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Noctua NH-U14S Review

red454    -   January 5, 2014
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Noctua NH-U14S Specifications:

Socket compatibility
Intel LGA2011 (Square ILM), LGA1156, LGA1155, LGA1150 & AMD AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2 (backplate required)
Height (without fan)
165 mm
Width (without fan)
150 mm
Depth (without fan)
52 mm
Height (with fan)
165 mm
Width (with fan)
150 mm
Depth (with fan)
78 mm
Weight (without fan)
770 g
Weight (with fan)
935 g
Material
Copper (base and heat-pipes), aluminium (cooling fins), soldered joints & nickel plating
Fan compatibility
140x150x25 (with 120mm mounting holes), 140x140x25 (with 120mm mounting holes), 120x120x25 
Scope of Delivery
NF-A15 PWM premium fan
Low-Noise Adaptor (L.N.A.)
NT-H1 high-grade thermal compound
SecuFirm2™ Mounting Kit
Anti-vibration pads and fan-clips for second NF-F12
Noctua Metal Case-Badge
Warranty
6 Years

 

 

NF-A15 Fan:

Size
120x120x25 mm
Connector
4-pin PWM
Bearing               
SSO2
Blade Geometry
Heptaperf™
Frame Technology
Focused Flow™
Rotational Speed (+/- 10%)
1500 RPM
Rotational Speed with L.N.A. (+/- 10%)
1200 RPM
Min. Rotational Speed (PWM)
300 RPM
Airflow
140,2 m³/h
Airflow with L.N.A
115,5 m³/h
Acoustical Noise
24,6 dB(A)
Acoustical Noise with L.N.A.
19,2 dB(A)
Static Pressure 
1,51 mm H2O
Static Pressure with L.N.A.
,89 mm H2O
Max. Input Power
0,96 W
Max. Input Current
0,08 A
Voltage               
12 V
MTBF
> 150.000 h
Scope of Delivery
Low-Noise Adapter (L.N.A.)
    4-Pin Y-Cable
    30cm Extension Cable
    4 Vibration-Compensators
    4 Fan Screws
Warranty
6 Years

 

Noctua NH-U14S Features:

  • Award-winning NH-U14 series: The NH-U14S is the first 140mm model in Noctua’s award-winning NH-U series. First introduced in 2005, the NH-U series has become a standard choice for premium quality quiet CPU coolers and won more than 400 awards and recommendations from leading international hardware websites and magazines.
  • Full RAM compatibility on LGA2011: With its 52mm slim design tailor-made for LGA2011, the NH-U14S will not overhang the RAM slots on this platform, thus guaranteeing full compatibility with tall memory modules. On some LGA115x and AMD motherboards, the front fan may overhang the first RAM slot, so standard height RAM (up to 32mm) should be chosen when using the first slot.*
  • Reasonable size for better overall compatability: Standing 165mm tall, the NH-U14S is short enough to fit most modern high-end cases. Measuring 150mm wide (including fan and fan clips), the NH-U14S provides better compatibility with SLI and CrossFire setups as compared to tower coolers that are wider than 150mm or use fans wider than 150mm.
  • NF-A15 140mm Focused Flow™ fan: The NF-A15 is a premium quality quiet 140mm fan with a round frame that complies with Noctua’s AAO standard. Featuring sophisticated aerodynamic design measures such as Flow Acceleration Channels, the NF-A15 further improves the renowned quiet cooling performance of the award-winning NF-P14. 
  • PWM support and Low-Noise Adaptor: The NF-A15 140mm fan supplied with the NH-U14S supports PWM for convenient automatic speed control through the mainboard. In addition, the maximum fan speed can be reduced from 1500 to 1200rpm using the supplied Low-Noise Adaptor for even quieter operation.
  • Anti-vibration pads and fan-clips for second NF-F12 (optional):  For users who want to achieve even better performance by adding a second, optional NF-A15 fan to create a push/pull setup, the NH-U14S includes fan clips and an extra set of custom-designed anti-vibration pads that allow to off-set the rear fan by 5mm to improve acoustics in dual-fan mode.
  • SecuFirm2™ mounting system: Noctua’s SecuFirm2™ mounting systems have become synonymous with quality, safety and ease of use. Supporting Intel LGA115x (LGA1150, LGA1155, LGA1156), LGA2011 and AMD (AM3+, AM2+, FM1, FM2), the SecuFirm2™ mounting included with the NH-U14S guarantees perfect contact pressure and maximum convenience on all current sockets.
  • Compatibility with past and future sockets:  Complying with the open SecuFirm™ standard, the NH-U12S can be made compatible with the older LGA1366 and LGA775 sockets using the optional NM-I3 mounting kit, which is provided by Noctua free of charge. If technically possible, Noctua will also provide upgrade kits for future sockets.
  • NT-H1 thermal compound: Having received more than 100 awards and recommendations from hardware journalists around the world, Noctua’s NT-H1 is a proven professional grade TIM solution that provides minimum thermal resistance, excellent ease of use and outstanding reliability. button
  • 6 years warranty: Noctua products are renowned for their impeccable quality and outstanding longevity. Like all Noctua fans, the supplied NF-F12 features an MTBF rating of more than 150.000 hours and the entire NH-U12S package comes with a full 6 years manufacturer’s warranty.





 

All information courtesy of Noctua @ http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=productview&products_id=64&lng=en&set=2




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  3. Noctua NH-U14S: Specifications & Features
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  5. Noctua NH-U14S: Conclusion
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