Noctua FINALLY Has All Black Coolers! - Chromax Black

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  • 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 • 4 225

  • nfijef
    nfijef  9 hours back

    The old colors match Linus' face and hair better. Just sayin':)

    • Nik
      Nik  9 hours back

      that's good and all, but where's my RGB lighting!?! It's a law that RGB coolers perform better after all! Especially red ones

      • Vinn
        Vinn  19 hours back

        I hear echos

        • bruce W
          bruce W  19 hours back

          Yup...just ordered one last night...should be here tomorrow..Yahoo!

          • Str 1066
            Str 1066  22 hours back

            I feel like i need to build a computer just for these fans. My ocd has always stopped me buying these on any glass case fan. Black ones (and the ltt) look awesome.

            • notthere83
              notthere83  1 days back

              LOL that cooler looks like they're trolling the community.
              "Well... you asked for black. Here it is."

              • notthere83
                notthere83  1 days back

                "Few decibels" - it's also about frequency. Man, the number of "silent" fans I've tried before finally trying out a Noctua.
                And I was blown away.
                They truly make fantastic fans.

                • MightyElemental
                  MightyElemental  2 days back

                  I like the bare metal look. But I do agree that black fans are better.

                  • no-trick-pony_lockpicking

                    Just solder it first, then color it black? I don't see the issue(?). Or fill the copper pipes (heat pipes) with liquid+seal them AFTER you bent, inserted and soldered them?

                    • no-trick-pony_lockpicking

                      I am confused. It's sponsored. But it's good. Noctua is good. Their regular colors just SUCK. I wouldn't even care if the cooling block itself was silver+copper. But the color of the fans.. Is there some things going on in Austria with the color brown that I don't understand or why is Noctua so proud of it?

                      • Alex Rod
                        Alex Rod  2 days back

                        I was wondering why my chromax dl15 had a card from you... this explains it all, great product, looks amazing!

                        • Matthew Shields
                          Matthew Shields  2 days back

                          I never understood why people feel the inside of their computer needs to look good.

                          • Burgattti
                            Burgattti  2 days back

                            Never built a custom pc, but have been watching Linus for years, and in a weird way, it was like by having noctua fans and that Colour is showed your sacrifice for performance like a little badge

                            • ElmikoYT
                              ElmikoYT  2 days back

                              the n word

                              • Zeref Dragneel
                                Zeref Dragneel  2 days back

                                so they just realised that people so into to black color..i waiting for white version..

                                • m9000k
                                  m9000k  2 days back

                                  Just for looks they can easilly make at least a black fan instead of the ugliest fan ever made

                                  • Al Pa
                                    Al Pa  3 days back

                                    love my Noctua fans, super low noise especially on minimum RPM

                                    • Ally Burgess
                                      Ally Burgess  3 days back

                                      Good video but is there something up with the audio it's sounds.... off.

                                      • Rs Hnamte
                                        Rs Hnamte  3 days back

                                        Can you do a video on pc parts worth buying from aliexpress?

                                        • G Diezel
                                          G Diezel  3 days back

                                          holy reverberation, batman.

                                          • Alex1911
                                            Alex1911  3 days back

                                            Black fans and silver rads and heat pipes would’ve been good enough for me. Just don’t like the brown really.

                                            • redfox435cat
                                              redfox435cat  3 days back

                                              I'm split on it, looks way better, but its a 50 dollar premium on what's already a 40 dollar premium. This goes way over price to performance gains. Nocutas stuff is good, but not that good. Seriously at this price just get an AIO. I'll recycle my 12U and put corsair fans on it. They would look just fine with just the blacked out fan and easily shave 40 bucks off of it.

                                              • ssjLancer
                                                ssjLancer  3 days back

                                                That's a nice haircut Linus, it makes you look like a homosexual.

