Noctua introduces NH-U9B CPU cooler Vienna, February 25th, 2008 - Three months after the introduction of the NH-U12P, which has already received more than 30 awards and recommendations from leading international websites and magazines, Noctua released today the newest version of its more compact NH-U9 series: The new NH-U9B uses the recently announced NF-B9 92mm fan and, just like its big brother NH-U12P, will be shipped with Noctua's much acclaimed NT-H1 thermal compound. "The new NF-B9 fan enables us to replace now the popular NH-U9F with a new, even further improved model", explains Mag. Roland Mossig, Noctua CEO. "The NH-U9B is a worthy little brother for the highly acclaimed NH-U12P: Perfect for those looking for a compact, powerful and quiet premium quality cooler." Due to its more compact size, the NH-U9B is ideal for HTPCs and small cases as well as all other applications that don't provide sufficient space for its bigger brother NH-U12P. The NH-U9B is fitted with Noctua's new NF-B9 premium fan that boasts exceptionally high airflow and pressure performance at extremely low noise levels. Bevelled blade tips, Vortex-Control Notches as well as Noctua's SCD drive system and premium-grade SSO-Bearing guarantee outstanding quietness and long-term stability. Just like the NH-U12P, the NH-U9B comes with a nickel-plated finish and Noctua's NT-H1 high-end thermal compound, making it a total quality package for the highest demands! Price and availability: The NH-U9B is available immediately at a recommended price of EUR 46.90 / USD 54.90. Links: Specifications: http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=productview&products_id=17&lng=en Photos: http://www.noctua.at/inc/imageviewer.php?item=17&pnr=0&lng=en About Noctua: Noctua comes from a cooperation between the Austrian Rascom Computerdistribution Ges.m.b.H and the Taiwanese Kolink International Corporation and has a development partnership with the Austrian Institute of Heat Transmission and Fan Technology (Österreichisches Institut für Wärmeübertragung und Ventilatorentechnik, ÖIWV). These connections form the key to the development of sound-optimised premium components "Designed in Austria": The partnership with the ÖIWV permits the application of latest technology in methods of scientific measurement instrumentation, calculation and simulation in the R&D process. Rascom's long, customer-orientated experience in developing and distributing sound-optimised high-end components ensures a clear focus on the users' needs. The use of Kolink's advanced manufacturing technology and ultra-modern production plants allows Noctua to efficiently implement its technical edge and provide solutions of the highest standard in quality and performance to the customer.