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Noctua NH-D15, Premium CPU Cooler with 2X NF-A15 PWM 140mm Fans (Brown)
Noctua NH-D15, Premium CPU Cooler with 2X NF-A15 PWM 140mm Fans (Brown)
Noctua NH-D15, Premium CPU Cooler with 2X NF-A15 PWM 140mm Fans (Brown)
Noctua NH-D15, Premium CPU Cooler with 2X NF-A15 PWM 140mm Fans (Brown)
Noctua NH-D15, Premium CPU Cooler with 2X NF-A15 PWM 140mm Fans (Brown)
Noctua NH-D15, Premium CPU Cooler with 2X NF-A15 PWM 140mm Fans (Brown)
Noctua NH-D15, Premium CPU Cooler with 2X NF-A15 PWM 140mm Fans (Brown)

Noctua NH-D15, Premium CPU Cooler with 2X NF-A15 PWM 140mm Fans (Brown)

Noctua NH-D15, Premium CPU Cooler with 2X NF-A15 PWM 140mm Fans (Brown)
Noctua NH-D15, Premium CPU Cooler with 2X NF-A15 PWM 140mm Fans (Brown)
Noctua NH-D15, Premium CPU Cooler with 2X NF-A15 PWM 140mm Fans (Brown)
Noctua NH-D15, Premium CPU Cooler with 2X NF-A15 PWM 140mm Fans (Brown)
Noctua NH-D15, Premium CPU Cooler with 2X NF-A15 PWM 140mm Fans (Brown)
Noctua NH-D15, Premium CPU Cooler with 2X NF-A15 PWM 140mm Fans (Brown)
Noctua NH-D15, Premium CPU Cooler with 2X NF-A15 PWM 140mm Fans (Brown)
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Features

  • State-of-the-art dual-tower design with 6 heatpipes and 2 fans provides class-leading cooling performance for overclocking or near-silent systems
  • Successor of the classic NH-D14; more than 250 awards and recommendations from leading international hardware websites and magazines
  • 2 highly optimised NF-A15 140mm fans with PWM support and Low-Noise Adaptors for automatic speed control and ultra-quiet operation
  • Easy-to-install SecuFirm2 multi-socket mounting system for Intel LGA1150, LGA1151, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA2011, LGA2066 & AMD AM2(+), AM3(+) FM1, FM2(+) AM4
  • Renowned Noctua quality backed up by 6-year manufacturer’s warranty, deluxe choice for Intel Core i9, i7, i5, i3 (e.g. 10900K, 10700K, 10600K, 10980XE) and AMD Ryzen (e.g. 3950X, 3900X, 3700X, 3600X)

Description

Built on the basis of the legendary NH-D14 and carrying on its quest for ultimate quiet cooling performance, Noctua’s flagship model NH-D15 is an elite-class dual tower cooler for the highest demands. Its expanded heatpipe layout and two premium grade NF-A15 140mm fans with PWM support for automatic speed control allow it to further improve the NH-D14’s award-winning efficiency. Topped off with the trusted, pro-grade SecuFirm2 multi-socket mounting system and Noctua’s proven NT-H1 thermal compound, the NH-D15 forms a complete premium quality solution that represents a deluxe choice for overclockers and silent-enthusiasts alike. Noctua's NH-D14 has received more than 350 awards and recommendations from leading international hardware websites and magazines, making it one of the most successful premium heatsinks ever built. With its expanded layout and dual NF-A15 fans, the NH-D15 further improves the D14's much acclaimed quiet cooling performance. Thanks to its recessed lower fins, the NH-D15 provides 64mm clearance for tall memory heatsinks in single fan mode, making it compatible with most high end RAM modules on the market. In dual fan mode, the NH-D15 should be used with standard height RAM (up to 32mm). The NH-D15 features two of Noctua's premium class NF-A15 140mm fans. Complying with Noctua's AAO standard and featuring sophisticated aerodynamic design measures such as Flow Acceleration Channels, the NF-A15 has quickly built up a reputation as one of the best 140mm fans on the market. Noctua's SecuFirm2 mounting systems have become synonymous with quality, safety and ease of use. Supporting Intel LGA1200, LGA115x (LGA1150, LGA1151, LGA1155, LGA1156), LGA2011, LGA2066 and AMD (AM4, AM3(+), AM2(+), FM1, FM2(+)), the SecuFirm2 mounting included with the NH-D15 ensures perfect contact pressure and maximum convenience on all current sockets. Copper (base and heat-pipes), aluminium (cooling fins), soldered joints & nickel plating 140x150x25 (with 120mm mounting holes), 140x140x25 (with 120mm mounting holes), 120x120x25 As compared to conventional single tower heatinks, the NH-D15's fine-tuned six heatpipe dual tower design provides more surface area, better heat-distribution and superior airflow efficiency in dual fan mode.


