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Noctua NH-D14 140mm CPU Cooler

Noctua scales things up and offers extremists and ordinary users alike both silence and performance. Let's see how it holds up to our T.E.C.C. today.

| CPU Air Coolers in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Dec 4, 2009 1:03 pm
TweakTown Rating: 93%      Manufacturer: Noctua

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Introduction

 

Larger than life coolers aren't exactly new and I have seen a few cross my desk over the past year. The first few coolers that come to mind are the Cooler Master V10, the Xigmatek Thor's Hammer and even the likes of the Scythe Mugen 2. The major concern with any of these coolers is interior room inside the chassis, as mid towers make installation a real chore for most of these coolers. If room isn't an issue, these coolers all can handle their weight in doing their intended job. Now we have another entrant into this category of coolers.

 

Noctua, who is already well known for having great performance in their coolers, and at almost silent operation, had recently released a new 140mm fan, the NF-P14. This fan boasts more CFM and lower noise than the already good NF-P12 that Noctua users are accustomed to seeing and using. From previous testing, I can see a bit of room for improvement on CFM, but to do that and actually lessen the noise levels, now this I got to see!

 

Aside from the noise levels, Noctua "super sized" the cooling capabilities of this version, not unlike the V10 concept, but Noctua saw no need for the third radiator, or a TEC for that matter. The new release utilizes two large fin assemblies and two fans to get the job handled. Knowing what I have seen from Noctua, I am excited to say the least. Today we are looking at the NH-D14 CPU cooler from Noctua. Let's see just how well they improved on an already good lineup of coolers.

 

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