Noctua go all black for Computex 2018

Well... once you go black... - Noctua all-black Chromax CPU coolers

Noctua go all black for Computex 2018

Well... once you go black... - Noctua Chromax CPU coolers

They have finally done it, Noctua is making coolers with an all-black aesthetic and without beige/brown fans. Many of us thought that this day would never come, but we now finally have a way to avoid Noctua's iconic, yet divisive colour scheme.

It is well known that a large number of PC builders actively hate Noctua's standard colour scheme, so much so that there has been a call for the company to abandon it for at least a decade. This divide is why Noctua has created their Redux and Chromax series' in recent years, though now the company wants to take things one step further.

At their Computex booth, Noctua has showcased their new Chromax line of CPU coolers, revealing all-black versions of their popular NH-D15, NG-U12S and NH-L9i heatsinks, offering a stealthy aesthetic that runs as a stark contrast to most of today RGB heavy cooler offerings.

These fans are not their existing all-black server-grade bonkers RPM fans; these are consumer-oriented fans with the same designs as their brown/beige counterparts. 

Noctua has stated that these fans are early in development and are set to release in Q4 2018 or Q1 2019. Noctua Brown/Beige is here to stay for new products, but now the patient amongst us know that we have all-black versions to look forward to later down the line. We can't wait to see these coolers come through the doors of TTL towers. 

  

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08-06-2018, 13:26:55

NeverBackDown
It's still annoying how the all black fans aren't even for there newest fan..Quote

08-06-2018, 15:00:39

Greenback
Lets hope they make enough sales, to think going black was a great move and they keep it goingQuote

10-06-2018, 13:43:12

AngryGoldfish
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
It's still annoying how the all black fans aren't even for there newest fan..
Yeah, but I can see why. The beige and tan is Noctua, and up until now has been a way to distinguish them as extreme performance fans. Now the market is a lot more competitive. We have dozens of equally awesome, if not better fans that are just black, or black and grey, or black and white. They can't solely rely on their performance to sell fans any more.

But this new 120mm fan, it's like going back to the roots of Noctua where they were one of the only companies to consider if you wanted extreme performance at low noise levels. They can afford to go back to what they clearly prefer, which is a very distinguishable colour combination, as the fan's performance has no equivalent. No other 120mm fan performs as well. If I had that kind of power, I would want to distinguish my product visually as well.Quote

11-06-2018, 00:40:19

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by AngryGoldfish View Post
Yeah, but I can see why. The beige and tan is Noctua, and up until now has been a way to distinguish them as extreme performance fans. Now the market is a lot more competitive. We have dozens of equally awesome, if not better fans that are just black, or black and grey, or black and white. They can't solely rely on their performance to sell fans any more.

But this new 120mm fan, it's like going back to the roots of Noctua where they were one of the only companies to consider if you wanted extreme performance at low noise levels. They can afford to go back to what they clearly prefer, which is a very distinguishable colour combination, as the fan's performance has no equivalent. No other 120mm fan performs as well. If I had that kind of power, I would want to distinguish my product visually as well.
Not entirely true.

The Scythe, who no longer is a company, but the current Nidec Servo(oem for scythe) makes the Gentle Typhoons. They are and were the best static pressure fan bar none. Not even the infamous NFF12 could beat it really. They had most of the current technology Noctua has in there newest fan but from years ago in addition to a more simple and cheaper design.. but now they are hard to find and only limited selection.

With that said having owned the GTs(4) I actually just bought Noctuas latest fans and also bought the Chromax A14. So I can now compare. As far as specs go the Noctuas newest fan has more static pressure but less airflow. So testing should be interesting.Quote

11-06-2018, 03:56:34

Korreborg
I think the biggest problem is, that more and more people get cases with windows, so the looks play a bigger role. Not that they need to make RGB fans, but i wanted noctuas i my build, but they needed to be black, so i went ML120s and 140s from corsair.Quote
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