Excerpt: Before I re-write the "About Us" page for Noctua, let's get into why we are here today. Noctua was generous enough to send over their latest cooler, the NH-D14. The D14, as we will call it, is the largest cooler we have seen from Noctua to date. It weighs in at 1240 grams with two fans attached.
Summary: Noctua is back with us again today with its NH-D14 CPU air cooler which is capable of being mounted to just about any desktop Intel or AMD CPU made over the last five years. Noctua is known for premium performance with a premium sound profile, but also with a premium price.
Excerpt: Noctua is a well known name in the enthusiast world for its high-end CPU cooler products. Their flagship cooler, the NH-D14, features a nickel-plated copper base with dual radiator towers actively cooled by low noise 120mm and 140mm fans.
Conclusion: All things considered, Noctua did not only provide the world with a true class-leading cooler, they also went above and beyond the norm and went through quite the effort to make sure you got the very best air cooling performance for your money.
Conclusion: Noctua’s NH-D14 (SE2011) costs £62.98 (Overclockers UK), £64.81 (Scan Computers), £67.99 (Quiet PC) and £66.99 (Specialtech) from our preferred UK retailers while in the USA it retails for $89.99 (Newegg).
Pros: Class leading performance, Very Quiet, Superb build quality, Attention to detail is phenomenal, Extensive bundle and accessory pack, Price competitive with rival solutions
Cons: Size and weight, Cables not black all the way to the motor, RAM obstruction, Beige and Brown not to everyone’s taste
Excerpt: The new NH-D14 is just as massive as the old one. With both fans attached, the heatsink stands 6.5 inches high, 6.2 inches deep, and 5.5 inches wide and weighs more than two pounds, 12 ounces.
Summary: Much like the original NH-D14, the SE2011 model left us thoroughly impressed at the end of the day. If a massive air cooler with silent fans is what you are after, look no further - Noctua has you covered.
The design is unchanged from the original, which of course isn't a knock on this cooler.
Conclusion: Just as i mentioned before in this review the performance levels of the NH-D14 are not something new and so right from the moment i started recording the temperatures for this review i roughly knew what to expect.
Pros: - Cooling Performance, - Build Quality, - Noise Levels, - Easy Installation, - Ability To Add An 3rd Fan (All 3 Can Be 140mm Ones)
Summary: The NH-D14 is a highly impressive product then, but where it will fall down for some customers is its hefty price tag. At £70 it’s more than double the price of the Thermolab Trinity and even pricier than the Zalman CNPS9500-LED.
Pros: - Great, secure mounting, - Build quality is simply amazing, - Great performance, - Quiet with resistors
Cons: - Expensive, - PWM controllable fans would be better., - Standard version should come with socket 2011 clips.