Noctua NH-C14S and NH-D15S Review

Introduction and Technical Specification

Noctua NH-C14S and NH-D15S Review

Introduction

It seems air coolers a bit like buses, having only just waved one off, another two hove into view.  These two buses come in the shape of the Noctua NH-C14S and NH-D15S.  It does of course go without saying that Noctua are well known for their absolutely unchallengeable build quality and performance, even if their aesthetics could do with being brought up to date a little.  By the same token, it is however also worth mentioning that this performance and behemoth like construction can sometimes create a few issues with RAM and GPU integration.  With this in mind Noctua have put their thinking caps on and come up a few coolers based on previous iterations that hope to negate the encroachment and compatibility issues.  As there's quite a lot to get through, we've decided to look at the coolers together, but will of course give our conclusions on each at the end of the review.

Technical Specification

NH-C14S

 Intel  2011-0, 2011-3, 1156, 1155, 1151, 1150 
 AMD AM2/+, AM3/+, FM1, FM2, FM2+
 Dimensions with fan 142x140x163mm (HxWxD)
 Weight 1015g
 Material Copper Base with Aluminium fins
 Heat pipes 6x6mm Copper pipes
 Fan Speed 300-1500 (1200 with LNA
 Airflow 140.2m3/H
 Noise 24.6dB(A)

 

 

NH-D15S
 

 Intel  2011-0, 2011-3, 1156, 1155, 1151, 1150 
 AMD AM2/+, AM3/+, FM1, FM2, FM2+
 Dimensions with fan 165x150x135mm (HxWxD)
 Weight 1150g
 Material Copper Base with Aluminium fins
 Heat pipes 6x6mm Copper pipes
 Fan Speed 300-1500 (1200 with LNA
 Airflow 140.2m3/H
 Noise 24.6dB(A)
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Most Recent Comments

25-07-2015, 16:50:58

AlienALX
Absolute classics really. I loved my D14 Quote

26-07-2015, 12:41:26

Tolemac
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vault-Tec View Post
Absolute classics really. I loved my D14
Me too its in my nephews pc nowQuote

27-07-2015, 04:49:23

NeverBackDown
Some pretty good improvements on the D15S even though it has less surface area than the D15. Engineer's did an amazing job!Quote
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