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You say the Noctua logo is upside down? Which side of cooler is farther from center of CPU? The short side should be toward the PCIe socket.

Can you elaborate? The cooler is mounted completely upside-down 180 degrees, so both Noctua logos are reading upside-down when looking head-on.

Isn't it symmetrical? This video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZVzKIB9VIM

compares the D15 (which I own) to the D15S. It says the D15S is asymmetrical for better PCI-e compatibility compared to the D15. Doesn't that mean the D15 is symmetrical so it shouldn't matter if the logos is upside-down or not?

Then again pcgameware says, "Rather than offering up a huge symmetrical heatsink, Noctua have slightly shifted the dual towers across the CPU cold-plate to try and keep space available for anyone wishing to use their motherboard’s first PCI slot."

Now I'm confused. I can't really tell now that it's mounted. Too many wires and fans in the way now. Could this affect cooling or does this just affect the first PCI-e slot clearance?
Edited by miles17 - 6/20/16 at 1:19pm
post #42 of 45
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Originally Posted by miles17 View Post

Can you elaborate? The cooler is mounted completely upside-down 180 degrees, so both Noctua logos are reading upside-down when looking head-on.

Isn't it symmetrical?

Sounds like you may have received the Australian version. When using the system, just stand on your head. It will seem normal after awhile. Not the headaches, of course, but still...biggrin.gif

Unlike the D15S, the D15 is symmetrical, so performance won't be affected. But, still, you paid for 'pro' installation, you got the lottery install. Take it back and complain - or get a refund and find a pro with a modicum of skills.
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Sounds like you may have received the Australian version. When using the system, just stand on your head. It will seem normal after awhile. Not the headaches, of course, but still...biggrin.gif

Unlike the D15S, the D15 is symmetrical, so performance won't be affected. But, still, you paid for 'pro' installation, you got the lottery install. Take it back and complain - or get a refund and find a pro with a modicum of skills.

I didn't know there was a difference. I just discovered there is a D15s which is asymmetrical, but I thought there was only one version of the D15?
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I didn't know there was a difference. I just discovered there is a D15s which is asymmetrical, but I thought there was only one version of the D15?
It was a joke. You should be fine with it upside down. I wouldn't take it back to that shop for anything. For what you paid, just call it a loss & don't return.
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It was a joke. You should be fine with it upside down. I wouldn't take it back to that shop for anything. For what you paid, just call it a loss & don't return.

Oh, lol. Duh. I didn't get that. Too worried that these dummies messed something up on me.

Yeah, I'd love to get a partial refund due to their lack of professionalism but I know it would be a battle and since the whole job cost $60 it's not worth fighting over. It is a shame though that they're this incompetent and taking people's money. I get the feeling the only thing these guys are good for is running anti-virus scans and re-installing Windows on Dell PCs. I'm betting the majority of their business is HP and Dell owners who bring in stock PCs and just get basic repair services done. These guys don't seem to know much about custom builds.
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