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This cooler isn’t the best air cooler available in the market right now but it surely gives a bit more than what its meant to give. You get a lot of cooling performance for a cooler that is actually designed to be used in small rigs made for light gaming or may be an HTPC.

Furthermore, it’s extremely easy to install, it’s well-built and it’s extremely silent. These are the things Noctua coolers give for sure. It comes with a rich accessory package, dual NF-P14 fans, L.N.A/U.L.N.A adapters and NT-H1 premium thermal compound add a lot of the value to the deal.

Noctua NH-C14 retails for 90USD, now that’s bit on the higher side but you, get what you pay for – premium quality, functionality and performance. I would say that the price tag is totally justified but still it may be a big deal breaker for some people.

Read full review here!!
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post #2 of 45
nah not worth the price.
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I like the design, but the price tag is WOW!
    
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Yeah, just reading the OP's quoted portion I was all "ooh, just what I'm looking for". But then saw the 90USD and just went "ugh".
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post #5 of 45
Good design, Bad Price.
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And how is that better than the NH-D14 which sells for much less?
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post #7 of 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by ilam3d;12224095 
Good design, Bad Price.

noctua_nh_c14_030.jpg

From LegitReviews
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Here is where the disappointment set in. With the system overclocked to 4.0Ghz the NH-C14 could not keep up. I tried re-seating the cooler, and redoing the TIM, even took the side panel off to see if I could get a complete 30 minute run of Prime, and I could not. The longest I could get was 10 minutes before the system blue screened due to the temps, and those were well in excess of 90*C..

http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1531/6/

Cooler is utter disappointment from noctua, just my opinion. You are better for with just about any cooler, hell the hyper 212+ will do 4.0ghz on an i7 for 25-30$.

Overpriced and under performing do not make a good product.
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post #8 of 45
I mean, the Megahalems (regular one) kicks in the butt of the NH-C14, and it's still half its price with a Gentle Typhoon on it (retail price in Spain)
   
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post #9 of 45
So the king of air coolers is still the D14?
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post #10 of 45
Yeah, $90 isn't worth it. There are better options.
Edited by thecyb0rg - 2/1/11 at 11:09am
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