Brand Noctua


Series NH-D15


Item model number Noctua NH-D15


Item Weight 2.86 pounds


Product Dimensions 5.91 x 6.34 x 6.5 inches


Item Dimensions L x W x H 5.91 x 6.34 x 6.5 inches


Color Brown


Computer Memory Type DDR3 SDRAM


Manufacturer Noctua


ASIN B00L7UZMAK


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Date First Available April 8, 2014


ASIN B00L7UZMAK


Customer Reviews 4.9 out of 5 stars 3,136 ratings 4.9 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #1,050 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)


Date First Available April 8, 2014


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Delivery

Unless otherwise stated above, most products arrive within 2-3 business days. Larger items may take 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


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Returns

This product can be returned within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Please visit our returns center to begin a return.

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Features

  • State-of-the-art dual-tower design with 6 heatpipes and 2 fans provides class-leading cooling performance for overclocking or near-silent systems
  • Successor of the classic NH-D14; more than 250 awards and recommendations from leading international hardware websites and magazines
  • 2 highly optimised NF-A15 140mm fans with PWM support and Low-Noise Adaptors for automatic speed control and ultra-quiet operation
  • Easy-to-install SecuFirm2 multi-socket mounting system for Intel LGA1150, LGA1151, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA2011, LGA2066 & AMD AM2(+), AM3(+) FM1, FM2(+) AM4
  • Renowned Noctua quality backed up by 6-year manufacturer’s warranty, deluxe choice for Intel Core i9, i7, i5, i3 (e.g. 10900K, 10700K, 10600K, 10980XE) and AMD Ryzen (e.g. 3950X, 3900X, 3700X, 3600X)

Description

Built on the basis of the legendary NH-D14 and carrying on its quest for ultimate quiet cooling performance, Noctua’s flagship model NH-D15 is an elite-class dual tower cooler for the highest demands. Its expanded heatpipe layout and two premium grade NF-A15 140mm fans with PWM support for automatic speed control allow it to further improve the NH-D14’s award-winning efficiency. Topped off with the trusted, pro-grade SecuFirm2 multi-socket mounting system and Noctua’s proven NT-H1 thermal compound, the NH-D15 forms a complete premium quality solution that represents a deluxe choice for overclockers and silent-enthusiasts alike. Noctua's NH-D14 has received more than 350 awards and recommendations from leading international hardware websites and magazines, making it one of the most successful premium heatsinks ever built. With its expanded layout and dual NF-A15 fans, the NH-D15 further improves the D14's much acclaimed quiet cooling performance. Thanks to its recessed lower fins, the NH-D15 provides 64mm clearance for tall memory heatsinks in single fan mode, making it compatible with most high end RAM modules on the market. In dual fan mode, the NH-D15 should be used with standard height RAM (up to 32mm). The NH-D15 features two of Noctua's premium class NF-A15 140mm fans. Complying with Noctua's AAO standard and featuring sophisticated aerodynamic design measures such as Flow Acceleration Channels, the NF-A15 has quickly built up a reputation as one of the best 140mm fans on the market. Noctua's SecuFirm2 mounting systems have become synonymous with quality, safety and ease of use. Supporting Intel LGA1200, LGA115x (LGA1150, LGA1151, LGA1155, LGA1156), LGA2011, LGA2066 and AMD (AM4, AM3(+), AM2(+), FM1, FM2(+)), the SecuFirm2 mounting included with the NH-D15 ensures perfect contact pressure and maximum convenience on all current sockets. Copper (base and heat-pipes), aluminium (cooling fins), soldered joints & nickel plating 140x150x25 (with 120mm mounting holes), 140x140x25 (with 120mm mounting holes), 120x120x25 As compared to conventional single tower heatinks, the NH-D15's fine-tuned six heatpipe dual tower design provides more surface area, better heat-distribution and superior airflow efficiency in dual fan mode.


