So, Noctua released some new CPU coolers today. Interestingly, they focused on the ability to keep using 'high profile' RAM. Because... smaller CPU heatsinks to accommodate bigger RAM heatsinks make total sense, right. Right?
NH-12S: NF-F12 120mm fan. Extra slim. Allows for big RAM heatsinks even with two fans mounted. 755 Gram.
NH-14S: 140mm fan. Only guaranteed room for big ram on Socket 2011 when using a single fan. (o.o) Dual fan will block the first RAM spot. 935 Gram.
Still, curious how they will perform. Pics after the click!
They should be costing 60 and 70 euros. (70 being the slightly bigger one.)
It's the Noctua NH-U12S and the Noctua NF-U14S. Lastly, would like to note that for the same price, you can get the NH-D14. More heatpipes, more surface cooling area, more bang for your buck. But you technically can't use HP RAM with it!
What do you guys expect from these new coolers? Anything ground-breaking? Or just... yet another grouped release of non-innovative, traditional coolers?
Posted this in the computer chat thread at first, but I think it would make for a nice discussion. Hence, repost.