Phanteks PH-TC14PE (vs. Noctua NH-D14) CPU Cooler Review
22 February 2012
Excerpt: Competition is fierce in the high-end air cooling market as there are a plethora of performance CPU coolers available from numerous brands. The highest performance air cooler to date is still the Noctua NH-D14.
Excerpt: There can't be many readers of OC3D that wont remember the NZXT H2 vs the Fractal R3 face of review we did some time ago. You I'm sure will also remember how badly NZXT reacted to this review.
Conclusion: Once again, Noctua have produced a pair of products that blows away the competition in every respect. The smaller C12P is easily one of the best coolers I’ve ever used, and while being quite expensive its passable.
Pros: Excellent cooling, Quiet as the best of them, Very simple to install, Looks Impressive, Excellent cooling, Quiet as the best of them, Very simple to install, Looks monstrous
Excerpt: Noctua aims at establishing a new level of quality and performance "Designed in Austria" through paying attention to the users' needs in a market burdened with all kinds of frills and furbelows and providing sound-optimised premium components, which serve their purpose in a smart, precise and...
Pros: Quiet, Good performance, Aimed at overclockers, Overclocking on Air (hell yeh)
Summary: Noctua is back with us again today with its NH-D14 CPU air cooler which is capable of being mounted to just about any desktop Intel or AMD CPU made over the last five years. Noctua is known for premium performance with a premium sound profile, but also with a premium price.
Excerpt: Noctua is a well known name in the enthusiast world for its high-end CPU cooler products. Their flagship cooler, the NH-D14, features a nickel-plated copper base with dual radiator towers actively cooled by low noise 120mm and 140mm fans.
Excerpt: A couple of years ago, there was a rather small company called Noctua, they offered a variety of fans and heat sinks for sale and their company was based in Austria. Today, Noctua have made themselves known for having some of the best quality fans and heat sinks on the market.