Brand Noctua


Series NH-D15


Item model number Noctua NH-D15


Item Weight 2.86 pounds


Product Dimensions 5.91 x 6.34 x 6.5 inches


Item Dimensions L x W x H 5.91 x 6.34 x 6.5 inches


Color Brown


Computer Memory Type DDR3 SDRAM


Manufacturer Noctua


ASIN B00L7UZMAK


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Date First Available April 8, 2014


ASIN B00L7UZMAK


Customer Reviews 4.9 out of 5 stars 3,136 ratings 4.9 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #1,050 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)


Date First Available April 8, 2014


Shipping

This product includes free shipping to all US addresses.


Delivery

Unless otherwise stated above, most products arrive within 2-3 business days. Larger items may take 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


View our full shipping policy here.

Returns

This product can be returned within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Please visit our returns center to begin a return.

View our full returns policy here.

Features

  • State-of-the-art dual-tower design with 6 heatpipes and 2 fans provides class-leading cooling performance for overclocking or near-silent systems
  • Successor of the classic NH-D14; more than 250 awards and recommendations from leading international hardware websites and magazines
  • 2 highly optimised NF-A15 140mm fans with PWM support and Low-Noise Adaptors for automatic speed control and ultra-quiet operation
  • Easy-to-install SecuFirm2 multi-socket mounting system for Intel LGA1150, LGA1151, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA2011, LGA2066 & AMD AM2(+), AM3(+) FM1, FM2(+) AM4
  • Renowned Noctua quality backed up by 6-year manufacturer’s warranty, deluxe choice for Intel Core i9, i7, i5, i3 (e.g. 10900K, 10700K, 10600K, 10980XE) and AMD Ryzen (e.g. 3950X, 3900X, 3700X, 3600X)

Description

Built on the basis of the legendary NH-D14 and carrying on its quest for ultimate quiet cooling performance, Noctua’s flagship model NH-D15 is an elite-class dual tower cooler for the highest demands. Its expanded heatpipe layout and two premium grade NF-A15 140mm fans with PWM support for automatic speed control allow it to further improve the NH-D14’s award-winning efficiency. Topped off with the trusted, pro-grade SecuFirm2 multi-socket mounting system and Noctua’s proven NT-H1 thermal compound, the NH-D15 forms a complete premium quality solution that represents a deluxe choice for overclockers and silent-enthusiasts alike. Noctua's NH-D14 has received more than 350 awards and recommendations from leading international hardware websites and magazines, making it one of the most successful premium heatsinks ever built. With its expanded layout and dual NF-A15 fans, the NH-D15 further improves the D14's much acclaimed quiet cooling performance. Thanks to its recessed lower fins, the NH-D15 provides 64mm clearance for tall memory heatsinks in single fan mode, making it compatible with most high end RAM modules on the market. In dual fan mode, the NH-D15 should be used with standard height RAM (up to 32mm). The NH-D15 features two of Noctua's premium class NF-A15 140mm fans. Complying with Noctua's AAO standard and featuring sophisticated aerodynamic design measures such as Flow Acceleration Channels, the NF-A15 has quickly built up a reputation as one of the best 140mm fans on the market. Noctua's SecuFirm2 mounting systems have become synonymous with quality, safety and ease of use. Supporting Intel LGA1200, LGA115x (LGA1150, LGA1151, LGA1155, LGA1156), LGA2011, LGA2066 and AMD (AM4, AM3(+), AM2(+), FM1, FM2(+)), the SecuFirm2 mounting included with the NH-D15 ensures perfect contact pressure and maximum convenience on all current sockets. Copper (base and heat-pipes), aluminium (cooling fins), soldered joints & nickel plating 140x150x25 (with 120mm mounting holes), 140x140x25 (with 120mm mounting holes), 120x120x25 As compared to conventional single tower heatinks, the NH-D15's fine-tuned six heatpipe dual tower design provides more surface area, better heat-distribution and superior airflow efficiency in dual fan mode.


