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Noctua NH-U14S 140x150x25 ( NF-A15 PWM) SSO2-Bearing ( Self-stabilising oil-presure bearing ) CPU Cooler

  • 1500 RPM ( standard ), 1200RPM ( w/ L.N.A.), 300RPM ( PWM)
  • 93.4 m3/h (standard), 74.3 m3/h ( W/ U.L.N.A )
  • Copper ( Base and Heat-pipes), Alum.( cooling Fins ), Soldered Joints, Nickel Plated.
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Fan & Heatsinks
Fan Size
140x150x25 ( NF-A15 PWM)
Intel Socket LGA 2011, LGA1156,1155, 1150 & AMD AM2/AM2+/AM3/3+, FM1/2 (stock backplate required)
Bearing Type
SSO2-Bearing ( Self-stabilising oil-presure bearing )
1500 RPM ( standard ), 1200RPM ( w/ L.N.A.), 300RPM ( PWM)
Air Flow
93.4 m3/h (standard), 74.3 m3/h ( W/ U.L.N.A )
Noise Level
24.6 dB(A)/standard, 19.2 dB(A) ( w/ U.L.N.A.)
Heatsink Material
Copper ( Base and Heat-pipes), Alum.( cooling Fins ), Soldered Joints, Nickel Plated.

Physical Spec

Fan Dimensions
6.5"x5.9"x 2"(HxWxD) ( Without Fan ), 6.5"x5.9"x 3.1" ( With Fan)
1.7 Lbs ( Without Fan ), 2.1 Lbs ( With Fan )


Scope of Delivery

1 X NF-A15 PWM Premium Fans

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

NT-H1 High-grade Thermal Compound

SecuFirm 2 mounting Kits

Anti-vibration pads and fan-clips for 2nd NF-A15 (optional)

Noctua Metal case badge

Quick Info


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

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  • Jared F.
  • 4/2/2014 12:38:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsQuiet and works well

Pros: Keeps my CPU nice and cool.

Cons: It's BIG. I can see it not fitting in some cases, make sure you have room in yours.

I had to go into my main board and adjust minimum allowed fan speed settings to get my computer to boot up every time because it takes a little longer to get up to speed. (no problem other than my main board refusing to boot up the OS).

Other Thoughts: I knew it was big, so that's not really a con. I also expect issues like the fan speed issue when building a new system. Not really a big deal. Also, it's more on the main board than the fan.

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  • Ryan R.
  • 4/2/2014 2:57:35 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat cooler!

Pros: It's heavy for it's overall size. Mounting was a breeze and the overall performance is better than my 120mm liquid cooler. 24-32C at idle and 43C at max load with a 4th gen i7.
It's quiet as a whisper for it's size, I hear my 200mm fans over this. It clears high profile RAM without overlapping.

Cons: There is only one major one but it is mostly for LGA 1150 motherboards with the top slot being PCIe 1x it does overlap slightly (at least with A maximus VI Hero) where if you use a card ther it will push against it slightly, can be fixed with electrical tape on the soldered points of your card but just a warning. Noctua's site read it was compatible however it touches the card so be forewarned. To my knowledge the NH-U12S doesn't have this issue but it isn't quite as good, still would be good for an i5 or a lower watt chip. Haswell just runs hotter than most chips.

Other Thoughts: I wish Noctua would make some different colored fans but I guess it's branding. Not too big of an issue for me and their fans are the best so they shouldn't need to be replaced unless you want to lose performance. I wish they would make 200mm fans, I'd kill for a 200mm version of the fan included with this, just a suggestion.

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  • Sam P.
  • 3/26/2014 2:32:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCool all night

Pros: Easy to install, does not block any of the memory slots on a Asus Hero motherboard, keeps my Intel Core i7-4770K oc'ed to 4.2 cool at a 130 degrees Fahrenheit at full load in a NZXT Phantom 530 case...i will overclock it more in the future.

Cons: Hasn't spit out a million bucks.

