Skip to: | - A great place to buy computers, computer parts, electronics, software, accessories, and DVDs online. With great prices, fast shipping, and top-rated customer service - once you know, you Newegg.

If you are reading this message, Please click this link to reload this page.(Do not use your browser's "Refresh" button). Please email us if you're running the latest version of your browser and you still see this message. - Computer Parts, Laptops, Electronics, HDTVs, Digital Cameras and More!

  • Wish List
  • Feedback
  • Help
Search all
Home > 
Computer Hardware > 
Fans & PC Cooling > 
CPU Fans & Heatsinks > 
Noctua > 
Item#: N82E16835608041

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

  • 52mm slim design tailor-made for LGA2011, full compatibility with tall memory modules
  • 165mm tall, short enough to fit most modern high-end cases
  • Premium quality quiet for 140mm fan

This product qualifies for the Iron Egg guarantee. We'll match any qualifying competitor's price.
  • Pin It
  • Email this page
ICON Loading...
  • Overview
  • Specifications
  • Warranty & Returns
  • Reviews

With superb performance, high compatibility and quiet operation, the Noctua NH-U14S is a critically acclaimed, award-winning CPU cooler great for overclockers and DIY professionals. It features single tower design with six heatpipes, and NF-A15 140mm fan with PWM support for fully automatic speed control, delivering the best renowned quiet cooling performance of all other U-series coolers. Its 52mm slim shape guarantees full compatibility with tall RAM modules, and 150mm width means the cooler won't protrude too much thus you can install VGA card on the first PCIe slot hassle-free. The included NT-H1 thermal grease is also professional grade with maximum heat conductivity and ease of application. Plus, the SecuFirm2 multi-socket mounting system is compatible with both AMD and Intel platforms, of previous, current and even future generation, making it a solid investment that can live on till your next two or three builds.

detailed view and application

Award-winning NH-U Series

General information

The NH-U14S is the first 140mm model in Noctua’s award-winning NH-U series. First introduced in 2005, the NH-U series has become a standard choice for premium quality quiet CPU coolers and won more than 400 awards and recommendations from leading international hardware websites and magazines.

Full RAM Compatibility on LGA2011

General information

With its 52mm slim design tailor-made for LGA2011, the NH-U14S will not overhang the RAM slots on this platform, thus guaranteeing full compatibility with tall memory modules. On some LGA115x and AMD motherboards, the front fan may overhang the first RAM slot, so standard height RAM (up to 32mm) should be chosen when using the first slot.*

Reasonable Size for Better Overall Compatibility

General information

Standing 165mm tall, the NH-U14S is short enough to fit most modern high-end cases. Measuring 150mm wide (including fan and fan clips), the NH-U14S provides better compatibility with SLI and CrossFire setups as compared to tower coolers that are wider than 150mm or use fans wider than 150mm.

NF-A15 140mm PWM Fan

General information

The NF-A15 is a premium quality quiet 140mm fan with a round frame that complies with Noctua’s AAO standard. Featuring sophisticated aerodynamic design measures such as Flow Acceleration Channels, the NF-A15 further improves the renowned quiet cooling performance of the award-winning NF-P14.

PWM support and Low-Noise Adaptor

General information

The NF-A15 140mm fan supplied with the NH-U14S supports PWM for convenient automatic speed control through the mainboard. In addition, the maximum fan speed can be reduced from 1500 to 1200rpm using the supplied Low-Noise Adaptor for even quieter operation.

Anti-vibration Pads and Fan-clips for Second NF-A15 (optional)

General information

For users who want to achieve even better performance by adding a second, optional NF-A15 fan to create a push/pull setup, the NH-U14S includes fan clips and an extra set of custom-designed anti-vibration pads that allow to off-set the rear fan by 5mm* to improve acoustics in dual-fan mode.*

SecuFirm2 Mounting System

General information

Noctua’s SecuFirm2 mounting systems have become synonymous with quality, safety and ease of use. Supporting Intel LGA115x (LGA1150, LGA1155, LGA1156), LGA2011 and AMD (AM3+, AM2+, FM1, FM2, FM2+), the SecuFirm2 mounting included with the NH-U14S guarantees perfect contact pressure and maximum convenience on all current sockets.