Brand Noctua


Series NH-D15


Item model number Noctua NH-D15


Item Weight 2.86 pounds


Product Dimensions 5.91 x 6.34 x 6.5 inches


Item Dimensions L x W x H 5.91 x 6.34 x 6.5 inches


Color Brown


Computer Memory Type DDR3 SDRAM


Manufacturer Noctua


ASIN B00L7UZMAK


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Date First Available April 8, 2014


ASIN B00L7UZMAK


Customer Reviews 4.9 out of 5 stars 3,136 ratings 4.9 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #1,050 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)


Date First Available April 8, 2014


abunda_amazon_reviews I'm pairing the Noctua NH-D15 with the i9 9900k and the results are fantastic. My CPU is running stable at 5 GHz on all 8-cores with average idle temps between 32-37 degrees C and 50-65 degrees C during gaming. For other workloads, it typically is in the 40-49 degrees C range. I would highly recommend using the supplied thermal paste from Noctua as well since it is a high-quality paste that is non-conductive. It also was able to work with Corsair's Dominator Platinum RGB memory. The only modification I had to make was that I moved the first fan to the opposite end of the heatsink but in terms of performance, this has had no negative impact. If you prefer air-cooling like I do and want fantastic cooling, look no further. I also have to commend Noctua for exceptional packaging of materials They protect all of the components in the box with a large amount of padded protective material and everything comes in a fairly rigid cardboard box which protects the packaging contents. The product itself and even the package it comes in scream quality. If I build another system I'll buy another NH-D15, they truly make the best stuff.;;Reviewed in the United States on March 8, 2019;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Works great with the i9 9900k.;;Mr Irwin;;;I recently decided to swap over from my Corsair H60 Push/Pull setup. I had bought it when I was running my AMD 8350 FX. When I swapped over to an i7 4790k 2 years ago the H60 did an ok job with it as well. Not as stout as on the AMD because of the increased thermals from the i7. After lots of research I decided a Noctua cooler was going to be the next upgrade for my PC. Having never purchased a Noctua cooler before I didnt know what to expect. My research reading reviews and watching videos gave me a good idea though and the quality looked top notch. So once I made the decision I just had to decide on a compatible model for my motherboard and CPU socket. I went to Noctua's site and saw the compatibility for my Gigabyte Z97X UD5H Black Edition board. Clears the ram channels with ease. So I ordered it. Arrival: So when I got the package from Amazon, I dont think I had a proper appreciation for just how large this thing is. I wondered what I had gotten myself into when I opened it up. The packaging from Noctua is top notch. All the components are individually encased and the total contents is surrounded by foam. The company has taken great care to ensure your purchase arrives in pristine condition. Installation: I unboxed all the components. Looked at the instructions for my chipset 1150 and began breaking down my old cooler. Truth be told it took longer to get the H60 off my system than it did to get the NH-D15 installed. The instructions are precise and clearly written so its easy to understand. They depict two ways to orient the radiating tower so you can decide the best approach for your case and hardware. The brackets are well made and all metal. No plastic there so you can be assured that this will not flex on your board or chipset. It will have a firm back plate to secure to. I moved the fans to the left on mine so that I didnt encroach on any wiring and possibly nick a cable later breaking a fan blade. Operations: Once I fired up my PC I was blown away. I have never heard a silent computer before. Yet there it was. Up and running and not even a whisper of sound out of anything, not the GPU, not the CPU, and not my