Summary: took delivery for the Noctua NH-D14 Dual Radiator CPU Cooler about 2 hour s ago this cooler is huge but still looks small in my Corsair D800 case overclocked my core i7 to 4095.07 mhz from my 3100 mhz overclock maximum with my corsair H20, temps for the Noctua are -minimum on all cores 44-41-43-37 maximum are -78-78-77-71 running on prime 95 test for 1 hour and the great thing is it now is very quiet when running at 100% load and pushing the air out of the case and not...
Summary: Yes it's huge, but its worth it, dropped my average cpu temp by 15c under load! perfect cooler for overclocking. This heatsink seems to only improve the further u push your over clocking (to an extent of course...)!
Just as an added note: i use G.Skill Ripjaw 1600MHz RAM (all ram slots full so no wiggle room) and the noctua cleared it by 4 or 5 mm or so.
Summary: Best cooler I've owned.
Overclocking i7 920 DO to 4.2 GHz with ease. Temperatures in Games [FSX] around 50 degrees. [Core Temp] Without doubt the best air cooler around. Only expensive water cooling will surpass it.
Summary: This is by far the best air CPU cooler on the market, only bested by much more expensive water cooling. At that price, it's also a bargain seeing as how it comes with two brilliant fans, both worth nearly £20 each.
>From my own findings, it outperforms the Prolimatech Megahalem by over 6 degrees and is over 10 degrees better than the old NH-U12P, which costs only slightly less.
Summary: This cooler is a piece of cake to install if you have an AM3 board. No need to take motherboard out unless the cooler you used previously got rid of the standard backplate which you will need to fit this cooler.
I was using the Artic freezer 7 pro v2 on a 1090t at 1.35v 3.6 GHz ambient temp 22c; idle 32c load 50-55c.
This beaut of a cooler on a 1090t 1.536v at 4.12 GHz ambient temp 22c; idle 28c load 55c.
Summary: As per title it's a monster, but does the job and then some! Manages to keep my 4.4Ghz OC Q9650 between 60 to 65c during stress tests.
Mount systems the most sturdy and well designed I've seen yet, whole heat sinks really solid bit of kit. Loads of room around the base; so for most the board clearance should not be a problem, though you will need a decent sized PC case due to the coolers height.
Summary: I ordered this beast after reading reviews on how good it was some state "The best air cooler ever?" as the title!
First impressions were "Woah the box is massive" took it out and it was pretty big and a little worrying about fitting it in my case.
I had no issues what so ever however installing it into my CoolerMaster Sileo 500 with a Asus M4A79XTD Evo Motherboard.
Summary: Installed it in my system 34 degress idle 55 load. Room temp 24 degrees.
Easy to install with excellent brackets. Mind, I have a big case and plenty of room
Quiet with excellent fans.
Packaging and accessories first class.
Cooler I thought was quite light considering size.
Switched from a Zalman 9900 cooler. 5 degrees difference in idle and load temps. Plus paste has yet had time to cure, so I am expecting temps to drop a bit.
Summary: I read all the good reviews about this cooler all over the net, so i thought that it would be by far the best.
I am slightly dissapointed because of these things..
Much bigger than i expected - This thing is so tall and wide. it only just fits it my lian li pc-p50r bit fiddly if you need to take it out and out it in again because its so cramped.
Thin i need to put some artic thermal paste on coz i got crappy corsair paste so my my i7 is running idle 35c no oc.