Summary: After replacing the broken original motherboard in my PC the stock cooler has never worked the same. Maybe the computer shop that fitted the new mobo for me didn't fit the cooler correctly (I didn't have time to do it myself). Since then it's been very noisy and running a little hot when doing anything. The computer is not particularly advanced, but I thought I'd treat myself to this cooler.
Cooling system is radical in its design and extremely efficient.
JEREMY IRVING, Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: It works extremely well, I have it a Cooler Master Haf X- full tower cooling a Intel i7 3770 processor overclocked to 4740 GHZ and never run above 70 degrees F. I also modified it with 2 megaflow 140 mm blue led fans. Only downside is it does require a good portion of tower space, but that space would only be taking up free space otherwise.
Summary: I did order this product but DID NOT use it due to its size it would not fit my case ... Why the five stars? It was very well made and appeared sturdy. The cooling block looked like it was laser cut and overall it just looked awesome!
Summary: We've used over 100 of these in custom rack mount computers. Their so quiet we just leave them running wide open. The only thing you have to watch out for is the memory on your system. If it's too tall, the lower fan will rest on them an not reach the CPU. With the right size memory, the lower fan even helps to cool the memory!
Summary: I don't have too much to add that others have not but wanted to add my 5 stars because it deserves it. I have it in a Fractal Design R4 case on an i5-3570K intel CPU and it was easy to install and fit perfectly. I haven't overclocked the CPU yet but right now CPU temps hover under 45C under load. I would highly recommend this product. It's worth the extra price.
Summary: I just installed this bad boy last night and I am extremely impressed. I previously was using a Cooler Master heat sink, which wasn't bad by any means, but would idle around 35C and max out at about 55-57c. (This does factor in the summer heat, so it does run a bit hotter. I swapped it out for this thing and my temps haven't broken 40c at max. I'm absolutely amazed at how cool this thing keeps my PC, as it idles at a mere 15c.
Summary: I loved its cooling capabilities, got it on lowest RPM with supplied cables, but faced a problem as I can't install my graphic card on PCIE 1 and had to use PCIE 3 as the first was too high and the card will have contact all the time with the Noctua. It was my fault, hopefully will learn from it, but for a SILENT build (using quite fans of 1,400 and 1,000 RPM for case and the case is Define Mini), its fantastic for cooling the CPU and the other components around it,...
Broken motherboard socket due to pressure and/or weight
J. Clendenning "-JC", Amazon
22 April 2013
Summary: I normally do not write reviews but I felt this one was worth it due to my troubles. I put in a great deal of time researching the best cooling system for my i7 LGA1366 system to lengthen the life of my 2 year old comp. After much deliberation, I opted out of liquid cooling given the problems inherent with that type of system. Needless to say I picked up the Noctua NH-C14 due to the amazing reviews it has been getting.