SSD's. It almost gave me cause for alarm. I had to look inside and make sure everything was actually running. I have been doing computer builds for 16 years and as a sysadmin I have never experienced something so whisper quiet. Performance: Where the rubber meets the road... what I bought it for after all. So my first test to see how it would perform was with Autodesk 3DS Max. I fired up one of my render scenes. Previously running a HD render of a simulated model would make the H60 scream. I fired off my first render and watched the temps and kept an ear out for increase in sound and cooler load to the fans. The fans never made a peep, if they increased in RPM and demand they certainly didnt let me know about it. Temps for my system: Upon boot after installation and a few hours of breaking in - Idle Min - 18C Max Temp: 57C (During Render at Max CPU usage) Average Temp: 20C Those temps looked great so I went on to do some gaming. I started with GTA-V Startup took under a minute and loading about as long. I swapped my games over to a dedicated SSD earlier in the week. Max temp during GTA-V at max settings. 48C. My GPU runs 20C hotter than the CPU. If I could get NOCTUA to make me a GPU cooler I would do it in a heartbeat. The performance is just unreal. If your case and board can support this cooler I recommend it. I dont think there is anything better on the air cooler market. The quality, design, ease of installation, and performance are a perfect 5 across the board in my book. When I build my next rig the cooler will be a Noctua without question.;;Reviewed in the United States on June 28, 2016;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;No need to look any further. Buy it! Aces every category in performance, craftsmanship, and ease of installation.;;A. Harkleroad;;;This air cooler defeated my old Corsair H100i v2 in cooling efficiency, noise, quality, and likely overall space consumption (no tubes or radiators blocking sides of the case). I'm getting at least 8-10C cooler with this thing over water and it's not even running at full speed. Not to say the water cooler was bad, but just weigh your options depending on how you set up your case cooling. It's awesome that this thing fits so many different socket types, should I choose to switch to AMD then I don't have to buy a different kit I just change out the mounts. The build quality of the hardware is outstanding, none of the parts feel cheap or of poor manufacturing. Assembly and installation is easy to follow even though it looks way too large to sit on the socket. Some may be concerned about strain on the CPU/socket but I'd say it's comparable to the old AIO in this category, the tubes on it definitely put strain on the socket. If you're not concerned with the interior looks of your case then you should seriously buy this thing. If you *are* concerned with the interior looks of your case then search for the Chromax product line to compliment this hardware. If you're unsure about the optional secondary fan fitting, take a 140mm case fan and set it on top of your RAM (vertically as if it were on the cooler sitting above the RAM). If it still clears the side of your case with a few millimeters to spare then you're likely OK. Even with the slight offset of the optional fan, using Corsair Vengeance LPX sticks, I had plenty of headroom in the Air 540 even though it stated a 170mm clearance. Both 140mm fans are almost fully adjustable, they move/notch up and down on wire clips using the heatsink fins as mounting points. The fans are 140mm with 120mm mounts, probably for compatibility to fit a 120mm fan as the optional for those with taller RAM. It does come with thermal paste too, at least mine did at the time of purchase. Keywords to help searches for fitting: -Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 -Corsair Air 540 -Corsair Vengeance LPX *Updated review for clarity and extended ownership;;Reviewed in the United States on October 1, 2017;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Replaced water;;Captin

