Noctua NH-U9B SE2 13

Noctua NH-U9B SE2 Review

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The NH-U9B SE2 comes in a well designed box that uses the "Blueprint" styling typical to Noctua, however this package uses a different color scheme to catch attention from those who browse through retail stores. On the front there is a small window that provides a sneak-peek of whats inside along with a quick list of features. Rotate to the left and there is dimensions for the cooler along with a depiction for mounting assembly on both AMD and Intel platforms as well as a list of what's included in the box. Around back there is a comprehensive list of features with their descriptions in English. On the right side of the box are the product descriptions in six other languages for convenience and a list of awards that Noctua has achieved. Up on the top of the packaging is a detailed list of specifications for both the cooler as well as the included fans.


After opening the top of the box there are two smaller boxes inside. The smaller of the two contains a second fan for the cooler, mounting tools and accessories while the larger houses the cooler and fan that is supplied with the unit.

Noctua is always generous with their bundled accessories. Included with the cooler is another Noctua NF-B9 92 mm fan and mounting clips along with back plate, upper mounts, and screws for use with Socket 775, 1156, and 1366 Intel sockets as well as screws and upper mounting brackets for AMD Sockets AM2, AM2+ and AM3. Noctua included their NT-H1 thermal grease along with four Ultra Low Noise Adapters (U.L.N.A.) which lower the fan to 7V or 5V operation for reduced noise output and a Y-splitter to accommodate the two fan power connectors. Also included is a Phillips screw driver for mounting the cooler and its hardware.

Inside this small two pocket folder are installation instructions for both Intel and AMD systems. The entire assembly process is depicted very well with the right amount of text to make for an excellent set of instructions.
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