Brian Voo

Noctua NH-D14 for a Mini-ITX – Sneak Peek

Here’s a sneak peek of my Mini-ITX Haswell build. As stated earlier, I’m using a ASUS Z87I-Pro motherboard with an Intel i5-4670K. Since I’m planning to overclock it, I decided to go with the Noctua NH-D14.

That thing is huge and was a pain to install to the Bitfenix Prodigy. I ran into some clearance hiccups throughout the build (more on that later) but the G.Skill RipjawsX RAM I chose managed to clear the cooler and fan, however it miserably failed the color match test.

Noctua NH-D14 on ASUS Z87i-Pro

ASUS Z87i-Pro with Noctua NH-D14

Video will be up soon but the angles and lighting aren’t so great and the battery died about 70% into the build where I completed the rest of it off camera. More pictures and thoughts of the entire build will be up in the next post.

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