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I'm intrigued by this cooler from Noctua, and am looking for feedback from people who own and use one.

I'd appreciate your comments and observations and user experiences, please.

Looking forward to your responses.

Thanks again.
    
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Originally Posted by txtmstrjoe View Post
I'm intrigued by this cooler from Noctua, and am looking for feedback from people who own and use one.

I'd appreciate your comments and observations and user experiences, please.

Looking forward to your responses.

Thanks again.
sorry txtmastr my post doesnt help you, but i'd like to know a little about these too.

anyone have these?
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sorry txtmastr my post doesnt help you, but i'd like to know a little about these too.

anyone have these?
Thanks for the response anyway, spacegoast.

Hopefully we'll have someone report in and tell us about how effective this cooler is. I may still get one, just to compare it with my present cooler, then maybe use it for a later build.

Anyway, here's to hoping for responses from experienced users! (I suspect that at least there's at least one person out there...)
    
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You have an U 120 Extreme... that one you pic looks simular to the U 120 (nonExtreme) so who knows.
Sorry I can't help you on the hands on with the HS in question.
BT, U120 & U120 Extreme are in my stuff.,
    
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I had the NH-U12, not the F version. It won in my 10 heatsink air cooling review. Its a great heatsink and I'd buy one in a heartbeat.
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You have an U 120 Extreme... that one you pic looks simular to the U 120 (nonExtreme) so who knows.
Sorry I can't help you on the hands on with the HS in question.
BT, U120 & U120 Extreme are in my stuff.,
Funnily enough, I've used (or am using) all three of the heatsinks you mentioned. The Ultra 120, though, I've sold (lapped and everything) to a client, who is very happy with it.

I guess I'm just curious about the Noctua. One thing I'm particularly curious about is the fact that the retention system's design allows for either a horizontal (fans blowing towards the back) or a vertical orientation. Because this directly correlates to the orientation of the heatpipes, I'd like to see if there are any effects to the cooling performance.

Besides, if it proves to perform worse on my setup than my Ultra 120 Extreme, I'm sure a client will be interested in it.

Thanks for the input, though.
    
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I had the NH-U12, not the F version. It won in my 10 heatsink air cooling review. Its a great heatsink and I'd buy one in a heartbeat.
I think the only difference between the NH-U12 and the NH-U12F is that the F version allows for different mounting orientations. Other than that, I don't think there are other significant differences.

Thanks for the input!
    
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