Noctua has expanded its line with an all-black version of the low-height 120mm CPU cooler NH-D12L: Staying true to the successful formula of the original model, the new version with its black fans and black coated heatsink combines the same signature quiet cooling performance with a sleek stealth look.

“The NH-D12L has become a popular choice for compact, high performance builds in cases like the Lian Li O11 Dynamic or the DAN C4-SFX ”, says Roland Mossig (Noctua CEO). “With the new version, we’re now giving customers the option to leverage the NH-D12L’s renowned quiet cooling performance in all-black systems.”

The NH-D12L is an all-black version of Noctua’s NH-D12L low-height 120mm class CPU cooler that has been conceived to combine outstanding quiet cooling performance with superior case compatibility. The new version is identical to the award-winning regular model except for the color: Featuring a black coated heatsink, a black fan with black anti-vibration-pads, black fan clips and black mounting parts, it is literally black from head to toe. Thanks to thoroughgoing optimizations of the coating material and process, the model provides the same, renowned quiet cooling performance as its regular, non-coated counterpart.

At a height of only 145mm (13mm lower than Noctua’s regular 120mm models), NH-D12L fits many 4U enclosures as well as narrower tower cases that have been previously limited to solutions with 92mm fans. At the same time, its five heatpipe dual-tower design and state-of-the-art NF-A12x25r 120mm fan allows it to achieve a level of efficiency that surpasses many full-height 120mm models. Thanks to its single-fan configuration and asymmetrical fin stacks, the NH-D12L provides 100% RAM compatibility on AMD AM5/AM4 and Intel LGA1851/1700/1200 by staying clear of the memory slots.

Topped off with the renowned SecuFirm2™ mounting system, Noctua’s award-winning NT-H1 thermal compound and a 6-year manufacturer’s warranty, the NH-D12L is the perfect choice for applications that require serious cooling performance but cannot fit the larger NH-U12A.

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Suggested retail price
The manufacturer’s suggested retail price is EUR 109.90 / USD 99.90.

The NH-D12L chromax.back is available as of today via Noctua’s official Amazon stores:

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