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​​​​​Based on the award-winning NH-C14
Having received more than 200 awards and recommendations from leading international hardware websites and magazines,

the NH-C14 has become an established reference for 140mm top-flow coolers. With its deeper fin stack and more efficient

NF-A14 PWM fan, the new S-version provides similar performance and further improved compatibility.

C-Type top-flow design
The c-type top-flow design of the NH-C14S not only allows for superb quiet cooling performance while maintaining a much

lower profile than today's 140mm tower-style coolers but also ensures excellent airflow over RAM modules and near-socket motherboard components.

Low Profile Mode
Run with the NF-A14 fan installed underneath the fin stack, the NH-C14S stands only 115mm tall, which is much lower than

tower coolers with 140mm or 120mm fans and allows it to fit many desktop style or HTPC cases.

High Clearance Mode
Run with the NF-A14 fan installed on top, the NH-C14S provides extended clearance underneath the fin stack. This way,

it is fully compatible with chipset coolers and RAM modules with heat-spreaders of up to 70mm height.

Offset design for PCIe clearance
Compared to the original NH-C14, the layout of the NH-C14S has been offset in two axis. Thanks to this measure, the

heatsink will clear the top PCIe slot on most µATX and ATX motherboards when the bendings of the heatpipes face the PCIe

slots or the I/O panel.*

NF-A14 140mm premium fan
Featuring sophisticated aerodynamic optimisations such as Flow Acceleration Channels, the NF-A14 is renowned to be

among the best quiet 140mm fans on the market. Combined with the deeper fin stack of the NH-C14S, it allows the cooler to achieve similar performance levels as its dual fan predecessor despite only using a single NF-A14.

PWM support and Low-Noise Adaptor
The NF-A14 premium fan supplied with the NH-C14S supports PWM for convenient automatic speed control through the motherboard. In addition, the maximum fan speed can be reduced from 1500 to 1200rpm using the supplied Low-Noise

Adaptor for even quieter operation.

SecuFirm2™ mounting system
Noctua's SecuFirm2™ mounting systems have become synonymous with quality, safety and ease of use. Supporting Intel LGA115x (LGA1150, LGA1151, LGA1155, LGA1156), LGA2011 (LGA2011-0 & LGA2011-3), LGA2066 and AMD (AM3(+),

AM2(+), FM1, FM2(+)), the SecuFirm2™ mounting included with the NH-C14S guarantees perfect contact pressure and

maximum convenience on all current sockets.

Compatibility with past and future sockets
Complying with the open SecuFirm™ standard, the cooler can be made compatible with the older LGA1366 and LGA775

sockets using the optional NM-I3 mounting kit, which is provided by Noctua free of charge. If technically possible, Noctua will

also provide upgrade kits for future sockets.

NT-H1 thermal compound
Having received more than 100 awards and recommendations from hardware journalists around the world, Noctua's NT-H1 is a proven professional grade TIM solution that provides minimum thermal resistance, excellent ease of use and outstanding

reliability.

6-year manufacturer’s warranty
Noctua products are renowned for their impeccable quality and outstanding longevity. Like all Noctua fans, the supplied

NF-A14 features an MTTF rating of more than 150.000 hours and the entire NH-C14S package comes with a full 6-year manufacturer’s warranty.



*Please refer to our motherboard compatibility list for detailed information.

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Fan Specification

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Cooler Specification

Details

Size :                                                                    120 x 120 x 25 mm


Socket compatibility :                                            Intel LGA2066, LGA2011-0 & 

                                                                              LGA2011-3 (Square ILM), LGA1156, LGA1155,LGA1151,

                                                                              LGA1150 & AMD AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2,

                                                                              FM2+ (backplate required), AM4 with NM-AM4


Height  (without fan) :                                           115 mm

Width   (without fan) :                                           140 mm

Depth   (without fan) :                                           163 mm

Weight (without fan) :                                            820 g


Height  (with fan) :                                                115 / 142 mm

Width   (with fan) :                                                140 mm

Depth   (with fan) :                                                163 mm

Weight (with fan/s) :                                              1015 g


Material :                                                               Copper (base and heat-pipes), 
aluminium (cooling fins),

                                                                              soldered joints & nickel plating


Max. TDP :                                                            see TDP guide


Fan compatibility :                                                 140 x 140 x 25 mm (with square frame)


Scope of delivery :                                                ● 1x NF-A14 PWM premium fan
                                                                              ● Low-Noise Adaptor (L.N.A.)
                                                                              ● Fan clips for second fan
                                                                              ● NT-H1 high-grade thermal compound
                                                                              ● SecuFirm2™ Mounting Kit
                                                                              ● Noctua Metal Case-Badge


Warranty :                                                              6 Years
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​​Model :                                                                  1x Noctua NF-A14 PWM


Bearing :                                                               SSO2


Max. Rotational Speed (+/- 10%) :                       1500 RPM
Max. Rotational Speed with L.N.A. ​​(+/- 10%) :     1200 RPM


Min. Rotational Speed (PWM, +/-20%) :               300 RPM


Max. Airflow :                                                        140,2 m³/h
Max. Airflow with L.N.A. :                                      115,5 m³/h


Max. Acoustical Noise :                                         24,6 dB(A)
Max. Acoustical Noise with L.N.A. :                      19,2 dB(A)


Input Power :                                                         1,56 W


Voltage Range :                                                    12 V


MTTF :                                                                  > 150.000 h


Successor to the award-winning NH-C14, the NH-C14S is an elite class top-flow CPU cooler that is extremely efficient, highly

compatible and remarkably adjustable. Thanks to its deeper fin stack and the renowned NF-A14 PWM fan, the single fan

NH-C14S provides similar quiet cooling performance to its dual fan predecessor while being even more versatile: With the fan

installed on top of the fins, the cooler is compatible with RAM modules of up to 70mm height. With the fan installed underneath

the fins, the total height of the cooler is only 115mm, making it suitable for use in many HTPC cases. At the same time, the new

offset layout allows it to clear the top PCIe slot on most µATX and ATX motherboards. Topped off with the trusted, pro-grade

SecuFirm2™ multi-socket mounting system, Noctua’s proven NT-H1 thermal compound and full 6 years manufacturer’s

warranty, the NH-C14S is a premium quality top-flow solution for the highest demands. 

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