Summary: Noctua NH-U14S benefits a bit from push-pull configuration in comparison with NH-U12S with push-pull with overclocked setup. If you need a solid built CPU cooler with good mounting kits and add-ons, this is good.
Conclusion: All said and done the NH-U14S is the most impressive tower cooler we’ve run through our testing format thus far and manages to have a lower MSRP than some of the other competitors. The easy install is also another feather in its cap.
Summary: Final Thoughts
So did Noctua accomplish what they were setting out to do with the NH-U14S? I would say so! One problem many people have always had with aftermarket CPU coolers is getting them to fit with memory that has larger heatspreaders.
Pros: – Amazing performance, – Easy installation, – NTH1 thermal compound included, – Quiet operation, – Can add a second fan if you want
Summary: If the previously reviewed Noctua NH-U12S is good, then the NH-U14S must be good +2, right? Well it is a bit more than that. We now have more heatpipes, a more dense array of cooling fins obviously giving us more cooling surface area, and we also get the namesake of the NH-U14S; a 140mm x 25mm fan.
Summary: In this review Frostytech will be testing out Noctua's NH-U14S heatsink, a 170mm tall thermal solution built around six 6mm diameter heatpipes and featuring one 140x150mm fan called the NF-A15 PWM.
Summary: The Noctua NH-U14S is an excellent performer overall but when you also take into account its size, it's fairly impressive. That such a thin, single fan, single tower heatsink can rub shoulders with bigger, heavier, premium coolers is delightfully surprising.
Summary: The NH-U12S and NH-U14S heatpipe tower coolers are clearly very similar and both are capable of providing excellent cooling performance and minimal noise. While the larger NH-U14S outperformed the NH-U12S, the margin of victory was slight and I would have liked to have seen more of a difference in...
Pros: » Impressive performance, » Easy installation, » Exceptionally quiet, » Great bundle of accessories and mounting hardware
Cons: » Pricey, » Will obviously work on small form factor systems, but perhaps with some caveats
Conclusion: A few weeks ago, I was driving home from a friend's house. As I merged into the highway, my radar detector received a strong Ka band signal from behind. My detector does not false; Ka band alerts simply means police.
Summary: Austrian Cooler giant Noctua released a while back two new additions to their popular CPU cooling line-up. Two single slim design tower coolers in two different versions: the NH-U12S utilizing a 120mm fan and it's bigger brother the NH-U14S, sporting a bigger 140mm fan.
Conclusion: The Noctua NH-U14S is just an excellent cooler overall, and that’s to be expected from a company has dedicated all of its resources to designing and improving cooling for your CPU and system. The cooler is designed with maximum compatibility in mind and I think it works well.
Pros: Very well made, Includes all tools for installation, Simple and quick install, Excellent performance, Very quiet even with two fans and under load, 6 year warranty
Cons: Must buy second fan separately, Can block top most mini PCIE slot possibly