Noctua NH-C14S Review

Noctua NH-C14S is a top-flow CPU cooler, featuring deep fin stacks and uses the renowned NF-A14 fan. This single fan CPU cooler provides similar cooling performance to its dual fan predecessor.

Installing the fan on top of the fins, gives the cooler a max height of 140mm, while installing the fan underneath the fins, gives a total height of 115mm.

The offset layout of the cooler allows it to clear the top PCIe slot on most ITX motherboards. The Noctua C14S uses SecuFirm2 multi-socket mounting system, and includes NT-H1 thermal compound and six years manufacturer’s warranty.

CPU COOLER TESTING

TEST BENCHStreacom BC1T
MOTHERBOARDGIGABYTE B550I AORUS PRO AX (Amazon Link)
CPURyzen 5 5600X (Amazon Link)
CPU COOLERNoctua NH-C14S (Amazon Link)
GPU GIGABYTE RTX 3060 Ti Gaming OC (Amazon Link)
PSU Corsair SF 600 Platinum (Amazon Link)
RAMCorsair VENGEANCE LPX 16GB (2x8GB) 3600MHz C18 (Amazon Link)
STORAGE256GB M.2 NVME (Amazon Link)
1TB M.2 NVME (Amazon Link)
CPU-ZTIMESPY
Stress Test: 10 MinutesPeak CPU Temperature
AMBIENT TEMPERATURECPU FAN SPEED
25-26°​CPreset: Normal

CPU-Z STRESS TEST (AUTO BOOSTING)

TIMESPY BENCHMARK

CPU-Z STRESS TEST (PBO ENABLED)

CPU COOLER COMPARISON

SOURCE(S)

noctua.at

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.