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Product discontinued. Successor model: NF-A15 PWM

Following in the footsteps of the successful NF-P12, the NF-P14 is a highly optimised, premium quality 140mm fan with Vortex-Control Notches for superb quietness and outstanding aerodynamic efficiency. Metal reinforcements, SCD2 technology and Noctua’s premium grade SSO-Bearing guarantee exceptional running smoothness and excellent long-term stability. Using the same hole-spacing as common 120mm fans and achieving a superior airflow/noise ratio, the NF-P14 is ideal for upgrading 120mm CPU or case fans.


More information:
NF-P14 Blade Design

120mm & 140mm Mounting

NF-P14 Metal Reinforcements

Details
140mm Impeller with Vortex Control Notches

140mm Impeller with Vortex Control Notches

Thanks to its psycho-acoustically optimised nine blade impeller with staggered Vortex-Control Notches, the NF-P14 combines superb quietness with exceptional airflow and static pressure.
Metal Reinforcements

Metal Reinforcements

Both the impeller hub and the bearing shell of the NF-P14 are metal reinforced in order to achieve ultimate manufacturing precision, high durability and vibration-free running.
Round frame with 120mm mounting holes

Round frame with 120mm mounting holes

Using a round frame with the same hole-spacing as common 120mm fans and producing more airflow due to its larger diameter, the NF-P14 is a perfect upgrade for 120mm CPU or case fans. Thanks to the supplied adaptors, the NF-P14 also fits common 140mm mounting holes.
3 speed settings for full flexibility

3 speed settings for full flexibility

Providing 1200, 900 and 750 rpm speed settings via the supplied Low-Noise and Ultra-Low-Noise Adapters, the NF-P14 FLX (Flexibility) can be fine-tuned for superior airflow or maximum quietness.
Smooth Commutation Drive 2

Smooth Commutation Drive 2

The latest version of Noctua's advanced SCD drive system ensures superb running smoothness by eliminating torque variations and switching noises.
SSO-Bearing

SSO-Bearing

Noctua's time-tested SSO-Bearing technology has become synonymous with supremely quiet operation and exceptional long-term stability.
NF-P14 FLX
FAN Specification
Size
140x140x25 mm
Bearing
Rotational Speed (+/- 10%)
1200 RPM
Rotational Speed with L.N.A. (+/- 10%)
900 RPM
Rotational Speed with U.L.N.A. (+/- 10%)
750 RPM
Acoustical Noise
19,6 dB(A)
Acoustical Noise with L.N.A.
13,2 dB(A)
Acoustical Noise with U.L.N.A.
10,1 dB(A)
Static Pressure
1,29 mm H₂O
Static Pressure with L.N.A.
0,77 mm H₂O
Static Pressure with U.L.N.A.
0,53 mm H₂O
MTBF
> 150.000 h
Scope of Delivery
  • Adaptors for 140mm mounting
Warranty
6 years
NF-P14 FLX
05.12.2012 // HWMaster.com
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NF-P14 FLX Review

La ventola, come tutti i prodotti Noctua, è progettata e costruita con materiali di prim’ordine, la fattura è di alto livello così come il bundle che è completo e comprende tutto ciò che può essere necessario durante l’installazione. La flessibilità d’utilizzo è garantita dai due adattatori che sopperiscono alla mancancza del controller PWM, consentendo tre differenti velocità di rotazione e livelli di performance; inoltre grazie agli adattatori sarà possibile installare la ventola sia in fori da 120mm che da 140mm. Le emissioni acustiche, anche a velocità massima sono contenute ed il flusso d’aria generato è piuttosto elevato.
Test verdict: "La Noctua NF-P14 FLX rappresenta un’ottima scelta per coloro che vogliono dare una marcia in più al proprio dissipatore ad aria, o migliorare la ventilazione all’interno del case." (Rocco Eduardo Battista, HWMaster.com)
10.10.2012 // Go!GamingGiant
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NF-P14 FLX Review

