Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 13
Rated 5 out of 5 by pbolah Absolutely Fantastic
Great cooler, used in my media centre build.Its quiet (didn't use the included low noise adaptor), looks great, and really seems like a high quality,well made product. Its also very low profile.
02 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by BigM Excellent CPU cooler!
Very well packaged, and looks like a quality product as usual. I think Noctua have got it right in terms of installing, it's so easy to fit.
Performance wise, it's very good at keeping the CPU cool. I have my i74790k running at 4.4ghz, and temps were around 59c while under a prime 95 stress test. This actually done better than my Corsair H105 water cooler!
Noise levels are good - very quiet, just a very low hum. I wear headphones, so I don't really hear any noises that interfere.
One small niggle though, even though I have low profile ram installed, I still needed to lift the front fan up a bit to clear the ram. It only needed to be lifted by about 10mm, so it's not a big deal.
A lovely CPU cooler. I'm more happy about using this, than going back to water cooling.
17 January 2015
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