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Noctua NH-C14 Review

ccokeman    -   April 5, 2011
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Socket compatibility     
Intel LGA1366, LGA1156, LGA775 & AMD AM2, AM2+, AM3 (backplate required)
Height (without fan)
Width (without fan)
Depth (without fan)
Height (with fan)
Width (with fan)
Depth (with fan)
Weight (without fan)
780 g
Weight (with fan)
Fan compatibility
140x140x25 & 120x120x25mm
Copper (base and heat-pipes), aluminium (cooling fins), soldered joints & nickel plating
Scope of Delivery
2 x NF-P14 premium fan
 Low-Noise Adaptor (L.N.A.)
 Ultra-Low-Noise Adaptor (U.L.N.A.)
 NT-H1 high-grade thermal compound
 SecuFirm2™ Mounting Kits
 Noctua Metal Case-Badge
6 Years


Fan specifications
Noctua NF-P14
Rotational Speed (+/- 10%)
1200  RPM
Rotational Speed with L.N.A./U.L.N.A. (+/- 10%)
900/ 750  RPM
110,3 m³/h
Airflow with L.N.A./ U.L.N.A.   
83,7/ 71.2 m³/h
Acoustical Noise
19,6  dB(A)
Acoustical Noise with L.N.A./ U.L.N.A.
13,2 / 10.1 dB(A)
Input Power
1,2 / 1,08 W
Voltage Range
12 V
> 150.000 h



  • C-Type top-flow design: The NH-C14’s six heatpipe c-type design allows for superb quiet cooling performance while maintaining a much lower profile than today’s tower-style coolers and providing excellent airflow over RAM modules and near-socket mainboard components.
  • Dual NF-P14 FLX fans: The NH-C14 comes with two of Noctua’s award-winning, premium quality NF-P14 140mm fans that can be fine-tuned according to the user’s needs via the supplied Low-Noise (L.N.A.) and Ultra-Low-Noise Adaptors (U.L.N.A.).
  • Low Profile Mode: Run with a single NF-P14 fan underneath the fin stack and with the top fan removed, the NH-C14 measures only 105mm in height, which makes it ideal for use in smaller enclosures and HTPC applications.
  • High Clearance Mode: The lower NF-P14 fan can be removed in order to provide additional clearance for chipset coolers or RAM modules with tall heat-spreaders. Run with a single fan on top, the NH-C14 provides a full 65mm of clearance.
  • SECUFIRM     SecuFirm2™ multi-socket mounting system: Noctua’s enthusiast grade SecuFirm2™ multi-socket mounting provides broad socket compatibility (LGA1366, LGA1156, LGA775, AM2, AM2+ and AM3) and meets the highest demands in safety, performance and ease-of-use.
  • NT-H1     Noctua NT-H1 high-end thermal compound: Noctua's much-acclaimed NT-H1 is a well proven pro-grade TIM solution that provides minimum thermal resistance, excellent ease-of-use and outstanding reliability.   


All information courtesy of Noctua @ http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=productview&products_id=37&lng=en&set=1

  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look: Continued
  3. Specifications & Features
  4. Testing:Setup and Results
  5. Conclusion
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