New Noctua Cooler, The NH-C14 Premium Cooler
I’ve been a fan of Noctua heat sinks and fans for some time. All my workstations and home servers use them but they are typically too large for my low-profile HTPC enclosures. I got the news today on the NH-C14 and I can’t wait to get my hands on it (I’m a heat sink\fan junkie…) It offers everything I look for in a HTPC cooler: 1- Optionally low profile; 2- Large quite fans (the NF-P14 rocks); 3- And extremely important to me, a non-push pin mounting bracket; 4- A down blowing cooler.
The NH-C14 brings top-flow cooling to a new level by offering an exquisite, uniquely flexible 140mm dual fan setup: The two supplied NF-P14 premium fans can be installed on top and underneath the fin-stack to configure the cooler for maximum performance in dual fan mode and either lower profile (105mm) or maximum component clearance in single fan modes. Bundled with the award-winning NT-H1 thermal compound and Noctua’s SecuFirm2™ multi-socket mounting system, the NH-C14 is a highly flexible, premium-class top-flow solution that further boosts the renowned quiet cooling performance of the much acclaimed NH-C12P series.