Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 11
Rated 5 out of 5 by Trust Performance and quietness!
If you have a mini ITX build and you are looking for something different and quiet than the Intel custom cooler this is definitely the best you can get.
- It keeps the CPU temp well below the original stock cooler
- It is incredibly quiet, in idle up to medium load you can't hear it at all (and my other case fans are Noctua) so if it wasn't for the screen you wouldn't think your PC is actually on
- It comes in an outstanding package with thermal paste and a metal sticker with the Noctua logo for your case too
- Low profile, if it fits in my Cooler Master Elite 130 it fits anywhere else
I am very pleased with this cooler as it helps to keep the CPU cool and the PC quiet even when gaming, of course it comes with a price.
16 November 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jackinio Quality
Bought from this brand on recommendation from a friend who never uses stock CPU coolers.
Felt I won the lottery when opening the box, it's all very, very classy. The way it's safely tucked into the protective foam, the free thermal paste syringe, the free Noctua PC sticker badge as proof of purchase. It filled me with confidence that these guys know what they're doing.
Fan is hefty and feels fantastically built. Installed it with very little trouble (personally always worried that I'm going to break one of the four screws but this held up brilliantly).
I've not gone for a silent PC build so I can hear all of my fans going. I'm not sure which quiet hum of my many fans is that of the CPU fan but all of case/cpu/gpu fans do not amount to a loud noise at all and for that I'm grateful.
Have had no CPU heat related issues a month and counting after the installation so chuffed to bits with this product.
02 November 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Snapshot Best low profile HSF?
This cooler is a perfect fit on Gigabyte mITX boards where you can't go over the 92mm boundary without interfering with the RAM or expansion slots. It pairs well with 35W CPUs like the i3 3220T but doesn't seems as good with a 54W i3 4130 which idles at 40C instead of the 3220T's 28C but I haven't checked for possible airflow problems on that setup yet (or if that's just how Haswell is).
You get extra long fan screws so you can use a standard 1" fan instead of the supplied slim one plus the usual selection of Noctua fan cables.
The only real downside is the price which is stupidly high for what you get but I think it's still the best in its class.
22 June 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by FatalError Nearly completely silent
Has kept my i5 in the high 30's while using the included fan speed reducer, its almost completely inaudible.
The packaging is of an extremely high quality and the heatsink itself is solid.
07 May 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Goobley Probably the best you can get in this form factor
Cools the CPU well and quietly (used on Haswell i3). Possibly a bit on the expensive side, but there was little choice in my mITX case.
02 May 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by jwb123 Quiet as expected
Not 5/5 value for money but it is silent which is what I wanted for a new media machine so worth the extra money.
24 March 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lirrachus Great Product
Great low profile CPU cooler that is almost silent. It's a tad expensive but you get what you pay for.
09 January 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dynamis Initially unsure due to cost but glad I made the purchase
I was looking for a slim cooler as I'm building a HTPC within an old SkyHD box. This c oiler for my size requirements for height so dispite my initial reservations due to the price I decided to give it a go... and I'm glad I did!
Its a great quality cooler, easy to fit and the performance is spot on. I'm using a motherboard which has the feature to set a tater CPU temp and adjust to cooler fan to suit so I've said allow the CPU to run at 50c max with the fan lowest speed at (I think) 16.5%. Even when the CPU is put under 100% stress with intelburntest is still super quiet needing me to move within 12-18" before I can hear it. This is cooling a 1155 Ivy i3
If I were to build another HTPC or a lower spec desktop/gaming machine I'd be happy to have one of these again.
07 October 2013