Noctua FINALLY Has All Black Coolers! - Chromax Black

  • Published: 08 October 2019
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    Noctua is finally offering all-black PC cooler designs, including an LTT edition one! But do these new blacked out coolers have equal thermals and acoustics to the originals that made the brand famous? Let's test it.

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Comments • 4 096

  • Stringer
    Stringer  4 hours back

    Wait is linus' hair not a bunch of deadly spikes

    • Van Derham
      Van Derham  11 hours back

      Nah, I don't care. Brown is fine, looks unique. Also: I do build and use computers, not display windows.

      • Timi Kärkkäinen
        Timi Kärkkäinen  15 hours back

        And they cost extra

        • Sean Will
          Sean Will  16 hours back

          Finally got my LTT Edition Chromax NH-D15! Can’t wait to test it out.

          • Levente Kolcsar
            Levente Kolcsar  20 hours back

            finally, that's the cooler I want for my future Ryzen :D

            • oogrooq
              oogrooq  1 days back

              I still like my baby shit brown, and adult diarrhea brown fans because they are instantly recognizable.

              • Cryptic Bore
                Cryptic Bore  1 days back

                What about australia

                • Brent VL
                  Brent VL  1 days back

                  Our sponsor GLASSWIRE *double taps right half of screen*

                  • Eugene Gubanov
                    Eugene Gubanov  2 days back

                    Ok... Now wait for another 10 years for Noctua RGB fans... :)

                    • jonathan er
                      jonathan er  2 days back

                      LOL, finally no more shit brown colors

                      • Cipher Samurai
                        Cipher Samurai  2 days back

                        I am crazy about the samurai art at 10:24 I JUST WANT IT! not sure if my wife will let me tho XD

                        • A Ahmed
                          A Ahmed  2 days back

                          I ordered one while building a PC. Had no clue that I was going to receive an LTT edition Noctua fan.. I’m soo beyond happy!! Like not only did I get a Noctua Chromax.. I got a freaking LTT edition.

                          • Mischa077
                            Mischa077  2 days back

                            Wich one is better the NH-L9I or the NH-U12S

                            • Timi Kärkkäinen
                              Timi Kärkkäinen  4 hours back

                              @Mischa077 If youre going to keep your system for years you probably want PCI4

                            • Mischa077
                              Mischa077  14 hours back

                              Timi Kärkkäinen okay thanks ill think about it but the x470- F does not need a bios update

                            • Mischa077
                              Mischa077  15 hours back

                              Timi Kärkkäinen thanks and another question. Does the rog strix x470-F gaming fit with the Ryzen 5 3600

                            • Timi Kärkkäinen
                              Timi Kärkkäinen  15 hours back


                          • Bruce Williams
                            Bruce Williams  2 days back

                            If I make it and get the LLT version, I might have to rethink my next build and turn it into a Gigabyte system.

                            • The117thCon
                              The117thCon  3 days back

                              Anybody notice the label of D15s in their test charts despite these being D15 style for the black coolers?

                              • Nickolas Lim
                                Nickolas Lim  3 days back

                                not used to your clean hair lol

                                • Zach Hayes
                                  Zach Hayes  3 days back

                                  Disapointed the intro text wasnt back in black

                                  • Urahara
                                    Urahara  3 days back

                                    Just tell us they are graphene coated...

                                    • Dave Pacheco
                                      Dave Pacheco  3 days back

                                      Got one! So happy! Didn't need a new cooler but couldn't pass up on how cool it looked.

                                      • Jameson Totty
                                        Jameson Totty  3 days back


                                        • Anthony Diaz
                                          Anthony Diaz  3 days back

                                          Who made that LTT edition ladder in the background?

                                          • Joshua Frell Te
                                            Joshua Frell Te  4 days back

                                            rgb noctua fans next pleeease HHAHAHAHA

                                            • Pablo P
                                              Pablo P  4 days back

                                              Do you know there are devices made to measure RPM optically? You just point them at the spining thing and they tell you. Of course, going to an anechoic chamber is cooler.

