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Originally Posted by Oubadah View Post

The primary reason I buy Noctua coolers is for their superior mounting system. The mounts used with the NH-D14 etc. craps all over every single other system I've ever seen. I've noticed it's been modified slightly (anyone know why?) with the NH-U14S etc. - The backplate doesn't look as robust and they've swapped the two screw-on 'wings' for a single 'bridge' that spans across the base.

Can someone confirm something for me:

It looks like the 'bridge' piece is actually recessed into the top of the base (embedded in a groove). Am I seeing this correctly?

Can someone (who has used both) compare this new mounting system with the older version - is it inferior in any way? Does it still lock the heatsink 100% firm in position? My main concern with heatsink mounts is that the heatsink is allowed to rotate (eg. the horrible system used on the Hyper 212+, where he sink can still be rotated several degrees after it's fully installed). I'm not interested in any system that allows the sink to rotate at all.

Works just as good as the previous system, I got 3 Noctua heatsinks so far, the U12S is my latest. You are NOT able to rotate it.
 
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