Monday, June 15th 2009

Noctua Presents Quiet CPU Cooler for Xeon 5500

Noctua today presented two new additions to its DX series of quiet Intel Xeon CPU coolers: Now compatible with Intel's latest LGA1366 based Xeon 5500 (Nehalem EP) processors, the new NH-U12DX 1366 and NH-U9DX 1366 are true drop-in replacements for standard Intel coolers and make it easier than ever before to significantly reduce the noise emission of high-end workstations and severs.


"Our industry clients who build quiet servers and workstations swear by our DX series of Intel Xeon coolers for applications which require both high processing power and low noise emission", says Mag. Roland Mossig, Noctua CEO. "The new Nehalem EP processors certainly provide an impressive boost in performance, but especially the faster models also require high-quality heatsinks in order to be cooled quietly. That's where our new DX 1366 coolers come in."

Based on Noctua's signature NH-U series and fitted with the award-winning NF-P12 and NF-B9 fans, the new NH-U12DX 1366 and NH-U9DX 1366 form complete premium quality packages that include Noctua's renowned NT-H1 thermal compound and guarantee outstanding quiet cooling performance for Intel's LGA1366 Xeon 5500 CPUs. While the larger NH-U12DX 1366 is ideal for quiet audio, video, CAD or rendering workstations, the smaller NH-U9DX 1366 fits standard 4U chassis and thus lends itself to special server applications.

Both models employ the new SecuFirm2 mounting system for Xeon 5500, which ensures maximum convenience and extremely short installation time, making them ideal both for professional system integrators and less tech-savvy workstation users seeking to quiet their systems.

Prices and availability
Both models are available immediately at recommended retail prices of EUR 56.90 / USD 64.90 (NH-U12DX 1366) and EUR 46.90 / USD 54.90 (NH-U9XDX 1366).Source: Noctua
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25 Comments on Noctua Presents Quiet CPU Cooler for Xeon 5500

#1
Weer
What's the point when Thermalright has already presented a Powerful CPU Cooler for LGA1336.

Ultra 120 eXtreme DOES fit on Dual-socket boards, right?
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#2
Jizzler
Are those just Noctua 'stock' photos? I think I remember those exact photos the last time they annouced new coolers. The mounting pin arrangement seems to be different than what you'll find on an Xeon 5500 board.
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#5
r9
I just don`t get the color.
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#6
Imsochobo
you gotta understand, they dont have many colors over there, its a wasteland, you see their cloathes, cars, landscape, houses all is grey :P

No i'm not serious, its a little joke, and i dont get the color either, i get the, noctua is good!
Theese are prolly lower than a thermalright and perhaps cools even better ;)

AND EVERY1 wants a piece of the cake post nr 1(two after Techpowerup ofc)
its like saying:
Whats the point of 4870, we already have a powerfull highend card gtx260.
and whats the point of 295 we already have 4870x2, goes for the same thing, minor advantages over eachother, same price.
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#7
TheLaughingMan
Color issues

Yes, we get it. Your fans are freaking awesome. If they are on CPU coolers or the case, they blow a lot of air and are near silent. We also get that your company color is Brown and white.

Please, please, we beg you, stop making tan and rust brown colored fans. Put your brown/white logo on the fan blade(s). Just please give us all some color options. I use your fans in closed cases only because the colors don't match ANYTHING.
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#8
El Fiendo
by: Weer
What's the point when Thermalright has already presented a Powerful CPU Cooler for LGA1336.

Ultra 120 eXtreme DOES fit on Dual-socket boards, right?
Wait, did you just ask why they bothered fielding a product vs. Thermalright? Really?
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#9
trt740
great coolers no matter the color
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#10
Weer
by: El Fiendo
Wait, did you just ask why they bothered fielding a product vs. Thermalright? Really?
Yup. You did not read wrong, citizen.

