Noctua NH-U14S Review

👤by David Mitchelson Comments 📅16-05-13
Packaging, Bundle & Fan

U14S is presented in a large and attractive box. Noctua are renowned for taking care with packaging – ensuring minute details are the focus. There are technical specifications on the packaging for those who are interested. Inside the protective box are smaller boxes containing various items for installation. The heatsink is well protected and house in a way that no damage will occur during transit.

The packaging for U14S

With U14S being a universal CPU cooler it has socket compatibility for a plethora of Intel and AMD options which include:

Intel LGA2011 LGA1156, LGA1155, LGA1150
AMD AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2

Within the accessories bundle there are components for the above sockets, respective user guides and a “common parts” pocket which has the screwdriver/wrench, thermal paste (NT-H1), fan clips, bade and vibration pads. All of these parts are presented in a new set of boxes which look very nice indeed. As we expect, Noctua have done a great job here.

Universal socket installation kits

Accompanying the U14S heatsink is a NF-A15 PWM. In theory this is a 140mm cooling fan but it has a 150mm width, hence its A15 moniker. A15 has a seven blade design and is capable of up to 1500RPM thanks to the PWM functionality. Noctua provide the usual low noise adapters which can control the fan speed to around 300RPM, 1200RPM and 1500RPM. Whether you love it or hate it, Noctua’s notorious colour-scheme is certainly here to stay and stands out as being unique.

NF-A15 accompanies the heatsink

A seven blade design with striking characteristics

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