Review: Noctua NH-D9L and NH-U9S CPU coolers

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    We review two coolers from Noctua, the NH-D9L and NH-U9S CPU coolers. These can be used with any motherboard and CPU combo but focus on Micro ATX and Mini ITX. They are small, deadly silent but do p...

    Review: Noctua NH-D9L and NH-U9S CPU coolers
     
  2. TheDeeGee

    TheDeeGee Ancient Guru

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    I personally like to see Noctua make GPU Coolers aswell.

    We already have Arctic Cooling, which is the Noctua of GPU Cooling, but id like to see Noctua themselves give it a go.
     
  3. hansip87

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    Just on time when i'm searching for new cooler for my Mini ITX build :)

    I noticed that the test only tests the NH-U9S with two fan. i wonder what's the performance of NH-D9L when it comes equipped with 2 fans? I can imagine that the front fins doesn't get much pressurized air hence lower performance.

    I do think that NH-D9L should perform better because of the alignment of the heatpipes is perpendicular to the Long and vertical Ivy Bridge/Haswell die which will make its heat get spread out better.
     
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  4. Bounty

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    I don't think the NH-D9L is a very good design as it will always drag cool air over one side of the heat sink and push now warmed air over the other.
     

  5. vbetts

    vbetts Don Vincenzo Staff Member

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    Noctua's MITX coolers really have only been the only ones worth it in my experience. I've tried others from Zalman for example, and they just don't keep temps down well enough in that small of a case.
     
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    maize1951 Master Guru

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    From the photos it's hard to tell if the cooler is covering up an memory slot. Is it?
     
  7. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Both coolers follow a 95x95 form factor, meaning the DIMM slots are not reached.
     
  8. reix2x

    reix2x Master Guru

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    this Noctua CPU coolers has a really nice design, sadly the performance/price ratio isn't generally good in this brand.

    the air cooling segment have remain untouched for years, i really hope to see something different soon, you know... y love noisy computers.
     
  9. tsunami231

    tsunami231 Ancient Guru

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    im sold i want one for my next build those are as good if not better then temps i get with my HSF setup only in much smaller packages.

    Then again that is also more expensive then most coolers
     
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    Blackfyre Maha Guru

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    Should be and 1.3 Volts

    Edit: I think this was fixed as I was posting this comment lol
     
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  11. xIcarus

    xIcarus Master Guru

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    Pretty interesting little cooler. Decent, considering the size.

    Ps: Why are the graphs mirrored? It messes with my head massively lol :D .
     

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