Summary: I wanted so badly to love this product-- it has everything going for it except that it doesn't cool very well. That's a major problem for a CPU fan! I'm still impressed with build quality etc but I simply can't overlook the performance.
Pros: Really good build quality Great packaging Great thermal paste Great size
Cons: Unfortunately, it just doesn't perform near as well as I expected (i7-3770). The online reviews that have done real thermal tests also conclude that it's barely cooler than a stock Intel fan. Luckily I plan to re-use the fan and have some thermal paste left but I had to switch this out for someth...
Summary: But it does not work on an evga stinger mini itx board. If you are trying to save space with the cooler for the stunger itx board, dont buy this one. Only H2O and stock work with the stinger. The chipset heatsink is too tall.
Summary: This may be a double post.. It appears my previous post did not publish.
Pros: Looks good, feels like quality, good packaging
Cons: Missing one of the 4 mounting screws! So I can't comment on performance. Waiting on resolution from Newegg/Noctua. Unfortunate that one screw delays my whole build. Possibly considering a temporary replacement.. I will update this review after resolution.
Dramatically overpackaged, and then the fan got really loud after less than a year of use
Patrick Goetz "cultural omnivore", Amazon
10 June 2014
Summary: This is a fairly expensive fan, but seemed to be worth it when I first purchased it. I wasn't excited about the ridiculous packaging (similar to Seasonic power supplies), but did need an extremely quiet, low-profile CPU fan.
Pros: While it worked it was great for the purpose I needed it for. Low profile, quiet.
Cons: Fan broke after a few months, I just took the fan off and stuck another fan on top of the heatsink. Fan is non standard size and hard to replace in the event it stops working and expensive to replace.
Conclusion: Перед покупкой внимательно посмотрите на пространство около процессора ! Если бок(и) конденсаторов расположены слишком близко к процессору или же какой то конденсатор чуть выше других - то можете и не мечтать о этой системе охлаждения ! Радиатор упирается во всё что выступает ! Он ОЧЕНЬ НИЗКИЙ !