4. NA-HC8 chromax.black heatsink cover
In case you need monochrome "improvements" Noctua also offers the NA-HC8 chromax.black heatsink cover. Made from high-quality aluminium with black powder-coating finish, it allows users to give the cooler a sleek stealth look that is right at home in all-black builds and goes nicely with many other popular colour schemes. Thanks to the easy, straightforward installation, changing the looks of your NH-U12A cooler only takes a few minutes and doesn’t even require taking it off the CPU. Combined with the chromax.black.swap edition NF-A12x25 fan, the NA-HC8 chromax.black gives you the option to turn your NH-U12A into an all-black powerhouse that looks just as great as it cools. The price of the NA-HC8 chromax.black is 19.90 Euro. The retail package is simple and includes the main part with the installation guide.
Again the cover increases the height of the heatsink by 3mm (from 158 to 161mm) and the total width by 3mm (from 125 to 128mm). Please make sure that your case offers sufficient clearance and that the cover doesn’t make contact with any other components such as PCIe cards!