While this isn’t a server-oriented article, only server and workstation techs are probably familiar with the problem we first faced when testing ASRock’s tiny X99E-ITX/ac. Intel designed its Narrow ILM cooler bracket to conserve space in dual-socket boards, and very few enthusiasts brands care about those. Fortunately, Noctua saw an opportunity where few enthusiast brands tread.
A primary supplier of CPU coolers for the server and workstation markets, Dynatron comes into this comparison from the opposite direction. Newegg shoppers are likely to have seen the name while browsing for other coolers, but ASRock brought retail recognition by including Dynatron's low-profile (2U-server) R24 with its X99E-ITX/ac motherboard. The next model up, the 3U-sized R27 is the largest cooler that the firm sells for Intel’s Narrow ILM.
server level cooling will be loud
big air noctua wins over water in most cases
be cautious when buying a very specific type of motherboard?
and more cautious with the 1 type of cooler we think is bestish?
Is there an Intel stock cooler for comparison?
So, they leave you to figure narrow ILM out on your own. Because narrow ILM is supposed to be for servers, where custom-sized solutions are usually needed.
information provided about coolers could be deduced from the articles picture.
enthusiast level hardware, both chipset and size
pulling the stock fans from dynatrons and adding something controllable? vantec tornado, same relative power/size/noise
there even seems to be other options available even with directional and space mounting demands
"The cooler bracket also seems to fit a Corsair H100i/h80i as seen in Linus's video"
a comment from the initial review for this motherboard.
so this article isnt a ILM type cooler review or a asrock x99e-itx/ac cooler review.
I was initially drawn by the 2U 3U coolers, as I use 3U and 4U server cases for gaming systems
nearly ironic as I am the "target"... commenting
Ill agree, the title(enter intelligent constructive criticism here):D