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|Compatibility:||Intel LGA 2066/2011 / AMD AM4|
The Noctua NH-U14S is a high-end CPU cooler that competes with other high-end coolers like the be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 and the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo. Compared to the Dark Rock Pro 4, the NH-U14S has a slightly smaller footprint, but it’s also lighter and has a lower noise level. The NH-U14S also has a higher maximum fan speed and comes with Noctua’s SecuFirm2 mounting system, which is known for being easy to use.
The Noctua NH-U14S is a highly effective CPU cooler that does an excellent job of dissipating heat while remaining relatively quiet. During our testing, we found that the NH-U14S was able to keep our test CPU (an Intel Core i9-9900K) at reasonable temperatures even under heavy load. The included NT-H1 thermal compound also worked well, providing excellent thermal conductivity between the CPU and the cooler. Installation of the NH-U14S was straightforward, thanks to Noctua’s SecuFirm2 mounting system. The mounting system was easy to use and provided a secure and stable mount for the cooler. The included 140mm fan was also relatively quiet, even at high speeds, and provided ample airflow to the heatsink.
Frequently Asked Questions
The NH-U14S is relatively quiet, with a noise level ranging from 19.2 to 24.6 dB(A) depending on the fan speed.
Yes, the Noctua NH-U14S is designed to provide efficient cooling for high-end CPUs, including overclocked processors. However, if you’re planning on overclocking your CPU significantly, you may want to consider a more powerful cooler like the Noctua NH-D15.
Yes, the Noctua NH-U14S is easy to install, thanks to Noctua’s SecuFirm2 mounting system. The mounting system is designed to be straightforward and user-friendly, making it easy to install the cooler on your CPU.