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Noctua NH-U9B SE2 92mm SSO CPU Cooler

  • 1000 - 1600 RPM
  • 24.2 - 37.87 CFM
  • Copper (base and heat-pipes), aluminium (cooling fins), soldered joints & nickel plating
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The NH-U9B SE2 continues the legacy of Noctua's classic NH-U9 series of compact premium coolers, which have received more than 100 awards and recommendations from the international press. The new SE2 version lends itself to use in quiet HTPC’s or smaller cases and adds support for LGA1156/1155 as well as LGA1366 via the latest SecuFirm2 multi-socket mounting system. Topped off with Noctua's award-winning NT-H1 thermal compound as well as two premium-grade NF-B9 fans, the NH-U9B SE2 offers a complete quality package for excellent quiet cooling performance.

Caution: Due to its custom backplate, the NH-U9B SE2 is not compatible with Intel’s Xeon 5500 platform. Please choose Noctua's NH-U9DX 1366 for use on Xeon 5500 systems.

  • newegg Award-winning NH-U9B Heatsink The NH-U9B SE2 is built around Noctua's premium quality NH-U9B heatsink that combines excellent quiet cooling performance with compact size, making it ideal for use in HTPC systems and smaller cases.
  • newegg SecuFirm2 Multi-socket Mounting System Noctua’s enthusiast grade SecuFirm2 multi-socket mounting provides broad socket compatibility (LGA1366, LGA1156, LGA1155, LGA775, AM2, AM2+ and AM3) and meets the highest demands in safety, performance and ease-of-use.
  • newegg 2x NF-B9 92mm Premium Fans Including two of Noctua's award-winning NF-B9 92mm fans with Low-Noise and Ultra-Low-Noise-Adapters, the NH-U9B SE2 offers full flexibility in fine-tuning the cooler for supreme quietness and maximum performance in push-pull mode.
  • newegg NT-H1 Thermal Compound Noctua's much-acclaimed NT-H1 is a pro-grade TIM solution that provides minimum thermal resistance, excellent ease-of-use and outstanding reliability.
  • newegg Special Edition Premium Kit Bundled with a tube of NT-H1, two exquisite NF-B9 fans and the new SecuFirm2 multi-socket mounting system, the NH-U9B SE2 forms a complete premium quality package that contains everything you need in order to achieve superb quiet cooling performance.

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Fan & Heatsinks
Fan Size
Intel LGA1366, LGA1156, LGA775
AMD AM2, AM2+, AM3 (backplate required)
Bearing Type
1000 - 1600 RPM
Air Flow
24.2 - 37.87 CFM
Noise Level
7.9 dBA - 17.6 dBA
Heatsink Material
Copper (base and heat-pipes), aluminium (cooling fins), soldered joints & nickel plating

Physical Spec

Fan Dimensions
92 x 92 x 25mm
Heatsink Dimensions
125 x 95 x 120 mm (with fan)
without fan: 460 g
with 1 fan: 550 g
with 2 fan: 640 g

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 6 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 6 years

Customer Reviews of the Noctua NH-U9B SE2

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  • 11/14/2014 2:28:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Very high quality. Easy to install. Includes thermal compound. Quiet. Significantly lowers temperatures compared to stock cooler.

Cons: Wish it came with PWM fans.

Other Thoughts: Installed this in an InWin 901 case with Core i7-4790K processor. Idle temperature dropped by 10C and load temperature dropped by 20C.

This is not a difficult install, contrary to what some people are saying. My case is relatively tight and I had no issues with installation at all.

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  • telperty
  • 11/10/2014 6:54:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs  high quality and silent

Pros: Well engineered piece of equipment. Works like a charm and is 100% silent. It went together well and arrived with all of the appurtenances needed for any type of install. Directions are so detailed even a novice can't go wrong.

Cons: A bit tight over some capacitors on my board, but so far so good.

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  • Russ
  • 11/8/2014 6:44:48 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSuper Quiet and Cool!

Pros: Stock fan temperatures were 42 Celsius at idle and over 65 under load. This fan keeps my cpu at 33/ 45 and even with the case open i cant even hear the fans from a couple of feet away. Several times quieter than any other fan on the computer!

Cons: I removed a stick of memory to get it to fit but there is room for it once you have it in place(mid atx). measure for clearance.

Other Thoughts: Would recommend to anyone!

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  • 10/29/2014 11:47:37 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Good heat sink sturdy construction

Cons: none

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  • fenrysk
  • 10/22/2014 4:37:50 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsbreathing new life in old rig

Pros: 1. Size: Having read some other reviews, I specifically chose this one over Noctua's 120mm and 140mm heatsinks, based on potential clearance issues with both ram and the case itself. turns out that the 92mm was a perfect fit on the old Gigabyte ex58-ud3r board. There was room for both fans.

2. Temps: 20C less than stock cooler. I forgot to put an aftermarket HS in the cart during the initial build and was just lazy about upgrading from the stock cooler, the amount of cooling will give me enough overhead to finally be able to do some decent overclocking.

