Saturday, February 24, 2018
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Noctua NH-C14S CPU Cooler Review

Not that long ago we took a look at Noctua’s NH-D15S CPU cooler. It was a revised version of the original NH-D15 which was made to be more compatible with memory modules and PCI-Express cards. Well Noctua has done the same thing with their flagship C-type cooler as well. Today we are going to be checking out the NH-C14S, which is a new revision of the award winning NH-C14 that offers better memory clearance, an offset design that gives better clearance for PCI-Express cards, and offers both a low-profile mode and a high clearance mode. Will these changes affect how well the cooler performs? Or do we have another winner on our hands? Let’s get this cooler installed and see!

Special thanks to Noctua for providing us with the NH-C14S CPU Cooler to review.

Specifications
specs

Packaging
The NH-C14S comes in Noctua’s typical retail packaging. One thing that I really like about Noctua’s packaging is there is quite a lot of information about the cooler all around. So if you do happen to be at the store you can learn a lot about the product before you buy it. On the front there is a list of main features.

Noctua NH-C14S CPU Cooler Review

On the side there is a full list of specifications for both the heatsink and the fan. There is also a listing of exact dimensions, which is a nice thing to have.

Noctua NH-C14S CPU Cooler Review

On the back of the box it goes into great detail on many of the features and technologies used in the cooler itself.

Noctua NH-C14S CPU Cooler Review

Getting everything out of the box we have the NH-C14S CPU cooler, mounting systems for both AMD and Intel sockets, and an accessories box that has a screwdriver, thermal paste, a low-noise adapter, extra fan clips, and a Noctua case badge inside.

Noctua NH-C14S CPU Cooler Review

For a full unboxing and overview video of the NH-C14S be sure to check out our video below.

Bob Buskirk
the authorBob Buskirk
About 10 years of computer experience. Been messing around with electronics since I was 5, got into computers when I was in highschool, been modding them ever since then. Very interested in how things work and their design.
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