Posts Tagged: NH-D14

Noctua NH-D14 Redux: Modern Fans On An Old Heatsink

On a hot day in July, we decided to take another look at the venerable Noctua NH-D14 cooler. People may be wondering why are we looking at this heatsink again, its End of Life (EOL). A lot of enthusiasts purchased this when it was new back in 2009 and likely still have it and would like to use it on modern platforms. In fact, the device can still be purchased new today Noctua says because people still buy it. The focus on the mini-review here is to see how the old school CPU heatsink compares with a couple of new Noctua fans and see how that affects its performance. Read on to see what improvements were found. Read More

Noctua NH-U14S Heatsink Review

Noctua is famous for its tandem twin-tower heatsinks, starting with the NH-D14 and proceeding to the wider NH-D15. But now Noctua has brought a single-tower heatsink, the NH-U14S, to the 140 mm market. It keeps the fans clear of installed random access memory. Can a single-tower heatsink compare with the big dual-tower offerings? Let’s put the NH-U14S to the test and see how it measures up. Read on. Read More

Noctua NH-D15 Heatsink Review

The biggest new heatsink from Noctua is the NH-D15. It is even wider than the NH-D14, and it comes with two NF-D15 PWM fans that spin up to 1500 RPM. The NH-D15 also comes with two RC-7 Low Noise Adapters so that the heatsink can run silently. Is this the best air-cooled heatsink? Let’s find out. Read More

Testing PWM Fan Combinations on the NH-D14

Here we will look at a variety of 120 mm PWM push fans on the Noctua NH-D14 while using two different 140 mm PWM fans in the center. Noctua has sent three PWM fans so we finally have what I need to make some comprehensive comparisons Read More

Hotrod Heatsink: Faster Fans for the Noctua NH-D14

Let’s say you really want to overclock your CPU, and you want to cool it with air. You know that the Noctua NH-D14 is a very good heatsink, designed for quiet cooling; but you want more. Can you get better cooling from a D14? Let’s find out. Read More

Noctua NH-D14 Heatsink Review

It’s due time to reexamine Noctua NH-D14 heatsink, widely considered one of the best air coolers on the market, with the powerful (and hot) 2600k under the hood. Read More

Six Premium Heatsink Shootout

I will be looking at 6 different heat pipe cooling solutions with this review, with retail prices ranging from the mid-$30 range to $100. All have been looked at by other sites at one time or another, but generally are tested on a dedicated test stand setup. I will be a bit different as I am going to test them in a case on a working system and see if any surprises will be found. Read More