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Noctua NH C14
7.6 out of 10

Noctua NH C14

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Overall 10
10

A very good design done one better

Danial B., Newegg
2 weeks ago
  • Summary: If you need the clearances, and high performance cooling power at the same time ... this is it. But ... what else would you expect from Noctua?
  • Pros: It's the little touches that matter. Among those which make this cooler outstanding -- beyond rock solid performance -- are the offset design allowing for graphics card clearance, optional fan placement allowing for tall RAM heat sinks, trivial effort fan mounting system, (with second set of moun...
  • Cons: Note that whilst using the included screw driver to complete mounting, a non-trivial amount of pressure may be needed to catch the threads with the included screws. While this is not unexpected, be sure to use caution and apply pressure ONLY TO THE BASE AND SCREWS. Pressing on the dissipation fin...
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Overall 10
10

Extremely quiet & effective cooler

Jay C., Newegg
24 November 2015
  • Summary: I cannot speak to the quality of the thermal compound provided with the cooler as I used Arctic Silver. I installed this in a 3U rack-mount chassis. Because of the physical design of the cooler I had to use the fan on the bottom of the cooling fins as the top position didn't provide sufficient...
  • Pros: Whisper quiet. Detailed and effective installation instructions for each specific processor manufacturer (Intel/AMD). Came with EVERYTHING you could want for installation (cables, extension cable, thermal compound... even included a Phillips head screwdriver designed to reach through the cooler t...
  • Cons: None.
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Overall 10
10

Outstanding Cooler

ANTHONY M., Newegg
19 November 2015
  • Summary: I am using this to cool an overclocked i7-5820K CPU, at 4.5 GHZ and 1.28 Volts. It is stable running Intel Stress Test, (mid 70s C) and AIDA 64 Stress Test, (mid 70s C, with Graphics test).
  • Pros: Wonderful craftsmanship in the fabrication of this air cooler. It is an easy installation for a 2011-3 Intel Socket, with an included screwdriver and thermal paste. I, for one, like the excellent packaging and am happy to pay for it. This is a great solution for a narrower computer case, (Silvers...
  • Cons: This is not an inexpensive cooler, but the quality of this unit is quite tangible in the superior engineering and superior cooling results.
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Overall 10
10

This thing works great. It is super quiet

Greg, Amazon
19 July 2015
  • Summary: This thing works great. It is super quiet, basically silent, and keeps CPU temps down. I've had it for 4 years now on a i7 2600k, mild overclock. This cooler may interfere with your DIMMs - in my setup I can run 2 DIMMs, which is not a problem for me.
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Overall 10
10

This thing is massive

Dustin H "The Mech", Amazon
6 June 2015
  • Summary: Core I7-3820 quad cores 8 threads 3.6GHz GTX 770, 4x 4GB Viper Extreme. (Tall RAM and this cooler FITS PERFECTLY with the bottom fan on!) Cooler Master Elite 431 Mid Tower Bought this to replace my dead water cooler (pump died) - wanted to stay away from the headache & anxiety of water cooling...
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Overall 10
10

Very good cooler

53rdcard, Amazon
29 May 2015
  • Summary: Super quiet, and keeps my cpu cool, cant ask for much more then that, however, it is VERY big, it wont go over the ram i have so i had to turn it around, and it just barely fit that way.
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Overall 10
10

For the heat transfer enthusiast

Agustin l., Newegg
29 March 2015
  • Summary: Get this if you want to overclock.
  • Pros: This is the best heat transfer device I have ever bought. 100% worth the investment. It outlasted the system it was bought for and installed well into a new system after over two and a half years of continuous use. It gives a secure, forgiving install. The best advantage over the CM Hyper series ...
  • Cons: Obviously large footprint. The versatile mounting options do not make up for the massive size and exacting installation. Will often require removing the motherboard and in general requires attention and patience when installing. Cannot use both fans and RAM with tall heat spreaders. I prefer to l...
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Overall 10
10

included a surprise

Daniel B., Newegg
19 March 2015
  • Summary: I made a paper template before purchasing this large cooler to check for clearance in my case.
  • Pros: I was surprised to find an extra (optional) support bracket that was not pictured or mentioned by other reviews I have read. The bracket is easy to install with 2 supplied screws. This support bracket is to help protect from damage when moving your PC. I see no reason not to use it, even if you d...
  • Cons: none
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Overall 10
10

Superb

Aaron Wright, Amazon
7 March 2015
  • Summary: This fit perfectly in my Lian-li PC60 case. I had some doubts as it is bigger than it looks in the pictures. This lowered my CPU temps from 50 degrees with the stock Intel cooler to 25 degrees. Very nice. The other fans in the case barely have to operate anymore.
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Overall 10
10

great cooler, especially with limited space

Raymond M., Newegg
11 January 2015
  • Summary: tests on other websites show that there is little difference between running 2 fans and using only the top fan (bottom fan only shows a more significant difference). so, if you have RAM with top fins, its not a big deal to remove the bottom fan (which has the added benefit of being somewhat...
  • Pros: •this is a great alternative to the D14. while the performance isn't quite as good, it is one of the best if you clearance issues with the tower style HSF (in my case, the GPU placement on my motherboard is the limiting factor for tower style units) •as expected, great Noctua quality •comes with ...
  • Cons: •Noctua fans are not pretty, and it is very visible through the side window of my case •included fans aren't PWM
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