Noctua NH-C14 Top-Flow Flexible CPU Cooler with 140mm fan
Built with six heatpipes in a top-flow configuration, the NH-C14 offers flexibility and excellent quiet cooling performance thanks to the two NF-P14 140mm 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.
C-Type top-flow design
The NH-C14s 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.
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 users needs via the supplied Low-Noise (L.N.A.) and Ultra-Low-Noise Adaptors (U.L.N.A.).
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.
High Clearance Mode
The lower NF-P14 fan can be removed in order to provide additional clearance for chip-set coolers or RAM modules with tall heat-spreaders. Run with a single fan on top, the NH-C14 provides a full 65mm of clearance.
SecuFirm2 multi-socket mounting system
Noctua's enthusiast grade SecuFirm2 multi-socket mounting provides broad socket compatibility (LGA1366, LGA1155/6, LGA1155, LGA775, AM2, AM2+ and AM3) and meets the highest demands in safety, performance and ease-of-use.
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.
- Six heatpipe C-type design
- Two NF-P14 140mm fans supplied
- Three different installation options
- Excellent component cooling
- SecuFirm2 multi-socket mounting system
- NT-H1 thermal compound
- Compatible with Intel LGA1366/1155/1156/775 and AMD FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2
|Compatibility||Intel LGA1155/1156/1366/775 and|
AMD FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2 (backplate required)
|Installation Method||Intel and AMD - backplate, requires motherboard removal|
|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(s))||850/1000g *|
|Material||Copper (base and heat-pipes), aluminium (cooling fins), soldered joints & nickel plating|
|Fan compatibility||140x140x25mm / 120x120x25mm|
|Model||Noctua NF-P14 (2 supplied)|
|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 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|
- *1000g with two fans
This is clearly an extremely well made product; and Noctua was great in terms of support on a couple of enquiries. It is pretty quiet. I would have given it 5* (and may in due course upgrade) if the fans were more controllable. I don't understand - given that Noctua know motherboard designers have a variable approach to fan speed control - why they don't equip this cooler with PWM fans.
Noctua has recommended a work-around (using a "Nanoxia PWMX" PWM => voltage adapter), but wouldn't it have been a whole lot easier just to use PWM fans to start with? As it stands, the noise level is quite low, and not unpleasant, but running at 1300RPM the cooler is definitely not silent. I could use the supplied LNA or ULNA resistors, but that would limit the fan potential if they ever need to ramp up high.
But, as I say, a very good product nevertheless.