Noctua NH-D15's size = HOLY HELL!

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by BobSutan, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. BobSutan

    BobSutan [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I've been out of it for a while, so imagine my surprise when the box for my 6 heat pipe Noctua NH-D15 showed up. WOOOOOW!!!!!

    When in the wide world of sports did CPU coolers get so big???!!! I laughed my ass off at the ridiculous size of the box, and again when I took it out of the packaging. It reminded me of the engine of an old dirt bike I used to have.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00L7UZMAK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s03?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     
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  2. Nebulous

    Nebulous Gawd

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    Holy crap that's BIG! I hope the mobo can hold that much weight.
     
  3. Bandalo

    Bandalo [H]ard|Gawd

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    It makes your ATX mobo look like an ITX.
     
  4. Dullard

    Dullard Gawd

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    You put one on an mITX and you can't see the mobo - I have a NH-D14 on an ITX mobo.
     
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    CSI_PC [H]ard|Gawd

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    On the plus side it can cool the 10-Core 6950X OC'd to 4GHz :)
    Not bad for an air cooler.
    Cheers
     
  6. BlueFireIce

    BlueFireIce [H]ardness Supreme

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    The TRUE copper from back in the day was twice the weight of the NH-D15, so yes, they can.
     
  7. Pieter3dnow

    Pieter3dnow [H]ardness Supreme

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    If you compare it with the coolers that came on the older AMD Piledriver series it is about as big as 4 of those heatsinks and then 2 walls of them ;)

    Also makes it finicky getting your videocard out if your motherboard has some obstacles near..
     
  8. Pandur

    Pandur Limp Gawd

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    That thing was not rated for being mounted vertically on any motherboard though. I got a TRUE Copper on the shelf behind me. Funniest heatsink I've ever bought. :p
     
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  9. Nebulous

    Nebulous Gawd

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    I still have a Tuniq Tower in my box-o-junk. Man that thing was the biggest sink for it's time.
     
  10. Krenum

    Krenum [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Congratulations on getting the Cadillac of Air Coolers! I have one myself. It is awesome!
     
  11. MTDEW

    MTDEW n00bie

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    I have an NH-D14 and I LOVE it!
    I used it as a temporary replacement when my pump in my custom loop died.
    I liked it so much and it does such a good job at cooling, that i decided to abandon water cooling all together and I'll stick to the large Noctua Heatsinks from now on!

    Despite the recent trend of people going with AIOs or custom loops, i'm done with all that after years of running custom loops in my rigs.
    IMO pumps are noisy and they die!.....I'll take a large Noctua Heatsink anyday.
     
  12. Darkswordz

    Darkswordz Limp Gawd

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    The size of Air coolers has been ridiculous for some time. :bored:

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  13. Nenu

    Nenu Pick your own.....you deserve it.

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    You're doing it wrong.
    I bought an Eheim 1048 pump in 2004, its still running my watercooler today, silently.
    I agree with your AIO comment, wont touch them.
     
  14. Ocellaris

    Ocellaris Ginger Ale, an alcoholic's best friend.

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    Switched from a H60 to a D14 recently, love the look and performance of the huge air cooler!

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    I'm running everything at fixed RPM using the low noise adapters. Nice gently hum coming from the tower. CPU never goes over 60C while gaming or 70C running Prime 95 w/AVX.