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Noctua NH-U12DO Workstation CPU Cooler reviewed - Packaging

Noctua enters the workstation market and Chris takes an exclusive look at the new Opteron cooler.

| CPU Air Coolers in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Sep 30, 2008 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 93%      Manufacturer: Noctua

The Package

 

Noctua NH-U12DO Workstation CPU Cooler reviewed

 

I was a bit surprised at the packaging, no red box and the red head is missing. I know she sells her fair share of coolers by just being on the box. Then again, maybe they did whip up a new product just for me. All joking aside, the workstation market doesn't walk into Fry's and grab a cooler off of the shelf, so Noctua made a decision to keep the packaging minimal. Hopefully the savings makes its way to the consumer and OEM partners and we will see the NH-U12DO costing less than their enthusiast class counterparts.

 

Noctua NH-U12DO Workstation CPU Cooler reviewed

 

Once inside we get back to a standard affair for Noctua; the cooler is kept separate from the mounting hardware, leaving little room for the cooler to be damaged during shipping.

 

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