Noctua NH-U14S Review

 Noctua NH-U14S Review



It’s fair to say that Noctua have established themselves something of a reputation in the air cooler market.  This is in no small part due to the excellent performance of the class leading NH-D14.  However, it wouldn’t be unreasonable to note that that although the D14 is a true performer it is a little on the large size and as such it’s possible that it may cause you some compatibility issues, especially if you’re toting tall RAM.  Enter then the NH-U14S, a slim line single tower at only 78mm deep with the supplied NF-15 PWM fan Noctua boast a high degree of motherboard compatibility.  Although we’re not expecting the NF- U14S to match or even get close to the D14 it still has a lot to live up to if it’s going to wear the Noctua badge so lets have a look at the full technical Specification to see if the right ingredients are there.


Technical Specification

Intel Compatibility

Socket 2011
Socket 1156
Socket 1155
Socket 1150

AMD Compatibility

Socket FM2
Socket FM1
Socket AM3+
Socket AM3
Socket AM2+
Socket AM2

 Dimensions without fan

 165x150x52mm (HxWxD)

 Dimensions with fan

 165x150x78mm (HxWxD)


 NF-A15 PWM 1500RPM

Air Flow

82.5 CFM 67.9 CFM using LNA

Sound Level

24.6 dBA
19.2 dBA using LNA

Fan Speed

300   to 1500 RPM PWM
1200 RPM using LNA

Fan Connection

4 Pin PWM

Fan Dimensions

140 x 150 x 25mm

Approx Cable Length


Fan LED Colour



Nickel  Plated Copper heat pipes and base
Aluminium Fins

Heat Pipes

6 in spread “U” form

Special Features

Slim   Cooler
Anti Vibration Design
Secure Mount

Package  Contents

1 x Noctua CPU Cooler
1 x 140mm PWM Fan
SecuFirm Mount System
AntiVibration Pads
Spare 120mm Fan Clips NT-H1 Thermal Compound