Noctua NH-C14 CPU Cooler Review

04 Noctua NH C14 CPU Cooler Review

 

Ever since its release, Noctua's NH-D14 is one of the most popular high performance CPU coolers amongst enthusiasts. However, the massive height of the cooler frequently is a source of concern for users, who possess cases too narrow for the cooler to fit, or for HTPC builders, who are limited by the height of the chassis. It is exactly for cases such as these that Noctua released the NH-C14 cooler, a horizontal C-type cooler designed to fit where the NH-D14 cannot. How does it compare in terms of performance though? We will find out in this review.

Ever since its release, Noctua's NH-D14 is one of the most popular high performance CPU coolers amongst enthusiasts. However, the massive height of the cooler frequently is a source of concern for users, who possess cases too narrow for the cooler to fit, or for HTPC builders, who are limited by the height of the chassis. It is exactly for cases such as these that Noctua released the NH-C14 cooler, a horizontal C-type cooler designed to fit where the NH-D14 cannot. How does it compare in terms of performance though? We will find out in this review.

04 Noctua NH C14 CPU Cooler Review

Manufacturer features and specifications

Socket compatibility

Intel LGA1366, LGA1156, LGA1155, LGA775,LGA2011 on request, Asus X-socket™ & AMD AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1 (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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