Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 Review

👤by David Mitchelson Comments 📅05-10-12
Packaging, Bundle & Fans

D14 SE2011’s packaging has ever so slightly changed since the original D14 but the information printed on the sides have remained the same. The features and specifications are clearly listed and presented in a very professional manner.

Inside, the heatsink is protected in a cardboard packet and all accessories are found within another cardboard box.

Packaging for D14 SE2011

Being designed specifically for LGA2011, D14 SE2011 has a single fitting kit intended for this socket only. Included within the fitting kit are the following items:

• 2x Low-Noise Adaptor (L.N.A.)
• Y-Split Cable
• 4x Vibration-Compensators (for using NF-P12 as case fan)
• 4x Fan screws (for using NF-P12 as case fan)
• NT-H1 high-grade thermal compound
• SecuFirm2™ Mounting Kit for LGA2011
• Noctua Metal Case-Badge
• Instructions manual

It’s good to see the continuation of SecuFirm2 as this mounting system is proven to be a robust method of securing the heatsink to the motherboard. Noctua’s NT-H1 award-winning thermal paste also makes a re-appearance as do other items such as the handy 45° screw driver.

Accessories bundle – LGA2011 fitting kit only

Turning our attention to the cooling fans that come bundled with NH-D14 SE2011 we have a NF-P12 PWM (120mm fan) and an NF-P14 PWM (140mm fan). The NF-P14 will sit in the gap between both towers on the heatsink whilst the NF-P12 will be attached to either side of the outer fins of one of the towers.

Both fans have an identical blade design and come with a 4-pin connector to attach to a header on the motherboard. Fan clips are already attached to the fans to ensure easy installation. Both fans are capable of up to 1200RPM and of course due to these fans being PWM the fans speeds are indeed variable, they take advantage of Noctua’s NE-FD1 PWM IC.

NF-P12 PWM cooling fan

NF-P14 PWM cooling fan

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