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Noctua NH-C14S Review

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Introduction




From the Noctua website:
Noctua comes from a cooperation of the Austrian Rascom Computerdistribution Ges.m.b.H. with the Taiwanese cooling specialist Kolink International Corporation, pooling more than ten years of experience in the development, manufacturing and marketing of high-end cooling components. Established in 2005, Noctua took the international silent enthusiasts' hearts by storm and quickly developed into one of the most acclaimed suppliers of premium quality quiet cooling products. Today, Noctua is present in more than 30 countries across the globe and working with several hundred sales partners. Chosen by noise conscious PC users, system integrators and industry clients alike, Noctua has become synonymous with impeccable quality, excellent customer service and class leading quiet cooling performance.

Noctua has long been an enthusiast favorite. Having earned their place with a reputation for exceptional quality and ultra-quiet coolers that just so happen to offer fantastic performance, it is the high quality of their products for both consumers and industrial clients and their exceptional after-sales support and six year warranties that have everyone singing them praises. It is hard to argue with that sentiment with such a long track record of success with the exceptional NH-D15 and NH-D14 before it, or the NH-U12S and NH-U14S. Even their low-profile designs, like the NH-L12, have proven effective. The only complaint anyone has is that their fan colors are quite awful, but would it truly be a Noctua cooler without that color scheme?

Today, I will be looking at the Noctua NH-C14S. This new variation on the older NH-C14 appears to be no more than a minor update until you take a closer look. The design is offset to increases compatibility with motherboard expansion slots. This makes the NH-C14S more compatible with mini-ITX and micro-ATX motherboards. It's also a single-fan offering where the older NH-C14 used two fans, which allows the cooler to offer better memory and case compatibility. In the age of tower coolers, it will be interesting to see how this top-flow design performs.

Specifications
MANUFACTURER:Noctua
MODEL:NH-C14S
SOCKET SUPPORT:Intel: LGA1150, LGA1151, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA2011
AMD: AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2, FM2+
HEATSINK:Material: Aluminum (Fins)
Copper (Heatpipes & Base)
Dimensions: 115 / 142 x 140 x 163 mm
Heatpipes: Ø6 mm - 6pcs
Weight: 1015 g (w/fan)
FANS:Model: NF-A14 PWM
Dimensions: 140 mm x 140 mm x 25 mm
Fan Speed: 1200 RPM (w/LNA) 1500 RPM (Max)
Fan Airflow: 67 CFM (Max w/LNA) 82.5 CFM (Max)
Fan Noise: 19.2 dBA (Max w/LNA) 24.6 dBA (Max)
FEATURES:6 heatpipe C-Type design
PWM Support and Low-Noise adaptor
SecuFirm 2 mounting system
Offset layout
High RAM & PCIe compatibility
WARRANTY:Six years
MSRP:$79.99
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