Noctua has a reputation for high quality and performance to match. Not surprisingly, then, its NH-L12 shows up as the priciest product in our low-profile heat sink series. Aside from its thorough accessory bundle, does spending extra on this sink pay off?
It takes more than good looks to stand out in the crowded mini-ITX heat sink market. Phanteks' PH-TC90LS looks the part with its simple, white paint job. We also like its price. But mediocre cooling performance barely beats Intel's own bundled cooler.
Today we take a look at Noctua's NH-L9i Mini-ITX air cooler, which promises high-end cooling in a compact design that's under two inches tall.