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Noctua NH-L9i
9.1 out of 10

Noctua NH-L9i

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Reviews and Problems with Noctua NH-L9i

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Overall 4
4.0

and it keeps the system fairly cool, however the fan is anything but quiet

Mark54g "Mark54g", Amazon
15 June 2015
  • Summary: The install was simple enough, and it keeps the system fairly cool, however the fan is anything but quiet. Every so often the system will wind up (and the temp sensors are showing as under 100F at all times) and it has a sort of tickety noise-not like the fan is failing, but more that it is not...
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Overall 4
4.0

Cools the same as stock Intel heat sink

Anonymous, Newegg
13 June 2015
  • Pros: Fits well for mini ITX builds. Doesn't go beyond the square footprint around the cpu.
  • Cons: On Intel 4790K processor, idle temps in 40-50C range and 60-70C+ under load. For a premium cooler I was expecting better performance. The Noctua performed about the same as stock. I returned mine and got a Corsair H60 liquid cooler instead which is idling in the 20's and under load in the 40's & ...
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Overall 6
6.0

Bad fan

jason w., Newegg
13 June 2015
  • Summary: Nice HSF overall. Probably easier for me to buy a new fan vs jump through Noctua's hoops.
  • Pros: Small. Works.
  • Cons: Fan making grinding noise after 3 months of 24/7 use. Noctua's RMA process is.... well.... it could be easier.
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Overall 10
10

Works great. I'm a bit of a weirdo but I ...

Tylerrrr, Amazon
3 June 2015
  • Summary: Works great. I'm a bit of a weirdo but I removed the Noctua fan and replaced it with a high speed LED on that I mounted on the bracket, probably lost a couple degrees in performance but it looks amazing, and as I'm not regularly maxing out the CPU on my HTPC, it wasn't a huge concern.
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Overall 6
6.0

Want to Love it but...

Jason S., Newegg
1 June 2015
  • Summary: I wanted so badly to love this product-- it has everything going for it except that it doesn't cool very well. That's a major problem for a CPU fan! I'm still impressed with build quality etc but I simply can't overlook the performance.
  • Pros: Really good build quality Great packaging Great thermal paste Great size
  • Cons: Unfortunately, it just doesn't perform near as well as I expected (i7-3770). The online reviews that have done real thermal tests also conclude that it's barely cooler than a stock Intel fan. Luckily I plan to re-use the fan and have some thermal paste left but I had to switch this out for someth...
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Overall 10
10

Doing the Job

James B., Newegg
16 May 2015
  • Summary: Love the quality of the item. Really wish Noctua made 230mm fans.
  • Pros: Works,no problems,I am happy with my purchase.
  • Cons: Just 1 con,the amount of thermal paste they give you is only enough for 1 application was hoping for more :(
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Overall 10
10

Just what the doctor ordered.

CHRISTOPHE A., Newegg
14 May 2015
  • Summary: After struggling to find a cooler that would be compatible with my Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced case while being effective enough to cool a 4770k in a cramped environment I settled on this little guy. I have been very impressed with its ability to cool while maintaining relative silence.
  • Pros: Highly effective, quiet, reasonably priced
  • Cons: None
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Overall 6
6.0

Im sure its a great cooler....

Brion Fallon, Amazon
28 April 2015
  • Summary: But it does not work on an evga stinger mini itx board. If you are trying to save space with the cooler for the stunger itx board, dont buy this one. Only H2O and stock work with the stinger. The chipset heatsink is too tall.
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Overall 10
10

Perfect cooler. The presentation of the cooler is awesome ...

steven, Amazon
28 April 2015
  • Summary: Perfect cooler. The presentation of the cooler is awesome too, check out the picture. They really do an excellent job. Benchmarks found online consistently show an exceptional product.
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Overall 10
10

Very nice..

MagicMan, Amazon
16 March 2015
  • Summary: Very nice... However, it didn't exactly perform the way I thought. Overall... it may have taken down about 2c on max load from my stock intel cooler. This cooler is ideal for micro atx builds that have a PSU sitting on top of their system and have serious height clearance issues. For overclocking...
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