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Noctua NH-L9i
8.9 out of 10

Noctua NH-L9i

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Noctua NH-L9i Low Profile Heatsink Review

4 November 2013
  • Summary: Noctua's low profile NH-L9i heatsink stands 36mm tall so it will fit into the smallest of small form factor chassis. The NH-L9i is designed to cool Intel socket LGA115x (1155/1156/1150) processors only, which is a departure from the one-size-fits-all approach we're used to.
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Noctua NH-L9i Low Profile CPU Cooler

29 March 2013
  • Conclusion: Performance numbers on the i3 were nearly identical to the stock cooler. The Noctua kept it 1-2 degrees cooler, and that is impressive for a cooler that is as low in height as it is. What I did get, was beautiful silence! My test bench is open air.
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Noctua NH-L9i Low Profile Intel CPU Cooler

big bruin
12 March 2013
  • Summary: The NH-L9i low profile Intel CPU cooler may not be the cooler of choice for the typical computer, but it is an excellent choice for those building up an extremely compact small form factor system.
  • Pros: » Ultra compact, » Quiet straight out of the box, but low noise adapter makes it nearly silent, » Impressive performance for such a little cooler, » Simple installation
  • Cons: » 65W TDP rules out some popular Intel CPUs for use with this cooler, » Priced close to $50 (US)
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Expert Review

1 March 2013
Overall 10

Noctua NH-L9i Low Profile Heatsink

Ninja Lane
7 February 2013
  • Summary: The Noctua NH-L9i is a premium heatsink designed for systems where space is an issue and noise control is of utmost importance like a HTPC and SFF (Small Form Factor) PC. These systems often feature half height chassis designs and sometimes have the PSU directly over the CPU both of which limit the...
  • Pros: Low Profile Cooler, Silent Operation, Large Mass Design, Better Than OEM, Perfect for HTPC
  • Cons: Limited heat capacity, Clearance issues with some pwm heatsinks
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Noctua NH-L9i Low Profile CPU Cooler Review

16 January 2013
  • Excerpt: Noctua is company known for high quality and excellent performing CPU coolers and fans. It’s safe to say that most of their product line is aimed at the high end user who wants to push their system or CPU to the limits.
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Noctua NH-L9i CPU Cooler Review

Hardware Secrets
7 January 2013
  • Summary: The Noctua NH-L9i is a very well-made, low-profile CPU cooler, with the same construction quality we are accustomed to seeing in other coolers from this manufacturer. However, there is no point in comparing the cooling performance of such a low-profile cooler to the high-end tower coolers.
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Noctua NH-L9i Low Profile CPU Cooler Review

22 December 2012
  • Conclusion: Noctua are recommending a price of $47.90/€39.90 for the NH-L9i. For British customers this translates into approximately £33. Obviously there will be variance between retailers depending on their pricing strategies and delivery costs but generally speaking this product is coming in at £33/$48/€40.
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Noctua NH-L9i Low Profile CPU Cooler for Intel

18 December 2012
  • Summary: It has been a long time since I've looked at a traditional HSF. My last few cooling reviews have been of high-end liquid cooling solutions so the change was quite dramatic going with the Noctua NH-L9i. Let's make one thing perfect clear - the quality of this cooler is stellar.
  • Pros: Good performance, Very low profile, Easy installation, Quiet, High quality construction
  • Cons: Base finish is a little rough, Price is a tad high for the performance
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Expert Review

Silent PC
22 November 2012
  • Summary: Naturally, the Noctua NH-L9i can't compare to some of the larger CPU coolers on the market. Against the Noctua NH-L12 , arguably the premiere small heatsink, you can expect a hit of 15~20°C and that's with the NH-L12 in its shorter 66 mm tall, single 120 mm fan configuration.
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