Noctua NH-L9i

Noctua NH-L9i


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Socket compatibility LGA1150, LGA1155, LGA1156
Height (without fan) 23 mm
Width (without fan) 95 mm
Depth (without fan) 95 mm
Height (with fan) 37 mm
Width (with fan) 95 mm
Depth (with fan) 95 mm
Weight (without fan) 345 g
Weight (with fan) 420 g
Material Copper (base and heat-pipes), aluminium (cooling fins), soldered joints & nickel plating
Fan compatibility 92x92x14mm, 92x92x25mm
Scope of Delivery
NF-A9x14 PWM premium fan
Low-Noise Adaptor (L.N.A.)
NT-H1 high-grade thermal compound
SecuFirm2™ Mounting Kit
Screws for 92x92x25mm fans
Noctua Metal Case-Badge
Warranty 6 Years

Fan specifications
Model Noctua NF-A9x14 PWM
Bearing SSO2
Max. Rotational Speed (+/- 10%) 2500 RPM
Max. Rotational Speed with L.N.A. (+/- 10%) 1800 RPM
Min. Rotational Speed (PWM) 300 RPM
Max. Airflow 57,5 m³/h
Max. Airflow with L.N.A. 40,8 m³/h
Max. Acoustical Noise 23,6 dB(A)
Max. Acoustical Noise with L.N.A. 14,8 dB(A)
Input Power 2,52 W
Voltage Range 12 V
MTBF > 150.000 h

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Noctua NH-L9i Reviews Rating: 96 out of 100 based on 5 ratings.

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Big Bruin  --- Mar 14 '13  --- Dec 22 '12
Frosty Tech 89% Nov 04 '13
Hardcoreware  --- Mar 19 '13
Hardware Asylum 5/5 Feb 07 '13
HardwareHeaven 9/10 Jan 15 '13
Modders-Inc  --- Mar 29 '13
OCModShop 5/5 Dec 13 '12
Overclockers Club  --- Jan 23 '13  --- Dec 18 '12 4.5/5 Feb 26 '13
Technic3D  --- Feb 22 '13
ThinkComputers 10/10 Dec 27 '12
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Big Bruin on Mar 15 '13

"The Pros and Cons for the NH-L9i are identical to the ones listed for the NH-L9a, and for good reason. All of the good things that can be done for an AMD cooler can also be done for an Intel..."

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"The NH-L9i has excellent cooling performance for the form factor, acoustics that make it ideal for a totally silent HTPC or SFF system and a price tag that is reasonable given how unique and..."

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Frosty Tech on Nov 05 '13

"Ultimately, Noctua's 36mm tall NH-L9i heatsink offers excellent cooling performance among the half-dozen sub-45mm low profile CPU coolers Frostytech as tested. For the sake of easy comparison, the..."

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Hardcoreware on Mar 20 '13

"Whether it’s worth the hefty $50 price tag is up to you to decide. Builds requiring such a specific type of cooler are generally considered high-end, so in that case it may be worth it. If the..."

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Hardware Asylum on Feb 07 '13

"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..."

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