Noctua NH-U9, U12S, U14S TR4-SP3 Threadripper cooler review

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Product Showcase Noctua NH-U14S

Product Showcase Noctua NH-U14S


For just ten bucks more you can get the 140mm cooling version and an extra heatpipe. hence we advise you this one; the Noctua NH-U14S TR4-SP3. Again, this 140mm FAN model comes with an extra heat-pipe. More fan surface and a superb NF-A15 PWM fan. Armed with six heatpipes, one radiator and one of the best fans available on the market, the Noctua formula works out best with this one.


The bigger U14S cooler has dimensions of 165(H) x 150(W) x 52(D)mm without the fan included. It weighs 1030 g with a fan. The fan can be used in PWM mode controlled by your motherboard. Should you not have that option and if you can only feed it with 100% power, then included are little resistor wires to keep fan RPM in a drop-dead silent configuration.


Here again, I need to mention that a second fan can be installed easily, so if you like to go for a push-pull configuration and perhaps shave off another few degrees of your CPU core temperature. 


Heatpipes a little more up-close, six of them making this product very effective. The fan used here is a the NF-A15 140mm fan with PWM support for fully automatic speed control. Please notice that the memory heat spreader is in front of the fan? The G.Skill Trident Z DIMMs have an angular (shark fin) shaped heat spreader. That actually created extra noise being so close to the fan.


Once you move the fan upwards a bit the noise levels came down to normal. So yes, with all three cooler, full height DDR4 DIMM are a bit of a thing.  

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