Wednesday, August 13th 2014

Noctua Provides Free Mounting Upgrade for Upcoming Intel 'Haswell-E' Platform

Noctua today announced that it will continue its tradition of supplying customers with its premium-class SecuFirm2 mounting kits for novel platforms free of charge. While newer Noctua heatsinks support Haswell-E's LGA2011-3 socket out of the box, older models can be upgraded with the NM-I2011 kit at no additional cost.

"We're determined to provide the best possible support to our customers and over the years, we've sent many thousands of mounting kits free of charge to users who wanted to upgrade to new platforms", says Mag. Roland Mossig (Noctua CEO). "With Haswell-E just around the corner, we're pleased to announce that we'll extend this offer for LGA2011-3. Owners of older Noctua retail heatsinks that don't support LGA2011 out of the box will be able to upgrade to the new socket free of charge!"

Due to the heatsink mounting mechanism being identical on LGA2011-0 and 2011-3, Noctua's previous SecuFirm2 mounting systems for LGA2011 also support Intel's upcoming 'Haswell-E' X99 platform. The following Noctua coolers already include SecuFirm2 mounting systems for LGA2011 and can be used on LGA2011-3 mainboards without any upgrades or modifications:

NH-D15, NH-D14 SE2011, NH-U14S, NH-U12S.

Users of older Noctua retail models that don't include a SecuFirm2 mounting system for LGA2011 can obtain the NM-I2011 kit free of charge on Noctua's website in order to make their heatsinks compatible with the new socket. The NM-I2011 kit is compatible with most Noctua retail coolers since 2005.

The NH-L12 features a special variant of the SecuFirm2 that needs to be updated with the new NM-IPS2 spacers in order to be compatible with LGA2011-3. NH-L12 owners can now request these spacers free of charge at www.noctua.at.

To order the NM-IPS2 spacers (NH-L12 only) or NM-I2011 kit (all other models that do not support LGA2011 out of the box), a proof of purchase (photo, scan or screenshot of the invoice) of both an eligible Noctua CPU cooler and either an LGA2011-3 mainboard or LGA2011-3 CPU are required. The NM-LGA2011 is also available in stores at a low service charge.
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13 Comments on Noctua Provides Free Mounting Upgrade for Upcoming Intel 'Haswell-E' Platform

#1
XL-R8R
Another fantastic bit of support from this company. They dont have to do this at all and to take it upon themselves to offer mounting for newer sockets than what the cooler was designed for is great in my view.

After all, they could take the same approach as other companies do and just release a *slightly* redesigned cooler and charge you another $89.99 for it in the process.


Long live Noctua!
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HTC
by: XL-R8R
Another fantastic bit of support from this company. They dont have to do this at all and to take it upon themselves to offer mounting for newer sockets than what the cooler was designed for is great in my view.

After all, they could take the same approach as other companies do and just release a *slightly* redesigned cooler and charge you another $89.99 for it in the process.


Long live Noctua!
They have been doing this approach for years.

Their coolers and their fans are expensive yes, but their support is unrivaled, IMO: they know how to keep a customer.
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Hitman_Actual
There are people still using air on gaming rigs?
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Svarog
by: Hitman_Actual
There are people still using air on gaming rigs?
Ofcourse, Safer and Quieter than a Closed Loop with a Buzzing Pump.

And you get the same cooling results.
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brian111
by: Hitman_Actual
There are people still using air on gaming rigs?
I'm sure they will send it to you regardless if you do or not.
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#6
Hitman_Actual
I disagree completely.

Air is louder and less effective. You can't OC on Air like you can on custom or closed loop water cooling.

And "buzz"ing sound....doesn't exist.
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#7
brian111
Just in terms of just quietness, the vast majority of reviews out there put air cooling over closed loop. Custom may be different. Performance for the most part goes to water cooling.
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Hitman_Actual
by: brian111
Just in terms of just quietness, the vast majority of reviews out there put air cooling over closed loop. Custom may be different. Performance for the most part goes to water cooling.
well I speak from experience using all 3. I have a closed loop that is as quite and out performs a custom loop. Nothing is quiter then water cooling especially giant fans and heatsinks blowing air.

performance. sorry you're living in a alternate universe if you think this.
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brian111
by: Hitman_Actual
well I speak from experience using all 3. I have a closed loop that is as quite and out performs a custom loop. Nothing is quiter then water cooling especially giant fans and heatsinks blowing air.

performance. sorry you're living in a alternate universe if you think this.
I said performance went largely with water cooling (that's closed loop, with a custom loop so much more). The only reason I said largely is because the top few air coolers are at least in the same league. The most extreme silent users like Silentpcreview.com go with air. That's not to say there aren't exceptions, but this is fairly widespread.
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Svarog
by: Hitman_Actual
I disagree completely.

Air is louder and less effective. You can't OC on Air like you can on custom or closed loop water cooling.

And "buzz"ing sound....doesn't exist.
No issues keeping my 4770K cool at 4,5 GHz with the NH-U14S.

Can't hear my PC running either during Gaming (yes without headphones in a silent room)

So saying you can't OC with air is bullshit.
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MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
by: Hitman_Actual
well I speak from experience using all 3. I have a closed loop that is as quite and out performs a custom loop. Nothing is quiter then water cooling especially giant fans and heatsinks blowing air.

performance. sorry you're living in a alternate universe if you think this.
god, Jesus, get your head out of the sand.
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Svarog
by: MxPhenom 216
god, Jesus, get your head out of the sand.
Hes just one of those Wiki peeps who also believe 30 FPS is the max a human can see.
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#13
MAXLD
by: Hitman_Actual
There are people still using air on gaming rigs?
Why wouldn't they? Gaming doesn't mean directly: top Overclock. Specially today that in most games aren't even cpu bound and the difference between a stock 3.xGHz and an OC 4.xGHz on fps numbers is basically... none.

by: Hitman_Actual
I disagree completely.
Air is louder and less effective. You can't OC on Air like you can on custom or closed loop water cooling.
And "buzz"ing sound....doesn't exist.
Who cares? On a cpu the difference between "max OC on water" VS "max OC on air" (good cooler like the Noctuas) is not even substantial that you notice the performance on daily basis/gaming. It counts for someone that is an avid overclock enthusiast and/or might want to brag about it. And that's fine, but it's not the majority of people out there. A good air cooler (+fans) is more than enough to either get a quiet and cool system, or to have a proper high OC without that "every MHz counts" fever.

The major thing that might need watercooling on a PC is the graphics card if you have one with those stinky low profile fans that start loudly "purring" over time. And if you could slap two Noctua fans there, you wouldn't need watercooling for the noise/temps purposes either, only for the top overclocking ones.
(Actually it's possible to do it, but you need a "PCI slot eater" like the Raijintek Morpheus).

Other than that, slap a good aircooler on a PC with good quiet fans (like the Noctuas) and you won't have a noise or temp problem for years to come on the cpu department. I'm using the D14 for years now, and before I used the good old U12F for more than 5years... it's actually still rocking on my cousin's current PC (AMD FM2). Now that's freaking good value.

Besides, watercooling is an annoyance when you need to remove or clean something, and change some hardware, not counting the price to pay for it (specially the gpu blocks that are usually useless when you change cards.)

I'm all up for watercooling, for overclocking and aesthetics when money doesn't matter, but you don't need any of that for a gaming setup and silent system. All you need is proper good aircooling.
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