi-socket mounting system. Topped off with Noctua's award-winning NT-H1 thermal compound, the NH-U12P SE2 forms a complete quality package that continues the NH-U12P series legacy of superb quiet cooling performance.
- Award winning NH-U12P heatsink
- SecuFirm2 for Intel and AMD systems
- Two NF-P12 premium fans
- NT-H1 thermal compound
- Special Edition premium kit
- Compatible with Intel LGA1366/1155/1156/775 and AMD FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2
Award-winning NH-U12P Heatsink
The NH-U12P SE2 is built around Noctua's premium quality NH-U12P heatsink which is renowned for its excellent quiet cooling performance and has received more than 150 awards and recommendations from leading international websites and magazines.
SecuFirm2™ multi-socket mounting system
Noctua's enthusiast-grade SecuFirm2™ multi-socket mounting provides broad socket compatibility (LGA1366, LGA1155/6, LGA775, AM2, AM2+ and AM3) and meets the highest demands in safety, performance and ease-of-use.
2x NF-P12 Premium Fan
Including two of Noctua's award-winning NF-P12 120mm fans with Low-Noise (LN) and Ultra-Low-Noise (ULN) adaptors, the NH-U12P SE2 offers full flexibility in fine-tuning the cooler for supreme quietness and maximum performance in push-pull mode.
NT-H1 Thermal Compound
Noctua's much-acclaimed NT-H1 is a pro-grade thermal interface material (TIM) solution that provides minimum thermal resistance, excellent ease-of-use and outstanding longevity.
Special Edition Premium Kit
Bundled with a tube of NT-H1, two exquisite NF-P12 fans and the new SecuFirm2™ multi-socket mounting system, the NH-U12P SE2 forms a complete premium quality package that's backed up with 6 years manufacturer's warranty and contains everything you need in order to achieve superb quiet cooling performance.
Please note: Due to its custom backplate, the NH-U12P SE2 is not compatible with Intel's Xeon 5500 platform. Please choose our NH-U12DX 1366 for use on Xeon 5500 systems.
|Compatibility||Intel LGA1366/1155/1156/775 and|
AMD FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2 (backplate required)
|Installation Method||Intel and AMD - backplate, requires motherboard removal|
|Dimensions (width x height)||126 x 158 mm|
|Depth with 0 / 1 / 2 fans||71 / 95 / 120 mm|
|Weight with 0 / 1 / 2 fans||600 / 770 / 940 g|
|Material||Copper (base and heat-pipes), aluminium (cooling fins), soldered joints and nickel plating|
|Fan model||Noctua NF-P12 x2|
|Fan speed Std / LNA / ULNA||1300 / 1100 / 900 RPM ±10%|
|Fan airflow Std / LNA / ULNA||54.3 / 46.2 / 37.3 CFM|
|Acoustic noise Std / LNA / ULNA||19.8 / 16.9 / 12.6 dB(A)|
A bit too big for my motherboard.
There was a slight issue with this beast, it went over 2 of my RAM-slots. Otherwise a very good CPU cooler and silent as a ninja.
Oh yes, it's very good and very quiet BUT beware
It's bleeding enormous. It was so tall that I had to take my mobo off the sliding installation backplate and re-install it inside the (full size) case which was a bit fiddly. But I am pleased with it as it is exceptionally quiet. Just be sure it will go inside your system!!!
I spent weeks reading reviews on a variety of 1156 coolers before deciding that this was the one to get. It is a beast. I had to remove a side fan from my NZXT Lexa case to get it in. The clips on the fans were a bit fiddly but the rest of the install process was relatively easy.
I'm running both fans at 100% speed and it's still quieter than the stock fan (not surprisingly). My Core i5 750 idles at 35 degrees on cores #0 and #2 whilst #1 sits around 32 degrees and #3 is at 30 degrees. I've read some reviews which encountered the same issue. Perhaps I need to reapply the thermal grease.
Playing Crysis pushes it up to 50 degrees which is still relatively cool. I haven't tried it with max utilisation of all CPU cores yet but I expect the temps will still be good.
So overall, a very good cooler and an excellent service from Quiet PC.