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Noctua introduces chromax.black CPU coolers

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Oct 9, 2019.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Noctua today introduced the long-awaited all-black versions of its award-winning NH-D15, NH-U12S and NH-L9i CPU coolers. Staying true to the successful formula of the original models, the new chromax....

    Noctua introduces chromax.black CPU coolers
     
  2. djeiraji

    djeiraji New Member

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    no more uggly (but good) air cooler.
    This one is looking nice.
    I would be interrested to know if the coating is reducing the cooling capacity.
     
  3. Undying

    Undying Ancient Guru

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    Noctua is so boring. They need to jump on this RGB bandwagon.
     
  4. Exodite

    Exodite Ancient Guru

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    I wish there were some nice beige and brown cases, suiting my personal needs with regards to feature set, to go along with the original look. :p

    Seriously though, I would totally buy that!
     
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  5. Denial

    Denial Ancient Guru

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    They should come out a brown led variant first and talk about how it took them 9 years to get the perfect shade of brown.

    Jokes aside I have a lot respect for noctua. The price/performance is probably on the extreme side but I love companies that put quality above everything else. It forces their competition to compete and pushes the market forward.
     
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  6. insp1re2600

    insp1re2600 Master Guru

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    Thousands from the 90s you could use.
     
  7. Exodite

    Exodite Ancient Guru

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    Sadly no.

    Aside from being unsuitable for most builds today the cases of the 90s were far more cream than beige, and certainly never brown.

    I do kinda miss the green PCBs though. :(
     
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  8. buhehe

    buhehe Member Guru

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    RGB is so tacky, makes me cringe everytime I see it
     
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  9. gUNN1993

    gUNN1993 Master Guru

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    Linus did a video a day or two ago to compare. Results showed a small difference in temperature (a degree or so) and an opposing difference in acoustics.

    They suggested the difference was down to manufacturing tolerances (As the louder fan produced a greater cooling effect, suggesting the fan was spinning slightly faster) and I think it's a reasonable concussion.

    Really you'd need to compare 5 or 6 pieces of equipment to get a really valid result.
     
  10. TheDeeGee

    TheDeeGee Ancient Guru

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    They already have RGB.

    Retro Glorious Brown
     

  11. Fox2232

    Fox2232 Ancient Guru

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    Question is:
    Does black coating improve heat transfer with air?
     
  12. kakiharaFRS

    kakiharaFRS Member Guru

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    wondering about the coating would never have come to my mind but apparently many do so Linus got you covered (fans hardly ever do the advertised max rpm so the results are logical)
     
  13. ladcrooks

    ladcrooks Master Guru

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    I do not stare at my case whilst using a computer, the light would be a distraction, hence why i go for a closed case.

    Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ditto, my thoughts entirely, in my case it must be the age thing, getting old :(
     
  14. Solfaur

    Solfaur Ancient Guru

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    GREAT news! One of these will definitely end up on my upcoming build!
     
  15. MonstroMart

    MonstroMart Master Guru

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    There was two things i was fully expecting to not happen before i die. The Montreal Canadiens winning another Stanley Cup and Noctua making something not brown. Does it means the Montreal Canadiens will win the cup this year?
     

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    Solfaur Ancient Guru

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    Done, pre-ordered the big black NH-D15 on Amazon Germany... <3
     
  17. tsunami231

    tsunami231 Ancient Guru

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    I dont see what color of fan or hs matters or why people are ecstatic about this from noctua do you play games on your pc or look at internals? Then again I don't get the whole fascination with LED out the wazoo or the see threw panels. Functionality over cosmetic bs that dont matter.
     
  18. JamesSneed

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    Of course the coating improves thermals. Much like RGB improves DRAM speeds. Come on you should know this stuff. /s
     
  19. MonstroMart

    MonstroMart Master Guru

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    Because my computer is on a desk in my living room. I like when it doesn't look too bad.
     
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  20. tsunami231

    tsunami231 Ancient Guru

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    dont use cases with see threw panels...

    Again I will never understand any this.
     

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