Noctua NH-C14 CPU Cooler - Final Thoughts and Conclusion

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Noctua NH-C14 CPU Cooler
Final Thoughts and Conclusion


Noctua NH-C14 CPU Cooler Final Thoughts:

The Noctua NH-C14 isn't really a "New" cooler from Noctua, more like an "Improved" version of the original. Seeing as the original scored very well in our testing I was quite certain that the NH-C14 would do the same. This cooler is a great design and if space inside your case is an issue this might be one of the best performing coolers money can buy. Most heatpipe coolers available today are much taller than the Noctua NH-C14, but as we saw in our testing the NH-C14 was able to keep up with them (and remain nice and quiet in the process)


Just like other Noctua coolers we've tested in the past, the Noctua NH-C14 is very sturdy and well built.

Installation was a breeze, Noctua has really made installation easy for their coolers (although you will have to remove your motherboard to install the bracket on the back of the motherboard). Thanks to Noctua's unique mounting system it is really easy to get your cooler installed and running in no time, every time I review a Noctua cooler I am reminded just how easy the whole process is.

I can't really think of any negatives to share in regards to the Noctua NH-C14. Probably the biggest drawback will be the price, however for a high quality cooler that can perform like the Noctua NH-C14 does the price tag is easily justified.

At the end of the day the Noctua NH-C14 scored very well in our testing thanks to its good performance and low noise. The NH-C14 is a nice choice if you don't have much room inside your case and when compared to other "lower profile" coolers the NH-C14 is easily one of the best. Thanks to the performance and low noise the Noctua NH-C14 has earned our "Editor's Choice - Gold" award. If you are in the market for a low profile cooler make sure to give the Noctua NH-C14 some serious consideration.



  • Great Performance
  • High Quality Construction
  • Easy Installation
  • Lower Profile than other heatpipe coolers



  • Nothing Major





I'd like to thank Noctua for sending us the NH-C14. If you have any questions, comments, or general feedback, please leave it at the "Comments" link below.