Well, what do we have here!? A written review that’s what! Today we get to review the latest offerings from Noctua. Noctua is a leader in premium silent air cooling solutions and today we have two of their newest variants. First we’ll look at the new variation of the Noctua NH-C12P; the NH-C12P SE14. Then we’ll take a look at the beast of a cooler, the Noctua NH-D14!
Noctua packages their products very well. They are contained with at least a couple of centimeters of packaging helping prevent any minor damage that could possibly by a poor shipping job. The new retail boxes have been updated from their burgundy and tan boxes and are now large white cubes.
Both packages feature some elegant CAD reference designs and straight to the point details of the cooler’s specifications. The NH-C12P SE14 packaging also features a fan blade window for those peering eyes at those stores fortunate enough to carry these products.
i have the Noctua NH-14D installed on my Asus Rampage Gene 3 and in a Coolermaster HAF X ,but the Coolermaster makes so much dust,so i would change my Case to Lian Li PC-X500FX TYR Super-Case Midi (Window Edition) could you think that i have problems with my Noctua-NH-D14, i mean i have bought that 2009 and im very happy with that :D
Yes its top dog at the mo from the reviews I've read this will sell well.
It's about £60 in the UK and I will buy it for my new build just to test it
out when I OC my i5 2400.
I'm gonna build a system later in the year and here's the list
CPU= i5 2400
MB= Asus P8P67 PRO B3
Ram= 1600MHz DDR3 Corsair XMS3 4GBs
Cooler= Noctua NH-D14
Crossfire setup also
You might want to wait around until the socket 2011 Sandybridge CPU's hit the market ;)
MrGreen, Thanks I might well do that do you know if they come out this year because I'm saving up
and it will probably be later in the year when I get started on it!
Noctua is awesome
It looks like the back of an ugly refrigerator from the 50's...
And i bet it sounds like one too.
These fans are dead silent. I don't even have a DB guage that went low enough. All I can say is that both my PSU and definitely my GPU fans were louder than this handsome colored fan set (yes I do like the colors, shoot me!). :D
Por acaso nao Pedro...
What is "Por acaso nao Pedro?"
Lies! I have one and these fans are the quietest in my case.
I got the nh-d14 in my i7 950 system. Great cooler. Large as a brick though. Means I can't use the side fan on my 1200, but that's more a case error than a cooler problem.
The fans are bad colours, but I've got blue all over the case + cathodes, so the whole inside is bathed in blue and it covers up the shit brown fan colour.
Keeps the CPU nice and warm, even when overclocked.
Yea, brown is not my favorite color either, although color has no bearing on performance of the product.
Obviously I meant cool.
These fans are great, just wish they had other color options.
What about a fan made of aluminum material and a mirror finish? :)
I'd like to have that. Besides, even a black color is boring. :)
*all of this will be fixed later tonight*
Images fixed. :)
Looks great! Good job Zach. :D
nice but to plain for me and its not the best the V10 is the best aircoller and with its price drop its exelent valua for money. Over all a 100% kick ass product.
p.s. I am using FF4 and the zoom works fine/
Yeah results pic doesn't work with Chrome 10.
Also we have no idea what system your using for this other than its AMD. s1366 i7s are kinda the industry standard for CPU cooler performance comparisons.
I'm using Chrome 9.??? and the pics work just fine with Notscripts and Ad-block plus.
Edit- some problems have been found.
Nice review Rodney, a lot of good feedback for these Noctua products. I personally prefer Antec ventilators. I must admit i have not tried Noctua yet… My question for you, your personal preference: Antec or Noctua? Based on some of your previous reviews I’m assuming that you might be a bit of an Antec fan, not necessarily for their vents, more for their cases and power supplies. Please let me know. Thanks
wtf man, you are short of video camera memory ?? i expected a bigger review on youtube
make more reviews with netbook, notebook. . . . . .so where the heck i putted my motherboard try ?!?!
to lame i can't comment on your youtube videos.
p.s. sorry for non-english words.
Results are a big question mark...
You HAVE to put the test system specs, otherwise it has no sense...
What CPU? What MoBo? What Frequencies? What vcore?
So many questions...
Wow, can't see how I missed that! Will update ASAP when I get back to the desk!
The zoomed image closes on me too. Using Firefox 4. I am only using ad-block plus.
Issue fixed. Was using a slideshow timer. Timer removed, image stays :)
I'm using FF4 with ab-block plus and no-script and it all works just fine for me. Your ad-block plus is most likely blocking some scripts. The only thing I have to give access to with ad-block is pricegrabber. People should just try and disable their add-ons for now and see if the problems go away. If that does not work then try refreshing your cache files.
Edit- some problems have been found.
That's because FF sux. Use Maxthon! :) Trust me, you will never go back to IE or FF.
I have the problem with Chrome 10
I could have posted this in the beta thread, but are you using a script that causes the image to disappear and return to the regular page that I'm in? I find myself clicking an image a lot about 10 to 15 times or so and it gets so annoying trying to read the benchmarks. I'm using Firefox 4.
Odd, seems ok for me using Firefox 4. Anyone else having this issue?
Yep, Im having that issue with FF4 as well.
Works for me on FF4. Are you using no-script or the like?
Excellent review Zach and fantastic coolers :)
I picked up an NH-D14 a little over a year ago. The best air cooler ever. But so freaking huge.
^ That is why I prefer thermalright products compared to noctua but performance wise I don't think anything can beat the D14.
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