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Noctua - NH-U9S 46.4 CFM CPU Cooler

( 5.0 Average / 28 Ratings )

Specifications

Manufacturer

Noctua

Part #

NH-U9S

Supported Sockets

AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, AM4, FM1, FM2, FM2+, LGA1150, LGA1151, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA2011, LGA2011-3, LGA2066

Liquid Cooled

No

Noise Level

16.3 - 22.8 dbA

Fan RPM

400 - 2000 RPM

Height

4.88" (124mm)

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Reviews

nextpc 72 points 41 months ago

Looks stunning, runs super quiet and no ram clearance issues on mini itx. I think the Noctua colors are nice and the whole product is very good quality. this cooler is really designed to function. I would buy another and recommend this cooler to anyone.

sjmon3 4 points 40 months ago
from completed build First Intel Build

Temps always under control. Good packaging and stuff. Great termal paste. Great product.

DBJ 14 points 37 months ago
from completed build Blue Meanie to Red Devil

As the reviews state - this cooler is amazingly quiet. Haven't run a full benchmark with a 4.6GHz CPU but will post results when I do.

djmozer 6 points 37 months ago

This little CPU Cooler is sensational. Fits the LGA1150 socket perfectly, and if you read the instructions, goes on in 5 mins max. Everything you need is there including a long reach screwdriver, thermal paste, another set of fan clips, low noise adaptor, and additional parts for other AMD and Intel sockets. The size and performance is perfect for someone who wants to step up from a stock cooler, or simply doesn't want a 120mm behemoth. I'd imagine it would fit most, if not all ITX cases. No RAM clearance issues at all due to the offset heatsink, and no height issues due to the 92mm heatsink/fan. In terms of noise, I just don't hear it at all. However I'm not overclocking, and my rig runs extremely cool. If you're not in love with the classic Noctua colors, then just switch the fan to another 92mm (Noctua make a nice black one). There is also the option of adding another fan in a push/pull configuration, but for my rig it really isn't required. Highly recommended.

raisedwizardry 17 points 36 months ago

My first experience with a 3rd Party CPU cooler. Install was a breeze and this thing looks magical in the case. It does it's job and that's all you can ask of a CPU cooler.

rsolovy 13 points 30 months ago
from completed build My New Home Core i5 PC

Very high quality. It was easy to install to the motherboard.

bsoderman 17 points 29 months ago
from completed build NanoS - First ITX Build

Originally this build was built in a Thermaltake Core V1 chassis and due to the layout of that case, I did not have much clearance for a CPU Cooler, under 140mm. This cooler is 125mm tall. I found that this cooler was probably one of the best I could fit in the space that I had. It moves a decent amount of air thanks to the NF-A9 fans. They are super quiet and personally I don't mind the colors since I know that the colors mean a quality product. I purchased a second fan to run a push/pull configuration to try to lower the temps even more. It lowered the temps an additional 2-3 degrees.

NBH 33 points 29 months ago
from completed build i5 mini Skylake PC

I was looking at this cooler and the NH C14S but decided the latter was too big and I wasn't sure about the top down air flow in a case with fans which flow from front to back.

I wanted a fan cooler so this was the best Noctua one that would fit sue to the 140mm max. height.

It works well and is quiet although I haven't over clocked yet.

johntantayy 47 points 29 months ago
from completed build Nano S Haswell build

I was going to either choose this or NH L9I, it was a hard decision but I chose this since a few people favored this.

eli_harper13 35 points 26 months ago

For the size, this little thing is amazing! I had actually switched to the giant NH-C14S and changed back because this little guy cools better! My 5830k @ 4.1GHz idles at 32°C and 75°C under 100% load from stress test.