Noctua NH-C12P SE14 Top Flow CPU Cooler Review

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The NH-C12P SE14 is the latest rendition of Noctua's award-winning NH-C12P, and provides a flexible, high-clearance, and high performance cooling solution, this time shipping with one of Noctua's top-of-the-line quiet NF-P14 140mm fans.  It is also coupled with a tube of their high-performance NT-H1 thermal paste, which adds value and performance to the package.  The NH-C12P SE14 looks to steal the top-flow cooling crown much as the NH-D14 has ruled traditional tower coolers. 


Building on the proven basis of the successful NH-C12P, which has received more than 100 awards and recommendations from the international press, the NH-C12P SE14 now comes with Noctua's new NF-P14 140mm fan for further improved quiet cooling performance as well as the new SecuFirm2™ multi-socket mounting system. Topped off with Noctua's pro-grade NT-H1 thermal compound and adding support for both LGA1366 and LGA1156/1155, the NH-C12P SE14 is a premium quality quiet cooler that provides lots of airflow for near-socket mainboard components and excellent case compatibility at a height of only 114mm.



6HP Proven 6 heatpipe design
Recommended by more than 100 international hardware websites and magazines, the NH-C12P heatsink is renowned for its excellent quality and thermal performance.

CT C-type design with Airflow-Gaps
Due to the down-facing design, two large Airflow-Gaps and the oversize 140mm fan, the NH-C12P SE14 provides superior cooling for near-socket motherboard components.

NF-P14 NF-P14 140mm premium fan
Further improving the original NH-C12P’s much acclaimed quiet cooling performance, the NF-P14 is a highly optimised, premium quality 140mm fan with Vortex-Control Notches for superb quietness and outstanding aerodynamic efficiency.

COMP High compatibility
The down-facing c-type design allows for low height as well as excellent motherboard and case compatibility, making the NH-C12P SE14 suitable for many smaller or desktop style cases.

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) 90 mm
Width (without fan) 126 mm
Depth (without fan) 152 mm
Height (with fan) 114 mm
Width (with fan) 140 mm
Depth (with fan) 152 mm
Weight (without fan) 550 g
Weight (with fan) 730 g
Material Copper (base and heat-pipes), aluminium (cooling fins), soldered joints & nickel plating
Fan compatibility 140x140x25mm / 120x120x25mm
Scope of Delivery
  • 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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