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Noctua NH-C12P SE14 Review



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)
550 g
Weight (with fan)
730 g
Fan compatibility
140x140x25 & 120x120x25mm
Copper (base and heat-pipes), aluminium (cooling fins), soldered joints & nickel plating
Scope of Delivery
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



  • Proven 6 heatpipe design: Recommended by more than 100 international hardware websites and magazines, the NH-C12P heatsink is renowned for its excellent quality and thermal performance.
  • CT     C-type design with Airflow-Gaps: Due to the down-facing design, two large Airflow-Gaps and the oversize 140mm fan, the NH-C12P SE14 provides superior cooling for near-socket motherboard components.
  • NF-P14     NF-P14 140mm premium fan Further improving the original NH-C12P’s much acclaimed quiet cooling performance, the NF-P14 is a highly optimised, premium quality 140mm fan with Vortex-Control Notches for superb quietness and outstanding aerodynamic efficiency.
  • COMP     High compatibility: The down-facing c-type design allows for low height as well as excellent motherboard and case compatibility, making the NH-C12P SE14 suitable for many smaller or desktop style cases.
  • 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=35&lng=en

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