Coming in, I expected a certain level of quality and performance from these fans. I mean after all, they ARE Noctua fans. What I got in return is exactly what I wanted — fans that keep everything in my PC extremely cool without making a bunch of noise. In fact, I use all four fans without any of the Low Noise Adapters, and I can’t even hear them. All you can hear is the air rushing through the side panel, which happens to be a foot away from me, on my desk.
Test verdict: "These are not cheap fans, but you get what you pay for. Noctua fans only cool slightly better than any other cheap $10-15 fan, they just happen to give you that small increase in cooling, while dropping the dB level dramatically." (DJ Dixon, Go!GamingGiant)
06.06.2012 // Whitex-Modd.de
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NF-P14 FLX Review

Nun haben wir den Lüfter in einem Video mit einem einfachen Mikrofon auf seine Lautstärke getestet. [...] Andere Lüfter dieser Leistungsklasse schneiden hier schlechter bis deutlich schlechter ab.
Test verdict: "Eines steht fest: Noctua ist an dieser Stelle wieder ein absoluter Treffer gelungen. Mit den 120mm- Bohrlöchern bei 140mm Rotorblättern eignet sich ein Einsatz auf CPU-Kühlern hervorragend. Der benötigte kräftige Luftzug wird hier ebenfalls gewährleistet." (Tobi Borho, Whitex-Modd.de)
08.05.2012 // Tech-Review.de
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NF-P14 FLX Review

Im Lieferumfang finden sich allerdings auch Adapter, um den Lochabstand auf das für die Lüfterbreite übliche Maß zu erhöhen, natürlich direkt per Gummi-Inlay entkoppelt. Echte Entkoppler finden sich ebenso wie Lüfterschrauben, ein Low-Noise und Ultra-Low-Noise-Adapter für die Drehzahlreduzierung auf 900 bzw. 750 U/Min in der Verpackung. Der übliche Adapter auf 4-Pin Molex liegt ebenfalls bei, was für kaum einen Anwendungszweck Wünsche offen lässt.
Test verdict: "Dezente Laufcharakteristik trifft gute Leistung sowie Spitzenwerte bei sehr niedrigen Drehzahlen. Die Ausstattung ist Noctua-typisch üppig - Entkoppler, Spannungsadapter -, der schmale Rahmen mit variablen Lochabständen macht den Lüfter flexibel. In der oberen Preisklasse trotz der recht hohen Anlaufspannung ein guter Kauf!" (Max Doll, Tech-Review.de)
12.04.2012 // Dawfreak.se
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NF-P14 FLX Review

Noctua has a true game winner in the NF-P14 FLX, the fan fits most cases on the market with its flexible 120mm / 140mm mounting system. It is a Fan worth the price of around 21.9 euros, as you get a quality fan that works great. As an intake fan the NF-P14 FLX rely shines, it is near silent up to about 1000 rpm when used as an intake fan, allowing allot of air to be bushed into the case.
Test verdict: "No matter if you are a gamer or studio musician in need of a bit more airflow in your PC case the NF-P14 FLX is a Great buy!!" (Jesper Bosch, Dawfreak.se)
23.09.2011 // ByTheWay.gr
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NF-P14 FLX Review

Χαίρομαι που είχα την ευκαιρία να δοκιμάσω τον Noctua NF-P14 FLX. Είχα διαβάσει ότι ήταν ένας από τους αθόρυβους ανεμιστήρες και τώρα πραγματικά το πιστεύω. Αυτή είναι μια εξαιρετική επιλογή αν χρειάζεστε κάποια πρόσθετη ψύξη στο σύστημά σας χωρίς να αυξάνεται ο θόρυβος που δημιουργείται.
Test verdict: "Για μια ακόμη φορά η Noctua δείχνει τα δόντια της απέναντι στον ανταγωνισμό. Αν και στα χαρτιά οι αντίπαλοί του είχαν πάνω-κάτω το ίδιο Airflow στην πράξη έφαγαν την ήττα." (Kourkoutakis Georgios, ByTheWay.gr)
17.08.2011 // Shay-Tech.co.uk
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NF-P14 FLX Review

