Summary: Most Noctua coolers are great; however, the ones that come with two fans usually have the best performance.
Pros: This CPU cooler is simply amazing. I bought two of them over the span of 3 years. The first one is still going great and is completely silent. It has been able to keep my overclocked i5-2500K under 50C at 100% load. I recently bought another one for an older Core2Quad which ran at 90C on a larger cooler (it had a pin mounting system), this cooler absolutely demolished the previous one by dropping the temperatures well below 50C at 100% load all while being extremely q...
Cons: The biggest con, as anyone can see is Noctua’s fan colours. They really won’t match any builds
Pros: I just installed it and this thing is huge definitely make sure to get the dimensions and check to see if it will cover your ram slots on the mobo. I can only install two sticks of ram on mine. But i didnt measure it. The instructions were great and installation was easy with one exception. Other than that Good heatsink. Note: This is per installation not per running it yet. :)
Cons: Installation of fan clips is annoying at best. Instructions indicate to install fan clips after installed on cpu.... Makes it difficult to install. The motherboard i bought is listed as compatible on noctua's website but they fail to mention that it covers a ram slot. If you buy this measure first and if not plan on using only two sticks of ram instead of four. -price
Summary: With my fx 8350 overclock at 4.4ghz I was able to drop the temp to 50°c on load on stock voltage (about 20°c cooler than at 4.0ghz with stock cooler on load) and nearly 10° lower on idle than the stock cooler and all that with a much more quiet system (now my psu is the loudest thing in my system ¬,¬...
Pros: The build quality of this cpu cooling system is exceptional. Also, it is really easy to install and the instructions are clear. It's super quiet. Even with on the low noise adapter retain astonishing cooling capacities.
Cons: It is a little bit on the pricey side. If you're looking more for a bang for the buck you might want to consider the cooler master 212 which is not too far behind but at a stunningly low price. Only able to mount in one direction on amd cpu.
Summary: I've had this cooler for about 4 months and It hasn't skipped a beat on my 130W TDP i7-950 . I can run an all night compile jop and she'll never throttle back, I get every clock cycle through thick and thin. Basically I have no thermal worries. So, I'm thinking of getting another one for a socket 1150 CPU build I made. I could get a cheaper one since that CPU doesn't have as high a TDP rating as my 1366, but why?
Pros: Quiet. Easy to install. Fits a lot of sockets. Keeps CPU cool under extreme loads.
Summary: Solid fan that will last a long time. Highly recommend it.
Pros: Price - I got it on sale a year and a half ago for like, $35. Materials - solid copper pipes. This fan is sturdy and heavy Noise - Quiet. I can't hear it over my GPU's fan Temp - I overclock my AMD CPU from 3.6 to 4.1 and I've never seen it go above 50c, and that's counting hot days.
Cons: It's really big. Unless you have a large (mid ATX +) you're going to have a hard time clipping on the fans, let alone putting it in without taking out the motherboard first. Odds are, you'll have to make a choice between having a top case fan and one of this CPU cooler's fans. See below On AMD CPU's, the fan only mounts one way. Makes it difficult to use all the case fans that I want to
Summary: This cooler was very easy to install on my Asus Z87-Pro. It is large though so on this particular motherboard the DIMM slot closest to the cpu is slightly height restricted. Low profile DIMMs would be recommended if using that slot. Quite good cooling performance, I'm getting around 30°C idle and 65°C load on an overclocked i5 4670K @ 4.2GHz / 1.2V with only 2 140mm case fans in a Fractal R4. This is with the fans running through the Low Noise adapter.
Pros: Great build quality, easy install, cool temps and quiet.