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Rated 5 out of 5 by Gary182 The best Air cooler on the market to date
The NHD-14 has one of the best CPU cooler mounting system I've ever seen on a CPU cooler makes it so easy to fit.
The fans are very quiet and easily beats other CPU cooler in the sheer cooling power
I highly recommend it
02 June 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NorBdelta A truly high quality cooler with a great life potential
I have had this trusty cooler for over 2 years so far. It is a monster in size and cooling capability.
Noctua is an excellent brand with great support from the company post sales. For instance if a new CPU socket is released that is not compatible with the originals provided, if contacted Noctua will send them at a reduced rate and a reasonable delivery cost and sometimes free of charge completely.
It is as mentioned quite large, much larger than standard HSF assemblies by far. This does mean it has an excellent cooling capability and combined with the two large fans it is extremely silent as to be expected from Noctua.
It is a long lasting cooler and it should (such as for myself) last for quite a few years as the quality is exceptional as well as the design.
It is not really worth it for standard users due to its very high price point, but as an addition to an overclocker's setup, I definitely recommend it. Currently my i7 2600k is highly overclocked and it is kept nicely below 60°C even though my CPU is operating at 5GHz. Of course I do not endorse overclocking as this will void your warranty but it can be extremely cost effective to bring a standard i7 to the level of its i7 Extreme counterpart for little additional cost and as said the HSF will last quite a few generations.
09 April 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rob0rz Fantastic
Huge cooler, so make sure your RAM is going to fit as it will cover all or most of the slots. Keeps my i7 4770k cool and runs quiet.
27 September 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by benthehen8989 good air cooler
reasonable low noise but there is a lot of air moving through this does a great job can keep i7 4770k cool and 1.25v sub 85celsius which is safe.
23 August 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by andrew my 4770k under full load sits at 60c , In gaming it sits at 45c and at idle 27-30c
this CPU Cooler is awesome and its really quiet
you will need low profile ram
26 June 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by David 24*C on a stock I7 at idle. no noticeable noise inside a deep silence 2 case
Can be little fiddly to install over a standard cooler but nothing too bad.
23 May 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Martin The best air cooler you can buy, equal or better than closed system water cooling options. Only bettered by custom water cooling loop. My FX-8120 o/c'd to 4 ghz never went over 30 deg centigrade under prime 95 on torture test. More overclocking to come :)
14 February 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Felipe Keeps my 3930K, overclocked at 4.2GHz, at max 71ÂºC (after half an hour of full CPU/GPU usage, 5870 GPU is aircooled too, closed case with ok airflow, ambient temp 24ÂºC). In 'normal' use (SC2, highest settings, no vsync) it goes up to 67ÂºC, on normal desktop use it's at 45ÂºC max.
The best thing - it's incredibly silent!
Worried about weight and long term damage to the motherboard although this worry is probably unfounded since I'm not planning on moving my desktop any time soon. Still, it's over 1kg in weight (1.2 with fans)...
30 January 2013