( 5.0 Average / 10 Ratings )
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I use this cooler with my Ryzen 5 1600. At my 3.8GHz overclock, I saw temperatures drop from 73c on stock cooler to 60c in Aida64. I briefly OCd to 3.9 at 1.4125v and saw temps at around 64c. Very happy with this cooler.
Easy to mount. Very efficient. Dead silent. Good thermal compound. Does not take space of the RAM slots. You can't go wrong with this beauty.
I'm a believer in a solid air-based cooler. Period. The liquid AIOs have come far but not far enough. Buy any Noctua cooler and you'll find they are easy to mount and offer great performance. You may pay more but your system will smile and love you for it.
May add a pair of Noctua Industrial fans in the future.
Easy to mount. Very silent. Keeps my cpu @ 58° C on load. It fit exactly into my mobo. Also can handle 95W CPU for a future upgrade.
It is big but it fits nicely in the case. It was easy to install. And it is almost silent. Now I just need to figure out what to do with the stock cooler which is sitting on a shelf in a closet.
Like most of people i don't like the color of the fan >.<. But in any case performance is stellar.
I first had a water cooler, but then came to realize it wasn't compatible with my motherboard and that I'd have to order a new bracket from the website. I didn't feel like waiting weeks for it so I bought this because it had incredible reviews. For only $60 it's amazing. It's quiet and keeps my CPU really chill.
Great design, superb build quality, excellent performance and no disco lights! I got this cooler after I threw in the towel on the AMD Wraith Prism cooler that came with my Ryzen 2700X because it was, by far, the noisiest component of the whole PC. I was initially leaning towards the Scythe Mugen 5 v2 but it has proven impossible to get in Canada for a reasonable price.
The installation was a breeze and fit & compatibility is awesome with lots of clearance everywhere. My only minor gripe is that the fan retention clips on the supplied front fan came incorrectly installed from the factory. They were placed on the closest set of cooling fin hooks resulting in insufficient fan retention, while they need to be installed on the farther set of hooks. This is trivially simple to fix, but at this price I expect perfection from a premium product.
Performance wise the CPU temperatures dropped by 5-10 degrees Celsius while the noise level is, subjectively, 1/4 to 1/3 of the Prism, even with a second NF-F12 installed on the suction side. In my installation, the "kink point" of the cooler is at just above 75% of the PWM fan speed. In other words, increasing fan speeds above approximately 77% yields no discernible reduction in CPU temperatures at full CPU & GPU loads.
Very nice and silent cpu cooler!
It is large but fits into the define c case; can be mounted in two directions - whichever fits better with the memory bars.
The installation is straight forward (keep in mind to install the mount before you assemble the mainboard in the case).
CPU (Ryzen 5, 2400G) idles @ ~30°C and under stress ~55°C