Over the course of the past couple months we've had the opportunity here at DreamWare Computers to check out most of Noctua's retail CPU cooler lineup. The coolers have ranged in prices, sizes, and designs, but all have been very strong contendors on the test bed. They've cooled extremely well and as "silent" coolers they are even showing a strong competition against many "performance" minded coolers.
Today, I'm lucky enough to have another cooler from Noctua here on the test bed. The NH-C12P SE14 is a little more humbly designed cooler than the other models I've seen. Rather than using the large dual-radiator, dual-fan design I've seen up until now, Noctua has gone for a smaller single-fan approach on a more traditional looking heatsink block. This is a model that will be more easily compatible with smaller case designs, and will also save you a few bucks. After what I've seen so far, I'm anxious to see how the NH-C12P SE14 will stack up against it's bigger brothers!