Noctua NH-U14S CPU Cooler Review


Out of the cardboard packaging, you will see that the NH-U14S features an symmetrical design that has the intention on giving you full access to your memory and no compromises on performance, very similar to the NH-U12S.

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The overall width of the cooler is 150mm, height is 165mm and depth is 52mm. The NH-U14S fit in our In Win 805 with ease. The NH-U14S features twelve (12) nickel-plated copper heat-pipes which protrude out from one side of the heatsink and meet a the base.

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The aforementioned base is made of a nickel-plated copper and features a mirror-like finish. It has a good sized surface area that should give us good contact with most CPU’s. On the side the cooler we’ll see where the ten heat-pipes are capped off, as well as a Noctua logo embossed into the center of the heatsink.

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The NF-A15 premium PWN fan has a max rotational speed of 1500 RPM, max airflow of 140.2 m3/h, is listed to have a max acoustical noise of 24.6dB/A and is listed to have a MTBF of greater than 150,000 hours. The NF-A15 measures in at 140 x 150 x 25mm, and features an SSO bearings.

The fan is attached to the NH-U14S using metal clips that fit through the fans mounting holes. Rubber padding can be found around the corners to help with noise dampening. The fan’s 4-pin PWM power cable is sleeved with an all black dimpled rubber and has heat shrunk tubing to give the cables a sleek and minimalistic appearance.

Our spring into summer CPU cooler reviews continue with the Noctua NH-U14S CPU Cooler, the big brother to NH-U12S we reviewed previously. The NH-U14S is the bigger, badder (a good bad if there is such a thing) and down right better CPU cooler than the NH-U12S, at least it should be. We are going to put it through the ringer to find out! If you are looking to compare the NH-U14S to other Noctua CPU coolers, please head on over to here where you read up on Noctua’s excellent CPU cooling line up! PACKAGING, PRICING AND SPECIFICATIONS Packaging for most Noctua products…

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The Noctua NH-U14S CPU Cooler is a great CPU Cooler, and the bigger, badder and better big brother to NH-U12S.

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