Noctua NH-U12P SE2 (LGA1156)
With the LGA1156 Core i5 and i7 platform proving to be quite impressive, more consumers are jumping on the bandwagon, and with the new socket comes new cooling opportunities and product lineups from manufacturers. Some companies are releasing entirely new products, some are releasing new mounting brackets to work with existing designs already in the marketplace.
Noctua is one company in the latter category, largely going with a minor revision to capitalize on their past success. Today we’re testing the Noctua NH-U12P SE2, a mildly-tweaked version of its predecessor that is now compatible with LGA1156 Core i5/i7 motherboards. We were impressed with the previous version, so let’s see if this revision can build upon Noctua’s success.
Thanks go to our friends at Noctua for supplying the review sample.
"Noctua arises from a cooperation between the Austrian Rascom Computer distribution Ges.m.b.H and the Taiwanese Kolink International Corporation and entertains a development partnership with the Austrian Institute of Heat Transmission and Fan Technology (Österreichisches Institut für Wärmeübertragung und Ventilatorentechnik, ÖIWV). These connections form the key to the achievement of our goal: The partnership with the ÖIWV permits the application of scientific measurement instrumentation, methods of calculation and simulation technology in the R&D process. Rascom’s long, customer-oriented experience in developing and distributing sound-optimised high-end products ensures a clear focus on the users’ needs. The use of Kolink’s advanced manufacturing technology and ultra-modern production plants allows us to efficiently implement our technical edge and provide solutions of the highest standard in quality and performance."