Guru3D 2017 December 18 contest - Win a Noctua D15 Prize Pack worth €179,-

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    We continue our competitions all the way through December, each workday we will give away a nice prize. That means up-to December 31st you will have a chance of winning something. Today you can win a Noctua Prize Pack, including the NH-D15 cooler!

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  2. kegastaMmer

    kegastaMmer Master Guru

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    I think this is the most proper of the prizes this time, a king of a class
     
  3. Crisidelm

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    The last question has two possible answers, really :)
     
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    Ridiric Active Member

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    Hey hilbert, i think there might be a mistake in the competition answers, * How much does the D15 weigh (fans exclusive) * did you mean to say inclusive? cause according to the Noctua website specifications for the NH D15, the weight without fans (which is what i assume you meant by fans exclusive) is not among the choices in the answer form, however the weight WITH fans is one of the available options in the answer form.
     

  5. MaCk0y

    MaCk0y Member Guru

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    Yes, the last question has two possible answers. Single or dual fans? And I think he meant fans excluded for the second question.
     
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    I thought he meant "excluded" (in the article linked it's stated as one of the possible choices given).
     
  7. Ridiric

    Ridiric Active Member

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    if he meant excluded, then there isnt a correct answer in the answer options provided, as the weight without fans according to the noctua website does not match any of the options given.

    Hmm so just read through HH's review of the cooler, and his review lists the weight without fans as different then the weight without fans listed on the noctua website

    Also, yeah... two answers for the last question, depends on if its single or dual fan... HH needs to be a little more specific in questions for this one.
     
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    Crisidelm Member

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    That's why you should read the article instead, I guess...
     
  9. harondutzu

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    Yes, you are both right ! The last question doesn't state if there is only one fan or two mounted, as the results are different ! As for the weight of the product in guru's review there is a 20 grams difference from the manufacturers website ! Anyway good luck everyone !
     
  10. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Always assume a default configuration - ergo dual fan (I'll stipulate that more clear in the form) and please seek the answers in the linked article (as mentioned).
     

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    jststojc Maha Guru

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    not to be a wiseguy, but the cooler, or better said the fans have a wrong orientation in regards to the mobo orientation. Like this they would suck in the cold air and than blow the warm air into the case ^ ^
     
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    burebista Ancient Guru

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    Yeah
    Bad news for me then. :(
     
  13. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Feel free to resubmit, your last entry counts.
     
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    kruno Master Guru

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    Just couple days ago in EKWB contest i mention NH D-15 as viable alternative to water cooling to guys who are afraid of leaks, and guess what today they have chance to win one :):):)
     
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    Thx Hilbert !!
    and good luck everyone..
     

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    The best air cooler there is.
    Good luck!
     
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    Good luck all!

    FYI Gugu3d review weight of a cooler is 20g off from official blurb on the Noctua site.
     
  18. konta

    konta Member Guru

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    ok, the weight question is totally wrong on couple accounts

    1. the weight is asked without fans so plural, since there are only two fans i assume it only asks for weight of the heatsink (fans excluded)
    2. in the article the "(without fan)" weight is listed as 1000g on the noctua site its actually 980g (https://noctua.at/en/nh-d15/specification)
    3. in the article the "(with fan)" weight is listed as 1320g and then it continues to say that is the weight with both fans installed so plural not singular (The unit weighs in at a whopping 1320 grams with the two fans installed)
    4. product sheet for nf-a15 pwm fan says that the weight of one fan is 340g (http://noctua.at/media/blfa_files/infosheet/noctua_nf_a15_pwm_datasheet_en.pdf)

    if we go by guru3d article:

    heatsink + 2 fans = 1320g
    heatsink - 2 fans each being 340g = 640g (answer not offered)


    so...
     
  19. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Amazing how you guys always manage to overthink stuff? I clearly mention you need to look for the answer in the article (not the Noctua website). Apparently, over time Noctua revised the specs a bit.

    So again, look at the article, fans excluded .. thus the block.
     
  20. BlueRay

    BlueRay Member Guru

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    You are supposed to go with the Guru3D article I think.
    The stock configuration of the NH-D15 is with 2 fans so I assume the "without fan" is a typo.
     

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