Noctua NH-D15 CPU Tower Air Cooler Review

Cooling/CPU Cooling by leeghoofd @ 2015-01-27

Austrian company NOCTUA, known for their silent yet efficient processor coolers, released last year their behemoth NH-D15 cooler. The successor of their successful NH-D14 had to have even more performance while keeping the noise level still comfortable for day to day living room operations. This cooler is designed to handle the heat output of the latest hexa and octa-core crunching processors without breaking a sweat, thus for people who don't overclock or for those that don't run high wattage setups this cooler is pure overkill. Time to pop the package and see what Noctua has in store for us with their flagship NH-D15 tower CPU cooler.

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By just looking at the Noctua packaging one directly spots we are dealing with a premium cooler company. Their products are a tad more costly than other popular brands, though the quality of the used components, the provided performance versus noise ratio and even just the packaging of the components could justify cashing out that little extra.



One can see that the cooler plus a 15cm Fan are carefully packed in their own specific cardboard box. This counts too for the Intel and AMD SecuFirm2 mounting systems and the thermal paste and mounting accessories are neatly packed and protected in their own separate boxes.



The specification list of the Noctua NH-D15 is:



Accessories included are:

  • Long Philips screwdriver for easy access to the mounting screws
  • Noctua NT-H1 Thermal Paste
  • PWM Fan splitter
  • Two Low noise Adapters (12V-7V)


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