Noctua NH-C14 CPU cooler review -
As always, the packaging -- so that you know what to look for in the stores. Everything is packaged and bundled safely in the carton.
- Cooler + 2 fans
- Thermal Grease
- Users Manual
- AMD/Intel Clip
- extended Philps screwdriver
- Screws, studs etc and everything else needed
So summed up, once unboxed you'll spot the cooling unit consisting of the heatsink assembly, fan and brackets + back plate that support a very wide range of AMD and Intel processors. A little thermal paste is included as well. Also included is a special screwdriver, extra long, we'll show you why later on in the article.
The cooler is nice and big at dimensions of 166(L) x 140(W) x 130(H)mm with the fans included. It weighs 700g without fans and 1000g with two fans. The fan can be used in PWM mode controlled by your motherboard.
We test and review the Noctua NH-U12S and NH-U14S CPU coolers. Both coolers have recently been introduced into the channel with kicks performance and versus some really nice airflow OWM controlled fans that are drop-dead silent. Hey, it's Noctua .. so you know it's good, let's check out the review shall we ?
Noctua NH-C14 CPU cooler review
In the long line of Noctua CPU coolers they introduced another CPU cooler, tagged with the name NH-C14, the heatpipes bent in a C shape and armed with not one, but two Noctua NF-P14 FLX 140mm fans this product is bound to keep any CPU released to date nicely cooled and chilled.
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