Low-Profile Cooler Noctua NH-L12 Review

Noctua, an Austrian developer and supplier of high-end cooling systems, is well-known for the design of versatile products which are able to satisfy the needs of any consumer, starting from average home users and finishing with devotees of overclocking. The recent Noctua creation is the low-profile CPU cooler destined to be employed in HTPC systems and other compact chassis. This cooler is characterized by the horizontal localization of radiator that allows its installation into a quite narrow casing. At the same time, the model is efficient enough to manage high-performance advanced processors.



Design and Framework


Noctua NH-L12 is notable for the classic design and framework. It features 150x128x93 mm dimensions (with two fans) which barely speak of low-profile form factor. NH-L12 is compatible with different CPU sockets, including Socket AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, LGA 2011/1366/1156/1156/775. This cooler consists of horizontal radiator, four copper heat pipes which pierce …

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Internal structure

The motherboard compartment is located above the power supply unit. In this regard, everything is quite standard for a Mid Tower class. A large cutout is made in a tray behind a CPU socket, to allow installation of a CPU cooling system directly into the case; a backplate mount (thrust-pad located on the back side of the motherboard) is used for this purpose.


The four large slots in a tray, equipped with the silicone membrane, are designed for proper cable management which looks very promising here. Plugs of expansion slots are attached by thumbscrews. The front part holds a hard disks’ basket for three drives.


At the back side a slot in a tray can be clearly seen to access cable management system slot. Also, the rear side contains two tool kits for installation of solid-state drives and size 2.5" hard disks.


The side cover is made of 0.7 mm steel, and from the inside has a thick vibration and noise absorbing coating. The recess in the …

Welcome in 703 and 707 PC Cases from In Win

In Win, a renowned Taiwanese hardware manufacturer, enters the market with two new PC chassis. The 703 model represents Middle-Tower segment, whereas the 707 model is a Full-Tower solution. Both products have combined only the best qualities much appreciated by modding fans and enthusiasts. They are housed in SECC steel cases and come in two versions: black and white coloring, with/without side acrylic window.



In Win 703 features 432 x 210 x 477 mm dimensions, being an ideal solution for middle-sized systems. Still, this case is ready to welcome full-format ATX motherboards, seven PCI Express expansion cards, 220 mm long PSUs, and 408 mm long graphics cards.


It is available in black and white case versions, both having a large acrylic window. The model offers external and hidden 5.25-inch drive bays, a pair of external 3.5-inch drive bays, and four internal 3.5/2.5-inch drive bays. All the drives boast screwless way of mounting.


The 703 has 170 mm depth; this feature …
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