Monday, November 2nd 2009

Noctua Presents NH-D14 Premium CPU Cooler

Noctua today officially presented its long-awaited NH-D14 premium CPU cooler. Combining a massive six heatpipe dual radiator design with an exquisite NF-P14/NF-P12 dual fan configuration, the NH-D14 is built to further improve the renowned quiet cooling performance of Noctua's award-winning NH-U12P series.

"Our NH-U12P coolers are widely regarded as one of the best solutions on the market, so it makes us especially proud that we can offer a further substantial improvement in quiet cooling performance with the new NH-D14", explains Mag. Roland Mossig, Noctua CEO. "The NH-D14 in Ultra-Low-Noise mode actually outperforms the NH-U12P at full fan speed, so we're confident that this cooler will appeal to overclockers and silent enthusiasts alike."
Providing more surface area, better heat-distribution and superior airflow efficiency than conventional tower style heatsinks, the NH-D14's six heatpipe dual radiator design was developed to provide ultimate quiet cooling performance with the supplied NF-P14 (140mm) and NF-P12 (120mm) fans. Both fans feature Vortex-Control Notches, SCD technology and SSO-Bearings in order to achieve a perfect balance of performance and quietness.

The NH-D14's asymmetrical design gives more clearance towards the RAM slots and thus ensures good compatibility despite of the cooler's size. Hanging out at the bottom of the fin-stacks, the NF-P14 fan doesn't only contribute to the NH-D14's superb CPU cooling capabilities but also provides massive airflow over surrounding motherboard components and heatsinks.

Topped off with a tube of Noctua's award-winning NT-H1 thermal compound as well as the new SecuFirm2 multi-socket mounting system (LGA-1366, LGA-1156, LGA-775, AM2, AM2+ and AM3), the NH-D14 is an elite choice for the highest demands in premium quality quiet cooling.

Price and availability
The NH-D14 will be available by mid-November at a recommended retail price of EUR 74.90 / USD 84.90.
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33 Comments on Noctua Presents NH-D14 Premium CPU Cooler

#1
Bjorn_Of_Iceland
Looks like it has low fpi.. so it really is designed for quiet fans..

I for one prefer heatpiped tower coolers with high fpi.. couple that with High pressure fans for ultimate cooling performance. fan noise for me is irelevant (heck my ventilator is even louder.) Compare that to the gains in framerate from high stable oc.

so I guess this is a pass.
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#2
random
I hope this will make the TRUE trail behind and the megahalems/shadow too.

Too many new sweet looking heatsinks being release, example thor's hammer it looked like a beast it also looked like it could suck in all the heat from the computer and engulf itself. Though when it came to benchmarking it was just around or a bit behind the TRUE. =[
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#3
BarbaricSoul
Am I the only one that thinks the colors Noctua uses for thier fans is just fugly(f-cking ugly to those that don't know what fugly is)?
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#4
pantherx12
No, quite a lot of us do ha ha.

I describe them as "smokers fans"

You know when you you have a friend with a really old rig and they smoke? the fans look like the nicotine/dust build up lol
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#5
HalfAHertz
pantherx12 said:
No, quite a lot of us do ha ha.

I describe them as "smokers fans"

You know when you you have a friend with a really old rig and they smoke? the fans look like the nicotine/dust build up lol
Naa smoked up plastic gets much more yellow-ish. IMO they look pretty decent, then again I'm not that good with colours
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#6
pantherx12
HalfAHertz said:
Naa smoked up plastic gets much more yellow-ish. IMO they look pretty decent, then again I'm not that good with colours
Ahh your one of the lucky ones then, some of the rigs I've taken apart are horrific :laugh:
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#7
TheMailMan78
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HellasVagabond said:
Noctua solutions certainly cool better than Xigmatek solutions and are more high quality too , besides their price tags are also different so it is quite natural for that to happen.
Oh? Lets seem some benches and we will see some real "bang for the buck".
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#8
HellasVagabond
MailMan you obviously did not understand that i was not refering to performance/price ratio.
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