Noctua NH-C14 High Performance Top Flow CPU Cooler Review

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Noctua seems to be the company really pushing to up the anty and push the envelope on air cooling.  With the NH-C14, they look to take top-flow cooling to a new level, coupling their heatsink engineering expertise along with not one, but two of their top-of-the-line, ultra-quiet, high airflow NF-P14 fans. 


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.

NH-C14 Fan Modes


c_type 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.

p14 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 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.

clearance 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.

SECUFIRM 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.

NT-H1 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.



 Cooler Specifications

Socket compatibility: Intel LGA1366, LGA1156, LGA1155, LGA775 & AMD AM2, AM2+, AM3 (backplate required)
Height (without fan): 105 mm
Width (without fan): 140 mm
Depth (without fan): 166 mm
Height (with fan): 130 mm
Width (with fan): 140 mm
Depth (with fan): 166 mm
Weight (without fan): 700 g
Weight (with fan): 850/1000* g
Material: Copper (base and heat-pipes), aluminium (cooling fins), soldered joints & nickel plating
Fan compatibility: 140x140x25mm / 120x120x25mm
Scope of Delivery:
  • 2x NF-P14 premium fan
  • Low-Noise Adaptor (L.N.A.)
  • Ultra-Low-Noise Adaptor (U.L.N.A.)
  • NT-H1 high-grade thermal compound
  • SecuFirm2™ Mounting Kits
  • Noctua Metal Case-Badge
  • Warranty: 6 Years

    Fan specifications

    Model: Noctua NF-P14
    Bearing: SSO-Bearing
    Rotational Speed           (+/- 10%): 1200 RPM
    Rotational Speed with L.N.A. (+/- 10%): 900 RPM
    Rotational Speed with U.L.N.A. (+/- 10%): 750 RPM
    Airflow: 110,3 m³/h
    Airflow with L.N.A.: 83,7 m³/h
    Airflow with U.L.N.A.: 71,2 m³/h
    Acoustical Noise: 19,6 dB(A)
    Acoustical Noise with L.N.A.: 13,2 dB(A)
    Acoustical Noise with U.L.N.A.: 10,1 dB(A)
    Input Power: 1,2 W
    Voltage Range: 12 V
    MTBF: > 150.000 h

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