Summary: idk the idle temps could be an issue on my end but i kinda had high hopes to drop from like 35 to 27 ish but overall an amazing cooler. switched from a hyper 212 evo and already see the difference. Woulda got a nh-d15 if it fit but d14 is pretty amazing. would reccomend
Pros: Low load temps. overclocked my i7-930 to about 3.8 and on load hits about 68-72.
Cons: high idle temps at stock. pretty beefy cooler but that's to be expected. ugly fans (but some of the best out there)
Summary: If your looking at this fan your going to want to look at a full case, not a mid. chances are it will not fit in a mid case.
Pros: This guy moves A LOT of air, and very quietly too. during a prime95 cpu stress test (i7 5820k) temps hovered around 70C. During normal use; rendering and gaming, highest temps I've seen are 60C.
Cons: It's BIG, when other reviews say this believe it. on the Noctua site they have a list of boards and incompatibilities. HOWEVER, this doesn't list ram compatibility. Check the physical dimensions of your ram, or the ram cooling fins may interfere with it. I run Corsair Vengence LPX (ddr4) [44mm he...
Summary: Trying to OC a 4790k so ended up sending this back to the Egg for a D15. Biggest difference between the two are the PWM fans on the D15.
Pros: 1. Premium air cooler with many reviews available. 2. Good temps usually allow for overclocking. 3. Excellent mounting (way better than Cooler Master EVO) 4. Noctua fans are premium fans.
Cons: 1. Large air cooler can cover PCIe slot #1 so check Noctua website for motherboard compatibility 2. Large air cooler can make it harder to fit RAM so measure first. I was able to get two very tall Trident X in the outer DIMM slots (2 & 4) but the first DIMM slot is inaccessible if you are plannin...
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'll start out stating, this is a massive CPU cooler. It is the older model of the Noctua cooler, the DH15 being the newer but this cooler is cheaper in price. With that stated, is a better purchase than the DH15 being as you're already limited on how much cooling you can do with air already, both...
Summary: I just wish it wasn't as time consuming to install. The fans have to be plugged into the motherboard before installing the heatsink... In fact, this should be the last thing you should put on. This includes the fans that are on the heat sink.
Pros: Keeps my processor cool at full load. Hottest my cpu got was 74 degrees Celsius at max load (Prime 95) for 11 hours without any errors. When I came home from work, it was only running at around 65-70 degrees.
Cons: Took me an hour or two (not joking to install this).
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.
Pros: Awesome cooling Great company, customer service