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900 - 1200 RPM
12.6 - 19.8 dB
- 32 points
- 51 months ago
from completed build Quiet destroyer (NZ)
Great cooler, but this thing is a mammoth. Seriously gigantic. Otherwise, fine and super quiet, great performance. Nothing bad to say about it other than it would have been nicer if the included fans were 4-pin PWM instead of 3-pin, but that's not really to be expected.
- 30 points
- 52 months ago
from completed build The First of Many
Ginormous radiator with two Noctua fans, what can go wrong? This beast of a cooler manages the massive overclocks of the 4690k extremely well. Extremely low temps even under that massive overclock. Can't be more happier.
- 24 points
- 47 months ago
from completed build LightBox
As practically EVERYONE says... this thing is HUGE! So make sure it will fit in your proposed build. The Noctua website has a compatibility checker for RAM and motherboards, so make sure to look at that. I used it on an Asus Gene VIII mATX board, and it has about 2-3mm clearance between the heatsink and the back of the graphics card (if I use the first PCI slot). So I did have to bend the fan retaining clips back a bit so they were flush with the side of the heatsink on that side.
As far as fitting goes, it's really simple. It comes with easy to follow instructions, and the Noctua website has a really helpful video to watch if you're still not sure.
So far I'm getting really good temps, and have plenty of headroom to overclock.
One other thing that will strike you, other than the size, is the quality of the thing. You can just tell it's made to last (hence the 6 year warranty)
The one downside to this cooler, for me, is that the fans supplied are not 4-pin PWM. That would have really rounded off an otherwise quality piece of kit.
- 23 points
- 53 months ago
from completed build Deep Sea Creature
Too large for my liking now, and fans are ugly so I had to replace them, overall very good cooler though and I got it for a nice price
- 23 points
- 45 months ago
from completed build Big Buddy
Very happy with how noise-effective this cooler is. To boot, the mounting Bracket is solid and versatile. I would penalize one star for Noctua's bigtime-smoker beige aesthetic, but performance-wise this cooler deserves a 6/5. That nets us 5/5 stars.
- 19 points
- 56 months ago
from completed build Sleeper (Quiet and fast-enough)
This HSF is HUGE. I had a few problems installing it alongside tall memory banks, but it makes up for it's bulk with great cooling and whisper quiet fans.
- 18 points
- 47 months ago
from completed build $1000 Skylake Gaming Rig/LOL I can run XCOM 2 on max somehow
Fantastic fan, cools extremely well, great packing, great instruction, and easy to install. Even comes with quite a bit of Noctua's highly rated NT-H1 thermal paste, more than anyone could need for the lifespan of the chip. Looks great in cases that have clear viewing windows. Getting 28 degrees C on idle and have yet to reach about 58 degrees C during gaming (not overclocked).
Can make cable management difficult if you're not clever with how you install it. I would recommend plugging in your cables first before seating this beast down onto your CPU.
- 17 points
- 58 months ago
from completed build AMD FX 9590 gaming build
This processor cools a FX 9590 as well, if not better than, liquid cooling.... I think that says enough. This CPU cooler is huge but that was not a problem as I have a big case.
- 15 points
- 47 months ago
from completed build Mr. Fusion
why get liquid cooling? this thing is amazing!
holds my cpu at ~30c idle and will never really go up any more than 45c under constant load
only cons are that the fans aren't controlable, but no stars off for that because it does such a good and quiet job at cooling my CPU that i wouldnt need to anyways
its also kinda ugly, but i never see it anyways :)