Summary: Just to get this out of the way, this was my first time building a computer on my own. The stock cooling fan for the i5-4690k is absolutely awful and the temperatures were spiking up to 70-80 Celsius after a little gaming, so I decided to look into a more efficient cooling system so that I don't fry...
Summary: Bought this baby back in October last year. Noctua quality, what more do I have to say? The CPU cooler arrived on time, in the original premium Noctua packaging. The cooler is used with a second fan NF-F12 fan in a push pull configuration and it came along with all the accessories so I had it...
Summary: Read all the reviews from Linus Tech Tips and sure enough I can see why he loves Noctua products. Installing it was a literal godsend! I owned a Xigmatech Dark Knight 2 and that thing was a absolute nightmare to install. This only took me 20 minutes to install properly.
Summary: Defective! The backplate for the LGA115x platform did not get machined correctly. One out of the four posts has no threads what-so-ever! The cooler would not be able to be secured properly if I decided to mount it. I guess their quality control on the backplate is not up to par?
Summary: When it appeared that my order might take longer than I had hoped, I kept debating whether cancel the order and get a water kit. When it arrived earlier than originally stated, I decided to give it a shot... and I'm glad I did!
Best Air Cooler on the market (but you already knew that, right?)
12 February 2015
Pros: Completely compatible with all RAM. They weren't blowing smoke, they know their stuff. Legendary Noctua silence of operation, I can hear nothing from this cooler under load. Compatible with every socket on the market, old or new (via Noctua customer support) for FREE. Excellent customer support. ...
Cons: Some would say the color is ugly, and they would be correct. The performance of this unit is enough that you can look past the poop brown fans. Honestly, I don't mind it anyways. Some motherboard configurations seat the RAM slots so close to the cooler that certain modules are technically "incomp...
Summary: This product exceeded my expectations. I installed this on my I7 and it does not exceed 50°c. I had to remove my side fan in my Blackhawk case because the top of the cooler hit the fan. The instructions could not be any clearer and everything was packaged elegantly.
Summary: I used this on my overclocked FX-8350 and it worked well. Instillation was a bit precarious since I had to push down hard in order to screw the cooler to the mounting bracket. The 8350 still got hot but it's to be expected with eight cores pushed to their limit.
If I Build Another Computer, I'll Buy Another One Of These, As Well!
28 January 2015
Summary: Installation is a breeze. It fits perfectly in my mid-size case (Phantom 410). Clears DDRAM very well. With the stock cooler, my CPU temps would spike from time to time. The top temps went away & the idle temps even dropped noticeably.
Summary: I love the minimal design style of both the cooler and packaging. It looks great in such a classic way, with none of the usual flash you often see with enthusiast products.
Pros: Beautiful packaging Well written instructions Easy to install Shiny! Color scheme (depending on tastes) Fan compatibility Well designed, no clearance issues (This fit in my 13 year old Antec ATX case)
Cons: Color scheme (Some may not like the brown) Price (I've never spent more than 40 for a CPU cooler before, but it was well worth it)