300 - 1500 RPM
19.2 - 24.6 dB
- 81 points
- 1 month ago
from completed build Ryzen 9 Industrial Design Machine
This is a beautiful piece of work. The matte black finish looks incredible, and it works just as well as the old brown brown. With the CHROMAX covers, it just BARELY fits into an NZXT h510, maybe 0.5 mm to spare. Plenty of room without the covers on.
- 19 points
- 1 month ago
from completed build First and last build
Overkill for this CPU, but didn't want an AIO. Have used AIO's in the past without any problems, but wanted a no maintenance computer with no avoidable failure points. This thing is hugh. I didn't know it would be this big, and certainly dominates the look of the build. Wouldn't have bought it if it didn't come in the new black version. I even got the LTT “version”. I didn't think the Noctua directions were very good, so had to go to YouTube to see an installation on my CPU. Was easy after that. I'm only using the center fan as another review said it was fine, and I like the way it looks better. I can see the RAM.
I used a Thermal Grizzly Carbonaut pad because it'll last forever unlike thermal paste. The reviews showed that it was a good solution, and easy to use. The biggest trick is to get it to stay where you put it when you put the cooler on as it slides easily.
- 13 points
- 29 days ago
from completed build White Lightning
I wanted to go with Air Cooling because I don't do a lot of overclocking and also, I mean come on, it's Noctua.
- 13 points
- 27 days ago
from completed build Life Dream come true (First PC build)
Everyone knows how well this cooler performs, this one is just prettier IMO. Plus, I got the LTT edition which was a nice bonus!
- 12 points
- 26 days ago
from completed build Uh first build? Well... not really.
It's a Noctua. There isn't much to be said that hasn't been said already. Keeps everything really cool and its a great alternative to water cooling imo if you're not into that kinda stuff. Also it just has a certain ascetic that i just love.
- 7 points
- 12 days ago
from completed build 2080 Super Silver & Black Clean
This was meant to be the centerpiece of my build. I really wanted air cooling after having AIOs in my other two towers. The bulkiness took some planning to work around, but after doing my research, I knew to pre-route and plug in wires before I put the Mobo inside the case. It really does the job well, my CPU has been nice and cool during all tests and gaming sessions thusfar. No issues fitting it in my case or above the RAM.
- 6 points
- 13 days ago
from completed build Encoding/Gaming/All-Purpose Crisp Build
I actually can buy a Noctua product and say its a slapper in terms of looks. See Linus's review on this, but performance-wise, this is still a rock-solid cooler, and I'm only running it with 1 of the 2 fans! I've OC'd my 3900x to 4.3 Ghz all-core in testing and reached nearly 200W, which got me only to 83 degrees, and I am pretty sure I have a bad mount. Can't hear it above my VERY quiet 4 200mm fans running at ~400 rpm, so yeah, this cooler is quiet. A great buy, but expensive to be sure. I have to hand it to Noctua for biting the bullet and going all-black, that was a good call. Also, the packaging is absolutely over-the-top incredible. They could store a nuke in here and it'd get past USPS in one piece. Well, depending on its half-life speed, a few pieces.
Purchased new for $99.95 from Amazon.
- 2 points
- 3 days ago
from completed build The Lone Gunman
This is my first Noctua cooler, and all I can say is boy have I been missing out in the past. These coolers are on another level when compared to other air coolers. They arrive in high quality packaging, come with all the tools you need, excellent instructions, and perform superbly. This cooler is probably overkill for most builds, especially any that you aren't overclocking heavily. One thing I would be wary of is this cooler is very heavy so it will not transport well without risk of ripping off of the motherboard. This is an actual disclaimer in the booklet that comes in the box.