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Noctua NH-D15 SE-AM4 advice

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Teh_Next, Feb 5, 2019.

  1. Teh_Next

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    Just bought X2 Noctua NF-A12x25 PWM fans for my front case and I'm blown away. Pardon the pun. So I'm now thinking of replacing my wraith spectrum rgb cpu cooler with Noctua's NH-D15 SE-AM4 and was wondering if anyone would know if it would fit in my system.
    I have cirsair spec 06 RGB case with x2 8gb gskill RGB modules.
  2. HeX


    Joined: Jun 20, 2004

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    The D15S is 160mm tall and the D15 is 165mm tall, the Spec-06 accepts up to 170mm coolers so should be fine.

    Check the compatability pages for both coolers for your motherboard (if listed).


    Also note the D15S is offset so as not to interfere with the top PCI-E slot on some motherboards that place it very close to the CPU socket, and has cutouts for tall memory.
  3. doyll


    Joined: Jul 1, 2011

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    Your Carbide SPEC-06 RGB has 170mm CPU clearance
    Trident Z RGB are 44mm tall.
    178 - 44 = 134mm of room for fan over RAM .. not enough.
    NH-D15 AM4 is very wide reaching 75+mm each side of CPU center with fan clips .. meaning main GPU PCIe needs to be more than 75mm from center of CPU. Thermalright Silver Arrow TR4 has offset base so fins only reach 68mm toward PCIe from center CPU and it uses a single middle hi-performance fan that most users find quieter than D15's NF-A15 at same rpm. I can't post where they can be purchased or their price but it's similar to D15 AM4 including post. If you setup our trust messaging drop me a message.

    Would need to know what motherboard you have to be sure cooler will clear GPU.
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2019