Noctua NH-U9S Review

👤by David Mitchelson Comments 📅08-04-15

Product on Review: NH-U9S
Manufacturer & Sponsor: Noctua
Street Price: Ł44.99 GBP / $99 USD

After taking a short break from reviewing coolers here at Vortez (to upgrade our computer chassis and re-test coolers) – We are back again! And what better way to kick things back into action than to look at a product from the king of coolers, Noctua. To most enthusiasts, Noctua has become synonymous with premium quality and low-noise. Under their belt they have a strong lineup of cooling solutions and today we’re to take a look at a revision of their much loved 92cm tower design.

The NH-U9S is a compact, single tower CPU cooler which focuses its attention on compatibility. Noctua has addressed key concerns for system builders and enthusiasts – A condensed size makes it easy to install in tight spaces, memory clearance now receives 100% compatibility and mini-ITX users can now use the top PCI-E slot without any hassles.

Noctua on their NH-U9S
Continuing the renowned legacy of Noctua’s award-winning NH-U9 series, the NH-U9S is a premium quality quiet CPU cooler in classic 9cm size. Its asymmetrical design with 5 heatpipes not only provides even better cooling performance than the previous generation but also improves compatibility: Thanks to its 95x95mm footprint, the NH-U9S clears the RAM and PCIe slots on all Intel and most AMD based mainboards, including µATX and ITX. Combined with its 125mm height, this makes the NH-U9S a highly versatile solution with excellent case, RAM and PCIe compatibility. The included NF-A9 premium fan supports automatic speed control via PWM for outstanding quietness of operation and a second, optional NF-A9 fan can be added for further improved performance in dual fan mode. Topped off with the trusted, pro-grade SecuFirm2™ multi-socket mounting system, Noctua’s proven NT-H1 thermal compound and full 6 years manufacturer’s warranty, the NH-U9S is a deluxe choice through and through.

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