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. It still hasn’t been matched by any other model in our tests, letting us achieve some very impressive overclocks.
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. SO badly it has taken us all of this time to finally get a Havik sample out of them, it did cross our minds at one point just to buy one and do the review anyways.
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 reliable manner.
Pros: Quiet, Good performance, Aimed at overclockers, Overclocking on Air (hell yeh)
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. Its bigger brother takes the performance crown from all previously reviewed coolers, but it does come with a whopping price tag. Still, for their size they’re easy to install, quiet as hell and they look good.
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
Noctua NH D14 Cooler review – The ‘Austrian Sandwich’
21 May 2010
Excerpt: Noctua are an Austrian company well known in enthusiast circles for producing some of the finest fans on the market. I will hold my hand up – all of my systems at home incorporate their 120mm fans (NF12′s) on one level or another, simply because they are class leading products. Fantastic CFM performance with minimum noise – making them not only ideal for media centers, but for hot running gaming rigs.
Excerpt: BOGOF.... Yep thats right, BOGOF or buy one get one free as its otherwise known. How many times have you been walking round the supermarket and bought something just because you get another free? What is it inside us that makes us so happy when we think we get something for free?
Conclusion: Just as i mentioned before in this review the performance levels of the NH-D14 are not something new and so right from the moment i started recording the temperatures for this review i roughly knew what to expect. Now when i say roughly that is because although i knew how well the NH-D14 performed with my previous Core i7-920 systems i had no idea on how exactly the two extra cores of the i7-3930k would affect the results.
Pros: - Cooling Performance, - Build Quality, - Noise Levels, - Easy Installation, - Ability To Add An 3rd Fan (All 3 Can Be 140mm Ones)