Noctua introduces the NH-L9i and NH-L9a, two new low-profile processor coolers for SSF and HTPC systems. The NH-L9i is designed for Intel LGA115x systems while the NH-L9a is designed for AMD FMx sockets, both coolers fit exactly in the socket keep-out zones so they're fully compatible with tall memory modules and PCIe cards on Mini-ITX motherboards.
Noctua today presented its new NH-L9i and
NH-L9a low profile CPU coolers for Intel and AMD. At a super-low profile
of only 37mm, the NH-L9 coolers are ideal for extremely slim cases and
with footprints tailored to the respective socket keep-out zones, they
provide full compatibility with tall RAM modules and VGA cards on
mini-ITX mainboards. Topped off with the new NF-A9x14 PWM premium fan,
the NH-L9 coolers fuse everything users have come to expect from
Noctua's larger coolers into a super-compact package for slim HTPC systems.
"The response on our first low profile cooler, the NH-L12, has been
overwhelming", says Mag. Roland Mossig, Noctua CEO. "However, users
asked for even smaller, lower height models that also provide better
compatibility for extra slim, ITX based HTPCs. We're thrilled that we
can now meet this demand with the new NH-L9 coolers."
The NH-L9i and NH-L9a are premium quality quiet CPU coolers for Intel
LGA115x (NH-L9i) and AMD FMx (NH-L9a) based HTPCs and Small Form Factor
systems. Due to the slim 23mm heatsink and the NF-A9x14 low profile fan
that measures only 14mm in thickness, the NH-L9 coolers stand a mere
37mm tall, which makes them ideal for use in compact HTPCs or Small Form
Factor cases that offer minimum clearance for CPU coolers.
The heatsinks have a 95x95mm (NH-L9i) and 92x114mm (NH-L9a) footprint
that complies exactly to the Intel LGA115x and AMD FMx socket keep-out
zones. This means that the coolers are fully compatible with tall memory
modules and PCIe cards on mini-ITX mainboards.
The highly optimised NF-A9x14 premium fan features Noctua's proprietary
AAO frame as well as sophisticated aerodynamic design measures.
Supporting PWM for fully automatic speed control, the NF-A9x14 allows
the NH-L9 coolers to stay remarkably quiet. The included Low-Noise
Adaptor (L.N.A.) allows to reduce the maximum fan speed from 2500 to
1800rpm and makes it possible to create near-silent setups.
The NH-L9 coolers bundle custom-designed SecuFirm2™ mounting systems for
AMD FM1/FM2/AM3+ (NH-L9a) and Intel LGA1150/1155/1156 (NH-L9i) that
offer extended compatibility with mini-ITX boards and make installation
easier than ever, all while maintaining the trusted SecuFirm2™ quality.
The premium quality bundle is completed by Noctua's much-acclaimed NT-H1
thermal compound, a well proven pro-grade TIM solution that provides
minimum thermal resistance, excellent ease-of-use and outstanding
Price and availability
The NH-L9i and NH-L9a will be available immediately at a recommended
retail price of EUR 39.90 / USD 47.90.