Noctua NH-C12P CPU Cooler

Article Index
Noctua NH-C12P CPU Cooler
Noctua NH-C12P CPU Cooler - Specifications
Noctua NH-C12P CPU Cooler - Testing
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Product(s): Noctua NH-C12P CPU Cooler
Provided By: Noctua

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Introduction: 

Over the past couple months we've taken a look at a couple Noctua products (NH-U9B and NH-U12P) and both have performed very well in all our testing. Both of these coolers have set the bar pretty high, so it will be interesting to see how Noctua's newest cooler, the NH-C12P, will be able to perform.

Noctua has really made quite a name for themselves, and while the NH-C12P Cooler has a much different look, I'm going to assume that performance-wise it's going to be very competitive. Let's move onto a closer look at the NH-C12P...

 

First Impressions:

The NH-C12P is a different looking cooler, and is designed to fit into a smaller profile case. Both the NH-U12P and the NH-U9B coolers are a bit taller and take up a bit more space, so if you've got a small case you're still in luck with the Noctua NH-C12P.

The NH-C12P uses the same fan (NF-P12) as the NH-U12P. This fan was very quiet in our testing of the NH-U12P, so I'm sure the NH-C12P Cooler is going to also be very quiet.

This is one of the most unique heatsinks I've seen in a while, and as you'll be able to see in the pictures below, it's got a very interesting shape to help keep the profile a bit lower.

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Box (Front)
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Box (Back)

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Heatsink (Top)
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Heatsink (Bottom)

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Heatsink (Top)
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Heatsink (Side)

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Heatsink and Fan
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Heatsink and Fan

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Heatsink (Top)
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Heatsink (Side)

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Accessories
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Instruction Booklet