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Very Nice Product! 04/28/2014
This review is from: Noctua NH-U14S 140mm SSO2-Bearing (Self-stabilising oil-presure bearing) CPU Cooler
- Keeps your CPU very cool when OC!!!
- 140mm FAN w/ PWM.
- This thing is MASSIVE and has a good amount of WEIGHT to it !!!
- The fan can be somewhat tricky to mount.
- Might be tall for some cases, so check your case measurements. For me the heats pipes that come at the top almost come in contact with my side case 200mm fan, maybe less than half an inch to say the least but very close... If the 200mm fan isn't mounted then theirs definitely a good amount of clearance.
- Like many people state the Noctua fans color scheme if very ugly indeed but my system doesn't match anything color wise this is because I'm more concerned with PERFORMANCE and DURABILITY like many of you should be instead of your PC looking all pretty etc..
This is my first aftermarket CPU cooler for my first PC build. I was originally debating between the Noctua NHU14S and the Hyper 212 EVO. Now my reason going for this choice is because I honestly had the money to buy something high end but no more than $100. Indeed the EVO is half the price but I wanted something slightly better.
After finally finding my sweet spot settings for OC my i5 4670k I was able to achieve a stable 4.5Ghz@ 1.235 VCORE with idle temps at 27-33c (this maybe irrelevant for some because everyone cares about load temps, but just throwing these numbers out).
Now my load temps can range very differently due to my ambient room temperature. Unfortunately I don't have the luxury to have AC in my house or bedroom. My room typically gets hot during the summer(Southern California 90-110°f cant't wait...) Sorry if I'm going extra on the ambient rooms temps but it does play a role on your overall CPU temps not mention good air flow on your case, I have a Corsair 500r with 3 intakes(200mm and 2x 120mm) and 2 exhaust(140mm and 120mm). Now since its been relatively cool these past weeks, my load temps when gaming can be anywhere from 40c-50c and on warmer days 45c-55c.
I ran Aida64 Extreme stability test for 40min and these where the temps I got. 68c ,71c, 67c, 62c (these were "MAX" temps) Average temps according to AIDA where between 51c-58c.
I kinda held a bit on writing this review because I ordered a R9 280x Sapphire Tri-X and wanted to see if it would impact the temps because of heat dissipation within the case, I had a blower style fan on my previous GPU so heat was going through the back only.To conclude I am more than pleased with the temp results I'm getting, very very happy I went with Noctua ZERO regrets. The only thing I'm wondering at this time is how much these number are going to fluctuate when summer hits here is Southern Cali. As I'm writing this review the temps around here are 70°f(very cool) at the moment but when summer comes ill be looking at the 90°f and higher...
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