The NH-D15S chromax.black is an all-black version of Noctua’s award-winning NH-D15S premium-quality quiet CPU cooler. Thanks to the same asymmetrical dual-tower heatsink design and single NF-A15 PWM fan, it stays true to the NH-D15S’s successful formula of fusing dual-tower performance with excellent RAM, case and PCIe compatibility. At the same time, the chromax.black version with its black fan and black coated heatsink combines these assets with a sleek stealth look. Topped off with the renowned SecuFirm2 multi-socket mounting system and Noctua’s enthusiast-grade NT-H1 thermal compound, the NH-D15S chromax.black is a premium choice for customers who seek a highly compatible dual-tower heatsink that looks just as great as it cools.
High-compatibility version of NH-D15
Compared to the award-winning NH-D15, the S-version uses an off-set, asymmetrical layout and a single instead of dual NF-A15 fans. This allows the NH-D15S to provide state-of-the-art heatsink performance while maintaining superior RAM and PCIe compatibility.
Excellent RAM compatibility
Thanks to its recessed lower fins, the NH-D15S provides 65mm clearance for RAM with tall heatspreaders or RGB illumination, making it compatible with most high-end modules on the market. As the lower fins are recessed on both sides of the heatsink, compatibility is excellent not only on LGA115x and AMD, but also on LGA20xx where there are RAM slots on both sides of the socket.
Asymmetrical layout for better PCIe compatibility
As many current motherboards have the top PCIe x16 slot sitting close to the socket, bigger heatsinks tend to block it. Due to its asymmetrical layout, the fin-stack of the NH-D15S is off-set towards the upper edge of the motherboard when installed in standard orientation. This allows it to clear the top PCIe x16 slot on most current µATX and ATX motherboards.*
* Please refer to our motherboard compatibility list for detailed information.
Using the optional NA-HC3 and NA-HC4 heatsink covers as well as the NA-SAVP3 anti-vibration pads (available in black, blue, green, red, yellow, white), the NH-D15S chromax.black can be fully customised to fit popular build colour schemes such as black and red or black and white.
Scope of delivery
- Black NH-D15S heatsink
- NF-A15 HS-PWM chromax.black premium fan
- NT-H1 high-grade thermal compound
- Black fan-clips for second NF-A15
- NA-RC7 Low-Noise Adaptor (L.N.A)
- Black SecuFirm2 mounting kit
- Metal case badge
140x150x25 (with 120mm mounting holes), 140x140x25 (with 120mm mounting holes), 120x120x25
- Height (without fans): 160 mm
- Width (without fans): 150 mm
- Depth (without fans): 135 mm
- Height (with fans): 160 mm
- Width (with fans): 150 mm
- Depth (with fans): 135 mm
- Weight (without fans): 980 g
- Weight (with fans): 1150 g
Copper (base and heat-pipes), aluminium (cooling fins), soldered joints & nickel plating
The NH-D15S chromax.black is black from head to toe: featuring a black coated heatsink, black fans with black anti-vibration pads, black fan clips and black mounting parts, it’s right at home in all-black builds and easy to integrate with other colour schemes.
|LGA2011-0 & LGA2011-3||✓||✓||with NM-I2011||✓||✓|
|LGA115x (LGA1150, LGA1151, LGA1155, LGA1156)||✓||✓||with NM-i115x||✓||✓|
|LGA775 & LGA1366||with NM-I3||with NM-I3||with NM-I3||with NM-I3||with NM-I3|
|Xeon LGA2011 Narrow ILM / Xeon LGA1366 & LGA1356||X||X||X||X||X|
|AM2(+), AM3(+), FM1, FM2 (+)||✓||✓||X||✓||✓|
|sTRX4, TR4 & SP3||X||X||X||X||X|