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: 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: WHEN WE REVIEWED the first-edition Noctua NH-D14 back in April 2010, we praised its quiet performance, but our then-current test bed didn’t put out enough heat to best showcase its cooling chops. Fortunately, our new one does.
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.
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.
Excerpt: Massive. That's the word I would use to describe my first impression of the cooler that's the subject of this review. I've reviewed many CPU coolers in the past, and this was the first one which stood out enough for my wife to ask me while I was testing, "What is that thing?"
Conclusion: I know we have covered the NH-D14 before, but it still always amazes me both because of its size and its performance. Even when put up against the good performance of the Intel Water Cooling the NH-D14 still managed to look impressive.
AMD Spring 2011 Phenom II Lineup, Plus Noctua NH-D14 Review
4 October 2011
Excerpt: AMD Spring 2011 Phenom II Lineup, plus Noctua NH-D14 Review AMD At the beginning of the year, AMD launched a few new desktop processors, including a new quad core Phenom II Black Edition and a brand new kind of Phenom II - with no L3 cache.