Noctua NH-U9B-SE2 Performance CPU Cooler

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  1. DVD+R

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    Not bad with the temps there but then again that's a nice cooler for the job. You gotta have good cooling and sometimes not just for the cpu. How quiet is it?
     
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    True, I also have 6 blue LED fans installed 1x120mm rear exhaust 2x120mm top exhaust 1x120mm bottom intake 1x240mm front intake 1x240mm side intake

    Here you go: :)


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    Brand: NoctuaModel: NH-U9B SE2

    Spec
    Type: Fan & HeatsinksFan Size: 92mmCompatibility:Intel LGA1366, LGA1156, LGA775
    AMD AM2, AM2+, AM3 (backplate required)Bearing Type: SSORPM: 1000 - 1600 RPMAir Flow: 24.2 - 37.87 CFMNoise Level: 7.9 dBA - 17.6 dBAHeatsink Material: Copper (base and heat-pipes), aluminium (cooling fins), soldered joints & nickel plating

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



    Edit: Also updated the OC Current O/C is set at 4.80GHz I'm not sure hoe far I could actually push this? but I think 4.80 is pretty much all I'll need, What do you think?

    http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w373/zepzeppelin/b6811c6b.jpg
     
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  4. ComputerSaysNo

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    Should of gone with a Corsair Hydro H80/100 IMHO. Water cooling is where it's at!

    Noctua make great stuff though,I'd of gone for the DH-14 pure power! I believe their Austrian made brand too!
     
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    What are the max temps you get when running Prime95, IntelBurnTest etc. @4.8Ghz?
     
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    Nice buy there, my stock Intel heatsink has been working great for 5 years also. :D
     
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    Hi DVD+R

    I have the SE2 as well - very quiet and excellent temps.

    Only problem when I did my build was that I couldn't get the wire clips to hold it on as securely as it must surely need to be...there must be a knack...? I've got them on as per the instructions, but they seem to come off too easily...

    The stock cooler on the CPU (i5 2500K) was buzzing all the time :rolleyes:

    philby
     
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    The clips got me wondering at first, but it's really easy when you know how :)

    on the sides of the cooler are long narrow grooves, this is where the clip slots into, place the length of the clip into the long narrow groove, make sure you turn it on the side so that the ends of the clip have the u shape pointing towards the fan screw holes. you want to push the u shape ends of the clip over onto each corner of the fan, so the u shape clicks into the fan screw hole. do this for 2 top and 2 bottom of each fan: this picture shows what I mean, follow the picture and you cant go much wrong, of course this a vertical view, but horizontal is exactly the same

    http://www.bcchardware.com/index.ph...=com_gallery&Itemid=96&include=view_photo.php



    http://www.bcchardware.com/index.ph...=com_gallery&Itemid=96&include=view_photo.php
     
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    May I ask what the ambient temp is? 'Cos I'm really envious :blink: Room temps back here are usually around 30's already.
     
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    In my Computer room right now it's 17.5c at 9am beginning of spring
     
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    Idle temps are in the 40s range.

    Point is the relative difference when adding more fans is not always better. Their findings show 1 rear fan is best all-round and in a number of cases 2 fans was worse.

    Its the change above idle and back temperatures when the PC is on that shortens the life of a CPU (going beyond normal operating range can cause failure as well), so actually having a high idle temperature as possible and low a peak temperature as possible (within normal operating range) is desirable.

    http://www.ami.ac.uk/courses/ami4817_dti/u03/
    http://www.overclockers.com/overclockings-impact-on-cpu-life/

    Cheers, Nick.
     
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    Impossible sorry. Unless you live at the Nth Pole. Are you sure your looking at the right settings? Are you under-clocking your CPU? FYI Ivy Bridge has heating issues compared to Sandy-Bridge when overclocking. I know Ivybridge is 77W but they heat up and can't do 5ghz like sandy bridge can.
     
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    Thanks very much for posting those pictures DVD+R
    I'm going to re-install the unit, despite my hooves for hands...

    philby

    ComputerSaysNo: I think the 17.5C is the ambient room temp.
     
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    Oh I hope so, otherwise he has one special cooler.
     
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    It is, however PC Idle Temps are 24c :cool:
     
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    So, post max temps @4.8Ghz please?(or whatever OC frequency you're running at)
     
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    24co_O?? Seriously? That's very good, better than water cooling. You must live somewhere very cold if your getting those temps.
     
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    Why? whats so obvious about living somewhere cold? I actually live in Perth Western Australia, where the Outside temperature reaches 47c sometimes around Christmas time, however with a good case, (Thermaltake Level10Series Level10GTS) 6 Fans, Noctua Coolers, and a Air Conditioned Room at 17.5 degrees c right now, it's not hard to achieve those Temps. I'll post the Max temps @4.80Ghz in a couple of days, I'm away on a buisness trip right now So I'll do it when I get home :)
     
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    24.5C on an air cooler? That seems almost impossible.
    Pics or nothing. :D :D
     
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    I'm thinking the same. Must have a good air conditioner :p
     
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    Yeah, those are uber low temps. :D
     
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