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Noctua introduces the NH-U12A, NH-D15 performance in a Hyper 212x size?

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30 minutes ago, WoodenMarker said:

I love their naming scheme. NH-U12A roughly translates into Noctua Heatsink U-style (referring to the shape heatpipes are bent into) 12cm. I'm not sure what the A stands for.

I think the A is just to differenciate it from the single fan S-series and the original NH-U12. I too love their naming scheme, it's just so easy to pick a cooler that fits when the name actualyl tells you what you get and you don't need to guess wether "Killer Airhorn", "Deep Whale" or "RGB Monster" are compact coolers, mini coolers or massive coolers.

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4 hours ago, Mooshi said:

Hyper 212x killer already exists and it's more compact (145mm) with a lower price tag (<40usd) - Cryorig H7

 

At this price point, a user will either have a tower that can fit an NH-D15 or would be running an AIO if it's a compact case.

 

 

Or the BeQuiet! Pure Rock. 212x was in the same store at the same price, and was far louder.


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HELL YAH! Though i wonder about noise, the NH-D15 is super quiet too


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7 minutes ago, Bananasplit_00 said:

HELL YAH! Though i wonder about noise, the NH-D15 is super quiet too

The NF-A12x25 fans are listed as quieter than the A15's on thr NH-D15, so theoretically quieter


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Ok then, just give me a D15 

Theres also a D15s which is even cheaper than the D15 but only has 1 fan. The $10 difference on the U12A might be worth it for use in a smaller case, but i'd like to see real testing of noise and temps compared.

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Screw that where’s the Black Version.... Noctua are freakin liars.  


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I think all the discussion misses somthing. Where's the D15A? If they've improved the single fin stack design this much couldn't they do the same for the dual fin stack designs as well.

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12 hours ago, Taf the Ghost said:

The two fans alone will cost you 60USD at retail.

so it's technically a good deal? lol

 

I have a NH-D15. My guess is these fans are so good that that's where the majority of the "NH-D15 performance in a smaller size" comes from?

 

If so... can Noctua please take the tech from these epic fans and put it in the NF-A15's?? thks


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2 minutes ago, bcredeur97 said:

so it's technically a good deal? lol

 

I have a NH-D15. My guess is these fans are so good that that's where the majority of the "NH-D15 performance in a smaller size" comes from?

 

If so... can Noctua please take the tech from these epic fans and put it in the NF-A15's?? thks

Yes and no. The best air coolers have the right fan to go with the right fin design. You normally can't just slap better fans on an Air cooler and just get a much better result, unless it's a very cheap cooler.

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1 minute ago, Taf the Ghost said:

Yes and no. The best air coolers have the right fan to go with the right fin design. You normally can't just slap better fans on an Air cooler and just get a much better result, unless it's a very cheap cooler.

so what you're saying is I can't expect Noctua to make me a radiator fan for my miata 


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6 minutes ago, bcredeur97 said:

so what you're saying is I can't expect Noctua to make me a radiator fan for my miata 

Installing a bunch of industrial Noctua fans in place of a car radiator fan might be interesting content...

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Give me a dark rock 4 over this anyday, the only people I could see this being successfully being marketed toward would have to be those with smaller cases that want extra cooling performance, but even then a slim 240mm rad would do the job better.


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12 hours ago, Mooshi said:

Hyper 212x killer already exists and it's more compact (145mm) with a lower price tag (<40usd) - Cryorig H7

 

We're talking about beating the NH-D15 at 158mm. Why're you talking about the Hyper 212x?

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20 hours ago, PopsicleHustler said:

Come on, we all know that performance comes from RBG.

Pffft, the truly elite know that real performance comes from painting tiny red flames on the side of the fans and the fan controller.

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I'd like to have it compared to the D15S , while using only one fan each.

I love the cooling and audio profile of my D15S with a single fan. Handles my overclocked 5820K amazingly well, while staying near silent.


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