While the Noctua NH-U12P may look like other fans (namely the Thermalright Ultra 120 extreme) there are some differences. The Noctua uses four heat pipes to move high temps away from your CPU, and up to it's tall stack of aluminum cooling fins. The real gem of the NH-U12P is it's super quiet fan. The fan has three speed settings - 1,300 rpm, 1,100 rpm, and 900 rpm, however even on it's highest setting this CPU cooler is whisper quiet.
If you are looking for a new case fan, and have the room for a NH-U12P, I suggest you give it a try.
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