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Noctua NH-U12P SE2 vs D14

If i dont plan on doing a big overclock is the Noctua NH-U12P SE2 with the 20 dollar savings over the D14?

Difference is its in stock where im getting my parts for my comp, the d14 is not. I dont plan on doing huge OC

Thanks
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  1. The one in stock will work out good for you. Also some have issues with th 140mm fan clearing their ram on the mobo due to size. My 120mm fans bearly clear with my transformer 4 cooler. The 140s wouldn't work out for me
  2. I'm not sure what your question is but..
    Less stress (weight) on the motherboard. Fits in more cases.
    My U12 performs so well that I am not sure the D14 could do any better.
  3. I just noticed it doesnt show socket 1150. Is socket 1156 and 1150 the same thing for fan mounts.. going off of memory i thought it is?
  4. Best answer
    Just found this on noctua web page

    Which Noctua coolers are compatible with LGA1150?
    The mounting is identical on all LGA115x sockets (LGA1150, LGA1155, LGA1156). The following coolers are thus compatible with LGA1150 out of the box and don’t require any upgrades in order to be used on this platform: NH-C12P SE14, NH-C14, NH-D14, NH-L12, NH-L9i, NH-U12P SE2, NH-U9B SE2. In addition, all older models which have been upgraded with the NM-I3 kit can also be used on LGA1150 without any further upgrades.

    The following coolers can be made compatible to LGA1150 using the NM-i115x Upgrade-Kit and are eligible for Noctua’s free mounting kit offer: NH-C12P, NH-U12, NH-U12F, NH-U12P, NH-U12P SE1366, NH-U9, NH-U9F, NH-U9B.

    The following coolers can be made compatible to LGA1150 using the NM-i115x Upgrade-Kit but are not eligible for Noctua’s free mounting kit offer: DX-Series Xeon coolers, NH-D14 SE2011.

    The following coolers are mechanically incompatible with the NM-i115x Upgrade-Kit and can not be made compatible with LGA1150: DO-Series AMD Opteron coolers, NH-L9a.
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