|Best CPU Cooler Performance Intel/AMD Q1-2010|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cooling|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Saturday, 13 March 2010|
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Noctua NH-D14 140mm Cooler
Computer hardware enthusiasts and PC overclockers are familiar with the Noctua brand name. Based in Austria and known for their brown-colored fans and Athene Noctua owl logo, the Noctua NH-D14 delivers big cooling potential with little noise emission.
The SecuFirm2 mounting system mates the polished nickel base firmly to either AMD or Intel processors, which connects six heatpipes into two separate finsink radiators.
The Noctua NH-D14 includes two NF-P14 140mm fans, but can also accept up to two NF-P12/120mm cooling fans.
Features and Specification
Noctua includes a full-size tube of enthusiast-rated NT-H1 thermal paste with the NH-D14 heatsink, which should be applied sparingly to the smooth polished surface. FrozenCPU offers the Noctua NH-D14 for $87.95, which seems pricey until you consider the two 140mm NF-P14 fans, bolt-through mounting kit, and NT-H1 TIM that all come with the giant-sized heatsink kit.