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Just a quick question re: Noctua NH-U12P and NH-C12P
eckythump 
2/9/08 2:17:50 PM
Champion

These two coolers seem to get recommended a lot. I've never seen them first hand, and the price difference between the two is minimal.

Could I get some pros/cons of each?

Is it simply a case that the C12P is slightly better, and thus slightly more expensive, or is there more to it?

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SceptreCore 
2/9/08 2:39:22 PM
Guru

Well with the NH-U12P you get a heat sink that directs airflow toward the rear exhaust fan. Although the C12P has 6 heat pipes as opposed to 4, the exhaust will be evacuated faster leaving you with a cooler over all system. Which in light of that if you have a case with a side panel fan in the same position but exhausting heat instead, then you wouldn't have to worry, but then again, their not as common.

just a few observations of mine, and also that the NH-U12P has won something like 150 awards.

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=207_23_311&products_id=6


Edited by SceptreCore: 2/9/2008 02:39:57 PM

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eckythump 
2/9/08 3:14:27 PM
Champion

I assume they're both on par with each other, re: noise?

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SceptreCore 
2/9/08 3:49:09 PM
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Quote by eckythump
I assume they're both on par with each other, re: noise?

They both use the same NF-P12 fan, so yeah I think that can be said to be true!

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eckythump 
2/9/08 4:49:19 PM
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*nod* I knew the used the same fan, thus the assumption. I did read something about sound-dampening bits on a review I read, so thought other variables beside the fan may (but probably don't) play a part.

Thanks for the info, though, I'll keep it in mind for my next build and for build suggestions.

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SceptreCore 
2/9/08 4:59:32 PM
Guru

Quote by eckythump
*nod* I knew the used the same fan, thus the assumption. I did read something about sound-dampening bits on a review I read, so thought other variables beside the fan may (but probably don't) play a part.

Thanks for the info, though, I'll keep it in mind for my next build and for build suggestions.

Also Im not sure if Noctua's fans self adjust by temperature monitoring, but the NH-C12P having the six heat pipes may perform a little cooler... so perhaps the fan may not run at speeds that high (that is of course depending if they self adjust to temperatures)


Edited by SceptreCore: 2/9/2008 05:00:01 PM

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maccdaddy 
2/9/08 11:53:28 PM
Overlord

Nope, it doesn't adjust fan speed according to heat, it just plugs straight into any 3-pin fan header ie. doesn't have the 4th PWM cable.
You can adjust the fan speed though by attaching what they advertise as the "ULNA" (Ultra Low Noise Adapter) which is actually just a resistor cut into the active wire on the fan cable. A bit of a gimmick if you ask me, because these fans are stupidly quiet anyway, but the adapter is useful if you have other, not so quiet fans.

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