With both the Noctua NF-P14 FLX installed using Ultra-Low-Noise-Adaptor 750 RPM (U.L.N.A) and Low-Noise-Adaptor 900 RPM (L.N.A), the noise level is very silent and the only noise I can hear is coming from the hard drive. When using both the Noctua NF-P14 FLX without any low noise adaptors the noise level rises but not loud as other fans that I have used in the past.
Test verdict: "the Noctua NF-P14 FLX is worth every penny as you get a premium quality fan which performs fantastic without a doubt. If your in the market for a 140mm fan then I would highly recommend the Noctua NF-P14 FLX!" (Shay Miah, Shay-Tech.co.uk)
02.07.2011 // Hardbloxx.de
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NF-P14 FLX Review

Der NF-P14 FLX ist der stärkste Kandidat in unserem Testparcour.
Test verdict: "Der Noctua NF-P14 FLX bildet nicht nur preislich die Speerspitze in unserem Test. Er ist DER Gehäuselüfter überhaupt." (Stephan Schünke, Hardbloxx.de)
29.06.2011 // ReviewStash.com
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NF-P14 FLX Review

To test the unit, I mounted it to my i7 920's H50 radiator and used OCCT to determine the performance difference. The recorded ambient temperature during testing was roughly 27 degrees Celsius. What you are seeing in the charts is the raw, unfiltered data regarding performance. I ensured that testing conditions were exactly the same (all testing was done outside of a computer case). The data shows that, while the Noctua is 35% quieter than the stock, Corsair fan, it is also two degrees Celsius cooler in almost every situation - this makes the Noctua an absolutely winner.
Test verdict: "If you're willing to shell out the money for the NF-P14 FLX, you definitely will not be disappointed by the performance it offers. It is absolutely ideal for a large case that needs to be kept both cool and quiet. Considering you get an extra two or so degrees Celsius of headroom out of your cooling system and a respectable drop in decibel rating, it's incredibly difficult to underestimate the usefulness of this fan. While similar products exist, none match the specifications that Noctua has delivered." (Daniel R. Levy, ReviewStash.com)
06.05.2011 // PCoverlook.com
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NF-P14 FLX Review

Добрый день дорогие посетители, сегодня я познакомлю вас с 144мм-овым кулером от компании Noctua NF-P14 FLX. Кроме того, что данный кулер можно установить на радиатор центрального процессора, его так же можно установить на переднюю и заднюю панель корпуса. Вместе с кулером в комплекте есть 2 переходника, из которых первый вращает кулер со скоростью 750 RPM, второй - 900 RPM, а при подключении без переходника кулер работает со скоростью 1200 RPM, а так же скоростью вращения можно управлять через BIOS. При тестировании кулер был установлен на передней панели корпуса. Благодаря рубцом на лопастях воздушный поток увеличивается и тем самым увеличивается эффективность вентиляции корпуса, а эксклюзивный подшипник кулера не допускает повышения уровня шума даже при максимальных оборотах лопастей кулера
Test verdict: "Преимущества кулера, которые выявились во время тестирования - это поддержка низкой температуре жёсткого диска и чипсета во время бездействия и нагрузки, и снижение температуры видеокарты во время бездействию и нагрузки центрального процессора, а так же снижение ЦП во время нагрузки и бездействия." (Gor Martirosyan, PCoverlook.com)

Information Sheet (PDF)

I've got 2 adapter cables with the cooler. What's the difference between these cables?

The Low-Noise-Adapter (L.N.A.) and Ultra-Low-Noise-Adapter (U.L.N.A.) reduce the speed of the fan to 900 / 750 rpm:

Vibration Compensators Installation

How to install the fan using the Vibration-Compensators?

