Inside the box
The team at Noctua spend a good amount of time on the details of the contents of their product; the NH-U12P includes everything needed to install the heatsink, and then some.
The installation manual is in English (multi-lingual versions available online) and explains in detail how to get the heatsink installed on your platform of choice. The mounting materials for each platform are in a labelled plastic bag, you don’t have to sift through metal pieces to find the one you need, each bag holds the exact amount of screws/tools for each platform.
The “Common Parts” has a tube of Thermal Paste, 2 sets of fan clips, rubber anti-vibration strips,more mounting material and last but not least, Low Voltage 3-pin power cables to slow down a fan.
A closer look at the 120mm fan reveals its unique fan blade design:Closer Look
The heatsink has a copper base where 4 U-form heat pipes come together; the fins are sized up for 120mm fan support, these are aluminium, but everything is nickel plated so you can’t tell.
Noctua stamped their logo in the middle of each fin as it stands out clearly when you look from the top:
While the HSF is width enough for 120mm, its depth is considerably less, as thick as ~3x120mm fans:
How does it compare to the original NH-U12, turn the page ->