Noctua today introduced the long-awaited all-black versions of its award-winning NH-D15, NH-U12S, and NH-L9i CPU coolers. Staying true to the successful formula of the original models, the new chromax.black versions will be entirely black including the fan and mounting hardware of the CPU cooler with the same signature quiet cooling performance but with a new stealthy appeal. The Noctua chromax.black edition coolers will appease the demands of enthusiasts for a more neutral-coloured Noctua product that will complement most PC builds today. The chromax.black edition coolers will blend well with any PC build even without RGB lighting, from mini-ITX with the NH-L9i chromax.black up to high-performance setups with the award-winning NH-D15 chromax.black.
“Our customers have been asking us for all-black coolers for a long time, but we’re soldering the fins to the heatpipes in order to guarantee optimal performance over many years of usage and this production process is difficult to combine with coatings,” explains Roland Mossig (Noctua CEO). “It took a lot of time and engineering work to find an appropriate coating material and production process that gave us satisfactory thermal performance and consistent visual appearance. Now, we’re proud with the end result and confident that the new chromax.black coolers will meet the high standards Noctua users have come to expect.”
Check out our review of the Noctua NH-D15 cooler here.
Limited Edition LTT BundleNoctua partners with Linus Tech Tips, offering an exclusive bundle for the first 5000 NH-D15 chromax.black and NH-U12S chromax.black sold through Noctua’s official Amazon and eBay stores. The limited-edition coolers will include extra orange anti-vibration pads and custom Linus Tech Tips fan stickers.
In addition to the three new chromax.black cooler models, Noctua also introduced the new NA-SAVP3 anti-vibration pads in black, blue, green, red, white and yellow. These pads are compatible with all NF-A15 line fans such as those pre-installed on the NH-D15 chromax.black, thereby enabling users to colour-customise their coolers for individual build cooler schemes. The NF-F12 fan on the NH-U12S chromax.black can be colour-customised using the existing NA-AVP1 pads. In addition, both models are compatible with the NA-HC1/NA-HC2 (NH-U12S) and NA-HC3/NA-HC4 (NH-D15) heatsink covers as well as chromax line NA-EC1 and NA-YC1 cables that allow for further visual customisation.
Pricing and Availability
The Noctua chromax.black edition coolers are now available on Amazon stores. See store links below.
United States: Amazon
Noctua NH-D15 chromax.black: USD 99.90
Noctua NH-U12S chromax.black: USD 69.90
Noctua NH-L9i chromax.black: USD 49.90
United Kingdom: Amazon UK
Noctua NH-D15 chromax.black: £89.99
Noctua NH-U12S chromax.black: £64.99
Noctua NH-L9i chromax.black: £45.99
Learn more on the product pages below:
Noctua NH-D15 chromax.black: https://noctua.at/en/nh-d15-chromax-black
Noctua NH-U12S chromax.black: https://noctua.at/en/nh-u12s-chromax-black
Noctua NH-L9i chromax.black: https://noctua.at/en/nh-l9i-chromax-black
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