Excerpt: There can't be many readers of OC3D that wont remember the NZXT H2 vs the Fractal R3 face of review we did some time ago. You I'm sure will also remember how badly NZXT reacted to this review. SO badly it has taken us all of this time to finally get a Havik sample out of them, it did cross our minds at one point just to buy one and do the review anyways.
Excerpt: Noctua aims at establishing a new level of quality and performance "Designed in Austria" through paying attention to the users' needs in a market burdened with all kinds of frills and furbelows and providing sound-optimised premium components, which serve their purpose in a smart, precise and reliable manner.
Pros: Quiet, Good performance, Aimed at overclockers, Overclocking on Air (hell yeh)
Conclusion: Once again, Noctua have produced a pair of products that blows away the competition in every respect. The smaller C12P is easily one of the best coolers I’ve ever used, and while being quite expensive its passable. Its bigger brother takes the performance crown from all previously reviewed coolers, but it does come with a whopping price tag. Still, for their size they’re easy to install, quiet as hell and they look good.
Pros: Excellent cooling, Quiet as the best of them, Very simple to install, Looks Impressive, Excellent cooling, Quiet as the best of them, Very simple to install, Looks monstrous
Excerpt: BOGOF.... Yep thats right, BOGOF or buy one get one free as its otherwise known. How many times have you been walking round the supermarket and bought something just because you get another free? What is it inside us that makes us so happy when we think we get something for free?
Excerpt: Noctua is a well known name in the enthusiast world for its high-end CPU cooler products. Their flagship cooler, the NH-D14, features a nickel-plated copper base with dual radiator towers actively cooled by low noise 120mm and 140mm fans. The NH-D14 can be used with all current Intel and AMD CPU offerings. The cooler was put to the test against other similarly classed air and water-based cooling systems to see just how well Noctua's design would hold up.
Conclusion: Noctua’s NH-D14 (SE2011) costs £62.98 (Overclockers UK), £64.81 (Scan Computers), £67.99 (Quiet PC) and £66.99 (Specialtech) from our preferred UK retailers while in the USA it retails for $89.99 (Newegg). It is important to note the distinction between the Noctua NH-D14 and the Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 version as only the latter will support Intel’s socket LGA 2011.
Pros: Class leading performance, Very Quiet, Superb build quality, Attention to detail is phenomenal, Extensive bundle and accessory pack, Price competitive with rival solutions
Cons: Size and weight, Cables not black all the way to the motor, RAM obstruction, Beige and Brown not to everyone’s taste