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Noctua NH-U9B
5.7 out of 10

Noctua NH-U9B

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Overall 10
10

Worth Much More!

Stanley F., Newegg
24 December 2009
  • Summary: I'm running a AMD X2, 2.8GHZ (stock), 4 GB Turbo Ram, Nvidia GT8600 which runs suppppper hot at 80C. I wish Noctua made heatsinks for GPU. My next step will be buying a high-end headsing for the GT.
  • Pros: Looks, Materials, Quality, Construction, Everything!. From the packaging to the smallest screws all you see is high quality and a well made product. I have been thinking of getting a Heatsink for a while now, so I went ahead and purchased a 20 dollar one on newegg, I kept browsing and came across...
  • Cons: Instructions are not 100% clear, but not a big deal. Nothing you'll go crazy about.
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Overall 10
10

Incredible Cooler

Charles C., Newegg
20 December 2009
  • Summary: I would absolutely purchase another for the next computer that I build.
  • Pros: Runs absolutely quite. I paired this with a quad core AMD Phenom 2 at 3 ghz. With all 4 cores running at maximum with CPU-Burn-In the CPU toped out at 44 degrees Celsius while being absolutely silent.
  • Cons: The install was a little odd (not the greatest directions), and it has a custom backplate, but that isn't enough to take of an egg.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent Cooler

Dick F., Newegg
16 November 2009
  • Summary: The usual way fan clips connect to fan is to have bent "elbow" in wire fit into fan corner mounting holes. This will cause wire to protrude several mm out from the side of the cooler, possibly making contact with tall memory sticks.
  • Pros: Rock-solid mount using back-of-board mount. Positive screw mounts secure HS to processor. Lots of surface area. Not so tall that you cannot mount intake fan on case side over the top of the cooler.
  • Cons: Need extra $10 mounting kit for 1156 and 1366 coolers. Fan itself and mounting clips extend enough to side to make contact with tall heat-sinked memory sticks. Without simple modification to fan clips, tall memory sticks severely limit directions fan can be oriented. Fan unattractive color.
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Overall 10
10

Works well

Robert I., Newegg
3 November 2009
  • Summary: This suited my needs nearly perfectly. Quiet, effective, and fit in the ~128mm space my matx case allowed. After spending about a month researching various coolers I selected this one. It was a good decision.
  • Pros: Made to fit in situations that you cannot use a taller / larger cooler. Dropped 9c off of idle and 8-10c off of load depending on ambient. You do not have to remove your mb if you use a AM3 board that already has a back plate, just unscrew your retaining clips and place the thin clear washers ove...
  • Cons: Cools well but has its limits, it is better than the OEM cooler and much quieter, but I wouldn't try to OC with this cooler. Save that for the 120mm or the new 140mm version (when its finally available). Not enough clearance for RAM with heat tall heatsinks. I had to move mine, raising the FAN a ...
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Overall 8
8.0

works great

Andrew K., Newegg
26 October 2009
  • Summary: This heat sink works GREAT and is compatible with 1156 sockets -- you just need to buy their separate mounting kit for $10. Hopefully folks that are looking for smaller heat sinks and not the huge 160mm ones read this and grab this along with Noctua's 1156 bracket kit.
  • Pros: Small enough to fit in most cases -- the HUGE tower form core i7 heat sinks (158-160mm height) did not fit in my case that I've had for years.
  • Cons: Flimsy fan clips. They work, but again are flimsy -- I had to take a pair of pliers to two of them to straighten them out. Of course I noticed I needed to do this AFTER trying to force them on (bending one of the heatsink fins in the process just a bit).
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Overall 10
10

Does its job

Nathan K., Newegg
21 October 2009
  • Summary: Have had this for only a day now and overclocked my amd 720 to 3.3ghz. Idle temps are at 33c and full load running prime95 for 4 hours temps never exceeded 46c. Temps could be better once the break in period of compound sets in.
  • Pros: Small in size making it an easy fit, lowered temps of my phenom 720 by 10 degrees celcius from stock cooler. No overclock (2.8ghz) = 28c idle and 35c full load. Overclocked (3.3ghz) = 33c idle and 46c full load.
  • Cons: required removing motherboard out to put on backplate of my am3 socket.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

George H., Newegg
29 September 2009
  • Summary: I have an unlocked phenom 720 x4 with a 600 mhz overclock and an additional 100mV. With the freezer pro 64 I could not run prime95 without reaching near critical temperatures so I found that the xigmatek sd964 and noctua NH-u9b would fit however the xigmatek could not be oriented to have the air...
  • Pros: -took off 10 degrees on load and 5 on idle compared to my arctic cooling freezer pro -same size as my freezer pro -supports dual fan -nice quality construction -quiet fan -includes plenty of NT-H1 thermal paste -includes screwdriver -one of the smaller tower coolers that would fit in my micro atx...
  • Cons: -if you already have a cpu backing plate you might be able to install this cooler without removing the motherboard, however removing the motherboard allows you to better secure the cooler -when tightening the the screws the only way to get it secure was to tighten the screws until the red plastic...
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Overall 10
10

Awesome CPU Cooler

Anonymous, Newegg
9 September 2009
  • Summary: Newegg is awesome!
  • Pros: Awesome cooler. Does a good job at cooling. Running this on my Q6600 and it's awesome. Comes with good paste that seems to work really well also. My temps are 22c Idle believe it or not.
  • Cons: Clips to install fan are annoying.
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Overall 10
10

Noctua=quality

Diana B., Newegg
30 August 2009
  • Summary: I have this installed on a core2 duo which won't be overclocked so I can't speak to this unit's performance under severe conditions.
  • Pros: Smaller than most high performance hsfs out there but has comparable performance. Sturdy build. I really like the screw mount as compared to the push pins. Although I've used some Noctua fans in the past, this is my first hsf of theirs for me and I really like it!
  • Cons: Although the instructions are generally good, I had to go to Noctua's website to clarify a few things.
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Overall 10
10

amazing heatsink

Anonymous, Newegg
29 August 2009
  • Pros: +excellent cooling (35C on a my Core 2 Quad Q6700; at an ambient temp of about 75) +good price +quiet fan
  • Cons: -awkward fan attachment. with my mobo (AW9D-MAX), i had to bend my fan-holder wires so that they would fit (bridge heatsink in the way). i wish it used screws instead.
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