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  • Danny L.
  • 3/25/2014 11:33:14 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSupreme Air Cooling

Pros: * Mind bowing cooling capabilities. This cooler is usually compared to AIO cooling solutions in terms of performance.
* Manages to keep my i7-2600k @ 4.4Ghz idling at around 30 celcius, and keeps it around 65 c when doing Prime95 tests for 1h30m. Which when gaming I never get close to, it stays mainly around 45-55c depending on the game.
* Silent, so very silent. Don't bother throttling it, just keep it at max speed and I doubt you'll ever hear it over anything else.
* I was going to forget the mounting system. I always dread installing heatsinks, especially push pins. (Which this isn't) I kept reading on how easy it was to install. Sure you have to remove your motherboard, but this thing falls into place as if it had an autopilot system. The pre-mounted screws on the heatsink help it slip into the mountain rack easily, and nearly hold the thing in place for you. I was totally impressed by how easy it was to install. AND apparently Noctua sells new mounting frames when new motherboards are released. I'm probably going to keep this thing for life and migrate it to my new builds.
* Top notch manufacturing, this thing feels like a car radiator.

Cons: * Although not a con per say, but this heatsink is very tall on the motherboard, so make sure you measure your tower before assuming it fits. I had to mount my 250mm sidefan externally to make it fit, and it's a snug fit even without the fan in the way. I have a full sized Tower!
* Bit pricy, but since

Other Thoughts: If this monster fits into your case, then don't consider AIO solutions get this baby. It's powerful and will blow you away in terms of performance. (Pun intended)

I've since switched all my case fans to Noctua fans, these guys build these things with great care and the manufacturing is beyond reproach.

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  • Erik R.
  • 3/18/2014 8:36:06 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggscool for a cooler

Pros: Temp, noise, durability, warranty and mounting.
let me say some words about duabilty and warranty. Noctua is know the world over for build quality and taking care of its customers, 6 year warranty. that alone makes the higher price worth while.

noise, also famous for noctua is their lack of noise. this unit run in single or dual fan is no exception. quiet with only a slight high pitch whine. versus my zalman cnps9900 max, which was a jet engine.

temps. this thing shines under load. changing out my 1 year old zalman to this i lost 13c off my load temps while using occt. at idle it shaved off about 5c.

mounting, a dream. the included kits for amd and intel are solid mounting, and exceptionally easy to use. you really have to try hard to screw up the mounting process. the included noctua paste is decent as well, but again if you want to change the paste or need to perform system maintenance you can attach and detach this tower with ease.

can say enough good about it. i am sold on noctua, as my case fans die, they will be replaced with noctua fans.

Cons: I only list a con because i have to force the issue
i mounted the cooler to a sabertooth x79 with all ram slots populated, channel c-d on the rear of the board when using the noctua in dual fan mode it will touch the side of your ram stick. this is because noctua suggest for performance use the fan with the thicker rubber mounts.
this is not a big deal as the cooler doesnt push the ram, it touches it on the side.
not even really a con but like i said i had to dig and dig very deep.

Other Thoughts: Here is some breakdown,

I replaced my zalman cnps9900max cooler that died 1 year and 1month from purchase. Of course eh?
i am aware that comparing the noctua to the zalman isnt fair but i want you the buyer to get detailed info.

first off if your running stock or just idle you will not notice huge gains in lower temps the zalman kept my 3930k 4.0g at 1.168vcore at about 33c idle, the noctua keeps it 28c. this is roughly at 20c house temp. the cpu isnt doing anything and the fans are low speed so the coolers seem very similar.

where this cooler shines is when you oc higher or load the cpu up. i ran occt avx linpak for 8.5 hours on the zlaman and the hottest core was 67c, cpu temp was around 60c.
i put the noctua on and ran the same occt test for the same amount of time again under about 20c house temp. and my hottest core was 51c with a overall cpu temp at 45c. least to say i was impressed.

also you should know that the fan profile was asus ai suite thermal armor turbo on both coolers. the zalman was running 1300+rpms while the noctua barley ramped up past 800 rpms. so i know that if i re-ran the test with the noctua at 12v it would be cooler yet.

next, is since my zalman died just out of its warranty, i was sad that it didnt last. this is the main reason i chose the noctua, if stuff is only going to last for its warranty period then i choose a 6 year warranty period.
plus if i ever change socket noctua will supply me the mounting parts. the support from this company makes it all worth it.

thats my experience, hopefully it helps you in your decision making process.
if you are just looking for a cooler to replace the stock cooler for your chip but dont want to oc or push crazy loads, get the coolermaster hyper 212, you dont need to spend the extra money. if you're going for performance, have the cash or want the support from a company for a long time choose the noctua.

thanks for reading.

