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Old 26-04-14, 05:49 PM
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Noctua NH-D15 Review



Born of the mighty NH-D14, will the new Noctua NH-D15 be a worthy successor?


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Old 26-04-14, 06:32 PM
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Very fair conclusion. I feel Noctua does have to start making slightly "better looking" fans even if it takes away from the Noctu-esk aesthetic. I know however that noctua still doesn't look bad and even good in blue, cream and white builds. Let's hope they have a turn around!
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Old 26-04-14, 06:49 PM
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Phanteks do the differing color schemes. They're incredibly sexy for air coolers and pretty much on par with the DH-14.

I've always admired the top end air coolers as they're really, stupidly quiet yet powerful (they can cool a 9590 without sounding like a jet!). I prefer pretty RAM for now so I'm sticking with AIOs.

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Old 26-04-14, 06:52 PM
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Agree with the color scheme. I'm glad my Define R4 / R3 doesn't have windows.

BTW: Think this would fit in an R3 with Corsair Vengeance Pro memory sticks and both fans?
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Old 26-04-14, 07:45 PM
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I had 2 NH-D14....one for the AMD and one for the Intel System...and i rather have RAM Issues then PCI-E Issues....some Mainboards require the first Slot for the Graphiks Card....so...great Review as always but did the Vid flicker only on my Screeen??
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Old 26-04-14, 08:15 PM
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Meh, disagree with the award but it's nice to see Noctua keeping the crown.
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Old 26-04-14, 08:17 PM
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Meh, disagree with the award but it's nice to see Noctua keeping the crown.
I disagree with your disagreement.
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Old 26-04-14, 10:46 PM
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Would love to see Nochtua take the Thermalright route ...IE, sell heatsinks without fans. Then one would have to ability to pick the fans they want, without fealing they have paid for something they'll never use.
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Old 26-04-14, 10:55 PM
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I wish Noctua focused on the aesthetics as much as they do on performance. Every other manufacturer has good looking fans, Noctua fans just look so ugly compared to everything else. Phantechs are the best example, if only Noctua did colours like they do.

Personally, i'm sticking with AIOs, the D15 is definitely a good cooler but I wouldn't want it in my rig. Not when I can have something like a H100 anyway.
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Old 26-04-14, 11:19 PM
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Given I don't think I'll ever go the water AIO route much less a full custom watercooling loop - it's way too much trouble for me, I'm glad to see Noctua still pushing the boundaries of what air coolers are capable of.
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