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Top Amazon Reviews


5.0 out of 5 stars
By Mr Irwin - Reviewed in the United States on March 8, 2019
Works great with the i9 9900k.
I'm pairing the Noctua NH-D15 with the i9 9900k and the results are fantastic. My CPU is running stable at 5 GHz on all 8-cores with average idle temps between 32-37 degrees C and 50-65 degrees C during gaming. For other workloads, it typically is in the 40-49 degrees C range. I would highly recommend using the supplied thermal paste from Noctua as well since it is a high-quality paste that is non-conductive. It also was able to work with Corsair's Dominator Platinum RGB memory. The only modification I had to make was that I moved the first fan to the opposite end of the heatsink but in terms of performance, this has had no negative impact. If you prefer air-cooling like I do and want fantastic cooling, look no further. I also have to commend Noctua for exceptional packaging of materials They protect all of the components in the box with a large amount of padded protective material and everything comes in a fairly rigid cardboard box which protects the packaging contents. The product itself and even the package it comes in scream quality. If I build another system I'll buy another NH-D15, they truly make the best stuff.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By A. Harkleroad - Reviewed in the United States on June 28, 2016
No need to look any further. Buy it! Aces every category in performance, craftsmanship, and ease of installation.
I recently decided to swap over from my Corsair H60 Push/Pull setup. I had bought it when I was running my AMD 8350 FX. When I swapped over to an i7 4790k 2 years ago the H60 did an ok job with it as well. Not as stout as on the AMD because of the increased thermals from the i7. After lots of research I decided a Noctua cooler was going to be the next upgrade for my PC. Having never purchased a Noctua cooler before I didnt know what to expect. My research reading reviews and watching videos gave me a good idea though and the quality looked top notch. So once I made the decision I just had to decide on a compatible model for my motherboard and CPU socket. I went to Noctua's site and saw the compatibility for my Gigabyte Z97X UD5H Black Edition board. Clears the ram channels with ease. So I ordered it. Arrival: So when I got the package from Amazon, I dont think I had a proper appreciation for just how large this thing is. I wondered what I had gotten myself into when I opened it up. The packaging from Noctua is top notch. All the components are individually encased and the total contents is surrounded by foam. The company has taken great care to ensure your purchase arrives in pristine condition. Installation: I unboxed all the components. Looked at the instructions for my chipset 1150 and began breaking down my old cooler. Truth be told it took longer to get the H60 off my system than it did to get the NH-D15 installed. The instructions are precise and clearly written so its easy to understand. They depict two ways to orient the radiating tower so you can decide the best approach for your case and hardware. The brackets are well made and all metal. No plastic there so you can be assured that this will not flex on your board or chipset. It will have a firm back plate to secure to. I moved the fans to the left on mine so that I didnt encroach on any wiring and possibly nick a cable later breaking a fan blade. Operations: Once I fired up my PC I was blown away. I have never heard a silent computer before. Yet there it was. Up and running and not even a whisper of sound out of anything, not the GPU, not the CPU, and not my SSD's. It almost gave me cause for alarm. I had to look