Noctua NH-C14S C-Type CPU Air Cooler


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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Socket compatibilityIntel LGA2011-0 & LGA2011-3(Square ILM), LGA1156, LGA1155, LGA1150 & AMD AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2, FM2+ (backplate required)
Height (without fan)115 mm
Width (without fan)140 mm
Depth (without fan)163 mm
Height (with fan)115 / 142 mm
Width (with fan)140 mm
Depth (with fan)163 mm
Weight (without fan)820 g
Weight (with fan)1015 g
MaterialCopper (base and heat-pipes), aluminum (cooling fins), soldered joints & nickel plating
Max. TDPsee TDP guide
Fan compatibility
Scope of Delivery
  • NF-A9 PWM premium fan
  • Low-Noise Adaptor (L.N.A.)
  • NT-H1 high-grade thermal compound
  • SecuFirm2™ Mounting Kit
  • Fan-clips for second NF-A9
  • Noctua Metal Case-Badge
Warranty6 Years
Fan specifications
Model1x Noctua NF-A14 PWM
Max. Rotational Speed (+/- 10%)1500 RPM
Max. Rotational Speed with L.N.A. (+/- 10%)1200 RPM
Min. Rotational Speed (PWM, +/-20%)300 RPM
Max. Airflow140.2 m³/h
Max. Airflow with L.N.A.115.5 m³/h
Max. Acoustical Noise24.6 dB(A)
Max. Acoustical Noise with L.N.A.19.2 dB(A)
Input Power1.56 W
Voltage Range12 V
MTBF> 150,000 h
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From Hardware BBQ:

The Noctua NH-C14S somewhat matches in performance around Noctua NH-D15. That’s impressive considering a single NF-A14 PWM fan and a single heatsink type design. On top of it, it’s an offset design which lets you install on many motherboards without being a hindrance for first PCIe slots. There’s nothing much to say about the mounting mechanism as its SecurFirm2 is the best installation system you can get. You get the same old common parts with extra fan clips, Noctua’s only (and well known) thermal paste, a Phillips-head screwdriver and a metal case badge.

From NikKTech:

 No matter how we try to see it i think we’ve finally reached a point in time where commercial CPU cooling technology has finally come to a standstill. Sure we have newly designed air and liquid CPU coolers make their debut all the time but nothing is really new in terms of the technology all those products are based on. Luckily we don’t need something new since current products are more than enough to keep temperatures in check so with that in mind lately manufacturers have been doing their best to reduce the size of CPU coolers in an effort to cover the needs of every consumer out there. A while back Noctua released their very good NH-C14 low-profile model which combined very good cooling efficiency while at the same time offering compatibility with many HTPC oriented cases. Well Noctua is known to stick with their popular models a little bit longer than others by performing slight “tweaks” and so today with us we have the brand new NH-C14S model.

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