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Noctua NH-D14 6 Dual Heatpipe with 140mm/120mm Dual SSO Bearing Fans CPU Cooler

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  • Six heatpipe dual radiator design provides more surface area, better heat-distribution and superior airflow efficiency
  • Dual NF-P14 (120mm) & NF-P12 (140mm) fan setup provides a balance of performance and quietness
  • Asymmetrical design gives more clearance towards the RAM slots to ensure good compatibility, despite the cooler's size
  • SecuFirm 2 multi-socket mounting system socket compatibility - LGA1366, LGA1156, LGA1155, LGA775, AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1
  • NT-H1 thermal compound provides minimum thermal resistance, excellent ease-of-use, and outstanding reliability
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Technical Details

  • Socket compatibility: Intel LGA1366, LGA1156, LGA775 & AMD AM2, AM2+, AM3 (backplate required)
  • HxWxD (with fan):160x140x158mm
  • Weight (with fan):1070/1240* g
  • Material: Copper (base and heat-pipes), aluminium (cooling fins), soldered joints & nickel plating
  • Fan compatibility: 140x140x25 & 120x120x25mm
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Product Description

Noctua NH-D14 for Intel LGA 1156, LGA1366, LGA775 and AMD AM2/AM2+/AM3 Sockets, 6 Dual Heatpipe with 140mm/120mm Dual SSO Bearing Fans, Quiet CPU Cooler - Retail

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 5.5 x 6.3 inches ; 3.1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B002VKVZ1A
  • Item model number: NH-D14
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (523 customer reviews)
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  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at November 4, 2009

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123 of 126 people found the following review helpful By Deacon Boogie on October 27, 2010
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My PC, it's noisy. Frankly, it's too noisy. I mean, by most enthusiasts' standards, it's probably fairly quiet. But to me, any time I hear a whine or turbulence I get irritated. I've lived with this system for three years and was hesitant to do anything simply because my next upgrade would be a whole new CPU, motherboard, etc.

I was contemplating an upgrade and was fixated on Noctua's compatibility page for motherboards given that this thing is so huge. Then it hit me -- this thing fits both newer (AM3) and older (775) motherboards, and my EVGA board was on the compatibility list! Who needs to upgrade everything? I'm happy with my system and its performance.

This thing is huge. It's colossal in every way. And you know what? It's so very quiet! Good heavens!

Some numbers:

Running at lowest RPM, with my aged Q6600 overclocked to 3.4Ghz @ 1.5v, my CPU idles at 29-31C. Under load, it goes up maybe 10 degrees. This thing positively sucks the heat away. It's absurd! Who needs water cooling!? Oh, and it's so quiet. It really is bliss.

This is the state of the art in air cooling.


I still have this thing, three years later. It's now cooling my overclocked i2500k CPU and has been for nearly two years. Running 4.4ghz stable since day one. It's still as quiet as a church mouse!
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81 of 84 people found the following review helpful By C.N. on November 30, 2010
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This Noctua heatsink is unfortunately often overlooked, yet it deserves all the praise I can give it and then some.

Many PC builders these days are rushing to the enclosed, single piece liquid cooling setups like the H50 thinking that liquid cooling MUST be better than air cooling, but this is not the case. If you look at good standardized testbeds that take ambient air temperature into account and minimize all variables, this Noctua actually beats them by several degrees, and at a lower noise level.
The only way you can beat the temps of the Noctua is a multi-hundred dollar custom watercooling setup.

With mounting hardware for every current CPU socket, 2 top-of-the-line fans, and high quality thermal paste included, this is truly an all-in-one kit.

-Best aircooler available
-Beats enclosed single piece liquid cooling systems like the H50 by a large margin in standardized review setups.
-Absolutely quiet, high quality ball-bearing fans
-Includes thermal paste that beats out AS5 in most tests I've seen
-Fits every modern CPU socket
-Outstanding packaging, instructions, 3pin splitter cable, "ultra quiet" adapters

-Some motherboards/cases cannot use this due to size. Check their website for compatibility.
-Kind of ugly colors on the fans

If you can fit it in your case and your budget, get this heatsink. You won't be disappointed.

March 2012 Update: It's been about 18 months since I installed my Noctua NH-D14 and I'm still completely satisfied. The fans have held up very well and show no signs of aging, and the cooler as a whole works as well as it did when it was brand new.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Jerry on February 2, 2015
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I bought this to replace the stock fan on my 4790k. I was having some semi-severe temperature issues when using TurboBoost (up to 4.4 ghz) and fully loading the processor to near 100% at 1.260V. I was reaching temperatures as high as 95C, to which I immediately ended the load to avoid severe damage. Needless to say, the stock cooler is NOT a practical solution for running clocks & voltages this high. I turned off TurboBoost in the BIOS, which caps the processor to 4.0 standard clock speeds, but also lowers the max voltage to about 1.15. This voltage decrease keeps the temperatures lower - But why have an unlocked powerhouse processor that I have to baby with the stock cooler?

Enter the NH-D14. Installation wasn't 'easy', but it wasn't hard either. The instructions come in separate books for AMD/Intel. Per the instructions, I removed my motherboard, installed the backplate (fairly simple), and installed the new cooler mounting brackets on the opposite side. It does give you layouts for the final product in the instructions. I chose to have mine intake on the side closest to the drive bays, and exhaust on the opposite side, facing the rear case fan (both fans are moving air in the same direction, on opposite sides of the sinks). I believe this is going to be the most efficient way to install in 90% of applications.

The absolute most difficult portion of installing this sink is finding the space for it. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS COOLER IF YOU'RE RUNNING ANYTHING SMALLER THAN ATX MOTHERBOARD, AND MID-ATX CASE. I am running a standard mid size atx, and standard atx board. I had enough room to get everything installed, but the high heat sinks on my Corsair Vengeance RAM posed an issue and I will be replacing the memory rather than voiding my warranty by removing the sinks.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Sean (sheepborg) on November 30, 2012
When I started building my computer a couple months ago, I was plenty happy with what the stock intel heatsink had to offer. Over all it did not get too hot with the stock turbo of 3.8Ghz. It was then that I discovered folding at home (FAH)and found that my CPU was gracing 70+ degrees celcius and was simply not as stable at 4.4ghz, even with properly adjusted voltages, as i thought it was prior. Something had to give.

Enter Noctua: At first look, this cooler is simply massive. This holds true when you receive the box as well, with the shipping weight at around 5 lbs if my memory serves me well enough

- QUIET!! I turned every case fan down to 800rpm or so, but left the noctua fans at 1300 and 1200rpm respectively and you still did not hear them. Your computer will be so cool, you wont need those other fans to be so loud
- Included fans. Two incredibly high quality fans come with this beast, though one is more than enough to get the job done
- BIG!! the sheer size of this heatsink is ridiculous. To check my installation, i turned on the computer with not a single fan in my case on. Then i ran FAH. then i watched as it stayed cooler than the intel stock cooler at 2150rpm
-Well designed. More than clears most ram sticks, i used Corsair Vengeance LP
- Good value (see also cons) This is no hyper 212 evo. It may cost the better part of 80 dollars, but it includes 2 $20+ noctua fans, which are the best available.
- secure mounting. This beast weighs a hefty two pounds or more installed, so the mounting hardware is no slouch. (See other thoughts)
- LOTS of HIGH QUALITY thermal paste. Ok, so i messed up the thermal paste the first time, my mistake.
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