Noctua NC-U6 Chipset Cooler
Published: 14th February 2007 | Source: Noctua | Price: |Conclusion
Whichever way you look at the Noctua NC-U6, there's not a lot to detract from its performance as a whole. Exceptional build quality, platform compatibility and proven performance all make the NC-U6 a worthy contender for your hard earned cash. Whilst I would ordinarily suggest that a passive heatsink would remain within the domain of the HTPC or silent PC enthusiast, its performance in the OC3D Labs has earnt it a recommendation for overclockers as well.
The Noctua NC-U6 is available for around £17.03 Inc VAT from Scan.co.uk. The NC-U6 can be purchased in the US for around USD$27.90 via Noctua's official distribution partners.
The Noctua NC-U6 is comparitively priced to similar products on the market, which will make it extremely competitive
I was so impressed by the NC-U6 and its performance that I'm going to award it the 'Editors Choice award' award. Well done Noctua on an outstanding product.
+ Excellent build quality
+ Great looks
+ Value for money
+ Proven performance
+ Appealing to the silent cooling connoisseurs
- TIM quality could be better
- Mounting holes/clips for an optional fan would complete the product.
OC3D would like to extend a thank you to Noctua for providing us with the NC-U6.
Right to reply
After passing this review onto Noctua for perusal before going live, they were very swift to reply about the thermal paste issue that I had aluded to at the beginning of the review. Here is what Noctua had to say:
|The only thing I'd like to comment on is the issue with the thermal paste. We haven't had any similar cases yet, but I'll advise the colleagues from the quality control to check on this."|
It's great to see Noctua standing by their product, even on something as simple as thermal paste.
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