Summary: Love it, I can't believe how quiet and cool my X99 Deluxe ASUS mobo runs, even overclocked. Caution though, it is a big cooler. Check the motherboard compatability list on their website before you buy. (Do this for any cooler!). Then compare the cooler dimensions to your case.
Summary: Just like everyone else that's saying that everyone else is saying about this CPU cooler--it's fan-tastic. It's summer time, and my ambient temperatures get really hot most afternoons, but the NH-D15 doesn't seem to care about the heat.
this is dead silent (I'm sure the R5 case has something to say on this but I'm amazed by how silent this is)
4 weeks ago
Summary: I recently bought this cooler for a new system build w/ I7-5820k in a Fractal Design R5 case. Holy Smokes!!!...this is dead silent (I'm sure the R5 case has something to say on this but I'm amazed by how silent this is).
Purchased the S model to cool my new I7 5960X and not block the 1st ...
Michael C Hughes, Amazon
27 July 2015
Summary: Purchased the S model to cool my new I7 5960X and not block the 1st PCIE x16 slot on my ROG Rampage 5 Extreme motherboard, this was my 1st Noctua product and I have been so impressed with the quality and performance that I decided to load out the rest of my Cosmos II case with Noctua fans.
Summary: So I bit the bullet and paid big hoping that all that I had heard about this cooler was and is true. I am not disappointed!! It rocks! I have many stories of how well it cools but I'll just mention the latest figures after playing a game for 2+ hours.
Pros: It works, it Really works very well. Workmanship is excellent. Easy to install. Directions that actually help and not confuse, like so many can. All that you need to install on AMD or INTEL MBs Quiet
Cons: Cost and large but IMHO well worth it after seeing the results of it's cooling abilities.
Summary: I live in a hot climate, so that's why I went with the NH-D15 as my cooler choice after the extensive research and reviews. I gotta say, the reviews were dead on. This thing keeps my i5 4690k hovering around 35 - 36 degrees idle, while my hottest core runs around 39 - 40 celcius.
Summary: For those wondering about fit, here is my setup. Everything fits, cables are easily routed, and airflow seems excellent. Case: NZXT H440 with window (wish I'd gotten it without!) Motherboard: MSI X99 SLI Plus Ram: CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 16GB Graphics Card: EVGA 980TI SC+ with Backplate
Pros: Got this as a replacement for a defective AIO cooler and I'm kicking myself or for it not being my first choice. Sure it isn't pretty, but the performance and near silent operation (in an h440 case) totally makes up for it.
Cons: Big. Won't fit in some cases, and certainly won't fit with some ram, or some motherboard/graphics card combinations.
Summary: All the good reviews are correct. This is a quality item. I fit it on an Intel 5930 I7 chip mounted on an Asus X99-A board and stuffed in into an old Antec 900 case. In order to fit the second fan that came with it I had to mount it vertically but that works well with the big fan on top of the Antec...
Absolutely incredible cooler. The quality is first rate. ...
30 June 2015
Summary: As a follow up to my review shown below here are some results when using this cooler: These results are based on using AMD's FX 9590 processor that runs at 220 watts. My former Cooler was a Cooler Master Hyper D92 It's average CPU temperature was : 125 to 130 degrees F.