Having received more than 100 awards and recommendations from international hardware websites and magazines, the NF-A14 PWM Chromax Black Swap is one of Noctua’s most renowned and popular 140mm fans. Its square frame makes it ideal for use on water cooling radiators or as a case fan.
The NF-A14 PWM chromax black swap edition combines the NF-A14’s signature quiet cooling performance with an attractive all-black design and a bundle of swappable red, white, blue, green, yellow, and black anti-vibration pads that allow the color-customization of the fan to match individual build color schemes.
For further customization, a wide range of accessories such as colored cables, additional anti-vibration pads, and anti-vibration mounts are available separately.
Topped off with Noctua’s trusted premium-grade SSO2 bearing, more than 150,000 hours MTTF and a 6-year manufacturer’s warranty, the NF-A14 PWM chromax black swap is the perfect choice for all users who value individual, focused build aesthetics just as much as class-leading quality and performance.
Award-winning NF-A14 design
Having received more than 100 awards and recommendations from the international press, Noctua’s NF-A14 PWM Chromax Black Swap has become a proven premium choice for 140mm cooling needs. Its renowned efficiency has convinced tens of thousands of customers all over the world.
Maximizing color choices, Noctua’s NF-A14 PWM chromax black swap edition fans can be color-customized using the included swappable anti-vibration pads as well as optional anti-vibration mounts and cables.
This makes them ideal for enthusiasts looking for true premium-grade fans that can be color-coordinated with popular build themes such as all black, black & white, or black & red.
Swappable anti-vibration pads in 6 colors
The NF-A14 PWM chromax black swap comes with 4 black, white, red, blue, green, and yellow NA-AVP1 anti-vibration pads respectively.
By combining the various colors with black or leaving off the pads on one side, the fan can be coordinated with the most popular build color schemes out of the box. Additional NA-SAVP1 sets for outfitting both sides in one color can be purchased separately.
Optional colored cables
Noctua’s chromax line fans use a modular cabling system and come pre-fitted with a fully sleeved black NA-EC1 30cm cable. For refined color coordination, white, red, blue, green, and yellow 30cm NA-EC1 cables plus corresponding NA-YC1 y-cables are available separately.
Optional colored anti-vibration mounts
To complement the colored anti-vibration pads included with the fans, users can purchase chromax line NA-SAV2 anti-vibration mounts that enable the convenient, quick, and vibration-free installation of fans in standard mounting holes for case fans.
Square 140mm frame
The NF-A14 PWM chromax black swap’s square 140mm frame with 140mm mounting holes (124.5mm spacing) makes it a premium grade replacement for common 140mm case fans and perfect for use on 140mm water cooling radiators, where its square shape will ensure full coverage and best pressure performance.
Flow Acceleration Channels
The NF-A14 PWM chromax black swap impeller features suction side Flow Acceleration Channels. By speeding up the airflow at the crucial outer blade regions, this measure reduces suction side flow separation and thus leads to better efficiency and lower vortex noise.
Noctua’s AAO (Advanced Acoustic Optimisation) frames feature integrated anti-vibration pads as well as Noctua’s proprietary Stepped Inlet Design and Inner Surface Microstructures, both of which further refine the fan’s performance/noise efficiency.
Stepped Inlet Design
Noctua’s Stepped Inlet Design adds turbulence to the influx in order to facilitate the transition from laminar flow to turbulent flow, which reduces tonal intake noise, improves flow attachment, and increases suction capacity, especially in space-restricted environments.
Inner Surface Microstructures
With the tips of the fan blades plowing through the boundary layer created by the Inner Surface Microstructures, flow separation from the suction side of the blades is significantly suppressed, which results in reduced blade passing noise and improved airflow and pressure efficiency.
The NF-A14 PWM chromax black swap fan feature the further optimized second generation of Noctua’s renowned, time-tested SSO bearing. With SSO2, the rear magnet is placed closer to the axis to provide even better stabilization, precision, and durability.
Metal bearing shell
In order to guarantee the highest possible degree of manufacturing precision, minimum tolerance, and excellent long-term stability, the NF-A14 PWM chromax black swap edition fans sport a CNC milled bearing shell made entirely from brass.
Custom-designed PWM IC with SCD
Supporting fully automatic PWM speed control, the NF-A14 PWM chromax black swap edition fans use Noctua’s custom-designed NE-FD1 PWM IC that integrates Smooth Commutation Drive (SCD) technology. By providing smoother torque impulses, SCD suppresses PWM switching noises and thus makes the fan quieter at low speeds.
Stops at 0% PWM
When the fan is set to 0% PWM duty cycle by the motherboard or PWM fan controller, it will stop. This makes it ideal for creating setups with semi-passive cooling that automatically turns the fans off and thus runs completely silent at idle if thermals allow.
6-year manufacturer’s warranty
Noctua fans are renowned for their impeccable quality and outstanding longevity. Like all Noctua fans, the chromax edition models feature an MTBF of more than 150,000 hours rating and come with a full 6-year manufacturer’s warranty.