The size and weight of the IFX-14 make it a daunting construction, at 790gr, it’s bound to have some aluminum on board, Thermalright cleverly hid the “base material” from view, we can’t see what’s aluminum and what’s copper.
See for yourself:
Logically the fins are made from aluminum, the massive 4 heat pipes from copper, joined in a copper base, which an excellent finishing. While we have read reports of the IFX-14 samples with uneven bases, this one is adequately flat.
This is the first heatsink we’ve tested which makes a 120mm fan look small:
Unfortunately the market is not flooded with high quality 140mm fans, in fact, we have none in our test labs. The abundance of quality 120mm fans at competitive prices does mean you’ll most likely want to pair the IFX-14 with one or more of those.
The fan mounting clips Thermalright provides still require you to use fans which have “open” mounting holes at the sides. Our Globalwin NCB fan had to be modified to fit with the standard fan clips.
The space between the two towers of the IFX-14 is wide enough to fit a 38mm fan, this gives you 3 possible mounting possibilities for such a fan, or you can fit multiple fans at once, do keep in mind that each fan will add 100~400gr to the weight total!
In the photo above the IFX-14 is equipped with two heavy duty 120x38mm fans:
That’s 1.550kg total (3.42 pounds)!
Installation next ->