inside and make sure everything was actually running. I have been doing computer builds for 16 years and as a sysadmin I have never experienced something so whisper quiet. Performance: Where the rubber meets the road... what I bought it for after all. So my first test to see how it would perform was with Autodesk 3DS Max. I fired up one of my render scenes. Previously running a HD render of a simulated model would make the H60 scream. I fired off my first render and watched the temps and kept an ear out for increase in sound and cooler load to the fans. The fans never made a peep, if they increased in RPM and demand they certainly didnt let me know about it. Temps for my system: Upon boot after installation and a few hours of breaking in - Idle Min - 18C Max Temp: 57C (During Render at Max CPU usage) Average Temp: 20C Those temps looked great so I went on to do some gaming. I started with GTA-V Startup took under a minute and loading about as long. I swapped my games over to a dedicated SSD earlier in the week. Max temp during GTA-V at max settings. 48C. My GPU runs 20C hotter than the CPU. If I could get NOCTUA to make me a GPU cooler I would do it in a heartbeat. The performance is just unreal. If your case and board can support this cooler I recommend it. I dont think there is anything better on the air cooler market. The quality, design, ease of installation, and performance are a perfect 5 across the board in my book. When I build my next rig the cooler will be a Noctua without question.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Captin - Reviewed in the United States on October 1, 2017
Replaced water
This air cooler defeated my old Corsair H100i v2 in cooling efficiency, noise, quality, and likely overall space consumption (no tubes or radiators blocking sides of the case). I'm getting at least 8-10C cooler with this thing over water and it's not even running at full speed. Not to say the water cooler was bad, but just weigh your options depending on how you set up your case cooling. It's awesome that this thing fits so many different socket types, should I choose to switch to AMD then I don't have to buy a different kit I just change out the mounts. The build quality of the hardware is outstanding, none of the parts feel cheap or of poor manufacturing. Assembly and installation is easy to follow even though it looks way too large to sit on the socket. Some may be concerned about strain on the CPU/socket but I'd say it's comparable to the old AIO in this category, the tubes on it definitely put strain on the socket. If you're not concerned with the interior looks of your case then you should seriously buy this thing. If you *are* concerned with the interior looks of your case then search for the Chromax product line to compliment this hardware. If you're unsure about the optional secondary fan fitting, take a 140mm case fan and set it on top of your RAM (vertically as if it were on the cooler sitting above the RAM). If it still clears the side of your case with a few millimeters to spare then you're likely OK. Even with the slight offset of the optional fan, using Corsair Vengeance LPX sticks, I had plenty of headroom in the Air 540 even though it stated a 170mm clearance. Both 140mm fans are almost fully adjustable, they move/notch up and down on wire clips using the heatsink fins as mounting points. The fans are 140mm with 120mm mounts, probably for compatibility to fit a 120mm fan as the optional for those with taller RAM. It does come with thermal paste too, at least mine did at the time of purchase. Keywords to help searches for fitting: -Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 -Corsair Air 540 -Corsair Vengeance LPX *Updated review for clarity and extended ownership