I believe Arctic Cooling has the monopoly on silent coolers. All the people need are Silent and Powerful. "Quiet" is just not useful.
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#11
hat
Maximum Overclocker
by: Weer
What's the point when Thermalright has already presented a Powerful CPU Cooler for LGA1336.

Ultra 120 eXtreme DOES fit on Dual-socket boards, right?
erm... so Noctua can get some of thier stuff sold too? Plus more market availability.
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#12
lemonadesoda
Personally, I think the colors are quite artistic: puke and bile.

Just *NOT* in my PC please. :shadedshu
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#13
trt740
by: Weer
Yup. You did not read wrong, citizen.

I believe Arctic Cooling has the monopoly on silent coolers. All the people need are Silent and Powerful. "Quiet" is just not useful.
Noctua is about as high quality as they come and Arctic cooler as much as I love them cannot come close to these cpu coolers and in some cases they beat Thermalright Trues. I have owned all three companies stuff and quality wise Noctua is the best, then Thermalright, then Arctic cooler . Thermalright might be one or two degrees better but not always and their mounting system is nowhere as good. If we are talking VGA cooling Thermalright is king most of the time with Arctic cooler beating them with some models.
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#14
TheLaughingMan
Wow

by: Weer
Yup. You did not read wrong, citizen.

I believe Arctic Cooling has the monopoly on silent coolers. All the people need are Silent and Powerful. "Quiet" is just not useful.
You don't get that whole "Free Market" think we do in the USA do you.

P.S. If it has moving air, it makes noise. There is no such thing as a silent fan, period. Some are very, very quiet....hummm, Noctua comes to mind when I think of really really quiet fans of high quality.
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#15
t77snapshot
by: lemonadesoda
Personally, I think the colors are quite artistic: puke and bile.
:laugh:eww
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#16
Weer
by: TheLaughingMan
You don't get that whole "Free Market" think we do in the USA do you.

P.S. If it has moving air, it makes noise. There is no such thing as a silent fan, period. Some are very, very quiet....hummm, Noctua comes to mind when I think of really really quiet fans of high quality.
In the USA, huh? Only a fellow American would say such a thing. This world.. far outweighs the United States, with all due to respect to the president I voted for.

You understand me as well as the term "silent." Silent, means that it cannot be heard. It means that if you stick it in your case and close it, you will hear nothing outside of the case that you did not hear when it was empty. That, or something very close to it, is what Arctic Cooling have given me in the past.

The free market exists solely so that two competitors can rule above the rest. There are those, god bless their souls, who will buy products that are not the best value, keeping many companies in existence. Truth be told, to the consumer, no companies matter. To us, two to five are good. But to the market.. two always rule, in technicality.
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#17
Weer
by: trt740
Noctua is about as high quality as they come and Arctic cooler as much as I love them cannot come close to these cpu coolers and in some cases they beat Thermalright Trues. I have owned all three companies stuff and quality wise Noctua is the best, then Thermalright, then Arctic cooler . Thermalright might be one or two degrees better but not always and their mounting system is nowhere as good. If we are talking VGA cooling Thermalright is king most of the time with Arctic cooler beating them with some models.
Oh, don't embarrass yourself. Saying that temperatures don't matter as much as mounting systems is like saying that Stream Pipes don't matter as much as the amount of physical memory. Canny business no doubt them mounting systems, but they ain't what anyone cares about.

For as long as Thermalright have existed, they have had the best coolers. I also own Arctic Cooling products, but only for their relative.. silence.
Noctua are about as good as Scythe. And my mere point is that Thermalright have both beat on every level. Point in case, my HTPC. I looked around when buying it, a year ago, for a cooler. I found the Scythe Mini. It was decent. Then, I found the SI-128, and bought it.

