CPU Air Cooler Mega Test
Published: 10th August 2016 | Source: Various | Price: do not click here |
|CPU||Intel: 1150, 1151, 1155, 1156, 2011/v3. AMD: FM1, FM2/+, AM2/+, AM3/+|
|Heat pipes||6x6mm copper pipes|
|Materials||Aluminium fins, copper base|
|Fan Speed||1x140mm fan @1500|
|Noise Level||Max 24.6dB(A)|
|Air Pressure||Not given|
We thought we'd treat you to a peak inside the accessories box this time. With separate boxes for Intel and AMD the accessories box contains all the parts that are common to both. Inside you'll find a screwdriver, a bag of rubber isolation fan dampeners, Additional spring clips, LNB, syringe of TIM and a Noctua adhesive case badge.
At 165mm in height the NH-U14S is quite tall, but not overly so considering it's got a 140mm fan attached to it. It is though still very slim at just 78mm which mitigates and RAM clearance issues, even for 2011.
The 6x6mm heat pipes are spread pretty evenly within the stack, with only the very centre of the stack being devoid of pipes. This sort of layout does seem to work better than having all the pipes running up the outer edges.
As usual, Noctua haven't capped the pipe terminations with anything to make them look pretty, they're really more of a function over form sort of company.
"Hey, look how well the fan on the front of the NH-U14S matches the rest of the kit in my case", said no-one ever. That said, you siply can't argue with the blistering performance, as it comes 4th in the charts overall. Yes, 4th!