First, pull the Vibration-Compensators through the mounting holes of the case. Then put the fan onto the Vibration-Compensators and pull them through the mounting holes of the fan.

Vibration Compensators Installation

How to install the fan using the Vibration-Compensators?

First, pull the Vibration-Compensators through the mounting holes of the case. Then put the fan onto the Vibration-Compensators and pull them through the mounting holes of the fan.

Vibration Compensators Installation

I've got 2 adapter cables with the cooler. What's the difference between these cables?

The Low-Noise-Adapter (L.N.A.) and Ultra-Low-Noise-Adapter (U.L.N.A.) reduce the speed of the fan to 1300 / 1000 rpm:

Vibration Compensators Installation

My fan doesn’t spin when I start up the PC - is it faulty?

If you've connected the fan directly (or using the supplied Low-Noise or Ultra-Low-Noise-Adaptors) to your mainboard, it's possible that the mainboard's automatic fan controller doesn't provide the required starting voltage due to the low CPU temperature. Please verify whether the fan starts spinning at higher CPU temperatures, remove any Low-Noise or Ultra-Low-Noise Adaptors, deactivate your mainboard's automatic fan controller in the BIOS or connect the fan directly to the power supply using the supplied 3:4-pin adaptor.

Can I run Noctua 3-pin fans on 4-pin PWM connectors and use my mainboard’s automatic fan controller?

You can simply connect our fan's 3-pin connector to the 4-pin PWM sockets of today's mainboards so that the fourth pin that transmits the PWM signal is left blank (due to the shape of the connector, there's no danger of reversing polarity). Some mainboards (e.g. current Gigabyte models) are capable of controlling fans not only via PWM, but also by adjusting the supplied voltage. In some cases, this may require you to change BIOS options like "Fan Control Mode" from "PWM" to "Voltage" or "Analog". Please consult your mainboard's manual in this regard. However, some mainboards use an "auto" setting by default that automatically chooses PWM or voltage based regulation according to the connected fan. Automatically controlling the fan speed may not possible on mainboards that pulse the power rather than lowering the fan voltage.

PWM PWM

Can I use the NF-P14 on my NH-U12 series cooler?

Yes, the NF-P14 can be used to further enhance the cooling performance of Noctua NH-U12 series heatsinks. Please consider the following points when using the NF-P14 on your Noctua heatsink though:

  1. The NF-P14 will sit on the spring-loaded mounting screw and thereby increase the overall height of the cooler (measured from the base) to 168mm (NH-U12, NH-U12F, NH-U12P, NH-U12P SE1366) or 163mm (NH-U12P SE2 or other models with NM-I3 kit). Please make sure that your case offers sufficient space!

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  2. Please also note that the NF-P14 will sit on the small projections on the sides of the fins. You can prevent this by using spacers (e.g. rubber, silicone or felt pads).

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  3. Due to the fan sitting on the projections or spacers, the fan clips will be very tight to put on. You can bend the clips in advance in order to make it easier to install them.

Can I use the NF-P14 on my NH-C12P cooler?

Yes, the NF-P14 can be used to further enhance the cooling performance of Noctua NH-C12P heatsinks. Please consider the following points when using the NF-P14 on your NH-C12P though:

  1. Please note that the NF-P14 will sit on the small projections on the sides of the fins. You can prevent this by using spacers (e.g. rubber, silicone or felt pads).

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  2. Due to the fan sitting on the projections or spacers, the fan clips will be very tight to put on. You can bend the clips in advance in order to make it easier to install them.

The fan doesn’t start with the Ultra-Low-Noise Adaptor (ULNA)!

Unfortunately, many Gigabyte mainboards use a special control circuit that can lead to start-up problems in conjunction with the Ultra-Low-Noise Adaptor (ULNA). This control circuit remains active even when automatic fan control is disabled in the BIOS. In these cases, please use the fan without the ULNA or connect it directly to the power supply (or an external fan controller) in order to ensure reliable operation with the ULNA.

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