Noctua Takes Care of Your Xeons with its NH-U12DX i4 and NH-U9DX i4 CPU Coolers

Posted on May 17, 2013 11:20 AM by Ryan Perry

Contrary to what some folks think, most of us here at Techgage have day jobs so we don’t have to live in our parent’s basement eating ramen while we tinker with our tech. This news item is a little late thanks to said day job, but it’s one that’s truly better late than never.

Earlier this week, Noctua posted a press release showcasing the launch of the NH-U9DX i4 and NH-U12DX i4 coolers designed for Intel Xeon processors. They are based on the NH-U series, which was released back in 2005 but updated to handle the different loading mechanisms in LGA2011 systems and the hole spacing that comes with them. Noctua’s mounting system (which I’m a huge fan of) also covers LGA1356 and 1366 systems.

Noctua NH-U12DX i4 CPU Cooler
Noctua NH-U12DX i4

The NH-U9DX i4 ships with two 92mm NF-B9 fans, and at a height of 125mm, offers full support for 4U chassis, while the larger NH-U12DX i4 features a single 120mm NF-F12 fan with extra vibration absorbing pads and mounting clips included if users wish to add a second fan. Since the NH-U12DX is only 45mm deep, memory slots remain accessible even with a second fan installed.

Noctua NH-U9DX i4 CPU Cooler
Noctua NH-U12DX i4

Both coolers feature PWM support and a separate adapter to drop fan RPMs down to 1300, the SecuFirm2 mounting system mentioned earlier to keep everything snug, and Noctua’s own NT-H1 thermal interface material. On top of this is a 6 year warranty and a price tag of ~$65 US for the U9 and ~$75US for the U12. Both coolers are available online now.

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