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Twelve CPU Air Cooler Roundup

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The evolution of the CPU has forced manufacturers to change how CPU cooling is approached. There no single correct way, but there are various options, some options are extremely simple while others can be rather complex. In the market today, there are various options for cooling that address the same thermal issues. Custom built closed loop water cooling, All-in-One water cooling, phase ... Read More »

Noctua NH-U14S CPU Cooler Review

Noctua NH-U14S

The importance of efficiency is a lesson rarely taught in homes or in schools but it is a very important part of being productive. Efficiency applied on even small things can have compounded results and snowball into greater gains. A simple example would be buying  the same pair of black socks for formal wear and white cottons socks for everything ... Read More »

Noctua NH-D15 Heatsink Review –

Weighing 1,320 grams with both fans installed, Noctua’s NH-D15 heatsink is big. It stands 162mm tall and has a footprint of 151x161mm so prospective buyers will want to measure their case clearances first. It’s six heatpipes are soldered to the nickel plated copper base plate and aluminum cooling fins; overall the fit and finish is top notch. via Noctua NH-D15 ... Read More »

Noctua NH-D15 CPU Cooler Review ‹ Hardware-360

Cooling solutions come in all shapes and sizes but the dual-tower design is a very distinct model that is mostly associated with the extremely popular Noctua NH-D14. There may be CPU coolers with dual tower designs that came before it but the NH-D14, with its saw-tooth aluminum fin radiators and uniquely colored Noctua fans is an enthusiast favorite for its ... Read More »

Noctua NH-U12S

Noctua has always been known for their quality products and high performance air coolers. The issue with tower air coolers is that they often tend to be large, heavy and cover up portions of your motherboard under their bulk. While most companies have shifted their focus to the less intrusive all-in-one liquid coolers, Noctua has stayed true to their air ... Read More »

Noctua NH-D15 Dual-Tower CPU Cooler Review

NH-D15 Fully Installed

Within enthusiast CPU-cooling circles, a tale of two towers is told that rivals the Tolkien legend. It has tamed heat over the years not through magic but through science. Six 6mm heatpipes distributing heat to two 42-fin aluminum radiator towers and a mighty breeze blown from unmistakably distinct Noctua fans; this was the NH-D14 which was as powerful as it ... Read More »

Noctua NH-D15 Dual-Tower CPU Cooler Launched


Noctua’s dual-tower NH-D14 is stepping down from the throne to make way for a new updated design. The NH-D15 delivers dual-tower heatsink cooling and silence just as its predecessor has in a more efficient design, utilizing new fans and being mindful of taller memory modules. Like the award-winning NH-U14S, the new NH-D15 uses Noctua’s NF-A15 1500 RPM fans for superior ... Read More »

Noctua NH-C14 CPU Cooler

Noctua NH-C14 CPU Cooler

Noctua’s brain trust has unleashed upon the masses, a CPU cooler that looks to appeal to several different user markets. Reshaping the heatpipe orientation into a “C” orientation, and placing the fins parallel to the motherboard… has Noctua caught lightening in a bottle again? Let’s look on and find out.  Sponsor: Noctua [hr] Noc who? For the uninitiated, the name “Noctua” ... Read More »

Noctua NH-D14 CPU Cooler

Noctua NH-D14 CPU Cooler

For those that air cool, Noctua is a name that strikes confidence into its users, and fear into heat. Their new entry into the heat taming market is the massive, fear enducing NH-D14. Does it tame the beast of heat? or is the new heatsink all bark and no bite? Read on… Sponsor: Noctua [hr] Noc…. Noc…. Noctua is a name ... Read More »