- 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
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Cool and Quiet 01/10/2014
This review is from: Noctua NH-U14S 140mm SSO2-Bearing (Self-stabilising oil-presure bearing) CPU Cooler
Runs cool. With my 4670k CPU chip overclocked to 4.2 Ghz, I am getting mid 50C at load (not benchmark but actual use). Benchmarks run higher depending on what you use. When overclocked to 4.4 Ghz, I'm at mid 60C.
Easy to install, and extremely quiet. The fan is PWM controlled, so it runs almost silent at idle. At full load, it's noticeable but certainly not loud or annoying.
The included installation brackets and tools are great, as well as the thermal paste.
Great alternative for those who don't want to venture into liquid coolers.
The size of this cooler will definitely block PCI-E slot #1 (closest to CPU).
RAM slot #1 may also be blocked if you use RAM with taller heatsinks. With low profile RAM, it works no problem. This fits easily with my MSI Z87-G45 motherboard, with low profile in RAM slot 1.
The overall size may not work in some cases. This all fits fine into my Corsair 550D case, no problem.
Most people don't like the color of the fan. I don't hate it, but I don't care for it.
In my build with a Corsair 550D case and MSI Z87-G45 MoBo, it fits.
Know what case and MoBo you want before buying, as well as RAM considerations.
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