In recent years there have been a couple of dominant companies in the cooling industry namely being CoolerMaster, Zalman and Scythe. These companies are great and churn out the products but what about the less talked about companies such a Noctua? Noctua has been around for about 4 years now and is going strong, they are consistently sending out great products which perform. Let’s see if they are keeping their form with the Noctua NH-U9B CPU Cooler:
Provided by: Noctua
As always the Noctua packaging is very well designed and you can easilly see the size of the cooler right off the bat
Once inside of the main box and then the two further internal boxes it is possible to see the CPU cooler.
It follows the generic tower layout but with 4 dual heatpipes and a few embellishments to the fin structure. The cooler is symmetrical and can have two fans mounted in a push/pull setup. It feels overall very good quality and very strong unlike many other coolers on the market.
The CPU contact base appears to be very shiny but it has that machined/ tooled look too it also. We will see during testing if this affects the results.
The various mounting kits are accompanied by a syringe of Noctuas NT-H1 thermal compound.