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!
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. That said, it's only quiet when using the included ultra low voltage fan adapter, the low voltage one is still audible. Fans aren't pwm, so cooling performance suffers.
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. You could opt to spend no money can use the stock CPU heat sink, which is fine if you do not overclock, but you will have to tolerate noise and increased temperatures.
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. My solutions was to eliminate the fan that blows air over the fins and just have one sucking air from behind which is then blown into a case exhaust 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
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 23C in both cases. I can live with that. Even at full speed it is no noisier than the stock Intel cooler.
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 for the backplate between the motherboard and the case. I ended up having to use a bench grinder to grind part of the lip off on the end of two arms of the back plate so it w...
Summary: Yes this thing is huge on top of my ASUS Sabertooth motherboard and I like it that way. Bigger is better as far as air coolers go and this one fits the bill nicely. I would give this 5 starts easily however, and this may be my lack of understanding, I did not see in the Amazon ad that it included all the mounting hardware as a complete kit. I purchased a separate install kit thinking I needed it to complete the install. I ended up spending $20 that I didn't need to.
Summary: You can mount it so the fans blow up and it won't block anything at all Bought with an intel 4770, it keeps it cool under load and is very very quiet.
Pros: Very quiet, fairly simple to install and it came with thermal paste.
Cons: The cooler itself is a bit big, you'll have to be careful about which way you install it as it may block some of your ram slots if mounted side to side. You can mount it so the fans blow up and it won't block anything at all.