Noctua NH-U14S Overview
Taking a closer look at the NH-U14S we can see that it has the same U-series style design as many other of Noctua’s coolers. With the fan attached the cooler has official dimensions of 165 mm x 150 mm x 78 mm (HxWxD). This means you will have more than enough room to fit this cooler is your system.
The included fan on the NH-U14S is Noctua’s own NF-A15 PWM fan. Noctua has designed this fan to be a low noise fan and its round frame complies with Noctua’s AAO (Advanced Acoustic Optimisation) standard. The fan has 120mm mounting holes, but has been enlarged to 150mm width in order to provide superior performance on today’s high-end CPU coolers. This fan by itself costs around $25.99! Looking at a side view of the cooler we can see just how thin it is. The heatsink stack is only 52 mm thin, when the fan is added that brings the total thickness of the cooler to 78 mm.
The heatsink stack is made up of aluminum fins. Taking a look from the back of the cooler you can see the heatpipes come up from the CPU block and extend all the way out to the top of the cooler. On the top fin of the cooler there is a Noctua logo.
There are a total of six heatpipes that come directly into the CPU block and out the other side. These heatpipes are made of nickel-plated copper and are 6mm in diameter. Taking a closer look at the base of the block it is completely smooth, great machining work here. It is also made of nickel-plated copper.