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Noctua rolls out Special Edition NH-D14 cooler for LGA2011

by Parm Mann on 2 November 2011, 11:19

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If you believe what you read on the web, Intel's range-topping Sandy Bridge Extreme processors are now just a fortnight away, and that can only mean one thing: an imminent flood of supporting products.

We've already seen a variety of X79 motherboards on show, and today Noctua's joining the LGA2011 party with an updated version of its popular NH-D14 CPU cooler.

The revised cooler still looks a lot like the original 2009 model, but the latest revision - dubbed the NH-D14 SE2011 - is armed with a few minor tweaks that will only serve to enhance its award-winning reputation.

First and foremost, the SE2011 variant comes bundled with a SecuFirm2 mounting system that supports the large Sandy Bridge Extreme socket (LGA2011), and secondly, it's equipped with new-and-improved fans.

The heatsink itself is the same six-heatpipe, dual-radiator design, but the two bundled NF-P12 and NF-P14 fans feature a new custom-designed NE-FD1 PWM IC that Noctua claims makes them less noisy at low speed.

Useful to know, but it's a shame the manufacturer has opted not to change the beige/brown colour scheme. It didn't look particularly smart in 2009, and it really hasn't grown on us.

Fancy one for an upcoming Sandy Bridge Extreme build? Keep your credit card at hand as the NH-D14 SE2011 will be "available soon" at a recommended retail price of €74.90.

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It is a very 80/90's colour scheme…..I could never use one in a windowed case.
Wonder how this compares to the Prolimatech Megahalems (God I love that name).
It is a very 80/90's colour scheme…..I could never use one in a windowed case.
Perfect for an old style Ubuntu host though! :D

Actually the brown fans didn't really bother me - if I was using a windowed case then I'd replace them with lit or UV-reactive versions anyway - even when it means less cooling performance.

Got a D14 on my PhenomII box (following a recommendation from the folks at QuietPC) and it's proven to be a very cost-effective, quiet and efficient cooling solution.
Agree about the colour scheme. In fact, I decided against one of these in June in preference of a Black BeQuiet cooler - since I have a windowed case. A lost customer that could easily have been prevented with a Black option, in my opinion.
They could keep the same style and go with light/dark grey, which would look lovely against the silver of the heatsink itself.

I have an NH-U12P and all my case fans are Noctua. They work extremely well, with great airflow at very low noise levels. The beige/brown combo looks really odd though, especially peeking through the grilles on my Antec P180.