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Do you have a moment to talk about our lord and saviour Noctua?

Just thought I'd take a moment to let everyone know what a fantastic company Noctua are. I recently upgraded my CPU and decided to repurpose my old system. I dug out my old NH-L9i and realised I've lost a mounting screw.

I e-mailed Noctua support asking if I could buy new ones and they offered to just send me some if I send proof of purchase. I got it of a friend many years ago (no proof of purchase), so I sent them a photo to prove I had one and they were still happy to send me the spares.


I brought a NH-15D years ago due to Linus' enthusiasm for Noctua and I'm really glad I did, it's really nice to interact with a company who makes great products and treats their customers so well.

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Noctua does treat customers well and it makes great products. but their produts in general are not the bet value right now.

their fans and coolers are too expensive for what they are.



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15 minutes ago, SavageNeo said:

Noctua does treat customers well and it makes great products. but their produts in general are not the bet value right now.

their fans and coolers are too expensive for what they are.

Agreed.  I can't fault them, I lost the fan mounts for my second fan and they happily sent replacements entirely free of charge.

But then again my Deepcool AS500 Plus came with a faulty second fan and I didn't want to have to put my PC out of commission to send it back.  They happily sent a new fan (granted, direct from China so it could end up costing more than the value of the fan in import fees, fingers crossed it wont) once I demonstrated in video what the problem was.

I also had an old cooler by Arctic I wanted to use on a newer PC, they sent me the bracket to fit it free of charge also and that cooler was dirt cheap.

So its not like Noctua are the only cooler manufacturer who treat their customers well.

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In all seriousness, wish I had more experience with Noctua products, never had an issue with any of their stuff whenever I've bought from them though. 

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33 minutes ago, SavageNeo said:

Noctua does treat customers well and it makes great products. but their produts in general are not the bet value right now.

their fans and coolers are too expensive for what they are.

Not neccesarily right:


Take for example the Hyper 212, which is a decent budget option for around $30.

Expected fan life span = 40.000 hours


Then you take the closest single tower 120mm cooler from Noctua, which is the NF-U12S Redux for $50.

Espected fan life span = >150.000 hours


The fan is basically the only thing that can fail on an air cooler.


So you basically pay 66% more for (at least) 3.75x the life span in addition to better performance AND quieter operation out of the box. Not a bad deal i'd say...


If you want to judge Noctua on it's prices, also consider that the Redux line is also part of their product portfolio.

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