titleIt’s been a while since our last review of a Noctua heatsink. Part of that has to do with their patients and dedication to make their products perfect before introducing anything. The other reason it’s been so long is just plain delay on our part. We have actually had one of their heatsinks here in the office for quite a while. In fact, some of our more dedicated readers may recognize this one from our test rig. Noctua’s NH-C14 is a top flow cooler design that both helps cool your ram and motherboard while also being shorter than most high end traditional tower designs. How does that effect cooling? Let’s jump in and take a look.

Product Name: Noctua NH-C14

Review Sample Provided by: Noctua

Review by: Wes

Pictures by: Wes


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Socket compatibility

Intel LGA1366, LGA1156, LGA1155, LGA775,LGA2011 on request & AMD AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1 (backplate required)

Height (without fan)

105 mm

Width (without fan)

140 mm

Depth (without fan)

166 mm

Height (with fan)

130 mm

Width (with fan)

140 mm

Depth (with fan)

166 mm

Weight (without fan)

700 g

Weight (with fan)

850/1000* g


Copper (base and heat-pipes), aluminum (cooling fins), soldered joints & nickel plating

Fan compatibility

140x140x25mm / 120x120x25mm

Scope of Delivery

2x NF-P14 premium fan

Low-Noise Adaptor (L.N.A.)

Ultra-Low-Noise Adaptor (U.L.N.A.)

NT-H1 high-grade thermal compound

SecuFirm2™ Mounting Kits

Noctua Metal Case-Badge


6 Years

Fan specifications


Noctua NF-P14



Rotational Speed (+/- 10%)

1200 RPM

Rotational Speed with L.N.A. (+/- 10%)

900 RPM

Rotational Speed with U.L.N.A. (+/- 10%)

750 RPM


110,3 m³/h

Airflow with L.N.A.

83,7 m³/h

Airflow with U.L.N.A.

71,2 m³/h

Acoustical Noise

19,6 dB(A)

Acoustical Noise with L.N.A.

13,2 dB(A)

Acoustical Noise with U.L.N.A.

10,1 dB(A)

Input Power

1,2 W

Voltage Range

12 V


> 150.000 h

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garfi3ld replied the topic: #21080 25 Nov 2011 18:58
Something to consider picking up on Black Friday

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