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The Noctua NH-U14S and my build

GamingGuruGabe

47 months ago

After watching some videos and hearing a lot of testimony why the Noctua NH-U14S is one of the best air cooled cpu coolers out there I wanted to give it a go for my first build. Now the only concerns I have are if it will fit snug inside my case and will not obstruct anything on my MOBO (RAM/GPU Etc...)

Any helpful feedback would be greatly appreciated.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $249.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-U14S 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler $69.89 @ OutletPC
Thermal Compound ARCTIC MX4 4g Thermal Paste $6.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI Z170A GAMING M5 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $168.99 @ NCIX US
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $84.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $84.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card $649.99 @ B&H
Case NZXT Phantom 530 (Red) ATX Full Tower Case $123.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $15.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $87.95 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1703.44
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $1693.44
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-11 01:43 EST-0500

Comments

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

It will be fine, but i would recommend getting the R1 Ultimate, has better performance and is just as quiet, a fury x would also be a better choice but its up to you.

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