The NH-U12P come extremely well packaged, even if it doesn’t look like it from the outside. The artwork of the box has the specs and features listed, and with a window up front you get a glimpse of the fan.
When you open the box the parts are separated into two compartments — a small box with the mounting accessories and a larger box with the cooler and the fan.
In the bigger of the two boxes is the cooler and one of the NF-12P 120mm fans. The base is protected by a plastic cover.
In the smaller box are the rest of the accessories. They are nicely separated, so figuring out what parts you need to use is almost a no brainier. Noctua also thoughtfully includes a long Phillips head screw driver to aid you in the install if you don’t have one.
In the common parts bag are silicone strips for between the fan and the cooler, inline resistors for the Low Noise features, a tube of Noctua’s NT-H1 thermal paste, as well as spring clips for the mounting of up to two fans. New to the NH-U12P SE2 is a Y cable for powering the fans from a single 3 pin source.
A slight change from the past Noctua kits I have seen; the badge is not a sticker this time around, but a nice metal badge.