300 - 1500 RPM
19.2 - 24.6 dB
- 23 points
- 23 days ago
from completed build Deadpan Demiurge
Thoughtfully designed, versatile, perfect for builds accentuating fans while downplaying branding.
- 21 points
- 26 months ago
from completed build Project "NanoAura" - NCase M1
Standard Noctua quality. Excellent performance and noise levels. Awesome accessories and design. This thing can go par with a single-rad AIO watercooling loop.
- 20 points
- 37 months ago
from completed build TM∀-1
Keeps my overclocked i5-6600K cool, quietly. Has an offset design that gives plenty of clearance for RAM and PCE-E cards. Very high quality construction and a well thought out mounting system that is both easy to use and very secure.
- 19 points
- 18 months ago
from completed build My white box in the corner (updated)
Fantastic cooler. It's very easy to mount and allows for a lot of flexibility. I went for the dual fan setup.
- 18 points
- 41 months ago
from completed build The (not so) Mini ITX build for college
Great cooler but you'll need a reference or water cooled car, my situation had me sucking up the hot GPU air and it made my CPU temps as high as 75C while just playing the witcher 3
- 13 points
- 20 months ago
from completed build Prime Number Hunter
This comes with one 25mm thick fan in the low profile configuration (easily changed to a tall configuration with the mounting hardware). If you use this cooler with the NCASE M1 small factor case, you'll need the fan mounted on the bottom (low profile). The NH-C14S is a bit of a tight fit with this build, requiring a change in your PSU layout as described in my overall description.
- 12 points
- 5 months ago
from completed build Artemis - Price to Performance Gaming with a Clean Finish
Noctua does one thing, and they do it well. I've fit this cooler with a 140mm Corsair fan instead of the stock, but it still works well. Price is a little steep compared to other air coolers, but it does a great job.
Since this cooler is oriented to the side, take special consideration for your case's cooler clearance. With the fan on top of the heatsink, having your side panel too close will choke it out. The fan will not fit on the bottom with some taller ram, like Corsair's RGB ram. Get some less flashy low profile RAM for optimal cooling.