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This review is from: Noctua NH-D15 SSO2 D-Type Premium CPU Cooler, NF-A15 x 2 PWM Fans
Pros: I had another Noctua on my Phenom x4 965 for 7 years and never had an issue. I researched other coolers for a new build that was to be used for my Intel 6700K. I looked at water options and other air coolers. I had a water cooler in another PC and didn't like the noise from the fans and pump. I settled on this guy and am glad I did.
This monster keeps my 6700K overclocked to 4.8GHz idling at 22C and maxes out 68C with fans in Smart Mode on the mobo which during stress testing were at ~1100RPM. During the worst stress testing, you can hear the fans a tiny bit. During normal PC use, the PC is almost silent. This is a wonderful CPU cooler!
Cons: - none
Other Thoughts: - This is a big cooler so make sure you have room.
- install was easy on my MSI Z170 Gaming M5 mobo.
- no issue with running into RAM,
- connecting the fans to the mobo CPU connectors enable smart fan when keeps this thing nearly silent.
Pros: I got this as part of the MB MSI | Z170A GAMING M5 RTL Configurator around black friday at a great deal. It was time to retire my AMD Phenom x4 965 which gave me over 7 years of reliable service (my wife now owns it). Linking this CPU with the MSI mobo was very simple. Eveything came up just fine. It's very easy to overclock to 4.8 GHz (I didn't want to push it any farther),
Cinebench R15 cpu score = 1007
Cinebench R15 gpu score = 152.19 (gpu is R9 270)
wPrime 32M = 7.33
wPrime 1024M = 230.63
Cons: - none
Other Thoughts: Looking forward to years of good processing with this CPU. Highly recommended.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: - Very quick install
- real nice user interface.
- overclocking is as simple as selecting gameboost OR changing ratio in UEFI.
Cons: - I wish there were more sata connectors, I'm already maxed out
Other Thoughts: - My first board was DOA; it wouldn't post. I had the dreaded "00" on the installed LEDs. Talked to Newegg and they did an easy switch. Next board came in and viola, it worked like a charm. I have it team with a I7-6700K and have zero issues. It seems to be lightning fast.READ FULL REVIEW