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Noctua NH-U14S CPU Cooler Review - Accessories and Documentation

Noctua NH-U14S CPU Cooler Review
The larger of the two new NH-U series coolers arrives for testing. Let's have a look at the new NH-U14S from Noctua.
By: | CPU Air Coolers in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: May 9, 2013 6:11 am
TweakTown Rating: 98%Manufacturer: Noctua

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In one of the boxes of hardware you will find these bits. Here we get the silicone strips to isolate fans and an extra set of fan corners for the same reason. You also get an extra pair of wire fan clips, a case badge, the screwdriver, the LNA adapter and a tube of NT-H1 paste.




The Intel kit offers you a bag with the plastic spacers, mounting nuts, and the LGA2011 screws to the right of the instruction sheets. At the bottom you will see the top brackets to use with all of the Intel hardware, and the back plate that offers LGA1150/1155/1156 mounting.




In the AMD box you will find instructions, a pair of brackets for the top, and a bag with screws and spacers in it. To complete the mounting, you will need to rob the Intel kit of the nuts to keep this hardware secured.




I was also sent a second NF-A15 fan in the retail packaging so that I could test the NH-14S in a dual fan configuration.




Making the Velcro give way allows you to get a look inside the packaging on the right with a list of included bits around it. On the left you can see why the fan is able to force the flow of the air, a bit about the bearing, and another bit about the stepped edge of the fans frame.




As you can see, with the stock fan on the left with the fan clips still in it, along with the retail fan on the right, we do now have a pair of NF-A15 PWM fans for testing, but I did notice that the naming on the sticker changed color. It must have been a last minute change, but from my testing, both fans are identical in specs.

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