Noctua NH-D14 review -
Product Gallery Noctua NH-D14 Premium cooler
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.)
- Y-Split Cable
- 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.
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.
Noctua NH-D14 review
It is called the Noctua NH-D14 premium cooler -- but as I like to call it ... the Big Ben. Noctua had to go back to the drawing board and came up with the NH-D14 premium CPU cooler. It is a six heatpipe dual radiator design to improve both cooling performance and noise levels. Obviously what catches the eyes is that dual radiator uneven design with a 140mm fan sitting smack down in the middle of the cooler.
Noctua NH-U9 and NH-U12 heatpipe coolers
A new trend that started over the past two years is heatpipe based cooling. Several advantages directly come to mind as the principle is quite simple. You move heat towards another spot other than the source. That way you can get rid of that heat not directly away from that source, yet effectively can cool it down optimally on location B. This means less resources and effort is needed at the original point of heat. The less resources I'm talking about is a direct active form of heat dissipation e.g. loud fans. More cooling these days equals more noise, and don't we all hate it ?