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should I get the Noctua NH-U9b, SE2 Noctua NH-U9S

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Both performs at same level based on this,

 

 

While the NH-U9B is discontinued based on this,

https://noctua.at/en/products/discontinued-products

 

 

Here is the compatibility & TDP guide from their site.

Please check your own CPU here for the NH-U9S and match the list..

 

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https://noctua.at/en/nh-u9s/cpucomp


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Manufacturer
Socket
Model
Series
Compatibility
Comment
           
Intel
LGA 1155
Sandy Bridge
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Intel
LGA 1155
Ivy Bridge
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Intel
LGA 1155
Ivy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Ivy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Ivy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Ivy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Sandy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Sandy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Sandy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Sandy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Sandy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Sandy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Sandy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Sandy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Sandy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Sandy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Sandy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Sandy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Sandy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Sandy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Sandy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Sandy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Sandy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Sandy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Ivy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Ivy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Ivy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Ivy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Ivy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Ivy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Ivy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Ivy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Ivy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Ivy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Sandy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Sandy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Sandy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Sandy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Sandy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Sandy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Sandy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Sandy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Sandy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Sandy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Sandy Bridge
oc1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Sandy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Sandy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Sandy Bridge
oc1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Ivy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Ivy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Ivy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Ivy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Ivy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Ivy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Ivy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Ivy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Ivy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Ivy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Ivy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Ivy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Ivy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Ivy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Ivy Bridge
oc1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Ivy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Ivy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Sandy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Sandy Bridge
oc1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Sandy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Sandy Bridge
oc1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Ivy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Ivy Bridge
oc1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Ivy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Ivy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Ivy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Ivy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Ivy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Ivy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Ivy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Ivy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Ivy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Ivy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Ivy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Ivy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Sandy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Sandy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Sandy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Sandy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Sandy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Sandy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Sandy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Sandy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Sandy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Sandy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Sandy Bridge
g1.png
 
Intel
LGA 1155
Sandy Bridge
g1.png
 

 


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Go with the U9S, the U9B SE2 is an old model that doesn't even have PWM control yet. Also, the U9S's fan will clear your RAM whereas the U9B's will overhang it.

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3 hours ago, Icemonster26 said:

is there a preference in liquid metal, thermal paste or anything else?

Noctua comes with premium paste. If you need better cooling, look for bigger heatsink.


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If you prefer Noctua's 90mm cooler, I would have recommended the NH-D9L as it's a dual tower 90mm cooler for more surface area just looks like as it's the miniature of NH-D15S, but I'm not sure about its performance.


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On 2/17/2019 at 4:25 AM, _Hustler_One_ said:

If you prefer Noctua's 90mm cooler, I would have recommended the NH-D9L as it's a dual tower 90mm cooler for more surface area just looks like as it's the miniature of NH-D15S, but I'm not sure about its performance.

The NH-U9S is larger and better. The NH-D9L is a smaller cooler at a height of 110mm meant for full 3U compliance.


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