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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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Verdict and ConclusionI have to say, Noctua has made a pretty good heatsink if you are looking to stick with air.
Mounting is very easy if you have the foresight to remove the fans before attempting to install the heatsink. I really like the clips they use on the fans, although removing them to use on different fans can be a pain in the butt.
The design on the Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 feels well thought out and it was built very well. There is no need to fear fins coming off, or having a terrible base. One thing I have to say I do not like is the fact that is it so huge. But sadly it seems like the heat of processors these days has forced companies to go this route.
If you are looking for the best performing air heatsink on the market, this is it. The Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 has great cooling performance and is built like a tank. You must however keep in mind that it is extremely large, but unless you spend two or three times more for a custom watercooling loop you will not get better performance out of the box.