Noctua NH-L12 Ghost Edition

DIMENSIONS 150 x 128 x 66 (D x W x H) MATERIALS Aluminium (cooling fins)Copper (base and heat-pipes) COMPATIBILITY Intel LGA2066, LGA2011-0 & LGA2011-3 (Square ILM), LGA1200, LGA1156, LGA1155, LGA1151, LGA1150 & AMD AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, AM4, FM1, FM2, FM2+ (backplate required) FANS 1x Noctua NF-A9x25 RAM CLEARANCE 48mm THERMAL COMPOUND NT-H2 (included)

Scythe Big Shuriken 3

Scythe’s Big Shuriken 3 is 69mm in height at default, with comparable performance to the Noctua L12S. The Scythe Big Shuriken 3 features an offset cooler design, so the cooler covers I/O shroud instead of the RAM, as with the Noctua L12S. This means the Scythe’s Big Shuriken 3 has no RAM compatibility issues. TESTING TEST BENCH Streacom BC1T MOTHERBOARD GIGABYTE B550I AORUS PRO AX (paid link) CPU Ryzen 5 5600X (paid link) CPU COOLER Scythe Big Shuriken 3 (paid …

Noctua NH-U12A Review

The NH-U12A is the latest, 5th generation of Noctua’s NH-U12 series of 120mm form factor CPU coolers. It combines 7 heatpipes, large fin surface area and two of Noctua’s flagship model NF-A12x25 PWM 120mm fans for high performance and quiet operation. SOURCE(S) noctua.at

Alpenfohn Black Ridge

Alpenfohn Black Ridge v2 CPU cooler is 47mm in height and features 6 copper heat pipes for cooling. The Black Ridge only supports Low Profile RAM with max height of 33mm. An additional 120mm fan can be mounted on top of the Black Ridge cooler, giving a max height of 62 / 72mm depending on the additional fan thickness. TESTING TEST BENCH Streacom BC1T MOTHERBOARD GIGABYTE B550I AORUS PRO AX (paid link) CPU Ryzen 5 5600X (paid link) CPU COOLER …

Noctua NH-L9a

Noctua NH-L9a has max height of 37mm and has no motherboard or ram compatibility issues. The NH-L9a cooler is the AM4 specific variant of Noctua’s NH-L9i. The L9a includes one NF-A9x14 fan which comes in either chromax black or original brown. TESTING TEST BENCH Streacom BC1T MOTHERBOARD GIGABYTE B550I AORUS PRO AX (paid link) CPU Ryzen 5 5600X (paid link) CPU COOLER Noctua NH-L9a (paid link) GPU RTX 3060 Ti (paid link) PSU Corsair SF 600 Platinum (paid link) RAM …

Noctua NH-L12S

Noctua L12S is a low profile performance CPU cooler at 70mm in height. The NH-L12S cooler height can be increased using an additional slim 15mm fan or 25mm thick top fan for improved cooling performance. TESTING TEST BENCH Streacom BC1T MOTHERBOARD GIGABYTE B550I AORUS PRO AX (paid link) CPU Ryzen 5 5600X (paid link) CPU COOLER Noctua NH-L12S (paid link) GPU RTX 3060 Ti (paid link) PSU Corsair SF 600 Platinum (paid link) RAM Corsair VENGEANCE LPX 16GB, (2x8GB), 3600MHz, …

Noctua NH-C14S

Noctua NH-C14S is a top-flow CPU cooler, featuring deep fin stacks and uses Noctua’s NF-A14 fan. This is single fan CPU cooler that provides similar cooling performance to its dual fan predecessor. Installing the fan on top of the heatsink, gives the cooler a max height of 140mm, while installing the fan underneath (low profile mode), gives a total height of 115mm. The offset layout of C14S allows it to clear the top PCIe slot on most motherboards. The Noctua …