Noctua NH-D14 is considered to be among the best air coolers money can buy. Intel’s new LGA2011 socket and Sandy Bridge-E will require new mounting brackets for cooling, which is why Noctua has relaunched the praised NH-D14 as NH-D14 SE2011.
Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 (Special Edition) is much like NH-D14, with six heatpiptes coming from the base up to two large towers with a large number of aluminum fins. The heatsink measures 160 x 140 x 130 mm (H x W x D) without fan, which is large already without a fan. The depth increases to 158mm with fan on the outside, but it can be placed in the middle of the cooler, which keeps the measurements the way they are.
What makes it special is the support for Intel’s new LGA2011 socket that requires new mounting brackets. Noctua’s solution is called SecuFirm2 and it will keep the 1070 gram (1240 gram with fans) cooler in place, but also pushed tight to the processor for best possible contact.
Noctua bundles the NT-H1 cooling paste, and the included fans all support PWM control. Those who already have a Noctua NH-D14 can get a mounting kit for free by e-mailing Noctua support with a proof of purchase, e.g. a receipt. You will then be able to install the cooler on one of the new LGA2011 motherboards.
”Hardware enthusiasts have every right to be excited about Intel’s upcoming Sandy Bridge-E processors, but to get the most out of it, you’ll definitely need a high quality cooling solution,” Noctua
Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 will be in stores soon, with a recommended price of €75, and we expect it to replace the regular edition.
As a great fan of ProlimaTech’s CPU Heatsinks (as in my case, ProlimaTech Black Series Megahalems) I bow my head for Noctua NH-D14 CPU Cooler.
The only thing that annoys me immensely, and not for all the money in the world would make me buy Noctua NH-D14, is the unsightly [b]ugly pig-colored fans[/b] that Noctua chosen.
If that’s their way to stand out or what ever reason they might have for such a drastic decision, passes all of what human reason stands for.