NUC Replacement Fans

As the only moving part in a NUC, the fan is often the first part to have any issues. Whether it’s complete fan failure, ineffective cooling, or just noise, you may need to replace the fan at some point. If it’s under warranty, no problem. Just contact Intel support and they’ll hook you up.

But when you’re beyond the warranty you may feel like you have no way to get your NUC working like new again. I’m here to tell you different. If you’re wanting to replace the fan yourself, use the models below to order a replacement. By the way, I’d like to offer a huge thank you to a couple members of the Intel support team for providing this information and giving me the ok to share it with the NUC community. They’ve been tremendously helpful and accommodating. They prefer to remain anonymous, and that’s fine, but I want them to know how much I appreciate the help.

All 4X4 NUCs

As it turns out, all 4″ by 4″ NUCs use the same model fan:

  • Delta BSB05505HP-SM

The fans were sourced from different vendors over the years, but they all point back to this unit. As of this writing, you can find the fan on Amazon. You can also search for it elsewhere. Here’s what it looks like:

Here’s the replacement process:

“Tall” NUC (2.5″ drive cage) fan replacement


“Short” NUC (no 2.5″ drive cage) fan replacement

Skull Canyon

Skull Canyon uses an entirely different model fan:


I don’t see it on Amazon currently, but it should be available online.

Here’s what it looks like:

Here’s the process for removing/replacing the fan:

Skull Canyon fan replacement

Hades Canyon

Hades Canyon uses two fans:

  • DELTA BUB1112HB DAS (left)
  • DELTA BUB1112HB DAT (right)

I’ve never tried replacing either fan in my Hades Canyon, but I’m told you DO need to use the designated fan for left and right (i.e they’re aren’t interchangeable).

They should look like this:

If I get enough interest, I’ll do a disassembly video for Hades Canyon. I only have the one Hades, so I don’t want to take it apart and put it back together if nobody actually needs the info.

A Word of Caution

Please use this information at your own risk. These model numbers come straight from Intel, so they should be accurate, but beyond that I make no promises or guarantees. Also please remember if you damage your NUC while replacing the fan, you’ll void your warranty.

Now that you’re properly warned, I hope this helps you get your NUC running in tip-top shape!

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One thought on “NUC Replacement Fans

  1. I reached out to SimplyNUC and they confirmed they stock the replacement fans. I’m trying to get direct links to them, as I’m not able to find the fans on their site.


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