Friday, March 11, 2011

Noctua NH-C14 CPU Cooler Review on TweakNews

Noctua's NH-C14 is a huge cooler, both in physical size and performance. The build quality is excellent and the mounting solutions are very robust and easily installed. I particularly like the fan clip design and implementation. With two included fans, a feature rich accessory package including LNA and ULNA fan speed reducers, a screwdriver and an enameled metal case badge, the NH-C14 would seem to be a dream product for the enthusiast/overclockers among us. Even better, the two large fans allow this behemoth to be very, very quiet, given the excellent cooling performance. As I expected, the “C” configuration resulted is a minor performance hit, particularly in overclocked environments with the fan speed reducers employed, but you get improved motherboard component cooling and easier installation in the bargain.
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