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Noctua's NH-L9x65 Gives Mini-ITX Builds More Powerful Cooling

Noctua's NH-L9i has been on the market for a long time, and it works reasonably well as a Mini-ITX cooler that's compatible with a lot of motherboards. The issue with it, however, is that it only performs "reasonably" well, and many users would like a little more cooling oomph for their Mini-ITX systems, as the motherboards are capable of supporting very powerful CPUs.

Fortunately, Noctua heard its customers' cries, which is why today it announced the NH-L9x65, which is basically a larger and more powerful variant of its original Mini-ITX cooler.

The NH-A9x65's heatsink stands 51 mm tall and features a total of four nickel-plated copper heatpipes in order to spread the heat from the CPU surface through the aluminum fin array. It is then cooled by an NF-A9x14 fan, which raises the cooler's height to 65 mm.

Despite the increased height, the cooler has kept its 95 x 95 mm footprint, which helps it keep its compatibility with many motherboards. It also ensures full compatibility with all RAM modules and PCI-Express devices.

The fan on this unit can spin at up to 2500 RPM, but it can be limited to 1800 RPM with a low-noise adapter. At these speeds, it will make up to either 23.6 dBA or 14.8 dBA of noise, and push either 33.8 CFM or 24.0 CFM, respectively.

Noctua recommends that you do not overclock with this cooler, and that you use CPUs with TDPs no higher than 84 W.

Pricing for the unit sits at $52.90 MSRP, and it should be arriving to retailers any time now.

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  • DarkSable
    I would much rather have thinner but larger. A 140mm fan on top of a low profile heatsink is ideal.
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  • firefoxx04
    Looks nice. My D15 has performed very well and the quality is outstanding. Would not hesitate to buy this for my htpc that uses a low power amd apu.

    in before people cry about the colors.
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  • alidan
    100cfm or give me death.
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  • gabrielspcs1
    Quote: "Noctua recommends that you do not overclock with this cooler, and that you use CPUs with TDPs no higher than 84 W"

    - Well that is a bummer. I currently use a A10 7850k in my mini itx so I suppose my Coolermaster Seidon 120m will have to suffice a few more years.
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  • Rebel1080
    H60
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  • CaedenV
    Quote: "Noctua recommends that you do not overclock with this cooler, and that you use CPUs with TDPs no higher than 84 W"

    - Well that is a bummer. I currently use a A10 7850k in my mini itx so I suppose my Coolermaster Seidon 120m will have to suffice a few more years.
    Wait, an A10 APU eats up more than 85W? 85W!?!?!?! My i7 barely eats up 100W on a minor OC, how is an APU eating anywhere near that kind of power? Just what is AMD doing wrong when their mainstream CPUs eat as much power as a 4 year old high-end chip?
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  • Didenko
    A perfect fit for my NCASE M1 :)

    As a side note, the TDP guide is more nuanced than just 84W ceiling.
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  • mapesdhs
    As soon as I see that same old cream & brown fan, I look elsewhere. It is and
    always has been ugly as heck. Sure, the NF-P12 works very well, but the colour
    styling sucks. Never understood why Noctua don't make black fans or whatever.
    Change the record already...

    Ian.

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  • firefoxx04
    CaedenV is either a troll or he has been living under a rock for the past 5 years. AMD does great at idle, not so much during full load.

    My HTPC A4 Trinity itx setup pulls 26 watts while steaming full hd. Yes, the entire system only 26W. Its just REALLY weak. The "powerful" chips suck up all sorts of power.
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  • Didenko
    Never understood why Noctua don't make black fans or whatever.
    Change the record already...

    Ian, that is a different market - industrial: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=noctua%20industrial%20fan&sprefix=noctua+indus%2Caps%2C230 :D
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