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Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler

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Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
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Rating: 9.67/10
Johnathon_P@NCIX
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Review Date: 04/17/15
Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
Cons:-None

Pros:-Aesthetically pleasing-Performs with my H80i liquid cooler & the fans don't rev up to 2000RPM (loud)-Noctua
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My i5-4670K does 29c-89c (idle-whole system torture).Asus MAXIMUS VI IMPACT
lembu@NCIX
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Review Date: 03/21/15
Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
Cons:N/A

Pros:N/A
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Plan to buy this soon. I have an LG1150These are the correct CPU compatibilities copied straight from manufacturer...NH-D14Intel LGA1366, LGA1156, LGA1155, LGA1150, LGA775, LGA2011 on request, Asus X-socket™ & AMD AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2, FM2+ (backplate required)
cyrille_b@NCIX
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Review Date: 01/04/15
Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
Cons:massive

Pros:keep cpu cool dont make much noise
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great cooler for the price
David_H@NCIX
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Review Date: 12/03/14
Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
Cons:size?

Pros:Best CPU cooler!
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Did tons of research when building my computer and this cooler always came up on top. Definitely large but effective.
Daniel_C@NCIX
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Review Date: 10/20/14
Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
Cons:NoiseColour

Pros:Preformance
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Great (maybe even the best) air cooler for OC'd processors. The raw performance is the clear stand out, noise is louder then I like personally (and I have since switched to a AIO liquid cooler) but pretty good compared to other coolers out there.It's still Noctua-Butt-Ugly, but if you don't care about that then I would highly recommend the NH-D14 to anyone going the air-cooling route.
Joman_B@NCIX
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Review Date: 08/29/14
Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
Cons:Requires a Full tower caseIt will most likely block your RAM slots

Pros:Performs great (OC'd FX8320 to 4.2 , idles at 28-30C)No leaking risk compared to liquid cooling cpu coolersNoctua fans are replaceable
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It was a bit time consuming setting up the D14 for the first time, but I was faster aligning it after having to change motherboards. This cooler is quite intimidating and is rather bulky but it's quite secure once properly set up.
Captain Mazda@NCIX
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Review Date: 08/24/14
Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
Cons:None

Pros:BIGSuper quietEfficientBeautiful
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Fits perfectly in my Cooler Master HAF 932 and blows directly into the rear chassis fan. Replaced an aging Arctic Freezer 7 Pro Rev2 that was on its last legs. My i7 930 is overclocked to 4GHz and stays at 40 Celsius or below on idle.Check to make sure your case can handle it first.
Migz@NCIX
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Review Date: 08/10/14
Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
Cons:None

Pros:Very quietEasy to maintain low tempsSix year warranty!
Comment:
I purchased my nh-d14 on sale for $60 so it was obviously a no-brainer to choose this over the h100i. If you're looking for a reliable air cooler then look no further.
PAUL_R@NCIX
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Review Date: 05/25/14
Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
Cons:Not as quiet as I was expecting based on some reviews without the low noise adapters.

Pros:Easy to install. Good cooling performance on overclocked i7 4770k. Near silent using the low noise adapters.
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Overall a great unit and would recommend to anyone. Make sure to check ram compatibility on Noctua's web site as this unit is large and will most likely cover a ram slot.
Jennifer_f@NCIX
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Review Date: 05/11/14
Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
Cons:none

Pros:Very well packaged, Easy install, Works great
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This heat sink blows the stock fx-6300 out of the water. Really easy to install. Everything you need comes with it. Keeps cpu at a really nice cool temp. Its really quiet with the size that it is.
Lester_L@NCIX
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Review Date: 04/30/14
Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
Cons:None

Pros:Very powerful
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Got this Heatsink for my 4770K on a Asus Impact jammed into a Bitfenix Prodigy and it fits perfect. Overclocked to 4.5Ghz. On idle it sits at 25c and running prime95 for 2 hours it doesn't go pass 48c. Very happy with the performance on this thing
Henry_L@NCIX
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Review Date: 04/25/14
Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
Cons:bulky

Pros:great air cooler, rivals aio
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Greaat cooler however it's massive ;)
Somebody69@NCIX
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Review Date: 04/15/14
Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
Cons:HeavyInstall sucksPerformance not so greatLouder than Intel HSF

