Summary: I love this, its bigger than I imagined and looks like an engine from the right angle. You can use one or two fans and the detach easily without bending anything, EVERYTHING is included from thermal paste to and and intel mounting gear they even include a Noutica metal sticker to attach to your case or whatever. Defenitly Recommend it, I personally think its cooler than liquid cooling. But I thing I will liquid cool my GPU.
Summary: I was using the stock air cooler on an i5 3750k IvyBridge CPU, and not only is it silent but it runs very cool. Using this on a Z77 Sabretooth Asus MB, mounted on in a Corsair 540 and temps stay around 30 degrees C under a pretty decent load.
Summary: Works well, very quiet, fits a media PC case unlike the other one I bought for a different PC. Did have to remove some small side fans above the back I/O panel in the media PC case because there wasn't enough clearance with them installed.
Summary: Very simple install on an AMD motherboard, came with all the required parts and very quiet. I didn't have a need for the low-power adapters and running with the single fan mode is more than sufficient so far.
Summary: My first impression came when the box arrived at the door. Such a big box for a CPU cooler, and even when I opened the Amazon box, I was surprised at the size of the manufacturer's packaging. As I broke into the box, and went through the installation process, the common theme was a highly professional product, from documentation, to mounting hardware, to packaging materials, to the fan and heatsink itself. Background...
Summary: Awesome cooling solution when you don't have space. Put it in my lian li rack mount case, paired it to a intel 4930 on my video rendering system with 64gb ram, gtx780, and corsair rm850 PSU, and under idle temps stay around 45, Noctuna fans are awesome!. One note tho, be careful though when you get this cooler to make sure you go to the noctuna web site and double check that your ram will fit. CORSAIR DOMINATOR will NOT fit, Dominator pro will however.
Summary: I bought this cooler to put in a micro ATX case for a HTPC build. I am using only the 90mm fan with the ultra-quiet adaptor which slows the speed of the fan and the temperatures on the CPU are still much cooler than the stock HSF! I am very sensitive to sound and this cooler is almost inaudible (with the ultra-quiet adaptor). Perfect when silence is very important. The heatsink on this cooler is HUGE.
Summary: Noctua makes killer fans, and has great support to back up their product. This specific unit does not come with a back plate for AMD motherboards because it relies on the stock back plate. I was replacing a Coolermaster that used a proprietary back plate and was unable to install this. I sent an email to Noctua support, who sent me a back plate the next day. Knowing Noctua is headquartered in Austria, I prepared for a 15-20 day wait for shipping.
Summary: I first opened this package and was like no way in hell is this going to fit... Sure enough it fit just fine. I originally planned to use the one fan configuration but decided ill leave my case open and use the two for extra cooling. Brings my phenom 955x4 idle around 40 which is a huge difference from the previous heatsink idled over 60 easily. Comes with everything you'll need and is built of the highest quality.