Summary: Huge cooling fan. I wanted to stay away from liquid cooling so I over compensated with this baby. My case is an obsidian is a 750D which is 12.7 inches wide. This is is the case you will need. Any case over 12" wide will do, but I recommend the obsidian. The fan cools a Intel 5930k built into a Asus rampage extreme x99 and the temp. readings have never gone over 32 C. on max load. Not loud either.
Summary: Does the job on one of the highest power dissipation chips in existence.
Pros: I've been running this cooler on an AMD 9370 8-core processor for 6 weeks and never exceeded 300° C. I don't game, but I do Photo-Shop and other CAD programs. I have several other fans to move the air through a large tower chassis. I am very glad that I did not become a CPU plumber and went with this air-cooling unit. It is fairly quiet, and my MB modulates the speed, as required. It runs slowly, most of the time.
Cons: It is large and I had to buy a larger (wider) case for it. But, that is physically necessary to wipe off the elevated heat, in my case, from a 225W CPU!
Summary: I had to lay the case flat before I could finally secure to this to the brackets (The hardest part is actually attaching both screws because when you screw one side partially down, the other side bends upward.) This is my fault for not checking the measurements, but it just barely blocks the first most powerful PCI-E slot, which I wanted to save for my graphics card (motherboard is ATX size). I should have gotten the NH U12 instead, which is a little smaller.
Same screw failed on me a lot of times and thing jumped out of the socket during install.
ONILDO L DE S FERRAZ, Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: This is absolutely beautiful and performs silently, but... I had a huge problem with one of the screws that hold the heatsink on its base. You see, it only uses two. Since the first install I could screw in one of them easily, but the one on the other side was a burden to do (always the same one). I've since removed and reinstalled the NH-U14S almost ten times and I'm certain that the problematic screw is ruined.
Summary: If your case can handle this thing, go for it! I have it cooling an i7-4790K right now and it works great! As for the looks, don't worry about adding a little brown to your scheme. These things are beautiful!
Pros: Solid Construction, heavy-gauge mounting brackets, efficient and silent fan. Slimmer design compared to the D14 allows more RAM clearance on some motherboards. Even the included screwdriver bar came in handy affixing a hard-to-reach motherboard screw.
Cons: This thing is big. Of course, if you're looking at Noctua coolers, you should be aware that most of them are. My case held it no problem, but check your case dimensions before buying.
Pros: It moves air around, quietly, and keeps my CPU at about 31C at idle. It does its job, boringly. Boring is good in this case. It's pretty easy to install, and comes with fittings for late-model Intel and AMD mobos. It works fine on an LGA2011-v3
Cons: It's quite large -- don't try to put it in a narrow or full-up case -- read the specs and make sure you've got the room! Also, getting the spring-mounted screws started is kind of a pain -- just be patient and don't force anything.
Summary: Installation is relatively easy, all mounting hardware included. Fan and heatsink combined are LARGE. Installed on ASUS P877-V LK motherboard just fits snug up against G.Skill Ripjaws 8G DIMM, could not have been 0.5mm larger.
Pros: Cool and Quiet - even under load is considerably quieter than previous cooler (Corsair Hydro H80i)
Summary: This FAN is the beast :). I was not actually paid attention to the size but it's very big. So before u buy it make sure you have enough space. It came with AMD and Intel mounts which is nice. But I think they should package it different so we don't waste extra materials. Just a thought. But it's very quiet and cooling my Haswell-E nicely. No complains so far.