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Noctua Unveils Wave of Upcoming and Prototype CPU Coolers at Computex

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Last week's Computex Taipei trade show saw the first public showing of several upcoming Noctua products and prototypes such as an upgrade to the C-series of down-draft CPU coolers, possible additions to the U and D-series as well as a new low profile heatsink. Giving an exclusive insight into our current projects, we've gathered excellent feedback from our sales partners, visitors and members of the international press.

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Im liking the loooks of the LP coolers.... They would fit perfectly in a SFF case.
 

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Some sweet looking coolers. Noctua always makes some beastly looking/performing coolers.

Still don't think i'll change from my Megahalems though.(unless it's water cooling, which i'm not planning to do anytime soon)
 
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14 heat pipes ... :eek: :twitch: ...

 

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Good performance in an SFF? I am sold. I keep saying this, but I really think I will be doing an HTPC Build later this year. This would be perfect for cooling.
 
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I like the low profile one where the fan is located beneath the cooler. Though it's just 80mm one...
 
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Sign me up for this guy with 3 fans!



Although I guess if I spend that much, I should probably just go water :p
 
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isn't there already a CPU cooler out like that? coulda sworn.....
 

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I don't get it. What's the big deal? why are these prototypes? They are all copies or beefed up versions of existing coolers. There's little to no innovation. Adding more heatpipes and making bigger coolers isn't innovation.

http://www.thermalright.com/new_a_p...venomous-x/product_cpu_cooler_venomous-x.html

http://www.thermalright.com/new_a_page/product_page/cpu/axp140/product_cpu_axp140.html

http://www.thermalright.com/new_a_p...intel_bp/product_cpu_cooler_ifx-14-intel.html

Sign me up for this guy with 3 fans!

http://www.techpowerup.com/img/10-06-10/41b.jpg

Although I guess if I spend that much, I should probably just go water :p

that type of cooler has been around for quite some time now, but it never really caught on, namely because the design doesn't really help -- it only lowers by a few degrees and its double the weight size and cost. One thing i like though, is the shape of it -- really makes more surface area for better performance with low rpm fans.

http://www.xoxide.com/thermalright-ifx14-cpu-cooler.html
 
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I like the low profile ones as well. Noctura is a good company in my book.
 

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Hoo boy are these Noctua coolers getting massive! I really love how Noctua just seemed to come out of nowhere and are now like the best brand to get when you buy a CPU cooler. These coolers, I have to admit though aren't really impressive. They are just the same as what they already have, just a little different. Nice they are innovating, but it would be nice if they did a little more. Of course I'm sound like a child though saying that...
 
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Hoo boy are these Noctua coolers getting massive! I really love how Noctua just seemed to come out of nowhere and are now like the best brand to get when you buy a CPU cooler. These coolers, I have to admit though aren't really impressive. They are just the same as what they already have, just a little different. Nice they are innovating, but it would be nice if they did a little more. Of course I'm sound like a child though saying that...
Actually Prolimatech came out of nowhere and trumped the king of air coolers at the time, the TRUE, with its Megahalems. If I were to buy an air cooler it would definitely be the Mega.
 
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Man I love Noctua but those darn fan colors kill me but for some reason after a while they grow on you. :D I still love my MEG
 

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Actually Prolimatech came out of nowhere and trumped the king of air coolers at the time, the TRUE, with its Megahalems. If I were to buy an air cooler it would definitely be the Mega.
Well technically Prolimatech was formed by Thermalright employees, so they weren't really nobodys.

As for the Megahalems, it is a brilliant cooler. I had one and it keeps up with water cooling brilliantly. Only reason I stopped using it was because of it's enormous weight. I didn't feel comfortable having that much weight hanging off my motherboard.
 
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I don't get it. What's the big deal? why are these prototypes? They are all copies or beefed up versions of existing coolers. There's little to no innovation. Adding more heatpipes and making bigger coolers isn't innovation.

http://www.thermalright.com/new_a_p...venomous-x/product_cpu_cooler_venomous-x.html

http://www.thermalright.com/new_a_page/product_page/cpu/axp140/product_cpu_axp140.html

http://www.thermalright.com/new_a_p...intel_bp/product_cpu_cooler_ifx-14-intel.html




that type of cooler has been around for quite some time now, but it never really caught on, namely because the design doesn't really help -- it only lowers by a few degrees and its double the weight size and cost. One thing i like though, is the shape of it -- really makes more surface area for better performance with low rpm fans.

http://www.xoxide.com/thermalright-ifx14-cpu-cooler.html
You've got valid points, not always bigger is convinient. So far I really think we need a revolutionary cooler at a reasonable price.