Noctua NH-D14 CPU Cooler relies on the power of fans

by Rafael Hernandez on February 3, 2010 · 0 comments

Many top-tier heatsinks rely on multiple fans to get added airflow over their fins which usually translates into lower temperatures, it’s one of the many methods manufacturers are using to get even better cooling results.

Of course Noctua’s NH-D14 dual fan heatsink goes all out with serrated leading edges on their fins to create air turbulence for better performance as well as six massive heatpipes to move the heat  away from your processor quickly. ProClockers has the review:

The D14 is a massive cooler, but this is something we have seen time and time again from companies like Noctua. However, I want to stress the D14 is even bigger. With both fans (more on those later) the D14 weighs in at 1240 grams. The cooler along weighs just 900 grams. But after reviewing the Thermalright  CU TRUE no weight surprises me anymore. Yet, weight is one thing. Gross size is another. The D14 stands about six inches tall. With all the evidence in just this one paragraph the D14 should be pretty top heavy.

It also sports a bit of fan overhang, which they mention, a nice addition for getting a little airflow to those hard-to-reach MOSFETS.

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