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Installing Noctua NH-U9B SE2 CPU cooler on ASUS P5E motherboard

Published February 08, 2011

The ASUS P5E wraps the CPU area in heatsinks, so most large-ish CPU coolers will fight back. The Noctua NH-U9B SE2 is no different. The mounting brackets supports both directions - facing the IO ports, and facing the tower ceiling. On a P5E, it would only fit when facing the IO ports. The silver heat sink close to the IO ports also has to be bent slightly to make room.

As a sidenote, I love Noctua products. Great quality.

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