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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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  • Anonymous
  • 10/1/2014 9:36:13 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDon't believe the Hype

Pros: -Great packaging and accessories.
-Straight forward and simple installation.
-NF-P14's are quiet

Cons: -Honestly this is a really outdated Heatsink, many single fan and even slim single fan solutions offer the same performance.
-Uses the older Secufirm mounting system instead of the updated one.
-Uses the old style splitters and noise adapters that have exposed wire and aren't fully sleeved.
-The support bracket that was later added is laughable.
-Fans are not PWM, at this price makes no sense.

Other Thoughts: This thing just reeks "old."

The fins are not reinforced in any way like modern Phanteks, Cryorig or even current Noctuas. Therefore they are super easy to bend. The fans are ancient 3 pin P14's and the entire accessory package has remained the same since 2011.

This heatsink performs like a $25 Hyper 212 but at 130mm height. If that's worth it to you go for it but you also lose all accessibility to any and everything around the motherboard if you opt to use the support bracket (which you should).

I went through 2 both of which had quality control issues, the first had dented fins. Someone at the factory was careless installing the top fan and irreversibly bent 4 corners of the heatsink. The 2nd one had terrible solder remnants that poured out and dried near the base + it was missing the rubber sound dampers on the support bracket.

Do yourself a favor and buy a C1, AXP200.

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  • 9/22/2014 2:27:20 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Very silent, very efficient, directs its airflow toward the motherboard, providing additional cooling for motherboard mounted elements (chipset, memory etc.)
Used with Rosewill BLACKHAWK case, Intel Core i7-4770K and GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-D3H.
Can be used with one or two fans.

Cons: I would think how to fix fan cables. This is not a problem but it requires to fill "Cons".

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  • Andrew G.
  • 8/12/2014 3:23:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat CPU cooler

Pros: Extremely efficient
Quiet under load
Blows air directly onto the mobo
Sturdy and well built

Cons: Large
Pain to install and unistall
When seated bottom fan touches ram

Other Thoughts: I have a ASUS MAXIMUS VI HERO LGA 1150 Intel Z87, with G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series ram. The bottom fan would come into contact with the ram so I was forced to remove it. This might not be an issue if you have low profile ram, or on certain mobo's. Make sure you have enough room between the cpu and the ram slots before purchasing.
I also had a very difficult time installing, as the heatsink significantly overlapse with the mounting screws to the mounting bracket. Overall though it's a great quality CPU cooler.

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  • Maitland V.
  • 8/6/2014 5:09:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCool and quite

Pros: This thing is great! it is very quite and it dropped my CPU temps significantly.

Cons: The only con is that it is ginormous! You should probably verify that it will fit in your case before installing.

Also, if you have a large heatsink on your RAM modules, you will either have to remove the RAM heatsink or the bottom fan from the Noctua.

One nice thing is that if you do have to remove one of the fans from the Noctua, there is an option to mount it as a case fan.

Other Thoughts: I bought an Avatar gaming PC with an AMD 8-core FX processor.

The stock fan setup was barely keeping it within safe operating temperatures (it was bumping 70 degrees C very frequently).. I think this is possibly due to somebody adding too much thermal compound when they installed the heatsink. It was gooping out all around the processor and the processor was glued to the stock heatsink. It took considerable force to pry them apart.

With the Noctua, my case is now quite quiet, and i am getting individual core temps of 15 to 20 C and overall CPU temps of 30 to 40.

A considerable difference!

I would feel comfortable overclocking a bit now. Also, there is an option to reduce the fan speed; so, I may go that route to quieten the case even more. (I do music production at times)

A great purchase!!

Also, I had considered going with a water cooled solution, but I feel better about this solution because it was less expensive and there is less potentially for failure. I would think.

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  • Dave H.
  • 4/19/2014 6:31:27 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsKeeps i7-4771 42-44' C under load and I cant hear it

Pros: Ive had many water cooling setups including custom loops with multiple rads and blocks. Water works well but its bulky and heavy. This Noctua doesnt exactly have a small footprint and is fairly bulky as far as heat sinks go but its not nearly as have as a radiator which makes it much easier to move my case around when needed.

Im very impressed with its ability to keep my i7-4771 around 42-44' C under full load and with the Low Noise Adapter, I cant hear it. I tried the Ultra Low adapter and without an adapter - the ULNA spun at around 500 RPM and worked well but since it was also silent, I put in the LNA which spins at around 750RPM, cools slightly better and is still practically silent. Without any of the adapters and using Asus Fan Expert, it did cool slightly better but was no longer silent. Not terribly loud but this build I did I wanted silence and the LNA adapter accomplished that for me along with choice settings for my other case fans.

This is also the only heat sink of this type that I found would fit my Lian-Li PC-V360B case and it fits perfectly. Using low profile RAM, Im able to use both fans.

The PC-V360 is made for water but after reading many of the reviews and watching many videos of the All In One kits and having had several custom loops, I didnt want to deal with the noise, weight or having to purchase replacement fans. This Noctua fit my needs perfectly, keeps things cool under 24x7 full load and is practically silent. Perfectly happy - so much so that I bought a 2nd for my i7-4770k thats also in a PC-V360

Cons: It is large and will make working inside the case difficult especially when sitting on a micro ATX and adding/removing RAM. It is easy to remove and really how often will you need to add/remove RAM so this is more of a heads up than a con.

Other Thoughts: If you have the room and want the least amount of noise with the most amount of cooling, this thing fits the bill. Some reviews say you shouldnt move your computer around when this is attached due to the weight. Im not suggesting you throw your PC around but Im not concerned about the weight given the bracket and mounting method. It also came with an additional support bracket to evenly distribute the weight on the socket bracket. I wouldnt ship this computer with it attached but normal everyday moving around - no worries. Trip in the car - no worries.

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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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