Review of Noctua NH-U14S CPU Cooler






The Noctua NH-U14S is just an excellent cooler overall, and that’s to be expected from a company has dedicated all of its resources to designing and improving cooling for your CPU and system.

The cooler is designed with maximum compatibility in mind and I think it works well. The cooler even fits in my system where I’ve had problems installing cooler because of the layout near the CPU socket.

The cooler is very quiet which is something that I can greatly appreciate and I think you can as well.

The NH-U14S comes with one fan only but you can add another for an additional cost. Running one fan or two the cooler is very quiet and provides excellent performance.

Noctua offers a six year warranty on the cooler and they’ll even support you with new socket hardware so you can continue using the cooler well into the future as CPU sockets change and improve.

There are some small issues with the cooler, but they won’t affect everyone, it will depend on your system configuration, but as is the cooler should fit fine in most any system or case with no issues.



Some might consider the price of about $80 to be high for a CPU cooler, but you’re getting one of the best air coolers on the market backed and designed by a company who knows how to make a cooler.



+Very well made
+Includes all tools for installation
+Simple and quick install
+Excellent performance
+Very quiet even with two fans and under load
+6 year warranty

-Must buy second fan separately
-Can block top most mini PCIE slot possibly


Grades: 9 out of 10
Overall score-9-10
Design / Aesthetic score-9-10
Value / Price score-9-10
Performance / Usage score-10-10

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