Noctua NH-D14 SE2011

  • Noctua NH-D14 SE2011
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  • Massive performance; quiet; easy installation.
  • LGA2011 Support out of the box, New 140mm and 120mm SSObearing PWM fans, Lownoise adapters, 4pin extender cable, Tube of NTH1 thermal interface material included, Ysplit 4pin cable, Easy installation, Excellent cooling and lownoise performance, 6year warr
  • Extremely quiet; Performance as good as liquid cooling while overclocked; Great airflow for surrounding components.


  • Massive footprint; front fan can interfere with RAM heat spreaders.
  • Clearance issues with memory modules that are 44mm or taller, Editor's Choice Award, Discuss this review in our forums

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By eTeknix on

It has been a long time coming, but finally the king has graced us with its presence! The Noctua NH-D14 was released back on November 2nd 2009 and it has been the benchmark for high performance air coolers ever since that day. Despite that we've...

By Vortez on

Since moving our CPU cooling test bench over to LGA2011 Noctua’s D14 was an obvious choice to include within our table of benchmark results. The D14 has been an overwhelming success for Noctua over the last few years and we were keen to investigate...

By Maximum PC on 90

WHEN WE REVIEWED the first-edition Noctua NH-D14 back in April 2010, we praised its quiet performance, but our then-current test bed didn’t put out enough heat to best showcase its cooling chops. Fortunately, our new one does. This coincides...

By OverClock Intelligence Agency on

Much like the original NH-D14, the SE2011 model left us thoroughly impressed at the end of the day. If a massive air cooler with silent fans is what you are after, look no further - Noctua has you covered.The design is unchanged from the original,...

By hardCOREware on

s The Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 serves a very specific purpose – to cool Sandy Bridge-E chips as silently as possible. At this, it does a fantastic job. Even in dual fan mode, it never spun up loud enough to be heard in our tests. If you were not...

By Pureoverclock on

After seeing the performance results, the best way to sum up the Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 is that it is an outstanding cooler, second to none from what we've seen so far in our extensive testing over the years. Perhaps more shocking is the fact that it...

By Hi Tech Legion on

Noctua's NH-D14 has proven once again why it is regarded as the king of heatsinks in most enthusiast circles. Even without the low-noise adapter attached, the NF-P12 and NF-P14 premium PWM fans were extremely quiet and inaudible over the CM Storm...

By LanOC Reviews on 90

and FVI know we have covered the NH-D14 before, but it still always amazes me both because of its size and its performance. Even when put up against the good performance of the Intel Water Cooling the NH-D14 still managed to look impressive. I doubt...

By on 90

The original Noctua NH-D14 was an instant hit at our office, and with the advent of Intel’s Socket LGA 2011 CPUs, it was time to see what Noctua had in store.For this version, Noctua went with the “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix...

International Review By HardwareMX on

Después de tener en nuestras manos uno de los disipadores de bajo perfil del fabricante Austriaco Noctua, el HN-L12, hoy toca el toca el turno del NH-D14 SE2011. Este disipador se presenta con un diseño convencional tipo doble-torre, equipado...

International Review By on 95

Noctua è un'azienda austriaca nata nel 2005 dalla collaborazione tra Kolink, noto produttore taiwanese di ventole, e il distributore austriaco Rascom.L'azienda è molto popolare, soprattutto tra gli utenti enthusiast, per la particolare...

International Review By Mundobip on

Noctua, con este NH-D14 SE2011, ha creado una versión específica para la nueva plataforma de Intel LGA2011 de su mejor disipador, añadiendo leves mejoras en cuanto al control de los ventiladores se refiere (PWM).Su calidad es tan alta...

International Review By on 80

L'autrichien Noctua avait avec le NH-D14 remporté de très nombreux awards dans la presse spécialisée, et ZeDen faisait partie de la liste. Avec cette version SE 2011, le constructeur introduit avec succès les ventilateurs...

International Review By on

Σχεδιασμένα στην Αυστρία, τα εξαρτήματα ψύξης...