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My big issue with this design is that a huge chunk of the two secondary heatsinks are directly on top of the fans' deadzones. Am I just crazy or is nearly half of their surface area lacking in airflow?
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post #62 of 88
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Originally Posted by runnin17 View Post
For the amount of money you spend on the Noctua coolers I think you are going to be better off spending the extra cash on a WC setup or just go with a Corsair (or other brand) closed loop system.
I think this asserts the opposite conclusion: if a Noctua cooler is the same price as a Corsair cooler and the Noctua performs better, you should buy the Noctua. And right now the Noctua ones do perform better at similar prices.

All the BS about the Noctua potentially breaking your motherboard is comical. Not gonna happen, you can even ship a PC with an NH-D14 installed and it will arrive perfectly fine.

Can't argue with peoples' aesthetic gripes about the cooler though. If you prefer lower-profile stuff or you want more choice in terms of color or design, these coolers are probably a bad choice for you, and the closed-water loops from Corsair etc. are fine alternatives.

I for one, although giving up my NH-D14 for a custom loop soon, think all these Noctua coolers have strangely elegant yet powerful designs. I just really dislike the fan color...
post #63 of 88
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Originally Posted by tehpwnerofn00bs View Post
My big issue with this design is that a huge chunk of the two secondary heatsinks are directly on top of the fans' deadzones. Am I just crazy or is nearly half of their surface area lacking in airflow?
I guess they will let u put two fans on the end? Idk this design is completely ridiculous.
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post #64 of 88
Interesting to see that all of the H50,60 and 70 owners are coming out of the woodwork and posting in this thread..
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Interesting to see that all of the H50,60 and 70 owners are coming out of the woodwork and posting in this thread..
Probably because we can't help but wonder what air cooled monstrosity is next to be released. Think of it as a spectator sport for us! Personally, I'm waiting to see what manufacturers are going to do now that air cooled towers have been maxed out. Either a technological breakthrough needs to occur or marketing will have to pick up the slack. So far it looks like marketing.
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I kinda want someone to figure out just how many pounds of heatsink it takes to break a mobo. That way we can either stop worrying or worry more... Though I've never heard of a heatsink actually breaking a mobo so I imagine they're stronger than they look.
Well, if some mobos can support a TRUE Copper vertically, they should be strong.
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post #67 of 88
i see noctua is still sticking to their garbage color scheme. fine, no fan purchase from me.
anyway that fat cooler is going to pwn the motherboard so bad. poor cpu socket.
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post #68 of 88
*sigh* And they still refuse to make their fans in any color but poo poo brown.
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Too damn big.Rest of the sytem suffers from low-air flow.
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post #70 of 88
ok, what do i do with my mem ram? just take it off and turn the sytem on.


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