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Noctua introduces NH-L12Sx77 low-profile CPU cooler

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Vienna, April 23rd 2024 – Noctua today introduced its new NH-L12Sx77 low-profile CPU cooler for compact, powerful yet quiet Small Form Factor systems. The NH-L12Sx77 is a slightly taller variant of the award-winning NH-L12S, offering improved cooling performance as well as enhanced motherboard and RAM compatibility.

“Our NH-L12S is a popular choice for compact builds in cases like the Fractal Design Terra or Louqe RAW S1, but due to its height of only 70mm, RAM compatibility and clearance for tall motherboard components are limited. At the same time, many of these cases offer a bit of extra space”, explains Roland Mossig (Noctua CEO). “This is where the new NH-L12Sx77 steps in: It makes use of that extra space in order to provide enhanced compatibility and even better cooling performance, which comes in handy when building powerful gaming or productivity setups.”

With 6 instead of 4 heatpipes, the NH-L12Sx77 offers significantly more headroom for higher heat-loads compared to the original NH-L12S. As such, it is ideal for getting the most out of today’s high-end CPUs in compact cases where their aggressive turbo boost modes are especially challenging to handle.

The NH-L12Sx77 not only improves performance but also motherboard and RAM compatibility versus the original NH-L12S: Due to the x77 version’s taller construction, clearance for RAM modules as well as motherboard heatsinks and shrouds could be increased significantly, which makes the cooler an easy fit in most configurations.

Like the regular NH-L12S, the NH-L12Sx77 has its fan preinstalled underneath the fin stack blowing upwards, which is ideal in compact cases that typically have a perforated panel right above the cooler as hot air can be exhausted directly instead of accumulating inside the case. At the same time, this setup avoids noises from influx turbulences that occur when fans are drawing in air through perforated panels.

At a height of 77mm (7mm taller than the original NH-L12S’ 70mm), the NH-L12Sx77 is a perfect fit for Fractal Design’s Terra (with the maximum space setting for the CPU cooler), SilverStone’s Milo ML12 or Louqe’s unique, award-winning RAW S1 chassis as well as many other cases that cannot fit the larger NH-C14S (115mm in low-profile mode) or NH-D9L (110mm).

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NH-L12Sx77

Suggested retail price
The manufacturer’s suggested retail price is EUR 84.90 / USD 74.90.

Availability
The NH-L12Sx77 is available as of today via Noctua’s official Amazon stores:

Buy NH-L12Sx77

Other sales partners will receive stock shortly.

About Noctua
Designed in Austria, Noctua’s premium cooling components are internationally renowned for their superb quietness, exceptional performance and thoroughgoing quality. Having received more than 6000 awards and recommendations from leading hardware websites and magazines, Noctua’s fans and heatsinks are serving hundreds of thousands of satisfied customers around the globe.

NOTE: This is a press release. It presented exactly as the company released it with no editing by SFF.N. In this instance, Noctua’ s wording is unchanged and presented as Noctua wrote it. The photos and videos are in the same place they were in the Noctua Press Release where possible. All photo credit is Noctua’s. While we at SFF.N try avoid using direct press releases for our news coverage, there are instances when doing so is necessary due to time constraints.
Vienna, April 23rd 2024 – Noctua today introduced its new NH-L12Sx77 low-profile CPU cooler for compact, powerful yet quiet Small Form Factor systems. The NH-L12Sx77 is a slightly taller variant of the award-winning NH-L12S, offering improved cooling performance as well as enhanced motherboard and RAM compatibility.
“Our NH-L12S is a popular choice for compact builds in cases like the Fractal Design Terra or Louqe RAW S1, but due to its height of only 70mm, RAM compatibility and clearance for tall motherboard components are...

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Phuncz

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I'm amazed how many SKUs Noctua has of the L12 with such minor differences to the product but huge difference to the builds it's for.
 

milesvw

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Looks like you could fit a 25mm fan in there with a low profile mounting nut*. Assuming it clears the rest of your motherboard. Very nice.

*Actually, maybe a 25mm fan could fit as-is
 

Mark13

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I'm amazed how many SKUs Noctua has of the L12 with such minor differences to the product but huge difference to the builds it's for.
This version should bring it parity with the Thermalright SI-100 that is 100mm in height with 6 heat pipes.
 

Snerual

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This sems like an extremely niche product? You really had to go out of your way to find cases where this is the pootentially best coler. I don't think many Terra builds will go for max CPU cooler clearance at the expense of strict dual slot GPUs, and the Silverstone Milo 12 is a very outdated case.

An SFF cooler needs to be either:

- 37mm because that's the height of the motherboard IO shield
- 47mm because that's how much space you have next to an SFX PSU
- close to 70mm because that's how much space you have next to a low profile GPU and Flex PSU.

Noctua has the best solution for the first case but seems oblivious to the rest of the market.
 
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milesvw

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Dec 20, 2022
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This sems like an extremely niche product? You really had to go out of your way to find cases where this is the pootentially best coler. I don't think many Terra builds will go for max CPU cooler clearance at the expense of strict dual slot GPUs, and the Silverstone Milo 12 is a very outdated case.

An SFF cooler needs to be either:

- 37mm because that's the height of the motherboard IO shield
- 47mm because that's how much space you have next to an SFX PSU
- close to 70mm because that's how much space you have next to a low profile GPU and Flex PSU.

Noctua has the best solution for the first case but seems oblivious to the rest of the market.
SFF includes many other systems running non-low profile. And there are some oddball cases like ThermalTake Core G3 where it could be a good fit.

Also math: within 10% is 'close to 70' depending on what you are doing.
 

Gingerbeer

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Sep 6, 2019
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This sems like an extremely niche product? You really had to go out of your way to find cases where this is the pootentially best coler. I don't think many Terra builds will go for max CPU cooler clearance at the expense of strict dual slot GPUs, and the Silverstone Milo 12 is a very outdated case.

An SFF cooler needs to be either:

- 37mm because that's the height of the motherboard IO shield
- 47mm because that's how much space you have next to an SFX PSU
- close to 70mm because that's how much space you have next to a low profile GPU and Flex PSU.

Noctua has the best solution for the first case but seems oblivious to the rest of the market.
Yeah, I just picked up the LGA1700 L9i. I was trying to get a ID IS-37-ST but can't find one anywhere, so I contacted ID Cooling and all I got was "we don't plan to bring this cooler to Amazon any time soon. I asked about AliExpress - nada.