                                              • Robert Neve
                                                Robert Neve  4 days back

                                                Alas I just bought a dark rock 4 so they're a little late for me :(

                                                • necro1970
                                                  necro1970  4 days back

                                                  A nephew of mine ordered 2 (!) D15 chromax black LTT - by mistake (wtf *lol*) - which he realised too late.
                                                  So i instantly took the chance and relieved him, got it yesterday and replaced the boxed 2600x' cooler.
                                                  Just wow - "a big difference" would be a silly understatement - i couldn't be happier.
                                                  As i swapped my trusty i5 2500k rig for the broken wife's pc, i built new recently.
                                                  On an MSI MEG X570, but deliberately with a cheap 2600x (who serves me plenty enough) to update to a top of the line Ryzen 4000 next year.
                                                  So though i had no real need for great cooling now - i'm now ready for whatever comes.
                                                  And i didn't suppose how much of a difference it would make - that puny 2600x now really stretches its legs effortlessly (and stays a good 25°c cooler while doing it).
                                                  Considering my former Scythe Mugen and Prolimatech Megahalems still work like on day 1 in older family rigs i refurbished,
                                                  i guess this Noctua will be a great companion for quite some time to come.
                                                  Though i know we Austrians do some awesome gear (guess what's in my weapon lockers :p)....
                                                  thanks for that video and pointing me in the right direction just at the right time ;-)

                                                  • Orashgle
                                                    Orashgle  4 days back

                                                    i swear ive seen these a couple of months ago

                                                    • Dale W
                                                      Dale W  4 days back

                                                      Can you swap the fans between them to eliminate the differential from the manufacturing tolerances? This wont showcase the visual improvement, but it will eliminate the delta between fans

                                                      • William Marcum
                                                        William Marcum  4 days back

                                                        I can finally buy a Noctua fan.

                                                        • Quinton Gibson
                                                          Quinton Gibson  4 days back

                                                          Looks cool, but I already have Chromax fans and Chromax heatsink covers for my NH-D15

                                                          • stephen harbin
                                                            stephen harbin  4 days back

                                                            Anyone have any thoughts that Deep Cool Assassin lll now seems to be the cooler winner? I actually ordered both and after the reviews, I sent this noctua back, although appearance wise, it’s gorgeous. Please see Even Linus says, ‘the fact that there’s a color change for the D15S doesn’t mean it runs cooler’.

                                                            • Thugasaurus Rex
                                                              Thugasaurus Rex  4 days back

                                                              Damn the all-black looks so good

                                                              • Wes Buttrey
                                                                Wes Buttrey  5 days back

                                                                Nice! If this was out, I would totally would have bought it! I grunge painted my fans...

                                                                • Paladin Goo
                                                                  Paladin Goo  5 days back

                                                                  And in 10 years, we'll get RGB noctua stuff.

                                                                  • Classified Directory
                                                                    Classified Directory  5 days back

                                                                    Ugly? The beauty of these cooling systems is the highest quality performance and characteristic coloring of the fans.
                                                                    I would never buy a black version, because it looks like other cooling has long been available on the market. Fan coloration was like the hallmark of a brand that is known for the quality of its products. Why would I pay extra to the black version, which looks terrible?

                                                                    • Blue Eyes White Teddy
                                                                      Blue Eyes White Teddy  5 days back

                                                                      Please don't ever distort your data with those horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible graphs ever again.

                                                                      • Hinjeniero Rocoso
                                                                        Hinjeniero Rocoso  5 days back

                                                                        Hate the thumbnail

                                                                        • Yasha Zare
                                                                          Yasha Zare  5 days back

                                                                          Just recieved my Noctua nhd15 LTT version
                                                                          This time, she's both the Beauty and the Beast

                                                                          • Max Roy
                                                                            Max Roy  5 days back

                                                                            Damn you, just put a D15 on my rig last month and would have preferred this all day.

                                                                            • WiseSilverWolf
                                                                              WiseSilverWolf  6 days back

                                                                              They look like the Halloween edition since their black + orange and being released in October.

                                                                              • Hardcore Hardware
                                                                                Hardcore Hardware  6 days back

                                                                                I've been waiting for this for a long time!

                                                                              • starkistuna
                                                                                starkistuna  6 days back

                                                                                Linus looks like hes 57 in that preview pic. rest up buddy.

                                                                                • Alex B
                                                                                  Alex B  6 days back

                                                                                  Their normal fans really are ugly

                                                                                • Mykola
                                                                                  Mykola  6 days back

                                                                                  Guess who just got their Chromax Black NH D15 and installed it. ME. TY Linus.

                                                                                  • Kachalu Jan
                                                                                    Kachalu Jan  6 days back

                                                                                    Where are my MUGEN boys!!💪🏻

                                                                                    • FGI
                                                                                      FGI  6 days back

                                                                                      1:30 Is that a grammar joke or a fan joke?

                                                                                      • Raindog's House of Oddities

                                                                                        Received my NOCTUA NH-U12S today. She's a beauty in black!

                                                                                        • Jon A
                                                                                          Jon A  7 days back

                                                                                          aaaaaaah can you say black powder coat

                                                                                          • TheWelshScot
                                                                                            TheWelshScot  7 days back

                                                                                            Please do something about the sound in the workshop. Wearable mic or something