Monday, May 18th 2015

Noctua Presents Two Asymmetrical 140mm CPU Coolers

Noctua today announced two new additions to its portfolio of premium-quality, quiet CPU coolers with 140mm fans. Whereas the NH-D15S is a high-compatibility single fan version of the elite-class dual tower model NH-D15, the NH-C14S replaces the proven top-flow cooler NH-C14. Both the NH-D15S and NH-C14S feature an asymmetrical layout in order to avoid blocking the top PCIe slot.

"140mm coolers have become the default choice for enthusiasts who seek superior cooling performance for overclocking or near-silent operation, but these tend to block the top PCIe slot on many current motherboards," says Mag. Roland Mossig (Noctua CEO). "With the NH-D15S and NH-C14S, we've updated our successful 140mm dual tower and top-flow coolers with asymmetrical layouts that ensure the best PCIe compatibility."
Tailored to provide superior RAM and PCIe compatibility, the NH-D15S is an asymmetrical single fan version of Noctua's award-winning flagship model, the NH-D15. Thanks to its asymmetrical design, the NH-D15S clears the top PCIe slot on most µATX and ATX motherboards. At the same time, the single NF-A15 PWM fan setup and recessed lower fins guarantee 100% RAM compatibility with memory modules of up to 65mm height. Users who have sufficient room can also upgrade the cooler with either a 120mm or round 140mm fan on the front fin stack for further improved performance in dual fan mode.

Successor to the award-winning NH-C14, the NH-C14S is an elite-class top-flow CPU cooler that is extremely efficient, highly compatible and remarkably adjustable. Thanks to its deeper fin stack and the renowned NF-A14 PWM fan, the single fan NH-C14S provides similar quiet cooling performance to its dual fan predecessor while being even more versatile: With the fan installed on top of the fins, the cooler is compatible with RAM modules of up to 70mm height. With the fan installed underneath the fins, the total height of the cooler is only 115mm, making it suitable for use in many HTPC cases. At the same time, the new offset layout allows it to clear the top PCIe slot on most µATX and ATX motherboards.

Both the NH-D15S and the NH-C14S come with Noctua's trusted, pro-grade SecuFirm2 multi-socket mounting system, the company's proven NT-H1 thermal compound, Low-Noise Adaptors and full 6 years' manufacturer's warranty.

Prices and availability
The NH-C14S is currently shipping and will be available shortly. The NH-D15S will ship in June. The manufacturer's suggested retail prices are as follows:
  • NH-C14S: EUR 74.90 / USD 74.90
  • NH-D15S: EUR 79.90 / USD 79.90
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12 Comments on Noctua Presents Two Asymmetrical 140mm CPU Coolers

#1
micropage7
nice cooler but not offering something that really new
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#2
Joss
About time!
The top PCI slot is an old issue; it is obvious on 2011 mobos, but on 1156 it's a problem if you use SLI/Crossfire: the top slot will then be the best choice for a sound card.
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#3
lZKoce
The only coolers these days, that make my hardware soul wiggle are the one's below 60 mm of height :p but these look mighty one's.
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#4
Ed_1
I am not sure I follow them, a 140mm fan/HS will block top PCIE slot , if top, first slot is VGA use .
There 140mm is 150mm wide .
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#5
Aibohphobia
Ed_1
I am not sure I follow them, a 140mm fan/HS will block top PCIE slot , if top, first slot is VGA use .
There 140mm is 150mm wide .
The heatsink fins are not centered over the blocks, they are offset slightly to the side so when mounted in the correct orientation it will give more clearance towards the PCIe slot.
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#6
TheDeeGee
Joss
About time!
The top PCI slot is an old issue; it is obvious on 2011 mobos, but on 1156 it's a problem if you use SLI/Crossfire: the top slot will then be the best choice for a sound card.
I had the same problem when i used the Gigabyte Z87X-OC with the Noctua NH-U14S. Only way to orientate the Cooler was to face the Fan to the Top.

Must say that the overall temperature is really great this way.

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#7
RejZoR
Anyone remembers the days when solid copper/aluminium CPU coolers were hitting the cooling capacity barriers and new more compact heatpiped coolers started replacing them? This is how these towers feel like. They are just making them crazy big, but the cooling is hardly getting any better.
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#8
Ed_1
Aibohphobia
The heatsink fins are not centered over the blocks, they are offset slightly to the side so when mounted in the correct orientation it will give more clearance towards the PCIe slot.
Ah, I must be blind , I looked right at pic and missed the offset .
You are right .
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#9
adulaamin
Noctua please ship some of those D-15S coolers here ASAP. :D
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#10
micropage7
RejZoR
Anyone remembers the days when solid copper/aluminium CPU coolers were hitting the cooling capacity barriers and new more compact heatpiped coolers started replacing them? This is how these towers feel like. They are just making them crazy big, but the cooling is hardly getting any better.
yeah, and you have the same configuration: dual tower, many heat pipes, big size cooler, various fins shape
and i guess its like the top of air cooler, if we need something better, we need to use new technique
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#11
crazyeyesreaper
Chief Broken Rig
RejZoR
Anyone remembers the days when solid copper/aluminium CPU coolers were hitting the cooling capacity barriers and new more compact heatpiped coolers started replacing them? This is how these towers feel like. They are just making them crazy big, but the cooling is hardly getting any better.
Yea but keep in mind the Noctua cooler may be huge, but pretty much every single 240mm AIO loses to the NH-D15 if you take noise into consideration. So while these heatsinks are massive many are an order of magnitude quieter than an AIO.
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#12
Joss
crazyeyesreaper
Yea but keep in mind the Noctua cooler may be huge, but pretty much every single 240mm AIO loses to the NH-D15 if you take noise into consideration. So while these heatsinks are massive many are an order of magnitude quieter than an AIO.
Exactly. They also don't spill liquid, and only the fan has moving parts.
I find them sexy :oops:
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