Noctua NH-D15 SE-AM4 CPU Cooler Review

We installed the NH-D15 SE-AM4 in our AM4 test system. It is made up of the following components.

Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 1700
Motherboard: ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Hero Motherboard
Graphics Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 480 G1 Gaming
Memory: 32 GB Crucial DDR4
Power: Corsair RM650x
Storage: 120GB Samsung 840 Evo
Cooling: Noctua NH-D15 SE-AM4

Noctua does included their low-noise adapters so we will also be including those results in our testing. We will be comparing the NH-D15 SE-AM4 to the Corsair H110i AiO cooler.

For testing we will first be taking our idle temperatures from the Windows 10 desktop after having the system on in an idle state for one hour.

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Next we will be putting 100% load on the CPU using Prime95. We will run it and take a temperature reading at the 1 hour mark.

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If we look at the results we can see that the NH-D15 SE-AM4 did a great job cooling our Ryzen 7 1700, even better than the Corsair H110i AiO!

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