Pros:High quality packaging
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Finally got around to installing the D14. Have to say, first impressions are not great. The installation was not quick. Yes, it was straightforward and the directions were clear, but there are obviously some "tolerances" involved in Noctua's factory. I've installed many, many coolers over the years, and this one was the most time consuming as the 2 spring-loaded screws do not line up well.I'm not particularly satisfied with the performance, either. With the default fan speeds, this makes more noise than the Intel HSF, which I do not consider to be a quiet cooler. So much for Noctua's reputation for silence. If there was cooling performance to spare, I would consider trying the fan speed adapters, but when you're seeing numbers like 59c (p95 blend) on a stock 2500k with 70f ambient, you don't feel terribly confident about dropping airflow and returning to OC'd profiles.I'm going to let the MX4 sit for a few days, even though that should not be necessary. If I don't see an improvement, I will remount the cooler, since I may have disturbed the MX4 too much during the installation process. I notice that cores 2 and 3 are 5c warmer than cores 1 and 4, so there may be contact issues.I do not recommend installing this with your board in the case. I think I would have had a much easier time of the install with a clean board outside of the case, rather than having poor angles and RAM/video card in the way. This review was modfied by poster @ 04-22-14 10:26 PM
ross_w@NCIX
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Review Date: 04/02/14
Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
Cons:pricematch if not on sale

Pros:great build quality
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well made and easy to install.best air cooled performance available
Marc-Antoine_L@NCIX
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Review Date: 03/03/14
Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
Cons:vraiment gros, j'ai eu de la misère à le rentrer dans mon fractal design xl r2

Pros:refroidit extrèmement bien
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Très bon refroidisseur si vous penssé à overclocker votre ordinateur. garde mon pc toujours en deça des 50 degrés. Le seul petit hick c'est qu'il vous faut un énorme boitier pour le rentrer vérifié avant d'acheter
Maxime_B@NCIX
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Review Date: 02/09/14
Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
Cons:Put glove not to get cut

Pros:Cheap on sale
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Satisfied with this big one, at first I tought it would be hard to install because of the size, but finally it was really well explained and the temperature are awesome!
Sish@NCIX
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Review Date: 02/06/14
Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
Cons:Huge, costly

Pros:Quiet, Efficient
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This thing is HUGE. I am coming from the Noctua NH-U12 (pretty large) and this thing makes it look like a midget. I'm glad i have a huge case for this fan...it fit fine but i can see it not fitting in other setups.I personally love this thing. I'm running it on the LOW RPM mode and its VERY QUIET. Its cooling my intel 4670K and it idles at 35C and loads at 45C. Thats pretty good for that processor on air cooling.Would buy again.
mr_sarge@NCIX
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Review Date: 01/30/14
Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
Cons:Really big and heavy

Pros:One of the best air cooling. As best as some water system
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This HS is the best yuou can get. I have this in another computer for one year and it still rock. Keep my i7 950 z 4Ghz cooler than the i7 at stock clock with the stock cooling! I just bought asnother one for a i5 4670k z 4.5Ghz and it keep it cool without any problem. I would recommend it to anyone over the small water cooling kit. Just be sure it can fit in your case (watch out for case with side pannel fan) and be sure to get RAM stick that are compatible with it (Look on their website).
Josh_F@NCIX
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Review Date: 01/19/14
Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
Cons:It's big, can cause issues for people with smaller/cheaper cases and certain types of ram, be sure to check Noctua's site for compatibility before ordering

Pros:Cools very well, quiet, looks good imo, easy to install, includes hardware to install on both intel and amd, as well as a bunch of extra mounting screws/plugs for other fans you may have.
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So after doing some pretty heavy research into what cpu cooler I wanted, I finally settled on this guy. I've owned it for about 2 weeks now and all I can say is I'm very impressed. My cpu went from idle temps at about 30c and load temps at about 45-50c with the stock cooler to about 15-20c idle and 40c max with a heavy load. It runs quietly, looks good imo and was a lot easier than I expected to install. My only complaint is it's big, like a lot bigger than it looks on YouTube videos or pictures, so a lot of ram isn't compatible and it's a serious pan to get fans connected to the motherboard once it's installed, but the size is probably what helps it cool so well.Overall, really happy with the purchase. Highly recommended, 10/10.
CPCP@NCIX
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Review Date: 01/08/14
Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
Cons:Not as low noise as expected.

