Noctua NH-C12P SE14 Review
The Introduction is the hardest part of any reviews, Ive not spoken to one member of our team who hasn't had difficulties let alone actually enjoys this part. We rattle on about the same old details about the manufacturer in question, with larger companies the details hardly really change much.
We recently had the Noctua NH-D14 the flagship of their heatsink range and it won many fans here on the OC3D team, so it could be seen as brave that Noctua found it in their interests to send us the NH-C12P SE14. We actually have reviewed the NH-C12P cooler before so you may find it strange we find the need to review it again albeit with a different fan? Can it make that's much difference to performance? We will have to wait for the results to find out. One thing we can test though is the coolers abilities to be able to cope with the sudden surge of new hardware that has been released since this cooler originally emerged.
So with completely clean sheet we will be looking at the NH-C12P SE14 on our new test bench and maybe a few others as well. So here comes the time to copy and paste some specifications from the Noctua website:
Socket compatibility Intel LGA1366, LGA1156, LGA775 & AMD AM2, AM2+, AM3 (backplate required)
Height (without fan) 90 mm
Width (without fan) 126 mm
Depth (without fan) 152 mm
Height (with fan) 114 mm
Width (with fan) 140 mm
Depth (with fan) 152 mm
Weight (without fan) 550 g
Weight (with fan) 730 g
Material Copper (base and heat-pipes), aluminium (cooling fins), soldered joints & nickel plating
Fan compatibility 140x140x25mm / 120x120x25mm
Scope of Delivery NF-P14 premium fan
Low-Noise Adaptor (L.N.A.)
Ultra-Low-Noise Adaptor (U.L.N.A.)
NT-H1 high-grade thermal compound
SecuFirm2™ Mounting Kits
Noctua Metal Case-Badge
Warranty 6 Years
Lets move on and get our second first look at this cooler!