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New Noctua kit at Computex

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by BongoHunter, Jun 5, 2018.

  1. BongoHunter

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 14, 2014

    Posts: 1,323


    New NH-D15 & NH-U14 coolers
    - Probably 2 of the larger A12x25 fans
    - 7 heatpipes
    New NH-U12 CPU with;
    - 2 x A12x25 fans
    - 37% more surface area
    - 7 heatpipes
    140mm version of new A12x25 fans
    New Chromax versions of D15, U12s and L9 (All black)

    Vid (no english language coverage of the offerings at computex yet)

  2. BongoHunter

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 14, 2014

    Posts: 1,323

    Gamers Nexus video

  3. chroniclard


    Joined: Apr 23, 2014

    Posts: 13,038

    Location: Hertfordshire

    Cant beat a cooler bigger than your head. :D
  4. doyll


    Joined: Jul 1, 2011

    Posts: 7,690

    When I first saw the new cromax line of coolers on their counter at a distance they looked like be quiet! coolers. :p

    Will be interesting to see hwo well their new 7x heatpipe coolers perform.

    The first compact beast I remember is Thermalright Ultima 90 being 6x 6mm heatpipes in a 115x139x55mm (WxHxD) cooler. I've got one and I've been using it for many (is 11 years too many) years now. I'm using one of Thermalright's new TY-127 fans on mine now.
    Here is link to review from way back:
  5. EsaT


    Joined: Jun 6, 2008

    Posts: 6,251

    Location: Finland

    If they increased size more toward original NH-U12 using offset design for memory clearance then it's easy to increase surface area.
    But if they've kept size close to NH-U12S then cramming that additional surface area makes fin spacing very cramped, which can compromise cooling at lower fan speeds because of lot higher airflow impedance.
  6. orbitalwalsh


    Joined: Dec 1, 2015

    Posts: 16,140

    wow, does look like bequiet love child...

    would of looked better personally if they kept the heatsink silver and the fans black . Kinda just matches their main rivals and other cooling brands
  7. doyll


    Joined: Jul 1, 2011

    Posts: 7,690

    True, but with a good fan with 1.5mm H2O or higher even the difference at lower fan speeds isn't much .. obviously becasue fan has more ability to overcome the reisistance. ;)
  8. HeX


    Joined: Jun 20, 2004

    Posts: 11,808

    Location: Huddersfield, UK

    Liking the look of that new U12, all the performance of a D15 in a much smaller package, might be tempted by one of those if it comes in black :D
  9. doyll


    Joined: Jul 1, 2011

    Posts: 7,690

    It will be interesting to see how well it actually does compared to D15. D15 is a little better than U14 with 6x 6mm heatpipes, I would expect a smaller fin pack area of U12S with 6x heatpipes to not be better than U14S currently is. It will definitely be interesting to see how the new Noctua coolers perform .. and if the performance is more because of fan changes or actually a better cooler. ;)
  10. deFiniLoGy


    Joined: Mar 7, 2013

    Posts: 2,832

    Location: NE Lincolnshire

    Nice :)

    I'll definitely be keeping an eye on the next D15 and 140mm version of the Sterrox. Wonder how quiet it can run ;)
  11. Notional


    Joined: Nov 8, 2008

    Posts: 20

    Can they just make those new sterrox 12cm fans in nice colours? I'd like 2 for my new CLC build.