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Noctua NH-D15 Review: The Benchmark For Air Coolers


To install the NH-D15, attach the backplate to the back of the motherboard, then fix the spaces on the backplate screws. Affix the mounting brackets in place, and then secure them with the provided thumb screws. All that’s left to do after that is line up the cooler with the mounting brackets and tighten the spring-loaded screws. Noctua’s detailed instructions as well as the ease of installation itself thanks to the vendor’s SecuFirm2 mounting technology makes installing the NH-D15 a breeze.

Noctua’s unusual color scheme means that the NH-D15’s brown fans won’t match the rest of your rig anytime soon, but it does serve to distinguish the brand’s offerings from anything else available in the market today. The color scheme is not a concern given the incredible quality on offer.