Excerpt: This is one of the best CPU coolers I have used. It keeps my i7-6700K below 55 degrees while at 100% use 24 hours a day with a mild overclock. I would recommend it for anybody using a high end processor.
Excerpt: Upgraded to this from the stock Intel heatsink and the difference is astounding. At idle and low loads with the fans off my CPU(i5-2400) is sitting comfortably below 40 degrees, and under load with fan control barely scrapes 50. It's possibly overkill for my system but it does the job great.
Good quality build but with no fan speed control pin
15 May 2015
Excerpt: Good heat sink and overall build quality. The instruction is clear and accessories are plenty. If you are like me looking for a quiet experience will be disappointed. This fan has only 3 pin connector to the motherboard, missing the 4th pin, which controls the fan speed.
Excerpt: The NHD-14 has one of the best CPU cooler mounting system I've ever seen on a CPU cooler makes it so easy to fit. The fans are very quiet and easily beats other CPU cooler in the sheer cooling power I highly recommend it
Summary: Basically, this full-size Noctua cpu cooler is the gold standard that other brands aspire to, and with good reason. It performs very well and runs very quietly. After 2 years of running 16 to 18 hours per day, our Noctua is as quiet as the day it was installed and cpu temps. are as cool as ever.
Pros: We have the "C" version of this cooler which lays flat so that the fans are blowing downwards so they cool the voltage regulators and other components clustered around the cpu. Anyway, it's nearly identical to the "D" version here. For 2 years it has been cooling an old heat monster, namely the o...
Cons: Whether you choose the horizontal orientation "C" model or the stand-up "D" model beware of them partially overhanging one or more of your RAM memory slots. Try to choose RAM without tall heat sinks (or use pliers to snip off the top of the protruding heatsink so it fits under the Noctua!)