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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-10-2019, 01:46 PM - Thread Starter
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Noctua NH-D15s vs 360mm AIO?

Hello there,

Is it worth replacing my NH-D15s for a 360mm AIO?

What temperature improvement would I gain compared to the Noctua?

Reviews are so inconsistent and never tested with a hot CPU such as the 9900k which really annoys me.

Proper outlets are even worse with their CPU tests from 4 years ago so they don't have to refresh their current Cooler values for future reviews which tell nothing about the actual performance.

I've actually found this chart but there isn't the D15s listed...
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-10-2019, 01:58 PM
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Unless you go with something of Alphacool Eisbaer 360mm class, the performance difference will be completely negligible, given the price.

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Swiftech Drive x3 is worth the upgrade in my opinion. Much better at cooling my Skylake-X CPUs than my D15s.

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And what the heck is that:

I currently own the NH-U12A which makes me wonder if it is even worth upgrading to the 15s

https://www.overclock.net/forum/atta...294602&thumb=1
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Quote: Originally Posted by Melodist View Post
Hello there,

Is it worth replacing my NH-D15s for a 360mm AIO?

What temperature improvement would I gain compared to the Noctua?

Reviews are so inconsistent and never tested with a hot CPU such as the 9900k which really annoys me.

Proper outlets are even worse with their CPU tests from 4 years ago so they don't have to refresh their current Cooler values for future reviews which tell nothing about the actual performance.

I've actually found this chart but there isn't the D15s listed...
I would say keep your NH-D15s running with dual fan setup?

Here is a link for the s version vs AIO's srry no 9900k it just gives you an idea.

https://www.guru3d.com/articles_page..._review,7.html

This link is with the non S version of the NH-D15 vs AIO's this time WITH the 9900k

https://www.techspot.com/review/1730...00k/page3.html

Your talking about 4 to 5c difference at FULL load compared with AIO (first link) and we both know you never run your system at 100% load 24/7.
And coming from some one who uses custom water cooling.

If your really want lower temps then go with a simple cpu only custom wc set. Which nets you around 320 - 350 bucks, better use a good cpu block.

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I went from a Noctua NH-D15 to an NZXT Kraken X72 and saw a very small gain of 3-5C on my 9900k @ 5GHz.

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My nephew had NH-D15S cooling his 5960X at mild OC and sold it on kijiji to replace it with x72 and apparently Kraken is very good cooler, now he regrets it, the temperature at MAX is 2-3C better just as the person above stated, but the noise level its significant, last I spoke with him, hes going back to NHD15S.

I have system with custom loop and 6950X and another system with NHD15 cooling another 6950X and tbh. If it wasn't for my 3 gpu's I wouldn't bother with water, unless your case is really cramped and you have very poor airflow, NH-D15S handles any CPU perfectly fine

I would stay with Noctua

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