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 bad product drew first blood. literally. If you need serious cooling power, save yourself the nightmarish headache and just go with a closed loop water cooling setup. they are much easier to install and work around and they keep your cpu REALLY cool. Its what I did after RMAing this dysfunctional product, and I've idled in the 20's Celsius ever since!
Pros: Less expensive buy a narrow margin than water cooling. Less failure points...
Cons: Top Cons: 1.) Way way way way too big. This thing was unbelievably awkward. talk about sucking all the fun outta the build. trying to maneuver fan header cables, ram, cpu power hookups ect around this thing - OUTSIDE OF THE BOX NO LESS - was a complete nightmare! insanely difficult to install and would only fit one way which made for a not optimal fan direction mounting. 2.) Pre-tensioned screws. They aren't kidding when they say pre-tensioned. It practically took an ...
Summary: I know this is going to be impossible, but if I can, I will try to avoid another purchase.
Pros: Was really looking forward to this after buying for such a good price.
Cons: I must have been unlucky or the system is messed up. Had a really bad experience. I purchased this item and got it with the most important part missing. I return it and now waiting forever for a refund. I don't have the luxury to wait for over 10days for a simple refund. Apparently getting a refund takes longer thank getting a purchase charged to your account. Something need to change.
Cons: It would be in your best interest to not deal with Noctua when it comes to computer hardware. I just got the CPU cooler in the mail, and the components are scattered in the box without wrapping like someone just threw them in there absentmindedly. I am missing several pieces and am currently having to mail the product back to the company in order to receive a replacement. There is no way to contact Noctua directly, except through email that goes unanswered, so you hav...
Pros: From what I have read and heard this is one of the best 2011 coolers.
Cons: Be careful what you wish for. This cooler will not fit any 2011 board that has high memory heat sinks, and who doesn't want high heat sinks! I ended up going watercooled. 2011 boards are a pain to find a cooler that fits over your memory. What are these system architects thinking! Oh I know, that 2011's are dead, on to the next architecture!
Summary: This was recommended to me by my gamer brother. I knew his rig was loud, but I had no idea why till I installed this fan in my system. I thought I may have got a defective fan, so I got another one, it was loud too. In the end I got the CM 212 evo. Yes, the 212 is big too, but it's quiet. Now I can hear my games.
Summary: J'ai bien reçu le produit dans les delais prévu et apparemment en excellent état. CEPENDANT une chose me surprend: alors qu'il bien précisé dans la fiche d'achat que le produit est prévu pour intel et une carte mère LGA 1150, on ne retrouve sur le produit qu'une compatibilité LGA 1336, LGA 1156, LGA 775 puis les compatibilités AMD. Alors que faire avec ma carte LGA 1150?
Summary: dommage que Noctua ne soit pas plus explicite : le radiateur frotte sur les modules de memoires (Corsair Vengeance), et ne peut donc s'installer. Il s'agit dans ce cas précis de modules un peu haut de gamme , du même tonneau que cet imposant radiateur monté dans une config plutôt "pointue" ou j'ai choisi tous les composants au top. On s"attendrait donc à un service ad hoc.