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    Noctua launches the affordable NH-U12S redux

    Reduces the award-winning NH-U12S 120mm tower CPU cooler to its essentials.
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    Re: Noctua launches the affordable NH-U12S redux

    "produce a streamlined range that delivers the goods while being highly compatible, easy to install, and accessibly priced"

    - To ensure that they can raise the price of their award winning products, as they now have a cheaper option. Top, middle and bottom pricing. Standard marketing to fleece consumers.

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    Re: Noctua launches the affordable NH-U12S redux

    £44 for that is an excellent price. Will be very difficult to recommend a CM Hyper 212 at £30-£35 when that's only a tenner more.

    Need to see it reviewed though.

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    Re: Noctua launches the affordable NH-U12S redux

    It's their free adapter kits for future sockets which is also a major plus. For my own PCs I will always buy Noctua as they offer superb build quality and performance, and amazing customer service. Still can't believe they shipped a free adapter kit for my NH-D14, 7 years after I bought the cooler ...that's commendable.

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    Re: Noctua launches the affordable NH-U12S redux

    Seems like some sensible decisions to cut price but for the small price drop I'm not sure its worth the cuts (Although I do prefer the look - I know the whole RGB thing is not popular here but it matters to me).
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    Re: Noctua launches the affordable NH-U12S redux

    Depending on how it performs, this might be my next cooler. I'm on an ageing AIO which can't have long left in it and I'm oscillating between a high end AIO (with standard, custom loop parts which are replaceable and interchangeable) and a high end air cooler. If this delivers the goods for £45 and performs as well as the AIOs, it's almost a no brainer.

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    Re: Noctua launches the affordable NH-U12S redux

    Quote Originally Posted by excalibur1814 View Post
    "produce a streamlined range that delivers the goods while being highly compatible, easy to install, and accessibly priced"

    - To ensure that they can raise the price of their award winning products, as they now have a cheaper option. Top, middle and bottom pricing. Standard marketing to fleece consumers.
    with many things, that's true.

    But with Noctua.... Nope. They are one of the finest brands. They know their technology in a very saerious way and they have closed a hole here.

    Noctua hold a magic that is quite hard to ignore.

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    Re: Noctua launches the affordable NH-U12S redux

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoonigan View Post
    £44 for that is an excellent price. Will be very difficult to recommend a CM Hyper 212 at £30-£35 when that's only a tenner more.

    Need to see it reviewed though.
    The CM 212 EVO is still under £30 and its the uprated versions which seem to cost more:
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cooler-Mast.../dp/B0068OI7T8

    There is also this cooler which has gotten some interest:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LDz-uDKoJo



    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Vetroo-V5-C...6009292&sr=8-2
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    Re: Noctua launches the affordable NH-U12S redux

    Finally back to the same price I paid for my NH-U12P in 2009 , still going strong 12 years on!

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    Re: Noctua launches the affordable NH-U12S redux

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    The CM 212 EVO is still under £30 and its the uprated versions which seem to cost more:
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cooler-Mast.../dp/B0068OI7T8

    There is also this cooler which has gotten some interest:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LDz-uDKoJo



    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Vetroo-V5-C...6009292&sr=8-2
    I was looking at the Noctua NH-D15 cooler for my sons PC (If he ever gets it) but £27 for the Vetroo V5 CPU Cooler I think will do him nicely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravens Nest View Post
    I was looking at the Noctua NH-D15 cooler for my sons PC (If he ever gets it) but £27 for the Vetroo V5 CPU Cooler I think will do him nicely.
    Thanks Cat-the-fifth.
    When you get it can you please do a review??


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    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    When you get it can you please do a review??
    I will do, but who knows when my son will get the rest of the parts.. he's adamant he wants the 5900x (good luck with that)
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    Re: Noctua launches the affordable NH-U12S redux

    Nah , I'll stick with my Artic Cooling 34 eSports Duo for £35.00. Two fans included , I used the second one as a rear case fan replacement as push / pull on an air cooler benefits are negligble in my experience. Been keeping my Ryzen 5 2600 very cool for over a year now and with the offset design it doesn't foul the memory slots even for my GSkill tall ram. I read fan reviews for days before purchasing and this competed with Noctua very well at half the price , miles better than the popular Coolermaster 212 any day.

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    Re: Noctua launches the affordable NH-U12S redux

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoonigan View Post
    £44 for that is an excellent price. Will be very difficult to recommend a CM Hyper 212 at £30-£35 when that's only a tenner more.

    Need to see it reviewed though.
    For a basic air cooler, ~£10 more is a big increase. This "budget" cooler is almost twice the cost of an arctic freezer 34 with an actual ball bearing fan:
    https://www.scan.co.uk/products/arct...eatpipes-intel
    It'll be quieter at idle than the noctua too! £44 is getting into the territory of much beefier dual tower coolers (e.g. scythe fuma 2).

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    Re: Noctua launches the affordable NH-U12S redux

    Having spent a bucket load on fans and airflow anemometers to do my own comparison I can say that the Arctic fans offer very very good bang-for-buck, Akasa fans are good too, some are noisier but more powerful flat out, and Noctua while good fans, are not the best airflow unless cranked and then they get louder than I like, albeit at a lower frequency that is less obtrusive than the others. However dial the Akasa down to give similar airflow and it is quieter than the Noctua. My case is now running Akasa on the CPU and bottom intake and Arctic on the rear exhaust. If Arctic offered a 140mm fan in a 120mm mount I'd probably be running those on the NH-U14s too. I must write up the test data and get an article online. If anyone knows a 230mm alternative to the bitfenix ones I'd be interested to give it a whirl.

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