Noctua NH-U12S Review
Up Close: Packaging and Contents
If you've never opened up a Noctua product you've missed a real treat. From the understated exterior giving details of specification and features to the plain packaging inside they simply ooze quality.
Don't let the plain brown boxes fool you. Even the card used here feels more like thin ply wood. There's a minimalistic style here that says not just "this is good" but also "we've not wasted your money on glitzy packaging". Noctua have even been thoughtful enough to separate AMD from Intel fittings, with a totally separate box for universal accessories, and we're not talking a few fan clips here, oh no, if you buy Noctua you get additional fan stand offs, additional fan clips, a simple screw driver, a speed reducer cable, Y splitter, Thermal Paste, cuddly toy, and even a case badge. Ok so you don't get the cuddly toy, and that reference might be a little dated but you get the idea.
Noctua also excel when it comes to the instructions. Although they consist only of an A4 fold out sheet, they are none-the-less clear and concise with good sized diagrams. Noctua also provide separate instructions in each box for AMD and INTEL so there's no getting mixed up or wondering which set of bolts or brackets you're meant to be using. The people that did the instructions for the Eisberg could learn a thing or two from this lot.