In stock July 6th and devivery July 17th.
Top of the line cooler not much else to say.
Cue comments on ugly colour blah blah we've all heard it before keep it to yourself.
They make a blacked out version now called “chromax”.
But it doesn’t appear to be on sale at the moment.
It was on sale just recently, roughly same price iirc.
Yeah was 160.99 for the chromax black about 20 days ago.
this brand ever come up with a different color other than mustard vegemite?
17 seconds too slow haha
Literally just posted about that very thing
There's the redux which is dark grey with light grey. The chromax line is black with coloured corner tabs. The beige/brown is kinda ugly imo but it's their brand colour much like Coke red or Pepsi blue.
It's actually their signature, and strangely when their products aren't these colours, something feels off lol.
Their brand was originally used by people wanting the quietest possible PC. Their fans are very quiet. People who want quiet PC's generally use a closed, thick case so never see the fans after installing them.
The colour scheme predates see-though cases and RGB lighting.
this cooler is more expensive than my cpu
Then you don't need such a high-end cooler for your cheap CPU. Just use the one that comes with the CPU.
weird flex but ok
Yeah it doesn't come with the mounting hardware for a raspi either 😥
If I custom loop a raspi with liquid nitrogen, can I play crysis?
If you're spending your time doing that you're likely going through a crisis, so almost?
@whitty: You are so close it is not funny!
i recommend purchasing a computer screen to look at.
Pretty sure you can buy a case with a screen built in
how newell? gabe newell?
Lol typo. Meant just well not Newell 😂😛
When it comes to Noctua products, I find Newegg normally will be cheaper than local retailers (not in this case): https://www.newegg.com/global/au-en/Noctua-CPU-Fans-Heatsink...
This. You can buy direct from Noctua on Newegg. I recently bought it and it was $114 or so delivered, and delivery was super quick (from Taiwan). Although just checked and it is not that cheap at the moment…
Indeed, it was $89 (before GST i believe) previously.
I don’t understand the people who would have a rig with a need for CPU cooling as good as this also think it needs to look flashy. This product is about performance, not impressing some 13 year old. Don’t even get me started on RGB…
Not for me but i can understand some peoples desire for form over function. To each their own.
They like RGB as a wank factor.
"Wank factor" not flagged as inappropriate - that's a keeper
dB, rpm and amount of air moved matters most for me. I’m old school and it’s partly because my cable management is nothing to show off for. So I stick to full enclosed cases. I do like to look at & admire others rgb build (there was a really nice portal theme one )but no interests to make one for myself.
I will usually never take form over function, but if the black version would've cost another $6 I'd jump on it. With Chromax costing another $50 though hell nah.
Why not both?
People who would buy this don't give a shit about its colours. People complaining about it aren't the ones who need this anyway.
So you'll think my NZXT Kraken Z63 is a waste of money too then.. :)
Yeah, it's expensive while noisier for the same performance level. When it cools better it does so by two degrees while being significantly noisier. To me it only makes sense if you cannot fit the D15.
Yeah I've got a mITX build so room is limited.
You forgot to add that it'll gunk up and need to be replaced after two years.
Absolutely awesome cpu cooler. Replaced my failed AIO (corsair H100i) with this beauty and haven't turned back. It's completely turned me off AIO coolers as it's so basic that nothing can go wrong. No longer have to worry about a pump, reservoir, tubing or even software to control the whole thing.
Thanks for posting that. I've been wondering whether to get an AIO (as opposed to this very Noctua fan), and was going to ask here about it - but you've answered my question :)
I went with a 360mm cheap AIO 6 months ago. Just returned it via RMA as the pump was noisy and got a big air cooler from be quiet. My temps are lower and with less noise. Big air is still a great way to go unless you pay top dollar for a top range AIO.
Here's an extremely comprehensive review of air cooled vs AIO coolers
TLDR: Unless you really want an AIO liquid cooler, stick with plain old air cooled as they have less to go wrong
these are about the equivalent of some of the lower end AIO systems.
main advantage of them is not having a giant heatsink hanging off the board
Had a H100i too, the only PC part I've just chucked into the bin.
Came here to say this.
Linus did a comparison with this d15 against AIO coolers, and I think even some custom liquid cooling, and basically said go the d15 for price performance and safety, unless you are building a custom cooling solution for the fun of it (and there is fun to be had, I'd concede).
Make sure you check your RAM and Case clearances. This is a big cooler.
It's a big @$$ cooler alright.
If you do mess it up you can still switch the fan to the other side making it a push pull config.
Or get the 15S which is nearly as good as this one, clears your RAM and is cheaper too :
I've still got one of these running on my 3770k. Still just as quiet. They are the best.
Centrecom has them in stock for $143.
Possibly old version unless specs weren't updated. It doesn't have AM4
I believe noctua provide free am4 kits :)
Don't know how long it would take…
Yep. Or you can get them instore from Scorptech for $9
I ordered one on 26 May
Its current, just got one for my new Ryzen. Centrecom deal is better because its local and you'll have it in a few days, Amazon is US import and will take a few weeks to recieve.
Also if you want to save a few bucks, newegg has the D14 with the AM4 kit (performance is almost identical) $108 delivered which arrived in a few days.
Although I'm more likely to go with a 3900X (and this fan would be fine), would this fan still be good on a 3950X (I've read people recommend AIOs instead)? Roll on Cyber Monday.
The 3950x actually runs cooler than the 3900x :)
Until you all-core overclock it :)
It beats comparatively priced liquid coolers in both temperature and noise output.