|Part number||NH-D15S CH.BK|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Noise Level||24.6 dB|
|Item model number||NH-D15S CH.BK|
|Product Dimensions||16 x 15 x 13.5 cm; 100 Grams|
Noctua NH-D15S chromax.black, Premium Dual-Tower CPU Cooler with NF-A15 PWM 140mm Fan (Black)
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|Item dimensions LxWxH||16 x 15 x 13.5 centimetres|
|Noise level||24.6 dB|
About this item
- Proven premium heatsink (more than 150 awards and recommendations from international hardware websites), now available in an all-black design that goes great with many colour schemes and RGB LEDs
- Asymmetrical, single-fan design for dual-tower performance with high compatibility: 160mm height fits most tower cases, 65mm RAM clearance, does not block the PCIe slot on most ATX & Micro-ATX boards
- Renowned, award-winning NF-A15 140mm fan with Low-Noise Adaptor and PWM for automatic speed control: full cooling performance under load, whisper quiet at idle!
- Includes high-end NT-H1 thermal paste and SecuFirm2 mounting system for easy installation on Intel LGA1150, LGA1151, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA1200, LGA2011, LGA2066 and AMD AM4, AM3(+), AM2(+), FM2(+)
- Renowned Noctua quality backed up by 6-year manufacturer’s warranty, deluxe choice for Intel Core i9, i7, i5, i3 (e.g. 9900K, 9700K, 8700K, 9980XE) and AMD Ryzen (e.g. 3950X, 3700X, 2700X, 2600X)
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The NH-D15S chromax.black is an all-black version of Noctua’s award-winning NH-D15S premium-quality quiet CPU cooler. Thanks to the same asymmetrical dual-tower heatsink design and single NF-A15 PWM fan, it stays true to the NH-D15S’s successful formula of fusing dual-tower performance with excellent RAM, case and PCIe compatibility. At the same time, the chromax.black version with its black fan and black coated heatsink combines these assets with a sleek stealth look. Topped off with the renowned SecuFirm2 multi-socket mounting system, Noctua’s enthusiast-grade NT-H1 thermal compound and a full 6-year manufacturer’s warranty, the NH-D15S chromax.black is a premium choice for customers who seek a highly compatible dual-tower heatsink that looks just as great as it cools.
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For some reason it took me ages to consider changing it, and now I'm so annoyed I didn't just do it the moment I got the PC. This cooler is epic. Little more than a very faint hum whereas before it sounded like someone was trying to drill through the wall.
I've been using NZXT Cam to monitor temps the past few days and in general desktop use I've never seen the CPU go over 32C. I've also been reliving my 20s playing Half Life 2 and it's never caused anything over 45C. Looking forward to properly challenging it with Alyx soon.
Depending on your case it could be an easy install or a hassle as you need to put the bracket on the back of the motherboard - my case has a cutout to allow access so the complete remove and install took under 10 minutes. The fact that it is offset means it doesn't foul PCIe or RAM slots which is amazing. It is also massive so you need to check your case dimensions - my case is big and it's a tight fit and required practically dislocating my wrist to clip the fan back on at the top edge.
In summary: Just buy it. It's amazing.
This was bought to replace the stock cooler that came with the machine.
The heatsink looks very big out of the box and I did have a few doubts if it would fit inside my case (Cooler Master Masterbox MB530P). There was nothing to worry about however.
Fitting was extremely easy, even for a bigger unit, as this is.
The kit comes with Noctua thermal paste and a kit for either Intel or AMD, together with dedicated instructions for each socket. You also get a low noise adapter cable, which I didn't use, as well as a spare set of fan clips, in case you wish to add a second fan later on. You also get a handy screwdriver, so pretty much everything you need comes in the box.
The kit came extremely well packaged and protected. It is very sturdy in construction. The heat plate is extremely well finished and machined, and is protected by a plastic cover.
The only extra purchase I needed was a box of surgical swabs to clean the cpu up after removing the old cooler.
Using the Intel kit and provided thermal paste I had no problem at all in installing this. (This was my first heatsink/cooler install.) It really was painlessly easy.
The fan needs to be removed to install the cooler. There was plenty of clearance to reattach the fan afterwards, I didn't even have to remove the GPU.
Top tip: If you have larger fingers, or space is at a premium, fashion a hook out of a large paperclip. This is what I did and it worked a treat in hooking the fan clip on at the top side of the case.
The fan cable is plenty long enough to reach your CPU fan header on the motherboard, and is a standard PWM 4 pin. I found it best to plug this in before fixing the heatsink to the CPU.
The whole process was done in 30 minutes, and I was taking my time being cautious.
There is plenty of clearance on all sides and enough space to not obstruct RAM modules, or access to PCIE clips.
It looks great and performs really very well on my i7-9700k. The temperatures shown are on Minecraft after about 2 hours. On other games such as Immortals Fenyx Rising, Fortnite and AC Valhalla they are between 55° and 65°C.
The fan is extremely quiet.
Thoroughly recommended if you want to go for an air cooled option and don't want to worry about water leaks.
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Could have dismantled it and cleared the blockage but wasn't too happy with the fan noise as it would spin up like a jet engine and remain close that level of noise even when idling. Thats when I researched and came across this heatpipe cooler. Fitting was fairly straightforward just make sure its compatable with your motherboard socket and that you have the space for the cooler without interfering with RAM or other motherboard slots. Anyway the cooler fired up and the noise at idle was so quiet I thought maybe the fan was not running, it turns out this unit will run the fan at start up at around 500rpm and beware your pc depending on its BIOS might think the fan is faulty because of the low rpm at start up, so go into the BIOS and tell it that its okay to have the fan at that range on start up. At present cant complain, CPU runs cool about 38 def idle and max 45 to 50 on rendering and the fan noise still very low. Well worth the purchase and would recommend.