Noctua NC-U6 Chipset Cooler

A Closer Look

A Closer Look

Noctua Fan Front Noctua Fan side view

The first thing that stands out about the Noctua NC-U6 chipset cooler is its impeccable build quality. The NC-U6 sports 2 Dual-Heatpipes, 29 aluminium fins and soldered joints for optimal heat-transfer. The mounting clips that come with the NC-U6 chipset cooler allow for 120 degrees of rotation, which will make it easier to install for those with crowded motherboard real estate.

NC-U6 Top view

The large hole on the centre of the fins is for adjusting the screw which attaches to the base of the cooler; facilitating adjustments by the user.

NC-U6 copper base NC-U6 end

You can see by the left hand picture above that the base has been well lapped, although not to a mirrored finish. But, bearing in mind that a mirrored finish is in no way indicative of flatness. Slight rippling on the base is also visible, but it is in fact completely flat, after having checked the base myself on a flat piece of glass.

If you look closely enough at the picture on the right, it is clearly visible that there has been provision made for perhaps utilising a small fan to asist with cooling if the need arose. There is nothing mentioned of this in the product documentation I received, but, it would be quite easy to do so. A 60 mm fan would fit in the space provided amongst the fins quite easily.

Now that we have had a look at our review subject in detail, let's see how easily it is to install.

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14-02-2007, 08:42:05

PV5150
Looking for a purely passive cooling solution with your chipset cooling? Noctua's NC-U6 chipset cooler dropped by the OC3D Review Labs and we put it through its paces. Check out the review to see what all the hype is about...

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14-02-2007, 08:42:46

FarFarAway
Looks damn sweet. Great review as usual Mr Peevles Quote

14-02-2007, 09:31:13

PV5150
Thanks mateQuote
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