                                                • Ammirul Azman
                                                  Ammirul Azman  3 days back

                                                  In term of engineering evaluation, black color absorb heat more thus result in increase of heat. I do understand the concern from noctua part as the increase in heat increase in speed fan and also the noise dB

                                                  • Ulf Nope
                                                    Ulf Nope  3 days back

                                                    imagine if they only kept the copper from the pipes bare O: now im not complaining it looks fucking 9.9/10. but lets be honest the only thing that would top it would be the copper pipes :p tho that wouldnt fit in everything color scheme wise :p

                                                    • Ričs Raivis Vēveris
                                                      Ričs Raivis Vēveris  3 days back

                                                      Trust me i llike computers

                                                      • Ričs Raivis Vēveris
                                                        Ričs Raivis Vēveris  3 days back

                                                        You in 18

                                                        • Ričs Raivis Vēveris
                                                          Ričs Raivis Vēveris  3 days back

                                                          When im 18

                                                          • Ričs Raivis Vēveris
                                                            Ričs Raivis Vēveris  3 days back

                                                            Linus can i get in jykr job

                                                            • Troels Bertelsen
                                                              Troels Bertelsen  3 days back

                                                              @Linustechtips Regarding performance differences between the two, claiming it was down to manufacturing tolerances, why not just make a simple test, switching the fans from the two coolers and veryfying it instead of going totally insane and making acoustic sampling in an anechoic chamber?

                                                              • Meat Bag
                                                                Meat Bag  3 days back

                                                                The black looks boring TBH

                                                                • Kalin Kruger
                                                                  Kalin Kruger  3 days back

                                                                  I already had an NH-D15 cooling my 8700K, but when I saw this awesomeness, I just had to have it! Loving the special LTT edition with the orange accents in my case :)

                                                                  • MrThorp1
                                                                    MrThorp1  3 days back

                                                                    i just noticed all the " shilling " of all the LTT store merch.. the underwear on the back board, lol

                                                                    • TheAnon03
                                                                      TheAnon03  3 days back

                                                                      But how will you be able to show off your high quality Noctua fans and heatsink? That brown-cream combo is the sign of quality.

                                                                      • Kristian Dawe
                                                                        Kristian Dawe  3 days back

                                                                        now time for a ltt designed atx case from fractal design

                                                                        • Nicolas Chapados Girard

                                                                          The écho in this vidéo is enourmous

                                                                          • Hymw
                                                                            Hymw  3 days back

                                                                            Linus Echo Media Group

                                                                            • The Demon Lord
                                                                              The Demon Lord  3 days back

                                                                              thats racist

                                                                              • Kenneth Ravenscroft
                                                                                Kenneth Ravenscroft  3 days back

                                                                                "Intels furnace of a CPU" HAH wait... wasnt that AMD like 8 years ago?

                                                                                • Azar Huseynli
                                                                                  Azar Huseynli  3 days back

                                                                                  Aand

                                                                                  • Recycle Bin
                                                                                    Recycle Bin  3 days back

                                                                                    OH MY GOD ITS SUCH A MIRACLE OH MY GOD ITS AMAZING AND WILL CHANGE THE WORLD

                                                                                    • Atros81
                                                                                      Atros81  3 days back

                                                                                      It's not simply a matter of putting on a coating. A simple coating makes for another layer for heat to transfer through, which in in turn leads to higher temps. Making them all black while keeping thermal efficiency is a harder task then it appears on face value, and personally, I think Noctua deserves mad props for holding out to the demand until they actually could make it work while keeping the performance people have come to expect.

                                                                                      • Alorand
                                                                                        Alorand  3 days back

                                                                                        Weird, for me it was always price not looks that kept me from buying Noctua coolers.

                                                                                        • Russell Cottier
                                                                                          Russell Cottier  3 days back

                                                                                          Note for chart designer.

                                                                                          dB not Db

                                                                                          • Razor AcidPunk
                                                                                            Razor AcidPunk  3 days back

                                                                                            couldve just went with the be quiet! dark rock pro 4

                                                                                            • Skumo Mcbee
                                                                                              Skumo Mcbee  3 days back

                                                                                              The standard noctua colors look great!... in an old school beige computer.

                                                                                              • MONTY
                                                                                                MONTY  4 days back

                                                                                                Just got the U12S with the orange trim. The fan badge is a bit naff :) A spiral would have been nice :) Can't fault the build quality for the price. Everything included was top quality, except the fan badge :)

                                                                                                • JMUDoc
                                                                                                  JMUDoc  4 days back

                                                                                                  Those who think Noctua stock gear is ugly - you know that NON-transparent case panels are thing, right?