Compatibility with Past and Future Sockets

General information

Complying with the open SecuFirm standard, the NH-U14S can be made compatible with the older LGA1366 and LGA775 sockets using the optional NM-I3 mounting kit, which is provided by Noctua free of charge. If technically possible, Noctua will also provide upgrade kits for future sockets.

NT-H1 Thermal Compound

General information

Having received more than 100 awards and recommendations from hardware journalists around the world, Noctua’s NT-H1 is a proven professional grade TIM solution that provides minimum thermal resistance, excellent ease of use and outstanding reliability.

*On LGA2011, using the 5mm anti-vibration pads will make the rear fan overhang the RAM slots on the left side of the socket, so please use standard height RAM (<32mm) for this configuration.

Learn more about the Noctua NH-U14S

Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 6 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 6 years
  • Read full details

Customer Reviews of the Noctua NH-U14S

Do you own this product? Write a Review

ICON Loading...

Filter Results

  • Brad H.
  • 10/9/2015 7:31:45 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNoctua NH-U14S

Pros: It is a Noctua. My second one for gaming PC duties primarily. It is easy to install (the given instructions are easily followed if you need them). The unit is extremely quiet and I have had no issues with CPU temperatures. Note that I do not normally benchmark or overclock. I play games like Tomb Raider, Witcher 3.

Cons: Price. Not truly a con, but I would love to get this beast for $50-$60.

Other Thoughts: This tower heat sink and fan is large. Make sure your case is wide enough to fit its height. Oh, and I know the color scheme is their thing, but I would love to get a black/gray model for the look. For air-temperature control and low noise I am not sure what more you would want unless price is an issue.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Vyash P.
  • 9/17/2015 8:33:23 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat product, great service

Pros: - One of the best air coolers out in the market in terms of performance
- Fairly low noise
- Instructions are well written and provide images of every step
- Package includes tools and supports for a variety of motherboards and processors
- Customer support is very quick and responsive

Cons: - Colors are questionable
- Can be a problem to fit in some cases (very tall)
- May hover over or be right next to some RAM slots in certain motherboards

Other Thoughts: The U14S is amazing in terms of cooling. I've purchased multiple over the years, and I have yet to be disappointed in the product. On idle, the CPU was only a couple degrees cooler, but this cooler really stands out when the CPU is under heavy load. For example, one of my machines with an overclocked i7-4770k at 4.4GHz with all cores enabled at full load hangs out around 70C.

I did have one small issue on one of my coolers after about a year. One of the fans started spontaneously dropping in RPM even though it was commanded to stay at full speed. However, customer support was great, and they sent out a replacement immediately after I contacted them about the issue.

Remember that the heat sink is enormous - check the CPU cooler height spec for your case before buying. Also, I've noticed that some motherboards have memory slots slightly closer to the CPU than others, so watch out if you are purchasing very tall sticks of RAM that will populate the slots adjacent to the cooler.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Lewis B.
  • 9/12/2015 8:40:21 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice Silent Cooler New System Build

Pros: Quietest air cooler I've owned. It cools my overclocked i7-5820K well.

As noted on Newegg and on review sites, this cooler is BIG. The clearance between the cooler and the back of the graphics card is entirely too close for comfort; I put a thick sheet of UHMW plastic in between to guarantee it won't get shorted out. I bought a 4-DIMM slot motherboard so I was pretty certain there would be no clearance problems with the memory modules, and there wasn't.

It's also tall, so having the wider Fractal Design case was also a good idea for my build.

Cons: The unit I received did not have a perfectly flat bottom. I lapped it and ended up with a good contact with the CPU, but at this price point I shouldn't have needed to do that.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Kevin K.
  • 9/12/2015 1:25:59 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood cooler

Pros: Fairly easy to install, once you know the way you want to put it on your CPU.

