3 thoughts on “Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 Quiet CPU Cooler for Intel LGA 2011 Socket with 6 Heatpipes, 140/120mm SSO Bearing PWM Fans NH-D14 SE2011

  1. 5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Very nice, March 13, 2012
    By 
    Nick

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    This review is from: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 Quiet CPU Cooler for Intel LGA 2011 Socket with 6 Heatpipes, 140/120mm SSO Bearing PWM Fans NH-D14 SE2011 (Personal Computers)

    This cooling system is probably the very best air cooled solution available. I am running this on an Intel 2600k Over clocked to 4.5ghz in an obsidian 650d.

    I had to purchase the adapter so it would work on an lga 1155 socket. It comes only with the mounting solution for SE2011 sockets. But for the cost of the adapter its worth it for PWM fans. Im using the sabertooth p67 and letting BIOS and AI suite II control the fans. I set it so below 30c it idles at 20% which is about 250 RPM which is plenty to keep an idle CPU cool (heck it would probably work just fine passive at idle loads)

    The fans are not silent at full power but they dont make an annoying hum or wine its a nice smooth sound. At idle 250 RPM they are silent at a distance greater than 6 inches with the side cover off I can not them and that’s after shutting down all the fans except the PSU fan (corsair 750 HX)

    Using real temp idle temps are 34c and max temps get about 55 to 60c with ambient temps of 75 deg F

    As for looks I think its pretty sweet looking it has nice aluminum fins that look mean and are well constructed. I never really had a problem with the fan color until I noticed they are the same color as the female model on the Noctua web page… humm now for some reason its slightly creepy.

    These fans are large but the mounting solution is well designed and very ridged. I had 0 issue installing it in my corsair 650d with sabertooth p67 and Gskill sniper series ram.

    If you are looking to build a powerful PC that idles silently like I did then the Noctua NH-D14 se2011 is a must. I run the fans off a single 4 pin CPU fan header on the mobo the necessary Y cable is included.

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  2. 4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Super Cooler, April 12, 2012
    By 
    Robert O. Warren “mtnlvr” (Western North Carolina) –
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    It can never be said this cooler will not handle the task of keeping a overclocked i7 3930k , cool.
    Even running at over 4GHz, the temp never got above 45 degrees C.
    Now the space this cooler takes up is large so you better have a large case. I had to remove the lower fan , to make room for the EVGA 570 HD graphic card. Now you do have to be careful in picking your memory chips, the cooler extends out over the memory area so memory taller than bout 1.6″ will be a problem. But don’t fear Gskill makes memory that fits and the Noctua web site gives you plenty of help in this area of memory.
    For the price and peace of mind, I would recommend this cooler.

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  3. 3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    CPU SUPERcooler, October 1, 2012
    By 
    Rtdrumz

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    This CPU Cooler is awesome! But it is very big. I have a ASUS Rampage IV Extreme and this thing barely fits between the memory. In fact one of the dimms is being pushed over slightly. I cannot hear this thing running at all and is SUPERCOOLING my system. I7 3930 at 4.00 GHz and 130.0 watts TDP my system is running below 40 degrees Celcius. Prime95 at 100% load pushes it to just above 60. I just wish Noctua would have cut off 1/8″ off the bottom of the fins or made it 1/16″ narrower. With all of this said … I could have solved the issue by using memory with shorter heat spreaders. THIS COOLER IS A WINNER!

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