- by David_W @Dec 13, 2010
The NH-C14 brings top-flow cooling to a new level by offering an exquisite, uniquely flexible 140mm dual fan setup: The two supplied NF-P14 premium fans can be installed on top and underneath the fin-stack to configure the cooler for maximum performance in dual fan mode and either lower profile (105mm) or maximum component clearance in single fan modes. Bundled with the award-winning NT-H1 thermal compound and Noctua’s SecuFirm2™ multi-socket mounting system, the NH-C14 is a highly flexible, premium-class top-flow solution that further boosts the renowned quiet cooling performance of the much acclaimed NH-C12P series.
C-Type top-flow design The NH-C14’s six heatpipe c-type design allows for superb quiet cooling performance while maintaining a much lower profile than today’s tower-style coolers and providing excellent airflow over RAM modules and near-socket mainboard components.
Dual NF-P14 FLX fans The NH-C14 comes with two of Noctua’s award-winning, premium quality NF-P14 140mm fans that can be fine-tuned according to the user’s needs via the supplied Low-Noise (L.N.A.) and Ultra-Low-Noise Adaptors (U.L.N.A.).
Low Profile Mode Run with a single NF-P14 fan underneath the fin stack and with the top fan removed, the NH-C14 measures only 105mm in height, which makes it ideal for use in smaller enclosures and HTPC applications.
High Clearance Mode The lower NF-P14 fan can be removed in order to provide additional clearance for chipset coolers or RAM modules with tall heat-spreaders. Run with a single fan on top, the NH-C14 provides a full 65mm of clearance.
SecuFirm2™ multi-socket mounting system Noctua’s enthusiast grade SecuFirm2™ multi-socket mounting provides broad socket compatibility (LGA1366, LGA1156, LGA1155, LGA775, AM2, AM2+ and AM3) and meets the highest demands in safety, performance and ease-of-use.
Noctua NT-H1 high-end thermal compound Noctua's much-acclaimed NT-H1 is a well proven pro-grade TIM solution that provides minimum thermal resistance, excellent ease-of-use and outstanding reliability.
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If clearance space is a concern, the Noctua's NH-C14 should be on your short list of CPU coolers to look at. Its design allows gives consumers more flexibility in the ability to use smaller cases or install high-profile RAM, but still retain a high level of thermal performance. It's highly
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I was wondering how tight of fit it would be in my mid tower Lian Li case but it left more than enough room on either sides. It performs wonderfully and doesn't produce too much sound. It was easy to install and perfect for mid tower cases.
Even though this was a tight fit in my midtower case it went in without a fight (had to remove my PSU before installing). Did not come with a 4 pin to 3 pin adapter so need to purchase a couple of adapters to reconnect the case fans (small price to pay).
extremely customizable, only annoyance is you have to remove your motherboard and install a bracket underneath, but then i did notice now my motherboard doesntt quiver when i put in new ram so i guess thats a good thing too love the looks as well
This thing is pretty huge, don't let the picture discourage you, about even with it's DH14 brother in cool, give or take a degree or so. I've got it paired with a 2500k at 4.5 GHz and the temps are extremely low.
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