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Noctua NH-C14 140mm x 2 SSO CPU Cooler

  • Speed (+/- 10%): 1200 RPM
  • Speed with L.N.A. (+/- 10%): 900 RPM
  • Speed with U.L.N.A. (+/- 10%): 750 RPM
  • Airflow: 110.3 m3/h
  • Airflow with L.N.A.: 83.7 m3/h
  • Airflow with U.L.N.A.: 71.2 m3/h
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The NH-C14 brings top-flow cooling to a new level by offering an exquisite, uniquely flexible 140mm dual fan setup: The two supplied NF-P14 premium fans can be installed on top and underneath the fin-stack to configure the cooler for maximum performance in dual fan mode and either lower profile (105mm) or maximum component clearance in single fan modes. Bundled with the award-winning NT-H1 thermal compound and Noctua’s SecuFirm2 multi-socket mounting system, the NH-C14 is a highly flexible, premium-class top-flow solution that further boosts the renowned quiet cooling performance of the much acclaimed NH-C12P series.

  • newegg C-Type Top-flow Design The NH-C14’s six heatpipe c-type design allows for superb quiet cooling performance while maintaining a much lower profile than today’s tower-style coolers and providing excellent airflow over RAM modules and near-socket motherboard components.
  • newegg Dual NF-P14 FLX Fans The NH-C14 comes with two of Noctua’s award-winning, premium quality NF-P14 140mm fans that can be fine-tuned according to your needs via the supplied Low-Noise (L.N.A.) and Ultra-Low-Noise Adapters (U.L.N.A.).
  • newegg Low Profile Mode Run with a single NF-P14 fan underneath the fin stack and with the top fan removed, the NH-C14 measures only 105mm in height, which makes it ideal for use in smaller enclosures and HTPC applications.
  • newegg High Clearance Mode The lower NF-P14 fan can be removed in order to provide additional clearance for chipset coolers or RAM modules with tall heat-spreaders. Run with a single fan on top, the NH-C14 provides a full 65mm of clearance.
  • newegg SecuFirm2 Multi-socket Mounting System Noctua’s enthusiast grade SecuFirm2 multi-socket mounting provides broad socket compatibility (LGA1366, LGA1156, LGA1155, LGA775, AM2, AM2+ and AM3) and meets the highest demands in safety, performance and ease-of-use.
  • newegg Noctua NT-H1 High-end Thermal Compound Noctua's much-acclaimed NT-H1 is a well proven pro-grade TIM solution that provides minimum thermal resistance, excellent ease-of-use and outstanding reliability.

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Fan & Heatsinks
Fan Size
140mm x 2
Intel LGA 1150 / LGA 775 / LGA 1155 / LGA 1156 / LGA 1366, AMD Socket AM2 / AM2+ / AM3 /
Bearing Type
Speed (+/- 10%): 1200 RPM
Speed with L.N.A. (+/- 10%): 900 RPM
Speed with U.L.N.A. (+/- 10%): 750 RPM
Air Flow
Airflow: 110.3 m3/h
Airflow with L.N.A.: 83.7 m3/h
Airflow with U.L.N.A.: 71.2 m3/h
Noise Level
Noise: 19.6 dBA
Noise with L.N.A.: 13.2 dBA
Noise with U.L.N.A.: 10.1 dBA
Heatsink Material
Copper (base and heat-pipes), aluminium (cooling fins), soldered joints & nickel plating

Physical Spec

Fan Dimensions
140 x 140 x 25mm
Heatsink Dimensions
105 x 140 x 160mm


2 x NF-P14 premium fan

Low-Noise Adaptor (L.N.A.)

Ultra-Low-Noise Adaptor (U.L.N.A.)

NT-H1 high-grade thermal compound

SecuFirm2 Mounting Kits

Noctua Metal Case-Badge

MTBF: > 150.000 h

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 6 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 6 years

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  • Jack P.
  • 4/11/2014 7:01:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEXCELLENT COOLERS

Pros: After satisfactory results with a NH-D14 SE2011 and a NH-U12S on other systems, I naturally chose another Noctua cooler for a new boxed Intel Quad Core Extreme QX9770 3.2Ghz.