Recent Reviews


5.0 out of 5 stars
By Mr Irwin - Reviewed in the United States on March 8, 2019
Works great with the i9 9900k.
I'm pairing the Noctua NH-D15 with the i9 9900k and the results are fantastic. My CPU is running stable at 5 GHz on all 8-cores with average idle temps between 32-37 degrees C and 50-65 degrees C during gaming. For other workloads, it typically is in the 40-49 degrees C range. I would highly recommend using the supplied thermal paste from Noctua as well since it is a high-quality paste that is non-conductive. It also was able to work with Corsair's Dominator Platinum RGB memory. The only modification I had to make was that I moved the first fan to the opposite end of the heatsink but in terms of performance, this has had no negative impact. If you prefer air-cooling like I do and want fantastic cooling, look no further. I also have to commend Noctua for exceptional packaging of materials They protect all of the components in the box with a large amount of padded protective material and everything comes in a fairly rigid cardboard box which protects the packaging contents. The product itself and even the package it comes in scream quality. If I build another system I'll buy another NH-D15, they truly make the best stuff.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By A. Harkleroad - Reviewed in the United States on June 28, 2016
No need to look any further. Buy it! Aces every category in performance, craftsmanship, and ease of installation.
I recently decided to swap over from my Corsair H60 Push/Pull setup. I had bought it when I was running my AMD 8350 FX. When I swapped over to an i7 4790k 2 years ago the H60 did an ok job with it as well. Not as stout as on the AMD because of the increased thermals from the i7. After lots of research I decided a Noctua cooler was going to be the next upgrade for my PC. Having never purchased a Noctua cooler before I didnt know what to expect. My research reading reviews and watching videos gave me a good idea though and the quality looked top notch. So once I made the decision I just had to decide on a compatible model for my motherboard and CPU socket. I went to Noctua's site and saw the compatibility for my Gigabyte Z97X UD5H Black Edition board. Clears the ram channels with ease. So I ordered it. Arrival: So when I got the package from Amazon, I dont think I had a proper appreciation for just how large this thing is. I wondered what I had gotten myself into when I opened it up. The packaging from Noctua is top notch. All the components are individually encased and the total contents is surrounded by foam. The company has taken great care to ensure your purchase arrives in pristine condition. Installation: I unboxed all the components. Looked at the instructions for my chipset 1150 and began breaking down my old cooler. Truth be told it took longer to get the H60 off my system than it did to get the NH-D15 installed. The instructions are precise and clearly written so its easy to understand. They depict two ways to orient the radiating tower so you can decide the best approach for your case and hardware. The brackets are well made and all metal. No plastic there so you can be assured that this will not flex on your board or chipset. It will have a firm back plate to secure to. I moved the fans to the left on mine so that I didnt encroach on any wiring and possibly nick a cable later breaking a fan blade. Operations: Once I fired up my PC I was blown away. I have never heard a silent computer before. Yet there it was. Up and running and not even a whisper of sound out of anything, not the GPU, not the CPU, and not my SSD's. It almost gave me cause for alarm. I had to look inside and make sure everything was actually running. I have been doing computer builds for 16 years and as a sysadmin I have never experienced something so whisper quiet. Performance: Where the rubber meets the road... what I bought it for after all. So my first test to see how it would perform was with Autodesk 3DS Max. I fired up one of my render scenes. Previously running a HD render of a simulated model would make the H60 scream. I fired off my first render and watched the temps and kept an ear out for increase in sound and cooler load to the fans. The fans never made a peep, if they increased in RPM and demand they certainly didnt let me know about it. Temps for my system: Upon boot after installation and a few hours of breaking in - Idle Min - 18C Max Temp: 57C (During Render at Max CPU usage) Average Temp: 20C Those temps looked great so I went on to do some gaming. I started with GTA-V Startup took under a minute and loading about as long. I swapped my games over to a dedicated SSD earlier in the week. Max temp during GTA-V at max settings. 48C. My GPU runs 20C hotter than the CPU. If I could get NOCTUA to make me a GPU cooler I would do it in a heartbeat. The performance is just unreal. If your case and board can support this cooler I recommend it. I dont think there is anything better on the air cooler market. The quality, design, ease of installation, and performance are a perfect 5 across the board in my book. When I build my next rig the cooler will be a Noctua without question.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Captin - Reviewed in the United States on October 1, 2017
Replaced water
This air cooler defeated my old Corsair H100i v2 in cooling efficiency, noise, quality, and likely overall space consumption (no tubes or radiators blocking sides of the case). I'm getting at least 8-10C cooler with this thing over water and it's not even running at full speed. Not to say the water cooler was bad, but just weigh your options depending on how you set up your case cooling. It's awesome that this thing fits so many different socket types, should I choose to switch to AMD then I don't have to buy a different kit I just change out the mounts. The build quality of the hardware is outstanding, none of the parts feel cheap or of poor manufacturing. Assembly and installation is easy to follow even though it looks way too large to sit on the socket. Some may be concerned about strain on the CPU/socket but I'd say it's comparable to the old AIO in this category, the tubes on it definitely put strain on the socket. If you're not concerned with the interior looks of your case then you should seriously buy this thing. If you *are* concerned with the interior looks of your case then search for the Chromax product line to compliment this hardware. If you're unsure about the optional secondary fan fitting, take a 140mm case fan and set it on top of your RAM (vertically as if it were on the cooler sitting above the RAM). If it still clears the side of your case with a few millimeters to spare then you're likely OK. Even with the slight offset of the optional fan, using Corsair Vengeance LPX sticks, I had plenty of headroom in the Air 540 even though it stated a 170mm clearance. Both 140mm fans are almost fully adjustable, they move/notch up and down on wire clips using the heatsink fins as mounting points. The fans are 140mm with 120mm mounts, probably for compatibility to fit a 120mm fan as the optional for those with taller RAM. It does come with thermal paste too, at least mine did at the time of purchase. Keywords to help searches for fitting: -Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 -Corsair Air 540 -Corsair Vengeance LPX *Updated review for clarity and extended ownership