Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 6
Rated 5 out of 5 by mb15 Big and Cold
Upgraded to this from the stock Intel heatsink and the difference is astounding.
At idle and low loads with the fans off my CPU(i5-2400) is sitting comfortably below 40 degrees, and under load with fan control barely scrapes 50. It's possibly overkill for my system but it does the job great.
The fans are dead silent up to around 60%, but get loud fairly quickly after that with 100% making a noticeable rushing sound.
This cooler is Big, so getting into my mATX system was a challenge, but it fits in nicely.
Overall would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a high tier CPU cooler.
27 October 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Guaners Good quality build but with no fan speed control pin
Good heat sink and overall build quality. The instruction is clear and accessories are plenty. If you are like me looking for a quiet experience will be disappointed. This fan has only 3 pin connector to the motherboard, missing the 4th pin, which controls the fan speed. This means it runs on max constantly, and the noise is non-negligible.
15 May 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gary182 The best Air cooler on the market to date
The NHD-14 has one of the best CPU cooler mounting system I've ever seen on a CPU cooler makes it so easy to fit.
The fans are very quiet and easily beats other CPU cooler in the sheer cooling power
I highly recommend it
02 June 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NorBdelta A truly high quality cooler with a great life potential
I have had this trusty cooler for over 2 years so far. It is a monster in size and cooling capability.
Noctua is an excellent brand with great support from the company post sales. For instance if a new CPU socket is released that is not compatible with the originals provided, if contacted Noctua will send them at a reduced rate and a reasonable delivery cost and sometimes free of charge completely.
It is as mentioned quite large, much larger than standard HSF assemblies by far. This does mean it has an excellent cooling capability and combined with the two large fans it is extremely silent as to be expected from Noctua.
It is a long lasting cooler and it should (such as for myself) last for quite a few years as the quality is exceptional as well as the design.
It is not really worth it for standard users due to its very high price point, but as an addition to an overclocker's setup, I definitely recommend it. Currently my i7 2600k is highly overclocked and it is kept nicely below 60°C even though my CPU is operating at 5GHz. Of course I do not endorse overclocking as this will void your warranty but it can be extremely cost effective to bring a standard i7 to the level of its i7 Extreme counterpart for little additional cost and as said the HSF will last quite a few generations.
09 April 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rob0rz Fantastic
Huge cooler, so make sure your RAM is going to fit as it will cover all or most of the slots. Keeps my i7 4770k cool and runs quiet.
27 September 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by benthehen8989 good air cooler
reasonable low noise but there is a lot of air moving through this does a great job can keep i7 4770k cool and 1.25v sub 85celsius which is safe.
23 August 2013