Noctua NH-D15 Dual Tower CPU Cooler is Out

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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

    Noctua NH-D15 Dual Tower CPU Cooler is Out
     
  2. Dictator93

    Dictator93 Master Guru

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

    StewieTech Chuck Norris

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    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.
     
  4. Koniakki

    Koniakki Ancient Guru

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    Waiting for Hilberts review on it so we can see how it fares against the legendary D14. :thumbup:
     

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    Well, the fans are still ugly :p.
     
  6. JonasBeckman

    JonasBeckman Ancient Guru

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    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. :D
    (Won't upgrade to this unless I were to make a new PC build entirely but it should also make the D14 cheaper no?)
     
  7. Extraordinary

    Extraordinary Ancient Guru

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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
     
  8. DesGaizu

    DesGaizu Ancient Guru

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    What happened to those nice black fan versions they showed off last year!?
     
  9. Supertribble

    Supertribble Master Guru

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

    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.
     
  10. vkvkvvk

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    what about the noise-cancelling technology for new Noctua fans? When is it coming out?
     

  11. BLEH!

    BLEH! Ancient Guru

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    I may have to get me one of these.
     
  12. BLEH!

    BLEH! Ancient Guru

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    Can guarantee it'll be quieter than a H100i.
     
  13. southamptonfc

    southamptonfc Ancient Guru

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    And probably wont perform much differently either!

    Far too massive? The H100i has 2 14cm fans + radiator!
     
  14. cyclone3d

    cyclone3d Master Guru

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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.
     
  15. H83

    H83 Ancient Guru

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    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???
     

  16. PhazeDelta1

    PhazeDelta1 Moderator Staff Member

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    I'll be getting one.
     
  17. JJayzX

    JJayzX Master Guru

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    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.
     
  18. Speed Weed

    Speed Weed Maha Guru

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    Doesn't cost any more than the price I paid a few years back for my NH-D14.
    Sorely tempted to buy one.
     
  19. TheDeeGee

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    Those NF-A15 Fans are so damn quiet.

    I got my NH-U14S in Push/Pull with them.
     
  20. PhazeDelta1

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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.
     

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