Summary: Intel Core i5-6600K 6M Skylake 3.5 GHz, LGA 1151, MSI z170 gaming M7, G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3000, Cooler Noctua NH-U14S, Samsung EVO SSD 250GB, Phanteks PH-ES614P_BK Black Steel.
Pros: It s good market cooler, I decided this based on the reviews on several places and research I have decided to buy. I made a good choice. But make sure it fits in your case. This is a huge metal construction and quality product. I gave only 4star right now, but I want to check the rated speeds are...
Cons: I see only size. But the ATX specifications, make sure before you buy check the case. Little bit expensive.
Pros: I love this CPU cooler. It dropped my temps on the CPU by 10c from the stock cooler. During gaming in 1440p or converting video recordings it doesn't go above 65c. You can feel this thing pushing the air. Plus with the warranty and easy to read instructions for install I would buy again.
Cons: The only con I can think of is an increased fan noise over stock but it's barely audible. That's me nit picking. Oh it is a big cooler. Massive actually. You would want to check ram clearance so it doesn't interfere and fits correctly.
Summary: This tower heat sink and fan is large. Make sure your case is wide enough to fit its height. Oh, and I know the color scheme is their thing, but I would love to get a black/gray model for the look.
Pros: It is a Noctua. My second one for gaming PC duties primarily. It is easy to install (the given instructions are easily followed if you need them). The unit is extremely quiet and I have had no issues with CPU temperatures. Note that I do not normally benchmark or overclock. I play games like Tomb...
Cons: Price. Not truly a con, but I would love to get this beast for $50-$60.
Summary: The U14S is amazing in terms of cooling. I've purchased multiple over the years, and I have yet to be disappointed in the product. On idle, the CPU was only a couple degrees cooler, but this cooler really stands out when the CPU is under heavy load.
Pros: - One of the best air coolers out in the market in terms of performance - Fairly low noise - Instructions are well written and provide images of every step - Package includes tools and supports for a variety of motherboards and processors - Customer support is very quick and responsive
Cons: - Colors are questionable - Can be a problem to fit in some cases (very tall) - May hover over or be right next to some RAM slots in certain motherboards
Pros: Quietest air cooler I've owned. It cools my overclocked i7-5820K well. As noted on Newegg and on review sites, this cooler is BIG. The clearance between the cooler and the back of the graphics card is entirely too close for comfort; I put a thick sheet of UHMW plastic in between to guarantee it w...
Cons: The unit I received did not have a perfectly flat bottom. I lapped it and ended up with a good contact with the CPU, but at this price point I shouldn't have needed to do that.
Summary: It looks flimsy, but it attaches well and works well. Just try to center the fan on the heatsink, there's no specific spot to lock it on to. Also, when attaching the heatsink, do about 4 turns on one side, then 4 turns on the other side, and alternate from there - the springs are very strong.
Pros: Fairly easy to install, once you know the way you want to put it on your CPU.
Cons: They say to put the cooler on once you've installed your motherboard in the case, but I found this to be more difficult. The cord to the motherboard is very short. You can remove part of the cord from the cooler fan casing, but there isn't another notch in the fan casing where it can be moved to,...
The best Air Solution while leaving room for all 4 memory slots
Michael B., Newegg
2 September 2015
Pros: Indirectly I had to get the NH-U14S model. This Cooler although very Tall has allowed me to Overclock my new i5 6600k Skylake to 4.1 Ghz easy. I have not had 1 crash in Windows 10 Pro. It is the Go to Combo for New Skylake and Z170 Boards. Check your measurements and Get this one for the new Z170...
Cons: Really no cons. Its just an excellent Quality Product.
that's a great result. Installation was very easy and high-quality
31 August 2015
Summary: I was running my Intel Core I7-4770K with the stock cooler, which seemed to be failing. At times, the CPU would hit 60 deg. C at idle, and under full load would run as high as 100 deg. C with throttling. It was also a bit loud. Installed the NH-U14S, and now it idles at around 35 deg.