Cons: They say to put the cooler on once you've installed your motherboard in the case, but I found this to be more difficult.

The cord to the motherboard is very short. You can remove part of the cord from the cooler fan casing, but there isn't another notch in the fan casing where it can be moved to, so the fan cord will dangle and perhaps get clipped by the fan itself if removed from its casing, or get melted by the heatsink. When I attached the heatsink and fan, the cord wouldn't reach the motherboard connector. I tried to remove the cord, but I didn't want to have it clipped by the fan or melted by the heatsink. This is because I thought it wouldn't clear the memory chips when I put the motherboard in the case - I couldn't see clearly from the sharp angle I had to look from. I had to remove and rotate the cooler (and clean up the thermal paste mess) because I couldn't see that it would have cleared the memory chips with room to spare. Had I plugged in the memory chips and attached the cooler outside the case (or at least eyeballed it closely), it would have saved me about an hour's work fixing what I did wrong. Cleaning off and reapplying the thermal paste was the worst of it, not the attachment.

Other Thoughts: It looks flimsy, but it attaches well and works well. Just try to center the fan on the heatsink, there's no specific spot to lock it on to. Also, when attaching the heatsink, do about 4 turns on one side, then 4 turns on the other side, and alternate from there - the springs are very strong.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Michael B.
  • 9/2/2015 9:38:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThe best Air Solution while leaving room for all 4 memory slots

Pros: Indirectly I had to get the NH-U14S model. This Cooler although very Tall has allowed me to Overclock my new i5 6600k Skylake to 4.1 Ghz easy. I have not had 1 crash in Windows 10 Pro. It is the Go to Combo for New Skylake and Z170 Boards. Check your measurements and Get this one for the new Z170 Platform.

Cons: Really no cons. Its just an excellent Quality Product.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Penny H.
  • 8/19/2015 12:10:08 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNoctua The Quite Very Effective Cooler

Pros: This thing does the job and does it right. I can't hear it at all. And my temps reflect that it is def working.

Cons: The color. That Brown Tho.... Come on Noctua there's no doubt when you see it who's cooler it is with these colors but please some color options.

Other Thoughts: Even with the color If i could give more than 5 stars this product would get it., and is worth it. Very happy with my purchase and will purchase it again.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • John D.
  • 8/17/2015 6:07:45 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest Single Twoer Cooler on the Market

Pros: Performance
Build Quality
Keeps my 4790K 4.7GHZ oc cool

Cons: NONE

Other Thoughts: I bought this for my new gaming pc deciding ahead of time not to opt for liquid cooling and take the risks of leaking, pump failure, noise, etc. I almost went for the Hyper 212 Evo as that is probably the most highly recommended single tower cooler on the market, but ultimately decided on the noctua after watching videos and reading reviews on both.

What stood out on the noctua for me:
- 6 year warranty
- Reputation
- Ease of installation
- Free upgrade to new socket mounting in the future

It was twice the cost of the 212 evo, but being a one-time purchase, the difference wasn't a big deal.

Installation was super easy, all the parts were superbly manufactured and it's been rock solid in use. I have my 4790K overclocked to 4.7 GHZ @ 1.248v and during prime 95 it never goes over 82*c. During gaming, browsing, watching movies, photoshop, etc it never goes over 50*c.

I did replace the fan a couple of months ago for one of noctua's NF-A14 industrialPPC-2000 PWM fans and it dropped temps by a few degrees (since the industrialppc fans move more air), plus it's a black, which goes along with my system (details below) better than the stock fan.

Based on the performance of this cooler and their fans, I'll be sticking with noctua in the future for my pc cooling needs.

