Summary: This was my first noctua purchase. I am very happy with the quality, quietness and the compactness of this unit.
Pros: Was looking for something that would cool my new i7-6700k skylake and fit in my nmedia 6000b case with low noise as I have this in my livingroom audio rack. Fits well, paired with the gigabyte G1 mobo as part of a combo deal this thing just barely has clearance to not block any ram slots. Can't r...
Doesn't work too well with my 6700k when it overclocked ...
4 January 2016
Summary: Doesn't work too well with my 6700k when it overclocked to 4.6Ghz. Reaching 73c, Never tried putting a graphics card with this cooler, but I doubt the graphics card will fit when this is installed on my matx motherboard.
Quiet and generally good cooling. I would have liked a little better ...
Greg Baumgartel, Amazon
20 September 2015
Summary: Quiet and generally good cooling. I would have liked a little better cooling power, but I also wonder if this is as good as it gets for low-profile coolers. Anything taller wouldn't work in my case.
Excellent cooler, but doesn't work well with "tall" memory DIMMS
Cary B., Newegg
21 March 2015
Summary: I really wish that they made a version which was about 1/2" TALLER, to clear the DIMM slots entirely. I have a full 1-1/4" between the top of my (full size) HTPC case and the topmost elements of this cooler.
Pros: This is a very, very quiet, very, very effective cooler, and it's short enough to go into my Zalman HD160XT home theater PC case (with both fans installed on the cooler) with room to spare (which is better than my old system in that case could claim, as I struggled to find a good cooler which wou...
Cons: The cons are simply this... the device's finned region overhangs the inner four memory slots on my Asus X99 Deluxe motherboard, and my Dominator DDR4 memory DIMM are too tall to occupy those slots unless I disassemble the heat spreader plates from those DIMMs. ("Plain vanilla" DIMMs without heat ...
Summary: For a low profile cpu cooler, it's almost perfect but pretty large. I have installed this heat sink onto an Asrock mini itx board and have encountered spacing issues. The lower fan must be moved slightly in order to fit in alongside with the RAM, even if the RAM is low profile.
Summary: I've been looking for a quality low profile cooler and thought this would fit the bill. It definitely beats the stock cooler without question, however for anyone with an FX8xxx series processor I can't recommend this cooler.
Pros: Nicely designed, quiet, comes with thermal paste along with all the mounting hardware you could ever possibly need. Very low profile in single fan mode.
Cons: Stay away if you have a 120W TDP Processor!!!! If you check the manufacturers website they tell you that you can only use this with a 120W TDP AMD processor if you have good case flow! And the single fan operation mode won't work at all! I found this out the hard way when trying to run single fan...