Cons: NONE

Other Thoughts: Noctua website says you can only install this cooler WITHOUT the lower fan on a Nvidia 790i Motherboard for clearance. After I finished assembling with ONLY the top fan, I noticed there was enough clearance to ALSO intall with lower fan too (including the support brace). This is on a XFX 790i Ultra motherboard. Don't know why they said the lower fan wouldn't fit but I can testify that it does.

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  • David A.
  • 2/25/2014 6:37:43 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOutstanding performance

Pros: I bought this CPU cooler for an HTPC build that also acts as a Minecraft server / Gaming PC. For those of you that don't know, a single iteration of Minecraft can run your CPU pretty hot. On the stock AMD cooler, I was getting about 60-70C with both the server running and Minecraft as well. It did it's best, but the constant screaming from the fan led me to begin searching for a legitimate PC cooling solution.

With this cooler it never even breaks 40C. On top of that it is virtually noiseless apart from a low hum that you can only hear in otherwise perfect silence. While idling, it stays in 20-30C region.

The instructions were logical and easy to follow. Any difficulty I had in installing this beast (yes it is quite large) arose from the constrictions of my case and not the product itself.

I had heard tale about Noctua's fan performance and low sound levels, and this cooler has definitely won me over. I will be looking to Noctua for my next PC cooling needs.

Cons: Some people really hate Noctua's signature brown color scheme but I like it. It helps to make them more unique and identifiable aesthetically.

Other Thoughts: Again, I was installing this in an HTPC build. Surprisingly enough it WILL fit in the nMedia HTPC 8000 but just barely. In my setup, the cooler blows hot air down and I have another 140mm exhaust right behind the CPU cooler and the PSU which acts as a second exhaust. This allows for a LOT of the heat to be dissipated quickly. Very intelligent design.

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  • Dustin F.
  • 2/9/2014 12:24:27 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsLarge amount of heat dispersal

Pros: Noctua build quality. 2 high performance and fairly quiet fans for push pull setup on this cooler. Speed adjustments with cable attachment or software controlled. Quality mounting hardware.

Cons: slightly heavy

Other Thoughts: I have a mini ITX motherboard, which is pretty small, and although this cooler is rated to fir on mini ITX boards, I found it too heavy and cover up too much of the motherboard. I'd say use a cooler of this size on a micro ATX or larger motherboard.

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  • ken h.
  • 2/4/2014 8:40:57 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThis is the one

Pros: Noctua has several really good HSF products for CPU cooling, but I think this one is the best because it blows air directly on the motherboard. This helps to keep the memory and everything else on the motherboard cooler than the "pass through" HSF products.

Remember that your OC and stability results are not just related to the CPU temp. The voltage regulators and the memory (and other components) on the motherboard could also be a bottleneck. This HSF will help to cool your motherboard also.

Cons: Expensive, but worth it if you value low noise and cooler temps

Other Thoughts: Always research a product before buying. The newegg reviews can be useful, but there are lots of PC review web sites also. Just copy and paste the model number in your favorite search engine.

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  • Dylan B.
  • 12/27/2013 2:13:52 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsDoes its job well.

Pros: Before this, I was still running my FX-4350 on the stock AMD cooler. It provided idle temps of ~35C and full load temps of ~51.5C. Stock cooler was also very loud.

In comparison, these fans are really quiet. Using an NZXT Phantom case, and the case fans are much louder. I'm not using any of the adapters.
The thermal paste is top notch. Everything about the heatsink looks good in my opinion. Packaging is nice, and instructions are clear.
Although I was only able to use the top fan, it definitely helped. Idle temp of 32C with a full load temp of 42C max.

Cons: The Noctua site said it would be compatible with my motherboard. What it didn't mention is that it is only compatible with the bottom fan removed, and it can only hang over the RAM unless I sacrifice a RAM slot. For reference, I'm not using RAM with any large heat spreaders or anything. So options were limited. I ended up using the bottom fan as a case fan.
It was oddly difficult to seat properly, even though it was a straightforward process. Had to reseat a few times to make sure I was satisfied with the result. The way the screws attach to the mounts leaves little room for error.

