Compare: NH-U14S vs iCUE H100i Elite Capellix

Corsair iCUE H100i Elite Capellix Manufacture's Image

Corsair iCUE H100i Elite Capellix

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Displayed below are comprehensive data and graphs that compare the Noctua NH-U14S to the Corsair iCUE H100i Elite Capellix, showcasing critical qualitative and performance metrics. Performance metrics are further segmented into distinct graphs while leveraging the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, illustrating how each cooler performs under various varying CPU power levels. This allows for a clear comparison of their relative performance and sound output when under different heat loads. The comparison is conducted under the following conditions:
  • Case: Praxis Wetbench
  • Ambient Temperatures: 23°C
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X (Pick Another CPU)

CPU Cooler Details

Metric Cooler 1: NH-U14S Cooler 2: iCUE H100i Elite Capellix
Cooler Name NH-U14S iCUE H100i Elite Capellix
Fan 1 Name NF-A15 PWM ML120 PRO RGB LED 120MM
Fan 2 Name ML120 PRO RGB LED 120MM
Manufacture Rated dBa 24.6 37.0
Number of Heat Pipes 6
Radiator/Heatsink (WxHxD) 150x115x52 mm 120x277x27 mm
Air Cooler Rating: Install 8 (Easy)
AIO Cooler Rating: Install 7 (Easy)
Manufacture's Link NH-U14S Manufacture's Link iCUE H100i Elite Capellix Manufacture's Link

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Link Type Cooler 1: NH-U14S Cooler 2: iCUE H100i Elite Capellix

Fan Details for CPU Cooler:

Fan 1

Metric Cooler 1 Cooler 2
Fan Name NF-A15 PWM ML120 PRO RGB LED 120MM
Fan Location Front Bottom
Fan Flow Type Push Push
CPU Only Fan No No
Max RPM 1500 1600
Fan Size (mm) 150 120
Fan Width (mm) 25 25
Manufacture Rated dBa 24.6 25.0
Manufactured Rated Airflow (cmf) 82.5 47.3
Manufactured Rated Air Pressure (h2o) 2.1 1.8
Number Of Pins 4 4
PWM Fan Yes Yes
Bearing Type SSO2 Magnetic
Watts (W) 0.96 2.89
Current (A) 0.08 0.22
Max Volts 12.00 13.20

Fan 2

Metric Cooler 1 Cooler 2
Fan Name ML120 PRO RGB LED 120MM
Fan Location Top
Fan Flow Type Push
CPU Only Fan No
Max RPM 1600
Fan Size (mm) 120
Fan Width (mm) 25
Manufacture Rated dBa 25.0
Manufactured Rated Airflow (cmf) 47.3
Manufactured Rated Air Pressure (h2o) 1.8
Number Of Pins 4
PWM Fan Yes
Bearing Type Magnetic
Watts (W) 2.89
Current (A) 0.22
Max Volts 13.20

Design and Aesthetics:


The Noctua NH-U14S sports a sleek and minimalist design, featuring a slim single-tower heatsink attached with Noctua's iconic brown and beige color scheme. A 140mm fan is attached, further enhancing its understated appearance.

iCUE H100i Elite Capellix

The 240mm RGB Fan AIO Liquid Cooler features two 120mm RGB fans. Complemented by its sleek black radiator and tubing, this cooler effortlessly fits into your setup while offering customizable brilliance that complements other components. Thanks to iCUE compatibility, it easily syncs with fellow Corsair RGB products, enabling personalized color schemes and effects, all while maintaining top-tier cooling performance. For those seeking a balanced blend of style and cooling prowess, this cooler stands as a compelling choice.

Install Notes:


The NH-U14S boasts a user-friendly mounting system that is compatible with a wide array of Intel and AMD sockets. Its straightforward installation process is facilitated by clear instructions and high-quality components.

iCUE H100i Elite Capellix

This cooler is relatively easy to install and is a typical iCUE AIO install. This cooler has a standard AIO installation where you must screw the fans onto the radiator. In regards to the pump installation, this AIO has four screws that go into the backplate, where the pump can then be placed and secured with screw caps. To swap the cooler for different CPU mounting systems (AMD/Intel) is relativly easy and doesn't require any screws. However, the corsair logo is secured with four hex screws, so it might require additional work to get the logo in the proper direction. When it comes to RGB setup, this AIO requires the use of the Corsair iCUE Commander CORE RGB HUB. Additionally, the heat pipes pivot at the pump, which allows for a more versatile installation.

Cooling Performance:


With its six heat pipes and an extensive fin array, the NH-U14S delivers exceptional cooling performance. It is more than capable of handling high-end processors, maintaining optimal temperatures even under heavy workloads.

iCUE H100i Elite Capellix

The iCUE H100i Elite Capellix provides excellent cooling performance that rivals top-tier air coolers such as the NH-D15, this cooler stands out as a cooler that can handle the heat. Perfectly tailored for setups in looking for remarkable cooling efficiency without compromising on noise levels, it does so without the unwieldy dimensions of some of the larger air cooling solutions.

Noise Performance:


Equipped with a 140mm NF-A15 PWM fan, the NH-U14S is designed for quiet operation. Striking a balance between cooling efficiency and noise, it is an ideal choice for users seeking a silent PC experience.

iCUE H100i Elite Capellix

This cooler offers impressive noise levels in proportion to its cooling performance. However, owing to its dual-fan setup, it can produce audible noise. This aspect should mainly concern those who plan on pushing their CPU to overclocked limits.



The Noctua NH-U14S stands out as an excellent cooler, offering a simple yet attractive design, top-notch cooling performance, hassle-free installation, and impressively low noise levels. It is the perfect choice for those looking for a reliable and quiet cooling solution for their PC.

iCUE H100i Elite Capellix

This cooler is easily installed with standard iCUE AIO procedures for fans and pump. CPU swaps are straightforward, but adjusting the logo may need extra effort. The 240mm RGB Fan AIO Liquid Cooler seamlessly integrates into setups, with two captivating 120mm RGB fans and a sleek black radiator, offering customizable brilliance via iCUE compatibility. It matches top-tier air coolers' performance, ideal for efficient cooling without noise worries. Audible noise from the dual-fan setup is mainly relevant for aggressive CPU overclocking.

AMD 5800X CPU Box Image

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X

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CPU Details:

Metric Value
Brand AMD
Cooler Name Ryzen 7 5800X
CPU Socket AM4
Cores 8
Thread Count 16
Max Temperature 90°C
Base Clock 3.8GHz
Max Boost Clock 4.7GHz
Cache L1
Cache L2 4MB
Cache L3 32MB
Processor Power Base 105W
Manufacture's Link Ryzen 7 5800X Manufacture's Link

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