|CPU COOLER||NH-L12 Ghost Edition|
|DIMENSIONS||150 x 128 x 66 (D x W x H)|
|MATERIALS||Aluminium (cooling fins)|
Copper (base and heat-pipes)
|FANS||1x Noctua NF-B9x25|
|THERMAL COMPOUND (INCLUDED)||NT-H2|
The Noctua NH-L12 Ghost Edition is 66mm tall low profile cooler with 48mm of RAM clearance, thanks to the included 92x25mm fan.
Testing was completed on BC1T Open Testbench using the following hardware in 20°C room ambient temperature. CPU cooler fans were set to fixed 35dB(a) noise level at distance of 50cm.
|CASE||BC1T Open Testbench|
|MOTHERBOARD||MSI MAG B660M Mortar WiFi DDR4 (paid link)|
|CPU||Intel 12700K (paid link)|
|CPU COOLER||Noctua NH-L12 Ghost Edition (paid link)|
|PSU||Corsair SF 600 Platinum (paid link)|
|RAM||Crucial Ballistix, 16GB (2x8GB), 3600MHz, CL16 (paid link)|
Noctua NH-L12 Ghost has good build quality, and has straightforward mounting system. Unfortunately, we found it rather difficult to achieve consistent CPU contact on LGA1700. In some cases resulting in more than 5°C temperature increase vs good mount.
It has quiet operation thanks to the 92x25mm NF-B9 fan. During normal use it was barely audible and even at full speed stayed reasonably quiet.
Noctua includes NT-H2 thermal paste in the box which is very useful and reliable thermal compound.