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Just a little while ago we took a look at Noctua’s NH-C14 CPU cooler, it featured a C-shape top down design and proved to be one of the best performing CPU coolers we have tested this year! Well today we are going to look at the C14’s brother the NH-D14. It features an asymmetrical tower-type design with 2 large fans. This once again is a huge CPU cooler, but knowing Noctua it will provide great cooling and run pretty silent. Let’s check it out! 6 heatpipe dual radiator design - Providing more surface area, better heat-distribution and superior airflow efficiency than conventional tower style heatsinks, the NH-D14’s six heatpipe dual radiator design was developed to provide ultimate quiet cooling performance in dual fan mode. Dual NF-P14/NF-P12 fan setup - The NH-D14 sports a premium quality dual fan setup consisting of Noctua’s award-winning NF-P12 (120mm) and NF-P14 (140mm) fans, both of which feature Vortex-Control Notches, SCD technology and SSO-Bearings in order to achieve a perfect balance of performance and quietness.
One look at the Austrian-designed Noctua and you know it means business. For a start, it's something of a giant, featuring two fin stacks and two fans. The quality of engineering is superb, right through to the colour instructions. Even the thermal paste is 'award-winning' thermal paste. It looks the business, in a no-nonsense way. Only the hospital beige-coloured fans spoil the party here. Compared to the design excesses of Fenrir, Yasya and Thor's Hammer it looks positively clinical.The fittings continue the theme. They're top-notch, over-engineered and cover all possibilities of AMD and Intel boards. You even get the screwdriver you'll need to fit them. Once on, it's on good and firm. A word of warning, though: the sheer size means you'll probably be covering a RAM slot, and with just 53mm clearance your stick's heat spreader could spoil the fun, as it did in our test rig, forcing us to remove a stick. This is for big full-size boards and cases only. The performance though was excellent. Under idle conditions, our test rig ran at just over 41 degrees. This is about as good as we've seen. Only Xigmatek's Thor's Hammer managed to match this.
While Noctua may not be the first name that comes to mind when discussing the subject of PC cooling products, this Austrian company has a huge following in Europe and they're developing quite a following on this side of the pond as well. I've had the opportunity to look at a few of their products in the past and have always come away very impressed. Recently, Noctua has introduced a new cooler and I jumped at the chance to get them in the lab for evaluation. The NH-D14 that we're going to look at this time out is a huge cooler incorporating two fans and some unique design elements that look interesting. Follow along as we put it through its paces. Noctua aims at establishing a new level of quality and performance "Designed in Austria" through paying attention to the users' needs in a market burdened with all kinds of frills and furbelows and providing sound-optimised premium components, which serve their purpose in a smart, precise and reliable manner. I am going to keep this as simple as possible to get the basic premise across to all of the Tweaknews readers. Please don't be insulted if this is too simple for your education level.
I have had the pleasure of testing most modern heat sinks in my time as a PC enthusiast. In the beginning, I was doing it on a personal level as an end user before I joined the team at Techgage. Things were much simpler back then as I only needed to satisfy my own needs. Currently as a reviewer, I am required to test them at far greater lengths with emphasis on the little details that would not cross the minds of most people as they install their newest cooling device. Noctua is one of the originators of the tower heat sink. The NH-12U was first released upon the world back in 2005 when overclocking was coming into the mainstream enthusiast's domain. At that time, we were pushing our AMD64 and Pentium 4 CPU's to unheard of levels of speed, and with that effort came a plethora of heat. Dual-core CPU's quickly followed and the race was on to cool our ever-hotter processors while trying to maintain our hearing. At the same time, noise also became a major factor in the choice of many a user. Here again, Noctua took a key role and supplied us with some of the best performing and quietest parts available. Based in Austria and with the help of Taiwanese cooling specialist Kolink International Corporation, it started on a path to deliver the most powerful AND silent cooling solutions available.
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