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Noctua Announces Free Upgrade for LGA2011

Noctua's free socket-compatibility upgrades, from a business standpoint, are:

  • Good, as they attract consumers into the brand, and add value to products already sold

    Votes: 35 94.6%
  • Bad, as they limit the prospects of existing owners buying new products

    Votes: 2 5.4%

  • Total voters
    37

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#1
Noctua today announced its new NM-I2011 mounting kit for LGA2011. Continuing Noctua's tradition of supplying its customers with SecuFirm2 mountings free of charge, the NM-I2011 kit allows Noctua users to upgrade to Intel's upcoming LGA2011 socket for Core i7-3000 (Sandy Bridge-E) processors. The new mounting is backwards compatible with all Noctua retail coolers since 2005 and will be supplied to Noctua users free of charge after uploading a proof of purchase on the company's website.

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#2
Wow!
I don't own anything from them...But I will in the future because of this...
 
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I think Noctua is making a great move every time they do this, admittedly i don't own anything from them but every time they do this i wish i did.
 
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#5
They charge like 90 bucks for a cooler, this is the least they could do.
 
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#6
They charge like 90 bucks for a cooler, this is the least they could do.
90 bucks for a cooler that compete's with low end water cooling solutions

H60-50 and below.

Secondly, there quality.

Thirdly, That 90 dollar cooler will last 6+ years.

Its the most they can do, and more. Nobody Follow's the trend that noctua has put up, so show some respect.
 
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I do love my noctua cooler that I've got. I'll have to track down my PoP and send it into noctua as I'm heavily contemplating a 2011 build! :)
 
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#8
I LOVE my Noctua coolers too :D

I'll choose ugly + excellent quality and performance over crap quality or performance + not ugly any day :D

this is good news, if I do find a way to upgrade to a i7 3820 + G1 Sniper 2, I could reuse my NH-U12P :toast:

Wow!
I don't own anything from them...But I will in the future because of this...
if you ever get one its the material and craftsmanship quality and great performance that will keep you as a noctua customer :)
 

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#9
90 dolar for six year....dude even if u eat only once a day 90dolar wont even last for 2months......i will actually consider buying after noctua cooler after this:)
 
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#10
Same my next cooler may be a noctua with excellent customer service and customer retention they provide!
 

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#11
They charge like 90 bucks for a cooler, this is the least they could do.
If youre talkin about D14 its worth Lol
a Noctua fan itself cost you 15-20 bucks
I bought U12P SE2 years ago this is great news, I dont have to buy new HSF if I upgrade to LGA2011, Thanks Noctua :rockout:
 
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Good, to see a company stand behind their products and do right by their customers.
 
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#13
Good job,Noctua.
Well done.
 

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Fanstastic.
 

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UPDATE:


My upgrade kit has arrived!







 

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Possibly. :D


Had to post pics..the package is very impressive. Even the little note inside is hand-signed. There must be at least several hundred of these packages going out to other users, and for the CEO of a company to hand-sign a note inside every one is stunning.

Noctua deserves some recognition for offering this to nearly ever user that owns one of their products. It's not like they stuffed the parts into a platic baggie, and tossed it in the mail...they put serious thought and design into the packaging and presentation that I've never seen before for situations like this. I've paid for "upgrade" brackets that came in a far less impressive package.


And hence the pics...as always, until you see what Noctua does for their customers first-hand, it might be hard to recognize just how bloody fantastic they are as a company. I cannot hype them up enough.
 
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Does anyone know if Noctua sends these upgrade kits for free within EU or you have to pay delivery costs if you are from outside Austria?
 

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I am most definitely outside of Austria, and I did not pay any shipping. I do not think ANYONE has to pay for shipping..Noctua is covering it all, it seems, as there is no place to enter payment information in the order form.