Remains quiet even under load & overclock.
All tools included.
Decent cooling performance.
Simplified installation method.
High performance fans.
NFP12, NFP14, NTH1 thermal paste.
Sharp edges on cooling fins.
Large size may limit compatibility with some motherboards.
Forward fan requires shorter RAM heatsinks to fit.
Costly investment to make for some.
May not work with some motherboards/cases.
Price may be high for some potential buyers.
Massive; default 12cm fan placement interferes with tall RAM.
By BeHardware on September 28, 2011
At the end of this roundup, two models stand out:- The Thermalright Silver Arrow- The Noctua NH-U12P SE2Let’s start with the Silver Arrow, the highest performance solution among those we’ve looked at here. Though this cooler does cool very...-
By Modders-Inc on July 02, 2011
What can be said? This thing is addicted to heat! It stabilized my environment allowing me to fully utilize the power of my processor, *and* give me peace of mind knowing that my temperature are not going to shorten the lifespan of my CPU! It is huge,...90
By MadShrimps on April 19, 2011
After running the NH-D14 through our series of performance tests we can safely say this high performance heatsink is a force to be reckoned with. The high weight and big size proves beneficiary for low noise computing, which the D14 is capable of out...-
By Tbreak.com on April 13, 2011
It’s been a while since I’ve reviewed a CPU cooler, mostly due to the fact that we don’t get many of them, but also because it’s always a hassle. And one way or another, I usually end up with some sort of bloody cut. Given the...90
By 3dGameMan on March 31, 2011
Some things that Noctua has gotten right is their commitment to silent cooling and build quality. Their fans are near silent and their...-
By Atomic MPC on March 08, 2011
Bulky, yet quiet and...90
By ThinkComputers on March 03, 2011
After seeing how well Noctua’s NH-C14 performed I had really high expectations for the NH-D14 and they were exceeded! The NH-D14 performed even better than the NH-C14! If we compare it to the stock AMD cooler it was 14 degrees cooler during idle...90
By Hardware Bistro on November 02, 2010
Noctua arises from a cooperation between the Austrian Rascom Computerdistribution Ges.m.b.H and the Taiwanese Kolink International Corporation and entertains a development partnership with the Austrian Institute of Heat Transmission and Fan...100
By Tech Arkade on October 29, 2010
The Noctua NH-D14 is by far one of the best CPU coolers that I’ve seen. It’s definitely large and in charge. It provides high quality heatsinks, heatpipes, fans, and thermal compound installed by SecurFirm2 to provide only the best...100
By FutureLooks on August 27, 2010
What can we say that you’ve no doubt already figured out on your own? The Noctua NH-D14 is indeed the best performing CPU cooler money can buy. It’s even more impressive that the money isn’t an amount that will cripple you. The fact...90