Once we seat the cooler in position you need to align it with the two screw threads. With the help of the supplied screwdriver we can secure the screws, just align the fan blades a little and you can secure the cooler real fast. At the front-side, you need to pop off the fan for this, but it is easily reinstalled.
Once seated you can now connect the two fan power cable to either your motherboard CPU FAN headers or a FAN controller. So yeah, once the motherboard is out, 10 minutes work maximum, we positioned the cooler and are ready for the first test run. It is totally up to you how you want to install the cooler, blowing air from or to the PCI card slots, or turn it 90 degrees facing the rear fan exit of the chassis.
We deliberately installed it this way so that hot air will exit on the top of a chassis. We also did this to show that the high-profile memory DIMMS are not being blocked by the cooler radiator fins. So yes that's all folks. The NH-U14S looks a little bulky, somewhat big and always the brown/beige colors are the Noctua trademark. Like the looks or not, these are amongst the best coolers available in the globe. But let me demonstrate that and put these coolers through our test suite.
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