titleJust a few weeks ago I had the chance to tell everyone about the Noctua heatsink that we have been running on our LGA 1155 test bench for almost a year. Because of how happy we have been with it we decided to give another Noctua heatsink a chance for our new LGA 2011 test bench. We went with the NH-D14 for the ultimate performance. We have actually taken a look at that same heatsink before in the past HERE, but with the special edition we decided to go over the new brackets and compare the NH-D14 to Intel’s water cooling. Will the monster air cooling outperform water cooling? Let’s find out.


Product Name: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011

Review Sample Provided by: Noctua

Review by: Wes

Pictures by: Wes


Heatsink Specifications

Socket compatibility

Intel LGA2011

Height (without fan)

160 mm

Width (without fan)

140 mm

Depth (without fan)

130 mm

Height (with fan)

160 mm

Width (with fan)

140 mm

Depth (with fan)

158 mm

Weight (without fan)

900 g


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

Fan compatibility

140x140x25 & 120x120x25mm

Scope of Delivery

1x NF-P14 PWM premium fan

1x NF-P12 PWM premium fan

2x Low-Noise Adaptor (L.N.A.)

Y-Split Cable

4x Vibration-Compensators (for using NF-P12 as case fan)

4x Fan screws (for using NF-P12 as case fan)

NT-H1 high-grade thermal compound

SecuFirm2™ Mounting Kit for LGA2011

Noctua Metal Case-Badge


6 Years

Fan specifications


Noctua NF-P14 PWM & Noctua NF-P12 PWM



Max. Rotational Speed (+/- 10%)

1200 / 1300 RPM

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

900 / 900 RPM

Min. Rotational Speed (PWM)

300 / 300 RPM

Max. Airflow

110,3 / 92,3 m³/h

Max. Airflow with L.N.A.

83,7 / 63,4 m³/h

Max. Acoustical Noise

19,6 / 19,8 dB(A)

Max. Acoustical Noise with L.N.A.

13,2 / 12,6 dB(A)

Input Power

0,96 / 0,6 W

Voltage Range

12 V


> 150.000 h

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