Pros:Keeps temps low. Easy installation
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I got this cooler on a haswell i7. After reading reviews on this, my expectations for its ability to be noiseless may have been too high. While it is not loud at all, I can still hear it very distinctly at over 5 meters away (I unplugged all other fans and hdd to test the sound). Installation for it was very straight forward and easy to understand with the included manual. Also, it comes with a lot of accessories should you need them. I might try the fans with the lower rpm cable that it comes with.
Ken_B2@NCIX
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Review Date: 01/04/14
Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
Cons:None

Pros:build qualityquietefficient
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I didn't want to make the move to liquid cooling so went with the next best thing. This thing is a beast, but works. My pc sits at 20C at idle and after an hour of gaming 25C. Running my 4770K at 4.5GHz and I have no heat issues at all. I ran cinebench to test stability and under 100% load it did reach 50C, but within seconds after completion temps had dropped back down to 25. It is big so make sure your system is compatible (case size and ram choice). Fans can be moved up on the radiator to give you some more room to fit ram, I had to move my 120mm fan up to fit over Corsair Vengeance Pro ram. Radiator just fit over them so do your research before you buy.
Seawolf09er@NCIX
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Review Date: 12/19/13
Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
Cons:Had to Remove motherboard due to case reasons...

Pros:Quite .... Cheap... Works Very Well
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With the HAF-EATX the mobo cut out is crap with all aftermarket coolers so had to remove everything to install it But man thing is super silent even with the fans maxed out .Currently Running z 4.6 GHz z 1.56 Volts on my 4770k temps stay very nice. Had to check to see if the fans were spinning this thing is so quite . Moved over from an H100 that by this things standards sounded like a wind Tunnel Highly Recommend this thing !
Pui Ling_N@NCIX
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Review Date: 12/11/13
Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
Cons:Color doesn't match well with anything in my caseHard to plug fans in motherboard after installing

Pros:Good coolingNot loud for great cooling and sizeNot too difficult to install
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Great for overclocking Haswell. The fans are quiet when I turn them down. At full speed I do notice them so I had to set them to lower rpm when not running intensive programs.After mounting the heatsink, plugging anything at the top and left side of the motherboard becomes very difficult. It would be smart to plug everything in before installation. Installation can be said to be not difficult, but it's actually complicated enough that you don't want to take it back out to plug the cords in. If you plan on installing top and back fans, do so before installing this.
SirBilliumSir@NCIX
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Review Date: 11/09/13
Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
Cons:- RAM must be low profile- Will not fit in some cases

Pros:- Fantastic Cooling under heavy load- Mounting Hardware is top notch- Looks great- It's HUGE!
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I purchased this thing when I decided to do a case upgrade for my system (i5-760, i55 Sabretooth Mobo, dual XFX ATI Radeon 5850s). In order to make it work, I bought a case that would fit this monstrosity (Corsair Air 540 from a Antec DF-30) as well as purchasing new RAM that would fit (AMD Performance Edition 2133MHz). The results have been great, I replaced the one 120mm that came with the cooler with a second Noctua 140mm that matches the other. It looks awesome, fits with the RAM, and most importantly cools GREAT.With my Core i5 760 overclocked to 4.2GHz, RAM to 2100MHz, under Intel Burn Test at max, I did not see the temps go over 65C under long durations of stress. At idle, temperatures are the closest to room temperature I have ever seen from any air cooler.Very impressed with both the function and design of this product and would recommend to anyone wanting to go all out on their next build.NOCTUA FTW
qwaszxjz@NCIX
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Review Date: 11/07/13
Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
Cons:Takes up a lot of space

Pros:Easy installation and keeps cpu very cool
Comment:
The best air cooler out on the market and is able to keep my cpu at 26 degrees at idle and 34 degrees under load. An excellent choice!
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