Summary: I would highly recommend this to anyone. My cpu is holding steady at a cool 34 degrees constant, and the fans are super quiet.
Pros: This thing really moves the air! The installation wasn't near as tricky as I'd thought.
Cons: The only cons, as everyone else has mentioned is the overall size. I installed this in a Corsair Graphite Series 230T CC-9011038-WW with the z97-pro (wifi) and found that after installation it completely covered the RAM. To upgrade the RAM i now have to remove the cooler.
Summary: This CPU cooler by Noctua really gets the job done. I was building a new 5th generation Intel system and didn’t want to go with liquid cooling and this one had high marks. Noctua as a company is in Austria and everything about them screams quality. Even though my motherboard was only a couple of months old, they already had updated their website to show compatibility.
Pros: Awesome cooling Great company, customer service
Wonderful cooler if you are shipped the correct one.
22 March 2015
Summary: 5 stars for the cooler, 1 star for the incorrect product. I ordered the NH-D14 SE2011 and still received the version containing last generation mounting hardware. Worst part is the scanning label placed on the actual product box most likely by Axpertec says 2011 version which is obviously incorrect because nowhere on the noctua box does it state it contains the new mounting hardware for 2011.
Summary: This cooler taught me to always check the dimensions of the device that I'm ordering before I order it. I had no idea how FREAKING HUGE this thing was. The included screwdriver was absolutely necessary to attach it to the mobo, but it took me several attempts to get that second screw in. The first one went in without too much issue, and the last two were easy, but that second screw, well, I just couldn't get it to catch the groove on the mobo.
Pros: Cools very well, no cooling issues after the first 6 months
Cons: FREAKING HUGE!!!!! requires a large amount of space in the case just to exist. Also kinda hard to get those screws into the mobo.
Pros: Cools well w/ med high overclock. Quiet. Clearance for GSkill Ripjaws ram on Gigabyte x99 Gaming G1. Clears 1st gpu slot if turned 90 degrees from the common mounting position. This works well for my cooling setup, drawing air over the power phase capacitors and blowing toward the rear of the video card
Cons: Ram probably would be difficult to remove if the mobo was still mounted in a case
Summary: Well I wouldn't mind seeing some L.E.D. lights on the Noctua fans but that's no deal breaker. Im sold on Noctua and will be purchasing from this company in the future.
Pros: I upgraded from an old Corsair h100, I had the h100 for roughly 4 years now and was making noise. I bought this because I didn't want to worry about pump failure etc. So this Noctua cooler is freaking awesome everything is way cooler, my temps dropped from 52C to 41C, on top of that its so quiet, those Corsair fans were really loud, The Noctua fans have this weight and it screams quality, im running an AMD 8350 @ 4.7Ghz. This cooler is so nice looking, everything was ...
Summary: This a quality company with great products.
Pros: This simply put is the best CPU cooler you can get. It is big and you MUST make sure it will fit before purchasing.
Cons: The only con would be my fault. I didn't check to see if both fans can be controlled by the mobo. I have one that is controlled by the mobo an the other is not. Still at full speed can't hear it. It's an awesome cooler.
Summary: Great air cooler. I've got my i-7 5820k overclocked to 4.1 GHz at 1.134 v and this thing keeps my core temps at a max of 71 C at full load. At idle my core temps are almost at room temperature. Note too that I am only running the cooler with just the 140 mm fan in between the heat sink towers and I am using the included 120 mm fan as a case intake fan.
Pros: When mounted correctly, (right amount of thermal compound and even pressure while tightening) cools wonderfully and quiet! $80 for top of the line air cooling is well worth it. My i5 4690k is now idling at 27°C @ 4.6 Ghz.
Cons: None. Works as good as you can expect a top of the line air cooler possibly could.