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Noctua NH-U9B SE2
7.1 out of 10

Noctua NH-U9B SE2

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Overall 8
8.0

Love the heatsink

Ziqi J., Newegg
9 May 2015
  • 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 8
8.0

Check your RAM clearance on mITX builds

Jared E., Newegg
30 April 2015
  • 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 8
8.0

Great cooling loads and static idles

TINA L., Newegg
13 December 2014
  • Pros: First build and it's nice effeciency on cooling. a AMD 6300 FX stays at 37-39*C idle depending on temp of house and on high loads is 45-48 *C I recommend this on first build for its price. Cooling profecient and sturdy
  • Cons: it's difficult to assemble so make sure you pay attention to the directions. if it's installed wrong it will not touch the processor, and the processor will shut off on heat in 10 seconds or less with start up. Keep an eye on that and you shall stay solid!
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Overall 8
8.0

Probably the best compact cooler you can get for m utx cases ...

Matthew Tse, Amazon
25 October 2014
  • Summary: Probably the best compact cooler you can get for m utx cases where the graphics card slot is too close to the CPU cooler. Check out noctuas website, they have a compatibility chart for like every cooler and every motherboard imaginable.
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Overall 8
8.0

Noctua NH-U9B SE2 92mm SSO CPU Cooler

david j., Newegg
11 October 2014
  • Pros: 20 deg cooler then stock w/ 4790k @ stock quiet
  • Cons: hard to assemble fans must be installed after installation on mb
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Overall 8
8.0

Performance, Low Noise, and Great Quality

James L, Amazon
17 August 2014
  • Summary: I purchased this CPU cooler because it has great performance and low noise by a very reputable company. These features make it one of the best CPU coolers for the price. Like most product categories, if you spend more money, you get better performance and more features. CPU coolers are no exception.
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Overall 8
8.0

Quiet and Works

Tracy, Amazon
4 August 2014
  • Summary: It's quiet and cools down my computer. It's a bit tricky to install, but you can do it!
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Overall 8
8.0

Noctua NH-U9B SE2 92mm SSO CPU Cooler

Viet P., Newegg
4 July 2014
  • Summary: Won't buy this particular model again, but definitely get their other models
  • Pros: Noctua is a good brand for silent CPU Coolers. Dual fans for airflow
  • Cons: The 4 steel clips were very troublesome to get in. The instructions weren't very clear on how to insert those, had to use Youtube.
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Overall 8
8.0

Tight Fit, cheap fans

Timothy H., Newegg
29 April 2014
  • Summary: The heat sink itself is amazing and does come with heat sink compound, which I wish I would have known when buying it. The fans are cheap looking, but then again the price is right. I put this on an ASUS P8Z77-V LK with G.SKILL Ripjaws RAM and ran into clearance issues with the second fan.
  • Pros: Great quality heat radiator Nice fit and finish of hardware
  • Cons: Cheap looking fans Instructions for install were terrible Can interfere with other MB components
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Overall 8
8.0

Notcua NH-U9B-SE2

Dexter H., Newegg
13 January 2014
  • Summary: Purchased from a Newegg listing on an auction site which cannot be named. I would have also liked to say something about the the shipping but they also say I cannot do that. I suspect they have good reason.
  • Pros: The temperature of CPU with all cores at 100% load was reported to be around 80C with the stock Intel cooler on my Xeon CPU (LGA1150) E3-1230 v3 @ 3.30GHz. With the NH-U9B-SE2 the temperature is about 60C so it is better than the stock cooler by about 20 centigrade degrees. The ambient was about ...
  • Cons: My Thermaltake V3 ATX Tower case has an opening beneath the motherboard so you do not have to remove the motherboard to attach the backplate. Unfortunately the opening is smaller than the backplate on one side and the standoffs that hold the motherboard up are not high enough to provide clearance...
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