Performance and Quietness are to Performance and Value. That's what matters.
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#18
Weer
by: hat
erm... so Noctua can get some of thier stuff sold too? Plus more market availability.
That's terribly adorable. Yes, we all wish Noctua would get some of their stuff sold too. But, companies have to show merit to have their products sold. That, or they have to make the better products.
But, I value Noctua. Just like I value Scythe. They both have their own.. artistic, if you will, thing going on. Noctua's is a singular and unpopular color mix for all their products. But, I have a Noctua fan.. it's unique. Perhaps.. that is what these companies are going for. We all know.. it has a place.
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#19
Wile E
Power User
Ummm, how about using the edit or Multi-quote buttons, instead of triple posting?

And as far as your argument against these products, Imsochobo made it clear enough, I believe.
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#20
trt740
by: Weer
Oh, don't embarrass yourself. Saying that temperatures don't matter as much as mounting systems is like saying that Stream Pipes don't matter as much as the amount of physical memory. Canny business no doubt them mounting systems, but they ain't what anyone cares about.

For as long as Thermalright have existed, they have had the best coolers. I also own Arctic Cooling products, but only for their relative.. silence.
Noctua are about as good as Scythe. And my mere point is that Thermalright have both beat on every level. Point in case, my HTPC. I looked around when buying it, a year ago, for a cooler. I found the Scythe Mini. It was decent. Then, I found the SI-128, and bought it.

Performance and Quietness are to Performance and Value. That's what matters.
You are incorrect Noctua matches or exceeds a Thermalright Ultra extreme 120 when both are under heavy voltage and a Scythe is nowhere near the quality of Noctua cooler. Scythe is a good budget cooler Noctua is famous for near silent fans and ultra high quality heatsinks and are Thermalrights number one competitor. Thermalright and Noctua are on par with each other and in the case of the TRUE cooler noctua has a much better mounting system. Read some reviews, I can find several where Noctua beats the TRUE or matches it. I loved my TRUE Black. It was a beast but was 3 mm taller than my Noctua which performs exactly the same but allows my side case fan to be mounted. Other than that it would still be in my case. However, I lost zero performance going to a Noctua and it's almost dead silent.

examples http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/noctua_nhu12p/4.htm
http://www.bjorn3d.com/read.php?cID=1566&pageID=6862
http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/1799/noctua_nh_u12p_se1366_core_i7_specific_cpu_cooler/index6.html
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#21
El Fiendo
Never thought I'd see it, but a CPU cooler fanboy. You should read some reviews on their fan, I think its the NF-P12. Its got specially designed fanblades that work in such a way to drop the frequency of the noise away from a high pitch fan noise to a low hum. Its apparently sought after for its high static pressure as well. I keep looking to buy a used Noctua fan and cooler myself but have to find one available in Canada. I'd gladly replace my again Zalman with it.
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#22
TheLaughingMan
Fanboy Fun

I am not a fan of Noctua. I have bought only two of their fans. They were both the quietest and ugliest fans I have ever put in a case. I have a Ultra Aluminus Case with a huge see through side panel so no go for me.
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#23
tkpenalty
by: Weer
What's the point when Thermalright has already presented a Powerful CPU Cooler for LGA1336.

Ultra 120 eXtreme DOES fit on Dual-socket boards, right?
Uh to make money? Do you need to ask? Its like saying whats the point of AMD being in the GPU/CPU market. Competition always does wonders for prices.
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#24
z1tu
by: tkpenalty
Uh to make money? Do you need to ask? Its like saying whats the point of AMD being in the GPU/CPU market. Competition always does wonders for prices.
lol don't go there, all hell will be unleashed :roll:
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#25
hat
Maximum Overclocker
My head hurts after reading some of these posts... sort of like the amount of pressure in my blood-brain barrier dramatically increaced.

-Anyway, I think we've become too obsessed with how our computers look. As long as there's not some kind of Barbie magic princess theme going on, I'm okay with it. In fact it would make a very nice looking cooler with the right color scheme. Here's a good looking board to go with it (minus the sata ports... :/)
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