- Mar 1, 2011
- Asus Sabertooth X58
- i7 950 3.06GHz
- Zotac GeForce GTX 670
- Classic Mac
- Mobile Phone
I know I know not a mod but I popped this in here because it can be utilized nicely into a mod and a small mod at that
For all you small HTPC case owners and small form factor case modders here is a great little quiet CPU cooler for you. The Noctua NH-L9i and NH-L9a low profile CPU coolers for Intel and AMD. They are a low profile cooler with only 37mm of hight, the NH-L9 provides full compatibility with tall RAM modules and VGA cards on mini-ITX mainboards. They are equipped with a new NF-A9x14 PWM premium fan for a very quiet performance.
"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 have a 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. The heatsinks have a 95x95mm (NH-L9i) and 92x114mm (NH-L9a) footprint. They also support 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's both use the SecuFirm2 mounting system for AMD and Intel systems that offer extended compatibility with mini-ITX boards and make installation easier than ever, all while maintaining the trusted SecuFirm2 quality.
For anyone building a custom Apple desktop mod or a PC desktop mod, this could really save some space inside the case.
Price and availability
The NH-L9i and NH-L9a will be available at a recommended retail price of EUR 39.90 / USD 47.90.
Noctua NH-L9i on Amazon
Noctua NH series on Amazon
Check out the details: Noctua NH-L9 Series Low Profile CPU Coolers.