Okay so here we have packaging and bundle. The cooler is preinstalled for you, meaning the fans are already in place and locked in. Unfortunately the middle fan will need to come out again in order to actually mount he cooler -- more on that later though,
Noctua will give you all the items needed for the complete installation of the cooler, you'll receive brackets and kit for Socket Intel LGA1366, LGA1156, LGA775 & AMD AM2, AM2+, AM3. You'll notice that a back plate required as well for installation, meaning the motherboard needs to come out of the PC for proper installation.
In the package you will find:
1x NF-P14 premium fan
1x NF-P12 premium fan
2x Ultra-Low-Noise Adaptor (U.L.N.A.)
4x Vibration-Compensators (for using NF-P12 as case fan)
4x Fan screws (for using NF-P12 as case fan)
NT-H1 high-grade thermal compound
SecuFirm2 Mounting Kits
Noctua Metal Case-Badge
It is a big fracker though, I'll give you that one. Check out the dimensions.
Height (without fan) 160 mm
Width (without fan) 140 mm
Depth (without fan) 130 mm
Height (with fan) 160 mm
Width (with fan) 140 mm
Depth (with fan) 158 mm
Weight (without fan) 900 g
Weight (with fan) 1070/1240* g
You'll spot a whopping six heat pipe dual radiator design with NF-P14/NF-P12 dual fan configuration, the NH-D14 is breathing cooling performance. The unit weighs 900 grams without fans.
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