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  • Veng V.
  • 3/11/2014 6:40:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCOOL GUY

Pros: This thing is a beast. I was at 59 degrees + and now I'm at 40 degrees. I'm impress, well worth the money.

Cons: Nothing yet, I did have to remove my top fan. I have a antec three hundred. Watch out for that.

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  • Cory U.
  • 3/6/2014 11:58:57 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDidn't know if it was going to fit.

Pros: Very quiet
Cooling a overclocked a10 7850 like a champ.

Cons: Very big, if that can be considered a con. If I ever want to use 4 dimms of ram I'm going to have to get a 120mm fan.

Other Thoughts: I didn't know if the case was going to close once I had it installed. I didn't think about it interfering with the ram. I only have 2 dimms so I have them moved so there is no issue at the moment but if I wanted to use 4 dimms I'll need to swap to a 120mm fan or swap the fan to the other side.

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  • Sandy V.
  • 3/5/2014 10:51:59 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat ram compatibility

Pros: Great built quality, looks very nice and works well. For most motherboards it solves the great issue of tall ram being incompatible with most coolers.

Cons: Certain motherboards may have the top pci-e slot blocked. The metal is on the softer side, getting an old megahalems near the same time, the mega's metal is harder to dent etc.

Other Thoughts: Make sure you check noctuas compatibility chart on their website, save yourself the hassle. This cooler can interfere with the top pci-e slot on certain motherboards so check the list!!!!!!

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  • Brad B.
  • 3/1/2014 4:52:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsQuietly cools on low fan setting

Pros: Great cooler, running it at 355 rpm (20% I think) with computer at idle and CPU temp is 31C. I have not overclocked yet.
Fit on a 4770K on a ASUS Maximus VI Hero MOBO in a Fractal R4 case. (Just) Missed the Ripjaw ram heat sinks I used, but it did and it all looks great in the case.

Cons: Maybe the price, nearly went with CM 212 EVO, which we use in a CAD machine at work, and it works well. This is likely a little better for those who are ok with paying 50 bucks more, or plan on overclocking.

Other Thoughts: My first build in a long time. Read a lot of reviews on here and other sites which helped a lot. What I ended up going with is as follows, and is all worked well IMHO, with all the parts fitting like they should and working like expected.
Asus VI Hero MOBO N82E16813131989
RipJaws memory F3-2133C9D-16GXH N82E16820231571
Cooler is a NH-U14S N82E16835608041
Fractal R4 case N82E16811352021
PSU is a SeaSonic G Series SSR-550RM N82E16817151119
SSD 840 Pro 256G N82E16820147193
HDD 3T, 7200 N82E16822148844
Video Card MSI GTX760 N82E16814127745
The ram fit just nicely in front of the of the rather large Noctua cooler. The RAM heat sinks do miss the shroud of the CPU cooler. The cooler fit easily into the R4 case and the PSU has tons of power for everything. I wanted a Gold PSU and one that was not so big that I was always running a 5% of rated power. Everything is running well.

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  • Josh E.
  • 2/28/2014 5:02:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNH-U14S and 4770k

Pros: Smaller then dual stack air coolers and cools almost as good. Normal usage temps hover around 30-32 browsing internet, Youtube, ect.

Idle 26-30C
Max mid 60's
Room Temp little under 71F

Cons: Doesn't come with extra fan which does lower temps by a couple of degrees. Cost is only the real bummer considering its almost same price as a H100i when a second fan is bought.

Other Thoughts: 4770k @ 4.5Ghz Vcore1.296 set to adaptive with all power saving features turned on. Max temps with Prime95 blend test is 79-82. IBT kills this thing though at higher Vcore levels. Tha'ts Haswell and air cooling though and even liquid cooling really. BF3 multiplayer cpu reaches 65 max temp on cores. After getting the extra fan I realized I probably should have went with H100i liquid cooling but I honestly prefer air over liquid on electronics call me paranoid.
Noctua has always impressed me from my Q6600@3.2Ghz with a NH-U12P to this. Great brand unless the colors aren't to your liking.

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