Other Thoughts: Overall, I'm satisfied with this product. I would definitely recommend it. I was just a little disappointed that Noctua's site would list a board as compatible when it's not compatible with both fans on.

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  • Michael C.
  • 12/5/2013 10:43:29 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsawesomeness

Pros: Fits my microATX lian-li V600F case flush and allows for two dual slot video cards. (I have 2 x nvidia 480gtx) all fits tightly and nicely.

Cons: No PWM fans.

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  • Andrew M.
  • 10/24/2013 12:00:12 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCools a Core i7 Extreme Edition

Pros: Plenty of cooling power with fans set @ 900rpm.

Fans blow downward and push air to cool components around/near cpu socket.

Due to offset / overhang of heatsink & fans it pushes air to also cool RAM modules.

Runs fairly quiet. Very slight "whoosh" sound. No buzz, no whine.

Excellent instructions, parts, labeling and packaging.

Cons: At 1200rpm full speed it's too audible for home theater system due to a slight cyclical hum.

Other Thoughts: Original Core i7-965 Extreme Edition 130 cpu has always run hot compared to most other Core i3's / i5's / i7's. With this Noctua NH-C14 the core temps are approx. 38/34/36/33 deg. C. at idle which is as low as i've ever seen them. After 30 mins. of Prime 95 the temps. are approx. 57/54/55/53 deg. C. - an outstanding result. Looks as though it could handle overclocking the cpu but have not yet tried that as the system performs well at stock speed of 3.2GHz. When playing Crysis 3 the core temps. seem to peak at approx. 50 deg. C. To recap, it won't lower cpu idle temps. down into the 20's but it caps the peak load temps. nicely in the mid-50's. Using the supplied Low Noise Adapters, the Noctua fans run at a steady 900rpm whether idle or under load.

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  • Edward O.
  • 10/16/2013 1:53:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent for AMD FX-8150

Pros: * Everything about the kit reeks of high quality components -- it's expensive, but you get what you pay for in this situation.
* Low profile allows it to easily fit in a 4U server case with enough room between the top of the case and the fan to provide good downward airflow
* Bottom fan clears memory with "normal" heat spreader height like G.SKILL Ares Series (which I'm using)
* Cools the VRMs and ancillary chips around the CPU very well
* Exceptionally quiet even when running at full speed
* Temps with Prime95 only hit 47c after two hours with a mild overclock
* Uses stock CPU backplate for AMD 3+ mounting
* Comes with "y-splitter" cable to hook both fans to single CPU Fan connector. Also comes with low and ultra-low noise cables to slow the fans down, but they really aren't needed

Cons: * Only 3-pin fans, but they run so quiet at full speed it isn't a real downside not having the 4th pin
* The light/dark brown color fan color could be an issue for those who care about aesthetics

Other Thoughts: Install exactly as Noctua instructs - a single small 4mm to 5mm drop of their thermal paste right in the center of the chip and you'll get the best cooling performance. I first used my "razor blade spread" method and temps seemed higher than they should have been. After cleaning and reinstalling using the single drop in the center of the chip, temps improved by 7c to 8c. Sometimes it pays to follow directions!

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/10/2013 4:56:41 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Heatsink

Pros: Fits perfectly in the case I got it for (Norco 4220 4U rackmount case). Keeps the system much cooler now.

Cons: It's not water cooling. (case only supports 80mm fans)

Other Thoughts: People complain about stability. There is a "stabilizer"/support piece included. I installed that initially, as I plan to move the server soon. With it, there is no unusual hum, or other noises coming from the system.

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5 out of 5 eggsTop notch HSF

Pros: Very quiet. Keeps my i5 very cool under a full load. Provides air cooling to the mobo components around the CPU. Since it isn't a "tall" cooler it can be used in more space restricted computer cases - and still provides superior cooling.

Cons: Installation. Since you are passing the screwdriver thru the heatsinks you have no visibility to see what you are doing. It makes it a pain to line everything up perfectly and will take longer to install than most HSFs.

Other Thoughts: Noctua customer service is first rate.

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