PACKAGING: Inside the box, everything that is needed is included.
The list of accessories is as follows:
• Socket 775 fitting kit • Socket AM2 fitting kit • Shared parts (for both fittings) • Manual • Screwdriver
Everything that is needed is included in the package in order to install the Noctua NH-U12P. The mindful reader may already have noticed that both the package and the content is awfully similar to that of the Coolink Silentator cooler that we tested in August of 2007.
By a first glance, one might wish for the possibility of adjusting the fan speed – it’s not of the new PWM type. But instead, Noctua have decided to include two “units” so that it is possible to switch between 12.7 or 5 voltages on the fan.
Bottom-line, Noctua really seem to have a good idea of what accessories should be included in such a package. The clear instruction as to what belongs to what is also a nice touch. So from the very beginning, the Noctua NH-U12P cooler has given a great impression.
SPECIFICATIONS: We will now take a look on the specifications for the Noctua NH-U12P cooler. The NH-U12P is a tower cooler, which is constructed upon the same principle as has been seen many times before, in which a given amount of heat pipes lead the heat away from the CPU, and onto some lamellas, which are cooled by the fan. The specifications for the Noctua NH-U12P are as follows:
Noctua NH-U12P is located in the heavy end of the weight-scale. With a weight of nearly 800 grams, and a height of ca. 16 cm, it is evident that Noctua, with this cooler, is aiming for the very top of air coolers. Besides its physical appearance, it’s also noteworthy that Noctua offers a 6-year-warrantee. Noctua NH-U12P only supports AM2 and 775 sockets. So if one is sitting with an older system, one has to look elsewhere for a cooler.