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Noctua NH-D15S, Premium Dual-Tower CPU Cooler with NF-A15 PWM 140mm Fan $99.95

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Sep 11, 2017
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According to CCC it costs that most of the time. I'd assume recent high was caused by higher demand as many people had been working from home.
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Feb 28, 2020
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Regular price, but its a good cooler. Make sure it fits with your case.
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Regular price, even though they are good. It makes installing GFX cards a nightmare!

Better off getting an AIO water cooler
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DealCanuck wrote: Regular price, even though they are good. It makes installing GFX cards a nightmare!

Better off getting an AIO water cooler
This is the D15S which is angled in a way to not cover the first PCIe slot. That being said, the normal NH-D15 would work as well if your top slot is a PCIe 1x.

And I've had gnarly experiences with AIOs leaking to want a big hunk of aluminum and heat pipes in my expensive rig and losing a few MHz.
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skrateboard wrote: This is the D15S which is angled in a way to not cover the first PCIe slot. That being said, the normal NH-D15 would work as well if your top slot is a PCIe 1x.

And I've had gnarly experiences with AIOs leaking to want a big hunk of aluminum and heat pipes in my expensive rig and losing a few MHz.
Which AIOs have you had leak on you? That sounds like a nightmare.
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May 6, 2007
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For $10 more you can get dual fan version of this amazing cooler. Last year, I research various cooling solution for my gaming system and D15 came first, as quiet, premium quality cooler.
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skrateboard wrote: This is the D15S which is angled in a way to not cover the first PCIe slot. That being said, the normal NH-D15 would work as well if your top slot is a PCIe 1x.

And I've had gnarly experiences with AIOs leaking to want a big hunk of aluminum and heat pipes in my expensive rig and losing a few MHz.
Yup leaking is always a possibility. Happened to me and I have been all air ever since. Personally I cannot stand the pump noise. It’s not so much the db but the annoyance of the noise. There is a word for that but I cannot remember what it is.
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Sep 25, 2016
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I replaced my AIO cooler with a D15 and I swear it's louder. So... it's quiet for an air cooler, but not quiet quiet.
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I've always gone air cooling as well. Water cooling is more expensive, noisier, and doesn't last as long on average - all to reduce temperatures slightly or squeeze out an extra MHz of frequency.

Personally I think this beefy cooler is overkill, but it's Noctua so never a bad choice. I've never had a problem with my cheap Hyper 212+ that I've been using for like 10 years (with a Noctua fan). A cheap cooler with good case cooling/airflow will do the job unless you're really brutalizing your CPU at a high overclock 24/7.
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Oct 29, 2016
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I have it and it’s great. Can’t recommend more. I also comes with accessories in case you wanna install a second fan.
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Jan 23, 2012
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Would recommend going with AIO instead. Had one of these in black and returned it. Had it with 3800x and temperatures were high + access to memory was blocked. AIO(Corsair with two fans) provided better temperatures and also had zero issues with accessing other components.
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Lexi wrote: For $10 more you can get dual fan version of this amazing cooler. Last year, I research various cooling solution for my gaming system and D15 came first, as quiet, premium quality cooler.
yes that's more cost effective, this d15 s is for itx setup, the fin shape is shifted to not block 1st pci express slot
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Jan 23, 2012
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ogloprfd wrote: yes that's more cost effective, this d15 s is for itx setup, the fin shape is shifted to not block 1st pci express slot
Actually using two fans (pull / push) is impossible on many boards / memory with fins, because if second row of memory (4 pc) is occupied the Fan won't have enough space to sit properly.
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CHINAdeals wrote: Which AIOs have you had leak on you? That sounds like a nightmare.
Not the OP but my Corsair H100i AIO leaked after many years.

Got the regular D15 as a replacement and it performed just as well if not better. I did have a huge case with a couple of giant 200mm intake fans so those probably helped.

The D15S from my understand work pretty much the same as D15 despite one less fan, but likely more compatible.
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number8888 wrote: Not the OP but my Corsair H100i AIO leaked after many years.

Got the regular D15 as a replacement and it performed just as well if not better. I did have a huge case with a couple of giant 200mm intake fans so those probably helped.

The D15S from my understand work pretty much the same as D15 despite one less fan, but likely more compatible.
Thanks for the reply. Was it still under warranty? Did any get on the internals?

I like the Noctua and would go with that if I was going for a non AIO build for sure. Prefer the black version though.
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Jul 29, 2016
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I did my research a little and still don't understand why would you want to replace standard ryzen's cooler with this one. What I saw in most cases it will give you few C difference under the max load.
I thought this cooler is for intel CPUs.
And actually in most reviews the stock cooler is one of the checkboxes why you should go with AMD.

I have my ryzen running with stock cooler and wonder if I'm missing something.

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