3. Straight forward instructions with pictures. My rig is an intel platform, and the packaging was very straight forward on which set of instructions to follow, and with intel, which specific instructions for the appropriate socket type.

Cons: Installation does take some work. Ideally, installation should take place on a fresh build, before the mobo is put into the case (In my scenario, it took some time to get the mobo out of the case for installation of the backplate). Once the backplate is secured, the only other challenge is the mounting brackets for the fans; those do take some fiddling with.

Other Thoughts: 3 day shipping from Newegg arrived a day early. Very pleasant surprise.

My rig is 6 years old at this point, a 1st gen i7 on the 1366 socket. While it was bothersome to take apart most of my rig to but in this new cooler, it gave me the opportunity to reorganize my case airflow quite a bit to better synergize with the Noctua cooler.

I am pleased so far with the Noctua cooler.

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  • 10/11/2014 11:30:41 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNoctua NH-U9B SE2 92mm SSO CPU Cooler

Pros: 20 deg cooler then stock w/ 4790k @ stock

Cons: hard to assemble
fans must be installed after installation on mb

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  • Nomaran
  • 9/3/2014 5:25:08 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWoah

Pros: Quiet
Keeps the CPU cool even while overclocking
Very good design
Great packaging and parts
Instructions were clear and informative

Cons: Honestly the only thing I don't like and it's a little gripe is the colour of the fans, but that's just me.

Other Thoughts: First time buying from Noctua and I gotta say they've made a fan of me. Great product and a lot of steps were taken to ensure your cooler would be quiet and some of the things they've done I would of never thought of myself. If you're looking for a quiet but excellent air cooler this one takes the cake. (No it is not a lie, this time.)

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  • 7/31/2014 7:18:26 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat cooler!

Pros: This cooler works great! I'm using it in a norco 450b case cooling an i7-860 and haven't had any issues. With a single 92mm fan I'm seeing around 45 degree coretemps under 100% load for 30+ minutes!

Cons: None

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  • Ben
  • 7/13/2014 11:24:24 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest of both worlds

Pros: Quiet, you'll never hear it. Having two fans over the one I got with my generic Rocketfish cooler is good, but having two Noctua fans is even better.

Cons: The only real possible setback for many enthusiasts would be that the cooler does not allocate space for high profile RAM.

Other Thoughts: Mounting it was very odd. The whole "attach metal rods" and "manually put small strips of gel onto the cooler" bits was weird, but Noctua knows best, and after seeing the results, it makes sense, as the cooler won't make offputting vibrations within the system.

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  • JL
  • 7/5/2014 7:50:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsQuality and Performance!

Pros: This cooler is a great option for those who don't want to spend a lot on a cooler or they are cramped for space in a mid tower case. It is considerably bigger than my stock AMD cooler I have been using, however, I was not wanting to risk getting a 120 mm cooler and having it stick into my side panel. (For those wondering, my case is about 8 inches wide) This cooler is a happy medium.

As far as quality goes, it cannot be beat. Noctua packages their coolers in a way that prohibits any shaking and rattling inside the box during shipping. The components are also made with quality in mind. The mounting brackets are made with steel that could carry hundreds of pounds. I also did what I call a squeeze test with the fans. I place my thumb on one side of the fan housing with my fingers on the opposite side and gave it a squeeze. Some fan housings will bend to the point where it can rub against the fan blades. The Noctua fans didn't flex a single bit. Everything about this cooler screams quality.

Installing the cooler was so easy that I was able to install it without removing my motherboard with all of my 4 case fans installed. Installation took 20 minutes, however I took my time since I hadn't installed an aftermarket heat sink before. (I didn't want to mess up the thermal paste.)

Finally, I would like to say that the performance this cooler has to offer is out of this world. Temps on my A10 5800k APU ranged in the Mid 60's Celsius (63-66) with the stock heatsink. The APU was mildly overclocked to 4.3 GHz with the IGPU overclocked to about 900 MHz. The temps rose enough for my ASUS motherboard to shoot me a warning. After installing the cooler, initial gaming tests on Arma 2 OA, Battlefield 3, Borderlands 2, and Skyrim got the APU to 45 degrees Celsius. A 20 degree Celsius drop in temp! Those tests were also conducted when there were record temps in Vermont of 96 degrees Fahrenheit outside. It was about 80 where my computer was sitting. Needless to say this heat sink can beat the heat. I definitely recommend this heat sink to anybody looking for a quality budget heat sink.

Cons: I wish that the 92mm fans that came with this heat sink had PWM connectors. It isn't a big deal though because it comes with supplied low noise adapters. Besides, even at max speed these fans a very quiet.

I also wish that Noctua would include mounting hardware so that I can orient the cooler exhausting out the rear for AMD processors. I understand that you can get it for free but it would be nice to get it in the box. (This is also not a big deal as I have top fans and plenty of clearance from my first PCI express slot and the intake fan.

Other Thoughts: For those complaining about Noctua's color scheme, I look at the tan and brown as a badge of honor and quality. Tan an brown means top of the line in my eyes. That's how should be looked upon as.

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