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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.
This is the first time I am using Noctua NF-A14 PWM fan. Even in full speed set via BIOS registering as 1500RPM, the fan is hardly audible even in an open case setup.
- 115mm Low-Profile height provides full-sized air cooling for CPU in certain slimmer case designs
- Offset fin stack design provides more space between the CPU cooler and the first PCIe slot
- More than enough spacing for memory kits with tall heatspreader
- Very quiet NF-A14 PWM fan and extra fan-clip
- Tried-and-tested reliable mounting system
- Ability for top-down-push-pull
- Indirect cooling for RAMs
- 140mm heatsink design
With no complaints on a Noctua NH-C14s and since it’s a full-sized 140mm single tower fin-stack based offset placement design, it’s hard not to give a gold award. In the United States, this sells for $99.99 which roughly translates to INR 6,347/-. Note that all Noctua CPU coolers are with a six-year warranty.