Thursday, June 2nd 2011

Noctua Displays New Compact, Low-Profile CPU Cooler Prototype

Noctua displayed a new low-profile, top-flow CPU cooler prototype, that's capable of low-profile mode with a height of just 66 mm, making it fit for certain slim form-factor ITX cases. The prototype uses a C-type top-flow heatsink, similar to the NH-C14, only much smaller, and thinner. It uses four heat-pipes to convey heat to a dense aluminum fin array. Unlike on the NH-C14, this prototype uses a dual-fan design in which the bottom fan is smaller. While the top-fan is a 120 mm Focused Airflow, while the bottom fan is a 92 mm NF-B9. The cooler can be run in dual-fan mode with both fans installed (cooler height will be 91 mm), or single-fan low-profile mode with the top fan removed (cooler height of 66 mm). A "high-clearance mode" with the bottom fan removed also looks possible.
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5 Comments on Noctua Displays New Compact, Low-Profile CPU Cooler Prototype

#1
micropage7
and 1 more it change your board into grill :toast:
it looks heavy class
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Velvet Wafer
by: micropage7
and 1 more it change your board into grill :toast:
it looks heavy class
No.... we had that already :D
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#3
stupido
Curious if it fits on mini-ITX... :confused:
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#4
RejZoR
I wonder if it's any better than Thermalright AXP-140. It has less heatpipes but it appears to have larger cooling surface.
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#5
Imsochobo
wonder if it fits in my GD04B and beats zalman cpns8700.
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