Product Comparison: Noctua NH-D14 vs Corsair H100i

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General Specifications
About the Product
Combining a massive six heatpipe dual radiator design with an exquisite NF-P14/NF-P12 PWM dual fan configuration, the NH-D14 is built for ultimate quiet cooling performance. The NH-D14 is an elite choice for the highest demands in premium quality quiet cooling.
Have a PC case that supports a top-mounted 240mm radiator? Take your CPU cooling to a new level. H100i offers twice the radiator surface area of the H80i for even better performance. Monitor temperature and control lighting and fan speed on your screen. No additional hardware is necessary. The 240mm top-mounted radiator provides maximum surface area for maximum cooling power. The 120mm fans use wide, low-pitch blades for better static pressure to noise ratio, offering improved efficiency at lower noise levels
Key Specs
Cooling Type
Air Cooling
Water Cooling
Max. Airflow
64.74 CFM
77 CFM
Number of Pipes
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Noctua NH-D14 CPU Cooler
  • It works really well. At 10 - 20% cpu it sits at room temp 17 - 19C. Under stress test (prime95) of the CPU it does not get over 30C. Old stock cooler was having trouble keeping it under 70C. Its quieter than the stock cooler.
  • Excellent construction, the base plate was super smooth and has a mirror finish.
  • Great cooling - I stress tested it to a max of 54 C... compared to the stock fan that let it run up to a whopping 79C (mobo will shut it down at 83C).
  • Cooling performance is top-notch... it dominates liquid coolers easily.
  • I know this is a discontinued cooler, but it is hands down terrific, I do highly recommend getting some PWM fans too (ideally Noctua NF-A14 industrial fans, expensive, but they are some of the best on the market) to cut down noise and increase airflow.
Corsair H100i Hydro Series Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
  • I'll definitely use Corsair water cooling in the future. I love the low profile and all the open space it leaves in my chassis for maximum airflow. I'll be really surprised if my CPU ever even approaches the danger zone with this set up.
  • Kept the CPU frosty cold at around 21-23 at idle and around 30-35 under video game load.
  • Very efficient. I am almost never get above 70 C when overclocked to 4.4 GHz. I could probably to higher if the fans didn't sound like a jet engine at full speed.
  • All-in-one, self-contained, turnkey watercooling solution. I had it up and installed in 10-15 minutes.
  • This thing performs absolutely amazing. It was a huge upgrade from the corsair h55. I could only OC my i5-4690k to 4.0 because temps just got to hot(80 degrees Celsius). When I finally go this thing installed I was able to hit 4.4 and keep my temps in the low 50's with a 100% load.
Size & Weight
6.3 in.
4.7 in.
5.5 in.
10.8 in.
6.2 in.
1.06 in.
2.7 lbs.
3.31 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Noctua NH-D14 CPU Cooler
  • Overall, if you can get over the size and the brown color scheme, this is probably the best air cooler on the market.
  • It's really big. This is really only a con if you have a small case though.
  • May have clearance issues with high profile RAM.
  • It is big. The 120mm fan would touch my ram sticks so I ended up taking it off and using it as a top case exhaust fan (push configuration).
  • It's huge, had to remove the heatsinks on my memory. Make sure you have lots of space in your case for this beast.
Corsair H100i Hydro Series Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
  • The unit easily fit my full tower thermaltake case. I would not recommend this product for anything less than a full tower however, but I have never run less so I could be wrong.
  • Cooler is well constructed and sturdy with good materials.
  • The radiator itself feels well made and the fit and finish on the paint and seems is fantastic, I was expecting something of lower quality.
  • I really enjoy the size of the radiator. It fits perfectly in my Corsair 540 HAF case and runs very cool on my SP120 PWM fans. Although the fans are loud, i demand the most out of my radiator and cooling case.
  • The mounting screws are a couple of millimeters too long. Doesn't seem like much, but I was worried I would hit the radiator fins (not a good idea). The manual stated that 8 washers would be included (which would have solved the lebgth issue) but like everyone else my H80i only had 4.
Socket Compatibility
Intel:, 1366, 1156, 1155, 1151, 1150, 775, 2011, AMD:, AM2, AM2 +, AM3, AM3 +, FM1, FM2, FM2+
Intel:, 115x, 2011, 2066, AMD:, AM2, AM3
1300 RPM
2700 RPM
Cooled CPU (Max. TDP)
220 W
220 W
Noise Level
19.8 dBA
37.7 dBA
Number of Coolers
Bearing Type
Heat-Exchanger Material
Power Connector Type
4-pin (chiller), 3-pin (pump)
6 heatpipe dual radiator design, Dual NF-P14/NF-P12 fan setup, Asymmetrical design for high compatibility, Excellent component cooling, SecuFirm2™ multi-socket mounting system, NT-H1 thermal compound
Corsair link monitoring and control, Entirely self-contained, Dual radiator with custom fan design, Built-in Corsair Link, Tool-free multiplatform magnetic mounting bracket kit
What customers say about "Features"
Noctua NH-D14 CPU Cooler
  • To my ears, it's silent (my graphics card or my back case fan are probably louder than this).
  • Perfect fitting with thermal paste evenly spread. The product has screw springs that serve to SECURELY fix the plating to the CPU and in this process helps squash and spread the thermal paste evenly across the surface.
  • Quiet. It is so much quieter compared to liquid coolers.
  • Perfect instructions, easy to read and understand (so many times I have had to stop and think about other instructions and wonder, what are they trying to say).
  • Can be hard to mount depending on the case and the size of your hands.
Corsair H100i Hydro Series Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
  • LED lights on the cooler itself are customizable and fun to play with
  • The included 3 pin (non-PWM) fans move a lot of air, and have great static pressure.
  • Noise. The pump is quite noisy on this, even with the fans at minimal speed. When the fans are at 100%, it is LOUD.
  • If you want to do a push/pull configuration, you have to spend extra on corsairs official site for the screws.
  • Quite loud in performance mode or fans set to above 70%. Some of the servers we have at work are quieter than this unit.
  • The software has a glitch that results in the fans running VERY loudly at the highest RPM. Apparently (May 2014), this is a Windows 8.1 bug that has existed for over six months! The cooler and fans are not recognized by the software, and therefore run at full speed -- the sound of a room fan!
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
6 year(s)
5 year(s)
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