System Specs:
CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor OC to 4.7GHZ@1.248v
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U14S CPU Cooler
Motherboard: MSI Z97 MPOWER MAX AC ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Tactical 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
SSD: Samsung 850 Pro Series 512GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
SSD: Samsung 850 Pro Series 512GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
HDD: Western Digital Red Pro 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
HDD: Western Digital Red Pro 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 980 4GB FTW ACX 2.0 Video Card
Case: Fractal Design Define R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit
Case Fans: 4x Noctua NF-A14 industrialPPC-2000 PWM 140mm Fan
Mouse: ROCCAT Kone Pure Naval Storm Wired Optical Mouse
Keyboard: Max Keyboard Blackbird Tenkeyless (TKL) Cherry MX Backlit Mechanical Keyboard with Brown Switches

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Joseph G.
  • 8/5/2015 5:19:09 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner


Pros: This thing is a beast. It's massive (4 pounds is the shipping weight.) It has a great fan. I can only assume how well it would have worked, however (see my con.)

Cons: This would not fit in my generic mini tower case. Although the case can handle an ATX motherboard, the heatsink cleared the case side by half an inch. I couldn't close it and keep this cooler installed. Tears fell as I reboxed it for an RMA.

It's not NewEgg or Noctua's fault I didn't measure first. 5 eggs.

Other Thoughts: Look for an open box of this cooler any day now. Sent it back and took the restocking fee hit as an idiot fine. My bad. :/

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • David W.
  • 7/31/2015 8:19:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOkey, I'm impressed

Pros: I can't hear it with double fans installed! Cools my 5820 OC'ed and max load temp is 20C lower than the Zalman 9500 I replaced.

Cons: I'm replacing an existing Zalman 9500s(Old model, great cooler but just not enough for my current system).

The clip can be tricky to install and clip into place if you already have a thick GPU installed because of the size of this cooler. I had to pull out my GPU and installed the cooler because the clearance between the rads and the GPU is very tight. But if you building a system from scratch this shouldn't matter because most likely you'll be installing the cooler before the GPU.

Other Thoughts: I've been a long time Zalman fanboy since the late 90s until my latest build which is pushing the limit of a 9500 full copper cooler. This Zalman cooler rocks for 115X CPUs but it just won't cut it when I moved to 6 cores and OCed the CPU.

With the Zalman my CPU will hit 95C sometimes during stress test which will trigger thermal throttling.

After I swapped in the Noctua, max temp under same condition dropped to 75C. Idle temps dropped from mid 40's to mid 30's. :O

Been hearing only good things about Noctua and after this first purchase I'm officially converted.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Joshua A.
  • 7/30/2015 9:27:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsA great cooler

Pros: I have had this cooler for a while now and it has exceeded my expectations in 2 different cases. It performs just as well as my old H100 in terms of cooling performance but it is much quieter seeing as I no longer have a water pump to hear whining. I average around 40C while idle on a 4690K OC'd to 4.5GHz base with 4.9GHz turbo. Under load it never goes above 62C. VERY satisfactory.

Cons: None that i have found yet!

Other Thoughts: I made a couple of blood sacrifices to the Noctua Deities trying to fit this into my little Node 304. Alas, adorning my blood it has blessed me with low temps and high satisfaction.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

Compare Offers from All Sellers

Seller Name & Rating Offer Details  
ICON Loading...

Send It As A Gift!

gift services details

More Buying Options

Are you an E-Blast Insider? Subscribe Newegg e-Blast
Shop without retyping payment details. Secure shopping made faster.
Check out with PayPal.
Home > 
Computer Hardware > 
Fans & PC Cooling > 
CPU Fans & Heatsinks > 
Noctua > 
Item#: N82E16835608041
Shop by Region: United States | Canada | China | Taiwan
VeriSign Click for the BBB Business Review of this Computers - Supplies & Parts in Whittier CA Inc500
Policy & Agreement | Privacy Policy  © 2000-2015 Newegg Inc.  All rights reserved.
If the Adobe Reader does not appear when you click on a link for a PDF file, you can download Adobe Reader from the Adobe web site.