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Noctua NH-U9B SE2
6.6 out of 10

Noctua NH-U9B SE2

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Overall 8
8.0

Louder than expected

David H., Newegg
11 February 2016
  • Summary: Other quite components: XFX Double D Radeon HD 7770 (quiet, fast, low energy consumption, and cheap) KINGWIN Absolute Platinum Series AP-550 550W (silent power supply - fan never runs) Antec Sonata Series SOLO II Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (heavy and quiet.
  • Pros: High quality build. Effective at keeping things cool.
  • Cons: This computer is in my bedroom and I run it sometimes when the house is quiet and everybody is asleep. I designed the computer to be quite, all the components. And this component is the loudest (excepting the optical drives on start-up). It has two fans, and together they're quite loud. I only ru...
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Overall 8
8.0

A Quiet, if bulky, Fan that Does the Job (Mostly)

Lupiyardo Poomiha, Amazon
16 August 2015
  • Summary: I built my very first computer myself and used this for my heat sink. I'm not sure what rating to give it honestly. I wanted to give it a 3 but decided on a 4 to be fair (ie. I'm not competent enough to truly rate it). So why am I giving it a 4 other than my lack of knowledge?
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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

Mixed but I think good overall, need to refine install.

Yvonne, Amazon
9 September 2014
  • Summary: This cooler keeps my AMD FX-8350 at no more than 47 C under ultra settings on BF3. However, as set up, it blows hot air directly onto the back of my Sapphire R-7 270 OC, which then promptly overheats (high 70's to 80 C.
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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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