Noctua NH-U12P - 1366 CPU cooler
Posted by: Dan on: 15.10.2009 00:00:00 [ Print | 0 comment(s) ]
Noctua aims at establishing a new level of quality and performance "Designed in Austria" through paying attention to the users' needs in a market burdened with all kinds of frills and furbelows and providing sound-optimised premium components, which serve their purpose in a smart, precise and reliable manner.
What does Noctua mean?
The little owl, Athene noctua, is the symbol of the Greek goddess Athene, who represents wisdom, science and strategy. She has a marked preference for the most clever among the Greek heroes, like Odysseus, who endure their adventures by the use of savvy consideration instead of mere force. Until today, the owl symbolises intelligence and prudence, its manlike face emblematises attentiveness and communication. We from Noctua follow the suit of its calm and accurate observation in the dark, its soundless flight as well as the effective, economical use of its powers and precise attack.
Noctua has this to say about their NH-U12P SE2 heatsink:
“Recommended by more than 150 leading international websites and magazines, Noctua’s NH-U12P series has become a benchmark in premium quality quiet cooling. The new NH-U12P SE2 now comes with two NF-P12 fans for further improved performance and adds support for LGA1156 as well as LGA1366 via the latest SecuFirm2™ multi-socket mounting system. Topped off with Noctua’s award-winning NT-H1 thermal compound, the NH-U12P SE2 forms a complete quality package that continues the NH-U12P series’ legacy of superb quiet cooling performance.”
Noctua have a justified reputation of silent, yet powerful cooling. I fell in love with their NF-12P fans and was wowed by their NH-U12P cooler. Noctua have updated the mounting system for socket LGA1366 and have included a second 120mm-fan as standard; so let’s see if the NH-U12P SE2 is up to the challenge of cooling core i7.
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