Big Air: 14 LGA 2011-Compatible Coolers For Core i7-3000, Reviewed

Installing Noctua's NH-D14

The SE2011 (Special Edition 2011) version of Noctua’s NH-D14 contains only the parts need to support Intel’s latest processor interface.

Universal-pattern Intel brackets mate to LGA 2011-exlusive studs using included nuts.

Spring-loaded nuts assure even pressure as the NH-D14’s integrated clamping bracket screws onto each bracket’s studs.

Connecting the fans to our motherboard’s PWM headers and clipping them to the sink completes the installation of Noctua’s NH-D14 SE2011.

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  • cruelm3
    Noctua-D14 has worked perfect for me!
  • bigcyco1
    NH-D14 is the best heat sink period.
  • jasjeet
    Why "Prime95 v25.8 64-bit executable, Small FFT's, 8-threads" if the 3960X has AVX Support and has 12 threads? Not really a true performance test. Would be nice to see it run with Prime95 27.7 that has AVX support and at full 12 threads.