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.
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.
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.
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.