The NH-C14

In Figure 4, you see the side of the cooler. The NH-C14 has an unusual design, with a horizontal heatsink and two fans blowing the air from the top to the bottom. The manufacturer claims you can use this cooler three different ways: with two fans for maximum performance, with only the upper fan for high clearance (for example, if you have memory modules with tall heatsinks), or only with the lower fan for low profile needs.

Noctua NH-C14Figure 4: Side View

In Figure 5, you can see the front of the cooler, where you can check the shape of the fins. The fans do not touch the heatsink directly, but use rubber pads to absorb vibrations.

Noctua NH-C14Figure 5: Front view

In Figure 6, you check the cooler rear side.

Noctua NH-C14Figure 6: Rear view

In Figure 7, you can see the cooler from the top, where the top fan is visible.

Noctua NH-C14Figure 7: Top view

Rafael Otto Coelho is a physicist with a master's degree in Education, and is a college professor in Brazil.