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Noctua NH-U9B SE2
7.1 out of 10

Noctua NH-U9B SE2

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Overall 10
10

Noctua NH-U9B SE2 CPU Cooler Review

ThinkComputers
21 May 2014
  • Summary: Final Thoughts We know Noctua for some of the best air coolers out there, but normally their coolers are quite large and are made for full-size PC builds. It is much harder to shrink down an air cooler and still have the same type of performance.
  • Pros: – Good performance, – Small and compact, – SecuFirm2 mounting system, – Good accessories package, – 6 year warranty
  • Cons: – None that I found
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33 CPU cooler group test: cool, quiet and both

Hardware.Info
20 February 2013
  • Excerpt: We revised our test setup, and submitted 33 popular CPU coolers to our rigorous new tests. Read on to find out which one cools the best, which one is the most silent, and most importantly, which one gives you the best value for your money.
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Noctua NH-U9B SE2 CPU Cooler Review

Hardware Secrets
3 July 2012
  • Summary: The Noctua NH-U9B SE2 CPU cooler performed well, especially if you keep in mind that it is a “compact” cooler, being only 4.9 inches (125 mm) tall. It is not aimed at super-hyper gaming computers built inside huge cases, but at computers mounted on small form factor cases where typical tower coolers...
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Noctua NH-U9B SE2 Heatsink

OverClock Intelligence Agency
30 June 2010
  • Summary: After thermal testing, one could conclude that the Noctua NH-U9B SE2 made minimal if any thermal difference. However, it is important to note that the rate of temperature increase was a lot slower. So under standard operating or gaming conditions I did note a reduced temperature.
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Overall 9
9.0

Noctua NH-U9B SE2

techPowerUp!
14 June 2010
  • Summary: Noctua's NH-U9B SE2 has proven to be a decent performer. Its quality and bundled accessories set it apart from the rest of the competition. As usual, Noctua has bundled the cooler with easy to install mounting hardware for almost every current CPU socket along with a pair of excellent 92 mm fans,...
  • Pros: Extremely quiet, Mounting hardware included for use with all modern CPU sockets, Includes high quality fans, Excellent mounting setup, Four heat pipe tower design, Durable and attractive nickle plating, Detailed graphical installation instructions for both Intel and AMD sockets, Compact size grea...
  • Cons: Price, Possible interference with memory modules, Fan wiring may be a bit too long
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Noctua NH-U9B SE2 CPU Cooler

BCCHardware
15 April 2010
  • Summary: We were very impressed when we took a look at the original NH-U9B CPU cooler almost two years ago ( our original review can be found here ), and two years later when we tested it again I'd have to say I was impressed once again.
  • Pros: Good Performance, Easy Installation, High Quality Construction, Quiet!, Able to fit into cases where bigger cooler can't
  • Cons: Nothing Major
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

funkykit.com
1 April 2010
  • Conclusion: What I really like about the Noctua NH-U9B SE2 is the compact size. It fits snuggly on our Gigabyte P55 USB3 motheboard without any problems, even with both of the fans installed. And needless to say, the other big plus is the silence.
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Noctua NH-U9B SE2 Review

Overclock3D
31 August 2010
  • Conclusion: I believe that it is safe to say that Noctua have produced yet another high quality offering. The NH-U9B is a universal CPU heatsink that will cool your processor quietly and without consuming huge amounts of space.
  • Pros: Quiet operation, Easy Installation and Tight Fit, Universal socket mounts
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Overall 9
9.0

Noctua NH U9B Cooler SE 2 with Silverstone Sugo SG07

KitGuru
6 August 2010
  • Excerpt: 1 Flares 1 Flares × Our recent review of the Silverstone Sugo SG07 stirred a lot of interest with our readers and I received emails asking if it would be possible to passively cool a high performance processor in this chassis.
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Overall 10
9.6
Design 10
10
Overall quality 10
10
Installation 8
8.0
Compatibility 10
10
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10

Expert Review

CDRinfo
23 June 2010
  • Conclusion: If you are seeking for top performance for your PC, then performance wise, it makes more sense to go with a traditional tower cooler. However if you have a small enclosure or an HTPC, the NH-U9B SE2 is a smart choice.
  • Cons: Performance wise, it is not a best-buy solution, Installation procedure takes some time, but it is straight forward
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