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Noctua Presents NH-D14 Special Edition for LGA2011

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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.

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But how many RAM slots will this block?
 
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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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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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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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noctua typical: big and performance
its a nice cooler but its size may make some people think about it again
 
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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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Aren't ram heatsinks just to make it look pretty though?
 
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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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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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: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.:

d14install 007.jpg


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

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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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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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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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PWM is novel now? Okay then.
 

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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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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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It looks like they almost made it bigger . .. :eek: