Noctua NH-L9i Pro Reviews
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"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 cooler, while the price of almost $50 and the maximum TDP of 65 Watts also apply to both models."
"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 innovative the product is. The chances are, if you’ve gone to the effort to make a super compact LGA 1155 based HTPC or SFF system, then having to spend a paltry £33 (when all the other components probably cost hundreds) is actually remarkably little."
"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 Evercool HPL-815 posts slightly lower temps at 150W/full fan speed, but with a large noise penalty. Overall, the Noctua NH-L9i is the better heatsink of the two for two reasons; it may be 2-3°C warmer in our test scenario at full fan speed, but it's nearly 7dBA quieter, and at low fan speed the NH-L9i is 21.5°C cooler than Evercool's low profile heatsink! In fact, at low fan speed, the NH-L9i is roughly 25-35°C cooler than all five other sub-45mm low profile heatsinks in the heatsink reference chart. Given the choice between a Evercool HPL-815, Scythe Kozuti, Thermolab TLI-U, Silverstone NT07-775 and Zalman CNPS2X, the Noctua NH-L9i is our recommendation."
"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 NH-L9i fits your specific needs, and you have the cash to spare, you won’t be disappointed in its performance, that’s for sure."
"Looks great, super quick/easy to install and outperforms the stock Intel cooler by some way."