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NH-C14 Top-Flow Flexible CPU Cooler with 140mm fan
(4 customer ratings / 1 review)

Noctua NH-C14 Top-Flow Flexible CPU Cooler with 140mm fan

- Replaced by the Noctua NH-C14S Top-Flow Flexible CPU Cooler

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.


  1. Six heatpipe C-type design
  2. Two NF-P14 140mm fans supplied
  3. Three different installation options
  4. Excellent component cooling
  5. SecuFirm2 multi-socket mounting system
  6. NT-H1 thermal compound
  7. Compatible with Intel LGA1366/1155/1156/775 and AMD FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2

CompatibilityIntel LGA1155/1156/1366/775 and
AMD FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2 (backplate required)
Max TDPAll
Installation MethodIntel 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 *
MaterialCopper (base and heat-pipes), aluminium (cooling fins), soldered joints & nickel plating
Fan compatibility140x140x25mm / 120x120x25mm
Fan specifications-
ModelNoctua 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
Airflow110,3 m³/h
Airflow with L.N.A.83,7 m³/h
Airflow with U.L.N.A.71,2 m³/h
Acoustical Noise19,6 dB(A)
Acoustical Noise with L.N.A.13,2 dB(A)
Acoustical Noise with U.L.N.A.10,1 dB(A)
Input Power1,2 W
Voltage Range12 V
MTBF> 150.000 h
Warranty72 months
EAN barcode4716123314592
  • *1000g with two fans

Customer Reviews

Hush Puppy


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.


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