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Noctua NH-D15 Dual Tower CPU Cooler is Out
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Default Noctua NH-D15 Dual Tower CPU Cooler is Out - 04-08-2014, 11:33 | posts: 21,323 | Location: Guru3D testlab

One of the best cooler manufacturers on this globe has released a new product, it is theÂ*Noctua NH-D15 Dual Tower CPU Cooler.Â*Built on the basis of the NH-D14 and carrying on its quest for ultimate ...

Noctua NH-D15 Dual Tower CPU Cooler is Out
   
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Default 04-08-2014, 11:39 | posts: 252 | Location: Berlin

I'm on the D14 (best air cooler by far... until this D15 probably ) and I can only recommend these HSFs. They are amazing.

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Default 04-08-2014, 11:40 | posts: 1,333 | Location: Portugal

My god it´s huge. Noctua heatsinks are top-notch, but i wonder what´s the limit for air-cooling and at what point you should just go with water.
   
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Default 04-08-2014, 11:47 | posts: 1,377 | Location: Inside My Thoughts..

Waiting for Hilberts review on it so we can see how it fares against the legendary D14.
   
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Default 04-08-2014, 12:24 | posts: 78

Well, the fans are still ugly .
   
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Default 04-08-2014, 12:32 | posts: 9,804 | Location: Sweden

The color scheme isn't a favorite of mine but it is very distinctive and the performance of the NH-D14(2011) I'm currently using has been superb.
(Won't upgrade to this unless I were to make a new PC build entirely but it should also make the D14 cheaper no?)
   
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Default 04-08-2014, 12:39 | posts: 7,030 | Location: 127.0.0.1

Why would someone choose an air cooler over say an H100i for just a few $ extra ?

Far too massive for my liking
   
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Default 04-08-2014, 13:01 | posts: 3,035 | Location: UK

What happened to those nice black fan versions they showed off last year!?
   
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Default 04-08-2014, 14:12 | posts: 319 | Location: Earth

Quit whining about the colour of Noctua fans! They're not ugly, they are different.

I'm using the utterly sublime D14 right now but will look into the new D15 for a new build I have planned....

Oh yes.
   
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Default 04-08-2014, 14:28 | posts: 25

what about the noise-cancelling technology for new Noctua fans? When is it coming out?
   
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Default 04-08-2014, 15:21 | posts: 4,903 | Location: London

I may have to get me one of these.
   
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Default 04-08-2014, 15:23 | posts: 4,903 | Location: London

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Why would someone choose an air cooler over say an H100i for just a few $ extra ?

Far too massive for my liking
Can guarantee it'll be quieter than a H100i.
   
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Default 04-08-2014, 15:24 | posts: 956 | Location: UK

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Can guarantee it'll be quieter than a H100i.
And probably wont perform much differently either!

Far too massive? The H100i has 2 14cm fans + radiator!
   
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Default 04-08-2014, 15:26 | posts: 239

As with all dual tower coolers, the fan arrangement is less than optimal.

Take the fan from the middle, and mount it on the outside, blowing towards the middle of the cooler, and you drop at least 2-3c on load, if not more.

Sending the hot air from one tower through the second tower and expecting it to cool the second tower makes no sense.
   
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Default 04-08-2014, 16:22 | posts: 1,306 | Location: Mars

Need the review of this beast to decide if i should continue with air coolers or if i should change to water for my new build!!!

When is it coming out Hilbert???
   
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Default 04-08-2014, 17:01 | posts: 13,567 | Location: USA

I'll be getting one.
   
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Default 04-08-2014, 17:12 | posts: 354 | Location: RI, USA

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As with all dual tower coolers, the fan arrangement is less than optimal.

Take the fan from the middle, and mount it on the outside, blowing towards the middle of the cooler, and you drop at least 2-3c on load, if not more.

Sending the hot air from one tower through the second tower and expecting it to cool the second tower makes no sense.
I'm pretty sure if you face the fans towards each other you will get reduced flow and more noise. You will also ruin airflow in the case and pour hot air everywhere.
   
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Default 04-08-2014, 17:17 | posts: 1,044 | Location: Somewhere in Scotland

Doesn't cost any more than the price I paid a few years back for my NH-D14.
Sorely tempted to buy one.
   
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Default 04-08-2014, 17:25 | posts: 3,816 | Location: The Netherlands

Those NF-A15 Fans are so damn quiet.

I got my NH-U14S in Push/Pull with them.
   
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Default 04-08-2014, 17:29 | posts: 13,567 | Location: USA

Well after reading the specs on this thing, this cooler may have issues on certain motherboards by blocking the first pci-e slot.
   
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Default 04-08-2014, 17:39 | posts: 3,816 | Location: The Netherlands

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Well after reading the specs on this thing, this cooler may have issues on certain motherboards by blocking the first pci-e slot.
Noctua has a nice compatibility section for each cooler/motherboard

http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=c...s_id=68&lng=en

As you can see, there is rarely a board it doesn't fit on. And if it doesn't fit you can either orientate it the other way to place the Videocard somewhere else.

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Default 04-08-2014, 20:23 | posts: 4,280 | Location: MI, USA

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Why would someone choose an air cooler over say an H100i for just a few $ extra ?

Far too massive for my liking
You couldn't pay me to put a self contained watercooling system in my rig. Not with all of the horror stories I've heard about, and potential for leaks.

I'd rather have a massive thing in my case (I'd paint the fans) and know that it'll work 100% of the time as long as the laws of physics still stand.
   
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Default 04-08-2014, 20:25 | posts: 7,030 | Location: 127.0.0.1

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You couldn't pay me to put a self contained watercooling system in my rig. Not with all of the horror stories I've heard about, and potential for leaks.

I'd rather have a massive thing in my case (I'd paint the fans) and know that it'll work 100% of the time as long as the laws of physics still stand.
Well Im moving from a Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme over to an H100i next weekend all being well

Other than early H100i batches having pump issues, I haven't heard any horror stories about closed water loops, nor leaks
   
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Default 04-08-2014, 23:37 | posts: 153 | Location: Portugal

If you put one more fan and your pc in your car you won't need an engine. j/k
(although I have two 360 rads with one 230mm fan and two 120mm...)
And if I didn't have watercooling I would be buying one of these.
   
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Default 04-09-2014, 00:46 | posts: 13,567 | Location: USA

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Well Im moving from a Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme over to an H100i next weekend all being well

Other than early H100i batches having pump issues, I haven't heard any horror stories about closed water loops, nor leaks
I wouldn't go with a H100 now that the H105 is out. It's a far better unit.
   
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