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Noctua nh d15 vs dark rock pro 4

i think the NH-D15 would win by a bit

 

u can pick based on aesthetics, tbh, not too much difference performance wise

the dark rock pro 4 comes with a neat screw driver tho

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The Dark Rock Pro 4 is bigger, and it has a slightly higher TDP at 350W compared to the NH-D15's 300W. The DRP4 also has a higher airflow rate, but the Noctua has better mounting hardware. However, it really also depends on your processor.

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3 minutes ago, Moonzy said:

the dark rock pro 4 comes with a neat screw driver tho

the D15 also comes with a longthy screwdriver >.>

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They are more or less identical in terms of temperature performance, their differences are in aesthetics,noise, and support from the manufacture.

 

In 2 of those areas Noctua wins, however ull be making do with the classic Noctua color scheme unless u get the Chromax version which is more expensive.

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I will get chromax

 

Also do you want to know why noctua products are brown I just learned why

 

Also any good case recomendations, I was thinking about getting the cooler masterbox nr600 would that be good or are there better cases for the noctua fan?

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I have both and the Dark Rock Pro is slightly cooler but I prefer the NH-D15 because it has better mounts for PCs that travel.

 

Both have fitment issues with the NH-D15 having to use only one fan in two of my builds and the Pro not liking tall(RGB) ram. 

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37 minutes ago, Grabhanem said:

the D15 also comes with a longthy screwdriver >.>

I never use that screw driver...I use my iFixit Mahi or ratcheting screwdriver from Lowes...  

30 minutes ago, theo.r said:

Also do you want to know why noctua products are brown I just learned why

Marketing to stand out from the rest of the computer fan manufacturers out there on the market, and I believe the plastics Noctua chooses for these fans. 

 

Get the chromax version of the NH-D15 if you want the colors to match the rest of the computer. 

 

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47 minutes ago, kimsejin5 said:

The Dark Rock Pro 4 is bigger, and it has a slightly higher TDP at 350W compared to the NH-D15's 300W. The DRP4 also has a higher airflow rate, but the Noctua has better mounting hardware. However, it really also depends on your processor.

I always thought D15 had a rating of 260w, at least that's what they used to advertise iirc.. DRP4 has a rating of 250w.

 

Thermalright has coolers rated into low to mid 300w range. Maybe that's what you were thinking of.

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As the name says, the drp4 is marginally quieter and better whereas the NH-D15 has better mounts, I would like to know the price difference between the two? If anything, go with drp4, the NH-D15 looks like crap in my honest opinion....

 

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On 10/23/2020 at 7:21 AM, theo.r said:

Also any good case recomendations, I was thinking about getting the cooler masterbox nr600 would that be good or are there better cases for the noctua fan?

The NR600 is fine. The dust filters are a bit less premium -- particularly the psu filter. 

The NH-D15 performs better and is easier to install and the DRP4 is a bit quieter.

On 10/23/2020 at 7:40 AM, theo.r said:

ok btw nice build

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