Date: February 8th, 2007
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Noctua
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH
Reminiscent of a similar design from another manufacturer, this cooler ups the ante a bit with a dual heatpipe design that effectively makes the NC-U6 a four ‘piper. The 29 aluminum cooling fins are soldered to the copper heatpipes and the ‘pipes are then soldered to the base. Fin spacing is fairly wide to allow adequate cooling with the relatively low airflow one would expect inside a case. The threaded hole in the center of the base accepts a screw to secure the mounting clips to the cooler.
The fins are also relieved to accept a fan in the 40-60mm range, should the user wish to mod a mounting apparatus (no fan or fan mounting solutions are included.) Aside from the large hole in the center of the fins, there is no explanation for the other fin openings. I assume this is to aid in passive airflow/cooling, but I have no direct knowledge of this.
A thick adhesive pad protects the base finish and must be removed prior to installation. The base is very flat, though lacking the highly polished finish seen on some other similar products.