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Noctua improves the aesthetics of its coolers with chromax; add some color to your Noctua coolers!
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Noctua improves the aesthetics of its coolers with chromax; add some color to your Noctua coolers!

by Vyncent ChanOctober 17, 2017
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Noctua’s coolers are renowned for their performance. But it takes more than raw performance to make an excellent build nowadays. RGB illumination has taken build aesthetics to a whole new level, and while Noctua doesn’t seem ready to join that bandwagon yet, it is now offering heatsink covers, colorful sleeved extension cables and all-black fans with swappable color vibration pads in its new chromax lineup.

If you thought the bare aluminium look of your Noctua NH-U12S or NH-D15 was looking a little dull, the new NA-HC heatsink cover allows you to enhance the appearance with easy-to-use magnetic securing system. The NA-HC1 and NA-HC2 models are for the NH-U12S, while the NA-HC3 and NA-HC4 are compatible with the NH-D15 and NH-D15S. They come in a choice of black and white, as well as a black aluminium cover with changeable inlays that come in red, green, blue, yellow and black to allow you color-match the Noctua coolers with any build.

Now that the cooler is looking great, it’s time to pay attention to the fans. The fans that come with Noctua’s heatsinks aren’t the prettiest, but they are definitely great for performance. To match with the potentially more colorful Noctua heatsinks, the more popular fans like the NF-A15, NF-A14, NF-F12 and NF-S12A have received the chromax touch too. They now come in black with swappable white, black, red, green, blue and yellow vibration pads. The fans still feature what Noctua is renowned for, like the SSO2 bearing for more than 150 000 hours MTTF and a 6-year manufacturer warranty.

The next step in customizing the fans is to color customize the cables with the NA-SEC1 extension cables and NA-SYC1 y-cables. The cables are available with a choice of red, green, blue, yellow, black and white. The NA-SEC1 extension cable gives you an extra 30 cm of cable length for you to attach your fans to the furthest corners of your case, whe the NA-SYC1 y-cable lets you use two 4-pin PWM fans on as single fan header.

The products are currently shipping and will be available shortly. The SRPs are as follows:

Fans:

NF-A15 HS-PWM chromax.black.swap: EUR 26.90/USD 26.90
NF-A14 PWM chromax.black.swap: EUR 24.90/USD 24.90
NF-F12 PWM chromax.black.swap: EUR 22.90/USD 22.90
NF-S12A PWM chromax.black.swap: EUR 22.90/USD 22.90

Cooler covers:

NA-HC1 chromax.black.swap: EUR 19.90/USD 19.90
NA-HC2 chromax.black: EUR 19.90/USD 19.90
NA-HC2 chromax.white: EUR 19.90/USD 19.90
NA-HC3 chromax.black.swap: EUR 29.90/USD 29.90
NA-HC4 chromax.black: EUR 29.90/USD 29.90
NA-HC4 chromax.white: EUR 29.90/USD 29.90

Cables:

NA-SEC1 chromax.black: EUR 9.90/USD 9.90
NA-SEC1 chromax.blue: EUR 9.90/USD 9.90
NA-SEC1 chromax.green: EUR 9.90/USD 9.90
NA-SEC1 chromax.red: EUR 9.90/USD 9.90
NA-SEC1 chromax.white: EUR 9.90/USD 9.90
NA-SEC1 chromax.yellow: EUR 9.90/USD 9.90
NA-SYC1 chromax.black: EUR 9.90/USD 9.90
NA-SYC1 chromax.blue: EUR 9.90/USD 9.90
NA-SYC1 chromax.green: EUR 9.90/USD 9.90
NA-SYC1 chromax.red: EUR 9.90/USD 9.90
NA-SYC1 chromax.white: EUR 9.90/USD 9.90
NA-SYC1 chromax.yellow: EUR 9.90/USD 9.90

Pokdepinion: The accessories are kinda pricey but then to get performance and aesthetics, all in one package, sure is going to be costly. 

About The Author
Vyncent Chan
Technology enthusiast, casual gamer, pharmacy graduate. Strongly opposes proprietary standards and always on the look out for incredible bang-for-buck.