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|Review: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 CPU Cooler|
|Posted by Dexter K.|
|Thursday, 05 January 2012 21:31|
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For the past couple years I have been out of touch when it came to air coolers since I had gone the water route. Over this time a bunch of air coolers have come out that reach every segment out there, from guys who want tiny coolers for their HTPC to coolers that will cover half your motherboard and uses multiple fans for maximum performance.
Enter the Noctua NH-D14 SE2011. This thing is easily the largest heatsink I have ever seen. I thought the last air heatsink I owned (Thermalright Ultra 120 extreme) was big, but this thing is pretty much like taking two TRUE's and slapping them together.
If you have not heard of Noctua, you have been missing out. They are well known for making very quiet fans and great performing heatsinks that have great performance. Here is a bit about Noctua:
We'll be testing the new Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 using an Intel Core i7 3930K, a Gigabyte X79-UD3 Motherboard, both are LGA 2011 of course ... there's also G.Skill 2x2gb Trident, 2x2gb Perfect storm (2133mhz, 9-9-9), and an Antec Quattro 1200w PSU.
Let's see what temperatures the Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 can produce for us ... especially on our overclocked Core i7 3930K @ 4.5Ghz, 1.41v