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Noctua NH-U12S CPU Cooler Review (Page 9)

Chad Sebring | May 5, 2013 at 03:38 pm CDT - 0 mins, 40 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 95%Manufacturer: Noctua

Noise Level Results

Noctua NH-U12S CPU Cooler Review 36 | TweakTown.com

With one fan on the tower, and the PC at idle, the fan will spin near 400 RPM, and is dead silent unless you can get your ear into the flow, and you can hear the wind pass your ear - that's it.

In the middle of testing is where I took this reading from the cooler, and the fan was much closer to 800 RPM to get the 26dB rating.

Noctua NH-U12S CPU Cooler Review 37 | TweakTown.com

What sort of shocked me is that I either got special fans with this cooler, or there may have been an issue with my original NF-F12 PWM fans. While testing the NH-U12S with one of the NF-F12 PWM fans I was sent this time, I only got to a reading of 40dB with these tests.

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Chad Sebring

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Chad Sebring

After a year of gaming, Chad caught the OC bug. With overclocking comes the need for better cooling, and Chad has had many air and water setups. With a few years of abusing computer parts, he decided to take his chances and try to get a review job. As an avid overclocker, Chad is always looking for the next leg up in RAM, cooling, as well as peripherals.

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