Intel LGA2011 CPU Cooler Roundup For Sandy Bridge-E ProcessorsWed, Dec 28, 2011 - 12:00 AM
Noctua NH-D14 SE2011
The NH-D14 SE2011 is the same base cooler, but the fans and mounting system have been updated. Both fans are PWM controlled and the mounting system is only for the LGA2011 socket. When mounted to an X79 motherboard the only way to tell the original version and the SE2011 apart is by looking at the power connectors on the fans.
The accessories are changed up a little, as well. The new SE2011 version has a Y splitter cable, power extension cable, and separate single Low Noise Adapters for the 120 and 140mm fans. There is no more Ultra Low Noise Adapter. Noctua still provides the long screwdriver to aid in the installation and the metal Noctua Owl case badge.
Features of the Noctua ND-14
- Award-winning NH-D14 cooler: Tens of thousands of enthusiast users all over the world swear by the NH-D14’s quality and performance. Recommended by more than 250 international hardware websites and magazines, it is renowned to be one of the best high end coolers on the market.
- 6 heatpipe dual radiator design: Providing more surface area, better heat-distribution and superior airflow efficiency than conventional tower style heatsinks, the NH-D14’s six heatpipe dual radiator design was developed to provide ultimate quiet cooling performance in dual fan mode.
- Dual NF-P14/NF-P12 fan setup: The NH-D14 sports a premium quality dual fan setup consisting of Noctua’s award-winning NF-P12 (120mm) and NF-P14 (140mm) fans, both of which feature Vortex-Control Notches, SCD technology and SSO-Bearings in order to achieve a perfect balance of performance and quietness.
- Custom designed PWM IC with SCD: Supporting fully automatic PWM speed control, the NH-D14 SE2011’s NF-P12 and NF-P14 fans use Noctua’s novel, custom designed NE-FD1 PWM IC that integrates Smooth Commutation Drive (SCD) technology. By providing smoother torque impulses, SCD suppresses PWM switching noises and thus make the fans quieter at lower speeds.
- Excellent component cooling: Hanging out at the bottom of the fin-stacks, the NF-P14 fan doesn’t only contribute to the NH-D14’s superb CPU cooling capabilities but also provides massive airflow over surrounding motherboard components and heatsinks, thus ensuring excellent component cooling performance.
- SecuFirm2™ mounting system for LGA2011: Noctua’s enthusiast grade SecuFirm2™ systems meet the highest demands in safety, contact pressure and ease-of-use. Tailor-made for LGA2011, the new NM-I2011 mounting brings the trusted SecuFirm2™ quality to Intel’s new Core i7-39xx/38xx platform.
- NT-H1 thermal compound: Noctua’s much-acclaimed NT-H1 is a well proven pro-grade TIM solution that provides minimum thermal resistance, excellent ease-of-use and outstanding reliability.
Specifications of the Noctua ND-14
- Socket compatibility: Intel LGA2011
- Height (without fan): 160 mm
- Width (without fan): 140 mm
- Depth (without fan): 130 mm
- Height (with fan): 160 mm
- Width (with fan): 140 mm
- Depth (with fan): 158 mm
- Weight (without fan): 900 g
- Weight (with fan): 1240 g
- Material: Copper (base and heat-pipes), aluminum (cooling fins), soldered joints & nickel plating
- Fan compatibility: 140x140x25 & 120x120x25mm
- Scope of Delivery
- 1x NF-P14 PWM premium fan
- 1x NF-P12 PWM premium fan
- 2x Low-Noise Adaptor (L.N.A.)
- Y-Split Cable
- 4x Vibration-Compensators (for using NF-P12 as case fan)
- 4x Fan screws (for using NF-P12 as case fan)
- NT-H1 high-grade thermal compound
- SecuFirm2™ Mounting Kit for LGA2011
- Noctua Metal Case-Badge
- Model: Noctua NF-P14 PWM & Noctua NF-P12 PWM
- Bearing: SSO-Bearing
- Max. Rotational Speed (+/- 10%): 1200 / 1300 RPM
- Max. Rotational Speed with L.N.A. (+/- 10%): 900 / 900 RPM
- Min. Rotational Speed (PWM): 300 / 300 RPM
- Max. Airflow: 110.3 / 92.3 m3/h
- Max. Airflow with L.N.A.: 83.7 / 63.4 m3/h
- Max. Acoustical Noise: 19.6 / 19.8 dB(A)
- Max. Acoustical Noise with L.N.A.: 13.2 / 12.6 dB(A)
- Input Power: 0.96 / 0.6 W
- Voltage Range: 12 V
- MTBF: > 150.000 h
Seeing how both the NH-D14 and the NH-D14 SE2011 are physically the same, they have the same issues for motherboard clearance.
The fins of the NH-D14 cover the first RAM slot either side of the socket. With the 120mm fan installed all the RAM slots on the front of the motherboard are covered.
The fan body gets very close to the 24pin main connector. This puts the fan very close to the edge of the board. So, with the NH-D14 on an X79 board in a shallow depth case, you could have space issues.