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Noctua-nh-d15.34244991
9.6 out of 10

Noctua NH-D15

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Reviews and Problems with Noctua NH-D15

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Overall 10
10

Exceptional Quality

Joe S., Newegg
2 weeks ago
  • Summary: Customer service is supposedly the best in the industry. They will send you updated hardware to fit future sockets. I have yet to have communication with noctua, however. For the price I paid ($88 including 3 day shipping), I am very happy. Right now it is back at $100 and I would still call it a value. Sure there are slightly better coolers but a lot of them are louder, cheaper build quality, and lesser customer service.
  • Pros: Clearance and flexability for fan mounting is exceptional for such a large cooler. Industry leading quality. I have bought a lot of parts (not just computer parts) and the quality of the Noctua heatsink is one of the best. Very quiet. If you still have a mechanicle hard drive or a graphics card that is slightly audible at idle, you will not hear this unit. With my CPU clock speed set to stock, I can run the fans at low 500-600rpm with zero noise. When overclocked I ha...
  • Cons: Fans are supposed to be able to idle down to 300rpm. I have not been able to run them much lower than 500rpm before they turn off. This could be a board issue and not the fan. That being said, the fans are SILENT at 500-600rpm so going lower seems to be redundant and pointless. Fans at 1200-1500 are not silent. They are quiet, but not silent. The user base for noctua fans likes to talk these fans up. They do move a lot of air at 600-800 rpm and are VERY quiet at those...
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Overall 10
10

very cool, very big

Xaeryan, Amazon
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: Very quiet, very cool, very big. Nuff said. Check your case and motherboard for clearance first. I can confirm it works on an ASUS Z97-Pro within a Fractal Design R4.
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Overall 10
10

This beast is outstanding

Josh Baddley "DeGrey", Amazon
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: This thing is massive. It barely fits in my BitFenix Shadow case. But it runs amazingly cool and with almost no noise. My case isn't really made to be silent, but I have to put my ear to it to hear the CPU fan running at load! Computer idles around 32 degrees Celsius. At load with gaming and video ripping/compressing it only reaches about 45 degrees.
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Overall 10
10

Cool and Quiet - Very Nice!!!

A. DeJesus "video guy", Amazon
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: Quiet and efficient. No problems cooling the Intel i7-5960X processor under heavy video editing loads. Gives me loads of confidence that I never had. Great job Noctua! Reasonable size doesn't get in the way of the eight large RAM boards I have installed.
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Overall 10
10

Love the style of this cpu cooler makes my build ...

Jon Rodriguez, Amazon
17 November 2014
  • Summary: Love the style of this cpu cooler makes my build look like a muscle car. Only major complain is the size it's huge and a pain to put on and still interferes with ram space. But it works better than liquid cooling and the fans are awesome quiet, powerful, and amazing quality. I just hope they fix the space issue and the mounting on cpu is a pain to screw it in. But performance wise it's awesome.
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Overall 10
10

The king of air coolers.

Eric B, Amazon
13 November 2014
  • Summary: There are lots of air coolers out there, but if your case will accommodate the massive NH-D15, get it.
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Overall 10
10

Amazing Air Cooler

Kay W., Newegg
13 November 2014
  • Summary: In a previous review about my ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0, I complained what a poor overclocker that board was. I still stand by that statement. However, now I've thrown this enourmous heat sink on my FX-8320 and right off the bat, it dropped my temperatures from around 60-65 degrees celsius at 3.5GHz/1.375v to about 48 degrees celsius.
  • Pros: Dissipates heat extremely well Quiet fans Mounting kit is amazing
  • Cons: Second fan will sit higher than middle fan even with small profile memory in place.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good.

Jordan & Luis, Amazon
10 November 2014
  • Summary: Pain in the ass to install, too big, BUT keeps my PC nice and chilly.
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

Lee Smith, Amazon
8 November 2014
Overall 10
10

One big mutha!

TheCrazyCanuck "TheCrazyCanuck", Amazon
7 November 2014
  • Summary: One of the few coolers I could find that could accommodate the giant DDR4-SDRAM DIMMs in my system. I had to shift the side fan up a bit so that it would clear the DIMMs, I'm lucky because my case is huge (mountain mods ascension). I have this item cooling my 8-core Haswell and it does a pretty good job. I overclock to 4GHz and this cooler keeps the temperatures down to the mid-70s when I stress test the processor.
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