Noctua NH-C12P SE14 Unboxing Review

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Noctua NH-C12P SE14 & NH-D14 Heatsink rated Kickass by 3dGameMan.com
 

Sponsored by: Noctua
Review category: Cooling
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With Noctua’s outer packaging removed, we can see how the internal components are handled. The main cooling unit is paired up with its special edition 14cm fan (“SE14”). In a separate box, you will find all the Noctua cooler’s mounting hardware and accessories.

Inside the accessories box, you will find four main groups of items. First you will find a small folder with two separate sets of installation instructions; one for Intel mounting systems and one for AMD.

Next you will find a package with common pieces for installation and use in your system. This includes the necessary two wire fan mounting brackets, a syringe of Noctua NT-H1 thermal paste, two LNA adapters (Low Noise and Ultra Low Noise), four rubber noise reduction pads and a premium metal Noctua case badge.

The NH-C12P SE14 features an updated version of the old Noctua NH-C12P cooler sporting a more solid fin design (less holes etc). Also included is a new NF-P14 140mm fan. This fan is a like the bigger little brother of the NF-P12 120mm fan.

 
 

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Anonymous

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

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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
PSU= 750w
Ram= 1600MHz DDR3 Corsair XMS3 4GBs
Cooler= Noctua NH-D14
Crossfire setup also

RG

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You might want to wait around until the socket 2011 Sandybridge CPU's hit the market ;)

Anonymous

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!

Best Regards

Wakkierob

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Noctua is awesome

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It looks like the back of an ugly refrigerator from the 50's...
And i bet it sounds like one too.

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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

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Por acaso nao Pedro...

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What is "Por acaso nao Pedro?"

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He was answering me in our language. It meens "Im afraid not Pedro."

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Google translate tells me "Did not Peter (Pedro)". I take it he said, "No it doesn't, Pedro..."

MrGreen
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Lies! I have one and these fans are the quietest in my case.

Anonymous

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.

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Yea, brown is not my favorite color either, although color has no bearing on performance of the product.

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Anonymous

Obviously I meant cool.

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These fans are great, just wish they had other color options.

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Paint them.

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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. :)

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*all of this will be fixed later tonight*

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Images fixed. :)

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Looks great! Good job Zach. :D

Anonymous

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/

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The D14 is an amazing cooler.

According to this review it performs better than the V10 and according to newegg it is also $30 cheaper than the V10.

http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1212/6/

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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.

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I'm using Chrome 9.??? and the pics work just fine with Notscripts and Ad-block plus.

Edit- some problems have been found.

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

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.

Anonymous

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...

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Wow, can't see how I missed that! Will update ASAP when I get back to the desk!

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The zoomed image closes on me too. Using Firefox 4. I am only using ad-block plus.

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Issue fixed. Was using a slideshow timer. Timer removed, image stays :)

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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.

Anonymous

That's because FF sux. Use Maxthon! :) Trust me, you will never go back to IE or FF.

Anonymous

I have the problem with Chrome 10

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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.

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Odd, seems ok for me using Firefox 4. Anyone else having this issue?

Anonymous

Yep, Im having that issue with FF4 as well.

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Works for me on FF4. Are you using no-script or the like?

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I have my own mini-review on the Noctua NH-D14. Here it is: http://www.rodneyreynolds.com/forum/posts/2011/03/22/noctua-nh-d14-mini-review

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Excellent review Zach and fantastic coolers :)

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I picked up an NH-D14 a little over a year ago. The best air cooler ever. But so freaking huge.

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^ That is why I prefer thermalright products compared to noctua but performance wise I don't think anything can beat the D14.