Product Comparison: Noctua NH-D15 vs Corsair H110

General Specifications
About the Product
Built on the basis of the legendary NH-D14 and carrying on its quest for ultimate quiet cooling performance, Noctua’s flagship model NH-D15 is an elite-class dual tower cooler for the highest demands. Its expanded heatpipe layout and two premium grade NF-A15 140mm fans with PWM support for automatic speed control allow it to further improve the NH-D14’s award-winning efficiency. Topped off with the trusted, pro-grade SecuFirm2™ multi-socket mounting system and Noctua’s proven NT-H1 thermal compound, the NH-D15 forms a complete premium quality solution that represents a deluxe choice for overclockers and silent-enthusiasts alike.
The Hydro Series™ H110 280mm Liquid CPU Cooler provides quiet, efficient, extreme-performance CPU cooling for cases which support a 280mm radiator.
Key Specs
Cooling Type
Air Cooling
Water Cooling
Max. Airflow
82.5 CFM
94 CFM
Number of Pipes
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Noctua NH-D15 6-heatpipe CPU Fans
  • If you're not going with water cooling this is your best choice. This product beats out most of the entry level water cooling options and performs really close to the top end ones.
  • Keeps CPU extremely cool.
  • I'm actually a bit surprised but Noctua has convinced me. I don't often use Air coolers for builds anymore but if and when I need to I know that Noctua does make high performing products.
  • Best, most effective air-cooled heat sink I've ever owned. Don't even need the second fan that's included, I'm under 60 degrees C at full load at my max overclock.
  • With good airflow, this will allow you to overclock without worrying about cooling.
Corsair H110 Hydro Series 280 mm High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
  • With the two 120mm high flow fans from Corsair acting to push the cooler room air through the cooler vents from the front, for me it's the perfect setup.
  • This baby cools. I installed this in my new Fractal Mid Tower case. You can see the review under my other posts. This cooler was the finishing touches to complete my build. I was running 50-60 celsius on my cpu under medium load.
  • It allows for lower HIGH temperatures during EXTREME loads - loads where my previous liquid cooler often failed and a system shutdown would ensue.
  • With room temp @ 21c, CPU temp @ 27c under low load and I haven't seen it go over 32c under high load. Increasing fan speed will reduce temps.
  • A high performance cooler for unlocked CPUs like 3770k and 4770k. The fans are pretty quite because of their sheer size. Unlike some of the other coolers, this one relies on the motherboard cpu fan controller, rather than the Corsair software.
Size & Weight
6.5 in.
5.5 in.
5.9 in.
12.3 in.
6.34 in.
1.1 in.
2.91 lbs.
2.82 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Noctua NH-D15 6-heatpipe CPU Fans
  • Installation is easy considering the size.
  • It does a nice job of cooling but it's huge. It blocks access to the memory modules on my motherboard.
  • Be prepared for the size of it and make sure it will fit in your case.
  • Only major complain is the size it's huge and a pain to put on and still interferes with ram space.
  • Be careful with the size of this monster. It is HUGE. If you have a large computer case, this shouldn't be a problem at all. The size of the cooler helps with its performance.
  • The heatsink has some decent weight to it, and it is big. Putting it one was a bit tricky because of it's size.
Corsair H110 Hydro Series 280 mm High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
  • The fans are large so they are very quiet. I have a very large case and barely fit this thing in. You will want to measure before purchasing.
  • Fits perfectly in my Corsair Air 540 case. It keeps my i5-4690K overclocked to 4.0GHz at a cool 28C idle and 52C under max load.
  • Also no having trouble finding 2 slim 140s for the push pull as reg size didnt fit
  • I had trouble finding a case that was a decent price and size for this unit. I found the corsair obsidian series 750D full tower for this. It's perfect for my set up and works great for this water cooler, since it is a 280mm and not the usual 240mm size.
  • There have been a lot of complaints about this unit. It is the wrong size. The fans are loud.
Socket Compatibility
Intel:, 2011-3, 2011, 1156, 1155, 1151, 1150, AMD:, AM2, AM2 +, AM3, AM3 +, FM2, FM1, FM2+
Intel:, 115x, 2011, 2066, AMD:, AM2, AM3
1500 RPM
1500 RPM
Cooled CPU (Max. TDP)
220 W
200 W
Noise Level
24.6 dBA
35 dBA
Number of Coolers
Bearing Type
Fluid Dynamic, SSO2
Heat-Exchanger Material
Power Connector Type
4-pin (chiller), 3-pin (pump)
Dual NF-A15 140mm fans, SecuFirm2 mounting system
Low-RPM 140mm fans, Next-generation tubing, Advanced cold plate and manifold design
What customers say about "Features"
Noctua NH-D15 6-heatpipe CPU Fans
  • Even at 100% fan speed, they are not very loud.
  • Slightly puzzled by the inclusion of the speed reduction adapters, as even at full speed, these fans are completely silent.
  • This fan is quieter at full speed than my stock CPU cooler was at it's slowest.
  • It's about the same as the noise floor in a normal room.
  • A long way from the scary temperatures I was getting prior to the new cooler. I cant imagine this cooler getting hot ever!
  • I removed two stars because of sound; namely the very annoying high pitched whining sound that one of the fans made. I ended up replacing the one fan that came stock with this cooler simply because I couldn't stand the sound.
Corsair H110 Hydro Series 280 mm High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
  • The included Corsair fans move air at decent CFMs, while maintaining reasonably low noise volume.
  • The pump and fans are extremely quiet, and now the only noise I hear from my case is coming from my 3 non solid state drives.
  • Loving the cooling and low noise so far. One fan running at ~ 1500rpm and the other ~900rpm, whisper quiet.
  • Installation took much longer than I anticipated. I expect a second set of hands will help.
  • Eventual galvanic corrosion - because different metals are used in the build: i.e. aluminum radiator and copper cold plate.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
6 year(s)
5 year(s)

Price History

Other reviews