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Noctua NH-L9i
8.6 out of 10

Noctua NH-L9i

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Overall 8
8.0

Can't Go Wrong

Brian T., Newegg
2 February 2016
  • Summary: I bought this to replace the CPU cooler that came with my CPU. Installation is a breeze and the cooler is easily removable. The size of this helps free up a small amount of space, that would have otherwise been taken up by much bigger CPU coolers.
  • Pros: Quiet Size/Low Profile Secondary Accesories
  • Cons: Color
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Overall 8
8.0

Tough installation for built PC, but great Fan!

Jon Martin, Amazon
4 August 2015
  • Summary: *sigh* So far, I'd say this was a worthy investment. HOWEVER, unless you're building your PC from the beginning, anyone whose PC is already built will be in shock that they have to take apart and rebuild their PC.
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Overall 8
8.0

6 months later

Anonymous, Newegg
16 October 2014
  • Summary: 3 months in the fan went bad. Emailed noctua and got a response in less than 24 hours. Rma had me take a picture of my id and the fan side by side after I was told to break one fin. They shipped a new one next day. No muss no fuss. FYI, they rated their own fan harshly.
  • Pros: -small -quality -excellent Rma -low noise adapter makes it quiet
  • Cons: Not really any cons Does install weirdly but with a plan or a second pair of hands it's easy
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Overall 8
8.0

Very Good but no miracles here though!

Chris D., Newegg
20 September 2014
  • Summary: Temp based using a Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H-CF mobo. & a Fractal Design Core 3000 Full-size ATX Case (5 case fans that run in a push/pull configure). Plus G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900).
  • Pros: Much better than Intel's stock cooling unit. When heavy gaming my Noctua NH-L9i 95mm SSO2 CPU Cooler keeps my Intel Core i5-4670K Haswell CPU under 60 C degrees when fan is Full speed. Real Quiet fan! Easy install without removing Mobo. Great thermal paste. Extra long screws for a fatter fan up t...
  • Cons: Must run NH-L9i fans at full speed to keep CPU cool enough in gamming.
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Overall 8
8.0

I chose Noctua - So far so good _ no complaints

Oleksandr Repeta, Amazon
2 July 2014
  • Summary: There was an option for me to use Noctua or the one supplied with i7 processor. I chose Noctua - So far so good _ no complaints
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Overall 8
8.0

Works well if...

Tanisha D., Newegg
29 June 2014
  • Pros: Works well if you install it correctly. I had to turn the CPU cooler around so that the vents blow the air out the sides toward the outside vents of the case. The fan blows the air down forcing it out the sides. Due to the mini-ITX motherboard design I had to rotate the cPU cooler so it would not...
  • Cons: None that I can think of. Little tricky holding it in place while trying to screw it down.
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Overall 8
8.0

OK for what it is

K. Horst, Amazon
19 May 2014
  • Summary: OK if you don't have room for real cooling solutions. Low profile works in any case. Just doesn't cool as well as a beefed up heat sink with fan.
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Overall 8
8.0

Doesn't fit MSI Z77IA-E53

mickie s., Newegg
25 March 2014
  • Pros: Out of almost every board, it doesn't fit mine. I just thought I should tell everyone out there before they are really disappointed and lose money.
  • Cons: The price seems a bit high to be honest.
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Overall 8
8.0

Quiet, compact and powerful - perfect for ITX build

D. Rafie "renegade chemist", Amazon
27 January 2014
  • Summary: I have two itx rigs running nearly identical hardware (asus maximus impact vi motherboard + i7-4770k cpu), but different cases. I could not fit a liquid cooler into my other case, so I went with this Noctua. One uses the Corsair liquid cooler (H60i) and on the other this Noctua.
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Overall 8
8.0

A Quality-built CPU Cooler

Anonymous, Newegg
24 January 2014
  • Summary: I have this heat-sink on a stinger Z87 Micro-ATX board and fits the CPU intel (1150-Haswell) socket area for the cooler perfectly. So be aware that if you have any capacitors etc sticking out above the processor in the CPU cooler area, it won't fit on your MOBO.
  • Pros: Easy installation, great build quality, low profile, quiet at low RPMs, color scheme
  • Cons: Audile at mid to high RPMs (minus one egg)
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