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The NH-U12S Chromax.Black is an all-black version of Noctua’s NH-U12S premium-quality quiet CPU cooler. Thanks to the same proven slim-tower heatsink design and NF-F12 PWM fan, it stays true to the NH-U12S’s successful formula of fusing excellent cooling performance with superb quietness of operation and outstanding RAM, case, and PCIe compatibility. At the same time, The Chromax.Black version with its black fan and black coated heatsink combines these assets with a sleek stealth look. Topped off with the renowned SecuFirm2 multi-socket mounting system and Noctua’s enthusiast-grade NT-H1 thermal compound, the NH-U12S Chromax.Black is a premium choice for customers who seek a highly compatible 120mm heatsink that looks just as great as it cools.


  • Slim 120mm size for excellent case, RAM, and PCIe compatibility – Fits most tower cases (158mm height), doesn’t overhang the RAM slots, doesn’t block the PCIe on most ATX and Micro-ATX motherboards
  • Renowned, award-winning NF-F12 120mm focused flow fan with Low-Noise Adaptor and PWM for automatic speed control. Full cooling performance under load, whisper-quiet at idle!
  • Includes high-end NT-H1 thermal paste and SecuFirm2 mounting system for easy installation on Intel LGA1150, LGA1151, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA1200, LGA2011, LGA2066, and AMD AM4, AM3(+), AM2(+), FM2(+)
  • Optional NM-i17xx-MP78 mounting upgrade-kit for Intel’s upcoming 12th gen Core CPUs (Alder Lake-S platform, LGA1700 socket) available separately


  • Brand: Noctua
  • Item Dimensions: 2.8 x 4.92 x 6.22 Inches
  • Item Weight: 2.20 Pounds
  • Compatible Devices: Desktop
  • Cooling Method: Air
  • Voltage: 12 Volts
  • Noise Level: 19 dB
Weight 1 lbs