Slap a big brown Noctua blower on your Threadripper

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 5, 2017 - 04:32 PM |
Tagged: noctua, NH-U9, U12S, U14S, amd, Threadripper, air cooling

The majority of the coolers we have seen for Threadripper are AiO watercoolers, but that doesn't mean there aren't any air coolers that can tame these beasts.  The Guru of 3D tested three such coolers, Noctua's NH-U9, U12S and U14S.  The coolers are large enough that they do impinge on your DDR4 slots, low profile memory is a good idea for all three, especially the the NH-U9 which is the largest of the three.  The latter two have fans which can be moved up to allow DIMMs with extra height but that can create extra turbulence and noise.  Read the full review to see how well these coolers perform.

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"We review three Noctua CPU coolers designed for Ryzen Threadripper / X399 motherboards with Socket TR4/SP3. All three coolers tested have recently been introduced into the channel with kicks performance and versus some really nice airflow, PWM controlled fan. Noctua is re-using their older model NH-U9 - NH-U12S NH-U14S, however, revamped base cooling base plate and the mounting mechanism to fully cover the Threadripper heat spreader."

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Source: Guru of 3D

December 5, 2017 | 11:32 PM - Posted by quest4glory

Good luck finding a DDR4 3200 or greater kit you like, in low profile, which is also on the QVL of your motherboard. There's the rub with these coolers. For every problem one of these air coolers creates for a system builder or hobbyist, an AIO or custom loop solves.

December 6, 2017 | 01:36 AM - Posted by Custom loops are nice though (not verified)

You don't need low profile memory, you just need something without pointlessly large heatsinks. "Standard profile" is enough. The reviewer called it "full-height", but the memory used was well above "full" height: it had tall LEDs/heatsinks that extended the height several mm above the PCB

AIOs are overpriced, loud, and unreliable compared to a good air cooler, and you have to trust that Chinese sweatshop labour built it well enough to not leak

December 6, 2017 | 06:26 AM - Posted by Alma73

This is seriously amazing https://mail.google.com

December 6, 2017 | 07:48 AM - Posted by Baldrick's Trousers (not verified)

If only their fans weren't 50 Shades of Poo.
Well, ok, two shades. But still...

December 6, 2017 | 07:38 PM - Posted by Mr.Gold (not verified)

I agree , they are hurting themselves with this color scheme.
At least they didn't go with neon purple and yellow...

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