Summary: I'm looking to get a video card cooler, so I'll see if Noctua has anything for them.
Pros: I bought an i7 4790k, MSI Gaming 5 motherboard, MSI r9 390 8gb video card, and 16gb G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 1600. I actually am not planning on OC'ing the system, but bought the parts because of deals Newegg had going. This thing seems to keep my stuff cool. I don't play really visually demandin...
Cons: I'm not taking any eggs off for any of these, but here are my cons. 1) Price - Wished it was cheaper, lol. 2) Clearance over the ram - I *thought* my G.Skill Ripjaws X Series ram would be ok with this cooler, but nope, the fan on the side of it didn't clear it. I'm using 2 sticks in slots 2/4. Th...
Summary: Has 2 fans, comes with the splitter as well. fan cables are about 12 inches each, with a 3 inch splitter. Can easily reach the fan controller in the back of the Phanteks enthoo primo. Idles about 3 degrees above case ambient tempurature.
Pros: Keeps my CPU 10 degrees cooler than the Hyper212 evo, while being silent 1 meter away. Backplate is beefy, prevents any and all board warping. Uses the spring+stop type screw assembly(tighten until it stops turning) so overtightening is impossible. After the initial testing I pushed my OC a bit f...
Cons: A bit on the heavy side, but it's a big air cooler, that was expected.
Pros: Really efficient cooling, and almost silent. Very satisfied of the product.
Cons: Sheer size made it hard to install. Scratched my hands a couple times. Had to disable CPU fan monitoring in BIOS because PC would say "CPU fan error" on boot. Turns out the fans turn so slow that the monitoring says it's anormal and prevents booting. Would have been nice to see it written in the ...
Summary: I researched the size of this and my mobo/case compatibility before I bought it. When I received it I was still floored at how large this thing is. If you're looking to purchase this it is a great cooler but you must check your mobo and case for compatibility. It does cover your RAM slots.
Pros: i5-4960K ambient room temp 27C running 36C on idle. The cores all read around 28C. During stress hitting 65C. It is super quiet compared to other coolers I've used and definitely stock coolers.
Cons: Close to 3lb of weight. It is huge. It comes close to touching the side cover of my Antec 300 case. Requires you to attach it before setting your mobo in the case. Very difficult to attach some connectors to the board or finish screwing the board in once this is in your case.
Works well in Asus deluxe x99 with Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 memory
25 June 2015
Summary: I installed this fan in an Asus deluxe X99 mb with an I7-5930 3.5 GHZ p and Crucial Ballistix sport memory. The fan seems to keep the cpu pretty cool, about 40 C at idle with a ambient/room temp of about 24 C. The unit came with a tube of thermal paste.
Summary: I mainly when for Noctua due to their silence reputation and I am not disappointed. I could have went for Thermalright or Phanteks for a better color scheme and similar performance but I figured that I'll give Noctua a try. My first cooler from them and I am very impressed.
Pros: - It was a breeze to install, Intel installation was easier than AMD's I must say. - Keeps my 4690K overclocked to 4.6Ghz @ 1.265v cool under stress testing 75C~ (FPU Stress), 60-65C (normal stressing) - Pretty darn silent, I leave my PC on all the time it's nice to have it quiet while I watch TV...
Cons: - Color scheme, although it doesn't bother me much. I think it looks rather premium. - Somewhat expensive, but totally worth it
Pros: Large, lots of fins, dual fans, well-packaged and flawless operation. I've had this mounted on my i7 2600k OC'd to 4.4ghz since day 1, which was 97 months and 9 days ago or 35,976 hours ago. It has performed just as quietly, efficiently and perfectly as it did from the first time I booted up. It ...
Cons: Large (measure case!), awful fan shroud color but hey, it's not a show piece.