Tag Archives: Noctua

Noctua NF-A4, A8 and A9 Fans: Mighty Whispers

Noctua A4

Ever notice how smaller breed of dogs are usually meaner such as the Chihuahua? It is usually because they are over compensating for their size compared to larger dogs which generally have a more docile temperament. This applies to cooling fans as well with larger fans generally running much quieter and getting increasingly loud as they move to lower sizes. ... Read More »

Noctua Introduces Three new 92mm Premium Coolers

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While Noctua is most well-known for their NH-D14 and NH-D15 flagship CPU tower coolers, smaller form factors are not foreign to them and they have even released new 40mm, 92mm and 80mm fans recently for use in confined spaces. In terms of CPU coolers, Noctua has the NH-U9B SE2 but that is several years old now and is due for ... Read More »

Noctua IndustrialPPC and Redux Fans Review

For years now I have been a huge fan of Noctua products, especially their fans. I will admit though, it took me a while to get used to the odd brown colors that they use. After a while I came to the conclusion that it was worth having fans that didn’t necessarily go with my builds because their performance is ... Read More »

Noctua NF-A9, A8 and A4 Fans Review

The latest addition to Noctua’s line are perfectly suited for smaller spaces with 92mm, 80mm and 40mm A-series variants featuring the signature Noctua tan and brown colors and extensive packaging. The new A8 and A9 fans in particular replace the discontinued R8 and B9 series fans with streamlined designs and optimized noise-performance ratios. Noctua NF-A9, NF-A8 and NF-A4 Fans Review ... Read More »

Noctua IndustrialPPC Fans Review

Noctua NF-A14 Industrial PPC 2000

A tiger can’t change its stripes nor can a leopard change its spots so when fans asked Noctua to abandon their tan and brown signature colors and adopt generic black fan designs, did they really expect it to happen? The Noctua color scheme is as easily identifiable as a Ferrari in red so if Noctua is to make a black ... Read More »

Noctua Redux Fan Series Review

Noctua Redux Series

  A fleet of new fans from Noctua have recently been introduced abandoning the familiar warm brown and flesh tones for colder gray bodies, not to capitalize on the current “Walking Dead” nerd zombie craze but as an answer to public demand for alternate color styles. Similar to zombies, the new gray Noctua Redux fan series are based on older ... Read More »

Noctua Adds 92, 80 and 40mm Fan Models to their A-series

Noctua NF-A9 PWM 92mm

Distinctly tan and brown Noctua fans get three new additions to the family: 92, 80 and 40mm A-series fans. Noctua’s A-series fans are their flagship series designed for heatsink use (high static pressure) and features their Advanced Acoustic Optimization (AAO) technology. According to Noctua CEO Roland Messig, it took three years to develop this design so that it meets their ... Read More »

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 – FrostyTech.com

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 »