Wednesday, November 2nd 2011

Noctua Presents NH-D14 Special Edition for LGA2011

Noctua today presented a new special edition of its award-winning NH-D14 cooler for the upcoming Intel LGA2011 X79 platform. Having received more than 250 awards and recommendations from the international press, Noctua's NH-D14 has become a benchmark in premium quality quiet cooling. The new SE2011 version is a special edition for Intel's soon to be released Core i7-3000 (Sandy Bridge-E) CPUs and comes equipped with Noctua's SecuFirm2 mounting system for LGA2011 as well as an exquisite NF-P12/NF-P14 dual PWM fan configuration.

"Hardware enthusiasts have every right to be excited about Intel's upcoming Sandy Bridge-E processors, but to get the most out of it, you'll definitely need a high quality cooling solution", says Mag. Roland Mossig, Noctua CEO. "Our flagship model NH-D14 has earned a reputation as one of the finest high-end quiet coolers on the market, so we thought that this should be a perfect match. The new special edition for LGA2011 will keep your Sandy Bridge-E CPU cool no matter what you throw at it, and it will do so at minimum noise levels, thus appealing to overclockers and quiet enthusiasts alike."

Noctua's award-winning NH-D14 heatsink features a 6 heatpipe dual radiator design that provides more surface area, better heat-distribution and superior airflow efficiency than conventional tower style heatsinks. Developed to provide ultimate quiet cooling performance in dual fan mode, the NH-D14 is renowned to be among the best premium-grade CPU coolers available.

The new SE2011 model combines the proven NH-D14 heatsink with the latest SecuFirm2 mounting system for LGA2011 as well as novel PWM versions of Noctua's much acclaimed NF-P12 and NF-P14 fans. Supporting fully automatic PWM speed control, the SE2011's NF-P12 and NF-P14 fans use Noctua's new, custom designed NE-FD1 PWM IC that integrates Smooth Commutation Drive (SCD) technology and thus makes them quieter at lower speeds.

Topped off with Noctua's popular NT-H1 thermal compound and full 6 years manufacturer's warranty, the NH-D14 SE2011 is an elite choice for an elite platform.

Price and Availability
The NH-D14 SE2011 will be available soon at a recommended retail price of EUR 74.90 / USD 84.90.

For more information, visit this page.
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21 Comments on Noctua Presents NH-D14 Special Edition for LGA2011

#1
option350z
But how many RAM slots will this block?
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#2
mstenholm
by: option350z
But how many RAM slots will this block?
Yours will most likely not fit under it.

Nice that they finally got PWM.
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#3
Th3pwn3r
Nice to see the fans are still just as ugly as possible.
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#4
Live OR Die
by: option350z
But how many RAM slots will this block?
None if your using basic ram with out heat sinks they will fix under it but for ram like corsair dominator your out of luck.
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#5
Animalpak
by: Th3pwn3r
Nice to see the fans are still just as ugly as possible.
Only the color scheme.
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#6
xXxBREAKERxXx
So noctua NH-D14 still the best one on the market ?
Just thinking selling mine (lga 1156) and buying something for lga 1155
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#7
radrok
I love the NH-D14, one of the few air coolers that perform awesomely and starts to really shine at heavy voltage increases :toast:
The best thing about owning one is the free mounting bracket that Noctua is willing to ship to previous customers :cool:
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#8
micropage7
noctua typical: big and performance
its a nice cooler but its size may make some people think about it again
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#9
Mr McC
by: option350z
But how many RAM slots will this block?
In my case none, but high profile memory is ruled out.
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#10
cadaveca
My name is Dave
by: Live OR Die
None if your using basic ram with out heat sinks they will fix under it but for ram like corsair dominator your out of luck.
The D14 does have a cut-out in the fins to aid in ram clearance.
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#11
tigger
I'm the only one
Aren't ram heatsinks just to make it look pretty though?
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#12
Live OR Die
by: cadaveca
The D14 does have a cut-out in the fins to aid in ram clearance.
:wtf: im not talking about fins im talking about over hang that you will get with the fans.
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#13
option350z
Yeah I obviously know my RAM will never fit with those Fancy spreaders on them lol. I went water a while back and I'm not looking back. But for those not able to get a hold of the bare ram sticks, how many slots do you guys think this thing will overhang? I'm noticing how close together the ram slots are to the socket.
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#14
cadaveca
My name is Dave
by: Live OR Die
:wtf: im not talking about fins im talking about over hang that you will get with the fans.
Um, yeah, WTF. Why is that an issue? Here's some pics I took myself. Obviously recent Dominator sticks that have the removable heatsink on top are not an issue ;). Just pull the heatsink on them.:



With Mushkin BlackLine Ridgebacks, and fan installed as it came out of the box:



Not too sure why the fan overhang would be an issue? Some sticks, for sure, but the D14 has no issues with the majority of ram on the market. It's jsut with select models from select ram OEMs that will have clearance issues.
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#15
Live OR Die
by: cadaveca
Um, yeah, WTF. Why is that an issue? Here's some pics I took myself. Obviously recent Dominator sticks that have the removable heatsink on top are not an issue ;). Just pull the heatsink on them.:

http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=44191&stc=1&d=1320256176

With Mushkin BlackLine Ridgebacks, and fan installed as it came out of the box:

http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=44192&stc=1&d=1320256180

Not too sure why the fan overhang would be an issue? Some sticks, for sure, but the D14 has no issues with the majority of ram on the market. It's jsut with select models from select ram OEMs that will have clearance issues.
Thanks :D, looks like a pain in the ass what if u want to change your ram you have to pull the whole heatsink off.
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#16
cadaveca
My name is Dave
by: Live OR Die
Looks like a pain in the ass what if u want to change your ram you have to pull the whole heatsink off.
Kinda of, for sure. Fortuantely, Noctua's mounting system makes it fairly painless...it's just two screws to secure the heatsink to the mount, which requires you to remove the center fan to access.

I'm pulling heatsinks quite often when reviewing boards, so I hear you on issues like that. That's why I use the NH-C14, as at most, you might have to remove the lower fan, but the C14 also has MORE issues with ram clearance if the bottom fan is used.

I have very limited experience with heatsinks...I find a good one, and I tend to keep it. That said, the Noctua mounting system has got to be one of the very best on the market today. The quality of thier heatsinks is hard to describe...they are damn awesome...but I never understood that very well until I got my own. Now, today, if I needed a new heatsink, the D14 would be it. I'd consider those clones we saw release jsut recently that are very similar, but only becuase they come anodized in red. :p
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#18
sneekypeet
Unpaid Babysitter
by: Assimilator
PWM is novel now? Okay then.
Dual fan PWM on one connection is something not done by most of the companies with dual fan coolers;)
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#19
erixx
PWM finally... mine is only 3 pin, but thanks to Asrock (contrary to p.e. Asus) I can still control fan speed from BIOS.
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#20
mediasorcerer
Whether you go liquid or air, either way you can run into problems with size and components fitting within a case. That looks like a damn fine cooler, and as Pete mentioned, the dual pwm fan feature sounds like a good idea as far as i know.
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#21
[H]@RD5TUFF
It looks like they almost made it bigger . .. :eek:
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