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Noctua NH-U9B SE2
7.2 out of 10

Noctua NH-U9B SE2

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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Anonymous, Newegg
7 days ago
  • Pros: it's cool. (pun intended)
  • Cons: it's a bit smaller in person and orientation on AMD is limited to vertical only.. so you'll be blowing the hot air up.. (theoretically sucking in hot gpu air) or you could blow air down using the top as intake (think htpc) now it's the side. never my preferred mounting orientation, I prefer to ex...
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Overall 8
8.0

Love the heatsink

Ziqi J., Newegg
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: Locking mechanism may interfere with your RAM on mini ITX build. Plan ahead. One fan IS enough for non OC To be fair, the stock intel cooler also make a similar clicking noise, but I didn't pay extra to get the same quality.
  • Pros: Heatsink is very high quality and has very high performance CPU runs cool even under stress test
  • Cons: Not a fan of the 2 fans come with it. It's not PWM fan to start with, and it makes a noticeable but slight click noise. It's not loud but the nature of the sound is annoying.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Andrew S., Newegg
3 weeks ago
  • Pros: Really nice it fits my LGA 1150 socket no issues what so ever, easy instructions, easy install. CPU temperature at max load for my i5 is 55C which is really nice to see after using the stock cooler for so long.
  • Cons: None its quiet and I like it.
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Overall 8
8.0

Check your RAM clearance on mITX builds

Jared E., Newegg
4 weeks ago
  • Summary: The directions that come with it are a bit hard to follow but I was able to figure it out with a little tinkering.
  • Pros: Overclocked i7-4790K idles at 34 C, got it up to 57 C with prime95. I'm using both fans, pointing out the back of my Corsair 380T. Not too loud either.
  • Cons: The RAM in the slot closest to the CPU on my mITX board cannot have a cooler on it. There is exactly enough space for a bare stick of RAM to fit under this cooler. My mobo is an ASUS z97i-plus.
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Overall 10
10

Very effective cooler

Ziqi J., Newegg
25 April 2015
  • Summary: For mITX build, the cooler is very likely to get in the way of RAM. Installing only 1 fan would fix this issue. Or install it in another direction. I had no problem running just 1 fan, even quieter.
  • Pros: Keeps CPU cool. about 30C on idle, 40C ish on load, Never break 50 for me.
  • Cons: it's big so make sure you plan your layout well
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Overall 10
10

It's so quiet, it's difficult for me to tell ...

m0th, Amazon
13 April 2015
  • Summary: It's so quiet, it's difficult for me to tell when the computer is on now. It does fit in a mini-itx, but heads-up: depending on your specific motherboard and case (bitfenix prodigy for me), you'll have to have the fan a few notches higher than usual to give clearance for the memory.
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Overall 10
10

LGA 1150, First time computer builder. Seems to be solid.

Kevin W., Newegg
18 March 2015
  • Summary: Only con is my input isn't too weighted since I am new to the knowledge base of computer components.
  • Pros: -seems to work -My idle CPU temp is 24-25 C. Unsure how to check in game (cause I am a noob) -Assembly not too complicated -Noctua is 1337 -comes with thermal compound
  • Cons: -Super old model in tech years
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Overall 10
10

Amazing CPU Cooler

Ernesto m., Newegg
1 February 2015
  • Summary: Without the "Anti Vibration" Strips it doesn't really vibrate, and it stays REALLY cool with only ONE fan, so I imagine you'll get even better cooling with the 2 fans on, my motherboard could only support 3 fans, (Including the CPU fan and the fans already in the case) So I couldn't use the 2 fans,...
  • Pros: Upgrade from Normal Intel CPU Cooler to this cooler, it's amazing! - It comes with 2 fans - You have the option to mount only 1 fan - Is compatible with the most popular LGA slots (1150, 1155, etc. etc.) - Never seen my CPU go above 50C under heavy load, with ONE fan, imagine 2. - The heat sink i...
  • Cons: Just some little complaints, - It came with anti vibration strips which I didn't really know how to place them, and the instructions didn't really say how to put them on, so I didn't. - The fans are not controllable, they only use 3 pins instead of 4 so it doesn't let you customize the fan settings.
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Overall 10
10

Awesome cooling!!

Nicholas P., Newegg
14 January 2015
  • Pros: Replacing a modern h60 so my build can fit inside a new case when it arrives. Temps w/the Noctua 92mm are 5c higher than the h60 (both using push pull). Quite impressive really.. easy install, very high quality!! Nice metal case badge. Intel G3258 @ 4.6Ghz 75c w/ Noctua 92mm.
  • Cons: Nothing.. this thing oozes quality.
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Overall 10
10

Awesome cooling!!

Nicholas P., Newegg
14 January 2015
  • Pros: 5c hotter than the h60 it replaced! Very high quality.
  • Cons: None
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