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Noctua NH-D15 S

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Noctua NH-D15 S 

Noctua is easily one of the most respected names in the PC cooling market, with their iconic brown and beige fans and mounting kit designs that have been a constant inspiration for competing solutions for many years. 

The NH-D15 is easily one of the best air coolers on the market, though a lot of recent competition has arrived from Cryorig and other cooling manufacturers. 

 

Specification:

- Compatibility: Intel LGA2011-0/1155/1156/1150 and AMD FM1/FM2/FM2+/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2
- Max TDP: All
- Installation Method: Intel and AMD - backplate, requires motherboard removal
- Height (without fan): 160 mm
- Width (without fan): 150 mm
- Depth (without fan): 135 mm
- Height (with fan): 165 mm
- Width (with fan): 150 mm
- Depth (with fan): 135 mm
- Weight (without fan): 980 g
- Weight (with fans): 1150g
- Material: Copper (base and heat-pipes), aluminium (cooling fins), soldered joints & nickel plating
- Fan compatibility: 140x150x25, 140x140x25, 120x120x25 (with 120mm mounting holes)
- Fan Model: One Noctua NF-A15 PWM
- Fan Bearing: SSO2-Bearing
- Fan Rotational Speed (±10%): 1500 RPM
- Fan Rotational Speed with L.N.A. (±10%): 1200 RPM
- Min. Rotational Speed (PWM, ±20%): 300 RPM
- Max. Airflow: 82.5 CFM
- Max. Airflow with L.N.A.: 67.9 CFM

 

Current Price - £69.95 

 

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AM4 Compatability

Noctua currently offers AM4 ready versions of their NH-D15 cooler with an AM4 mounting kit, though older versions of this cooler do not offer AM4 support. A mounting kit upgrade is available for most Noctua Coolers for £10 on Amazon, though Noctua does provide this kit for free for users who fill out this form.  

Right now the AM4 ready version of the NH-D15 comes with dual 140mm fans, offering slightly more cooling potential than the NH-D15s that we have tested today. 

 

    Owners of Noctua CPU coolers can obtain the NM-AM4 Mounting-Kit free of charge via this form. A proof of purchase (electronic version, photo or scan of the invoice) of both a Noctua CPU cooler and either a socket AM4 mainboard or socket AM4 CPU are required.

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Most Recent Comments

25-04-2017, 14:36:07

NeverBackDown
Such a shame for a low temp limit. This kinda hurts the argument that AMD platform is cheaper right now since you need to invest into a strong cooler to maintain the OCs most people aim forQuote

25-04-2017, 15:28:27

WYP
Quote:
Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Such a shame for a low temp limit. This kinda hurts the argument that AMD platform is cheaper right now since you need to invest into a strong cooler to maintain the OCs most people aim for
But at the same time how many people overclock on X99 without a large cooler.

I do agree with you, raising the thermal limit with Ryzen 2 would be fantastic, as it could allow even basic air cooling to handle higher overclocks/voltages. If it were 80 Degrees I think even the Cryorig H7 would have passed OC testing on the 8-core.Quote

25-04-2017, 15:36:06

Greenback
Thanks for all the work Tom and your helping hands, Was interesting how little difference between the 12v and 7v think I'd go for a little warmer quieter system.

Quote:
Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Such a shame for a low temp limit. This kinda hurts the argument that AMD platform is cheaper right now since you need to invest into a strong cooler to maintain the OCs most people aim for
Tbh I'd think if your looking at overclocking either Intel or AMD you'd most lightly look at an AIOQuote

25-04-2017, 16:02:06

Streetguru
Quote:
Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Such a shame for a low temp limit. This kinda hurts the argument that AMD platform is cheaper right now since you need to invest into a strong cooler to maintain the OCs most people aim for
I use the $25 Hyper T4 to cooler my R7 1700 at 3800-3900mhz @ 1.4V and it seems to work just fine, granted I've upgraded the fan to a 140mm High Pressure Venturi fan, but it's probably not too much better than the stock fan. fan ran at 100% RPM, controled by a Sentry Mix 2 fan controller, super handy to have btw

Rarely breaks 60C running in a hot shed.

I would highly recommend a deepcool gammax 400 instead though, as it has cut outs to fit RAM, i wouldn't be able to put RAM into the 1st slot if I needed to upgrade to 32GBs, since I can't turn the heatsink on AM4 anyways.Quote

25-04-2017, 18:53:31

NeverBackDown
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greenback View Post
Tbh I'd think if your looking at overclocking either Intel or AMD you'd most lightly look at an AIO
most enthusiasts would, but not everyone will. Especially those people buying the 1600/x CPUs. Either way, spending all that money on a cooler hurts the "cheaper" argument people, including me, would use. It'll still end up cheaper of course than an intel system, but still more money is still more money.Quote
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