Noctua NH-U9B SE2 CPU Cooler Review

Today we are checking out a CPU Cooler from Noctua that has been out for a while now, but is definitely worth covering as its size lends itself to smaller form factor builds and HTPC setups. The NH-U9B SE2 is still going to offer great cooling performance as it is built around Noctua’s award winning NH-U9B heatsink and comes with two Noctua premium-grade NF-B9 cooling fans. On top of that the NH-U9B SE2 comes with Noctua’s SecuFirm2 mounting system, making it quite easy to install this cooler on pretty much any motherboard. If that is not enough Noctua has backed this cooler with a 6 year warranty! Let’s take a closer look at the Noctua NH-U9B SE2.

Special thanks to Noctua for providing us with the NH-U9B SE2 CPU Cooler to review.


Like most Noctua products the NH-U9B comes in a very detailed package. On the front there is an opening so you can take a look at the cooling fan and it lists some of the main features.

Noctua NH-U9B SE2 CPU Cooler

The back of the box actually goes into detail on some of those features. The box is literally littered with information so if you are at the store you are definitely going to know what you are buying.

Noctua NH-U9B SE2 CPU Cooler

Opening the box up and getting everything out we have the NH-U9B heatsink, two NF-B9 cooling fans, Intel and AMD mounting hardware, NT-H1 thermal compound, installation instructions and other common parts.

Noctua NH-U9B SE2 CPU Cooler

For a full unboxing and overview of the Noctua NH-U9B SE2 be sure to check out our video below.

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