Noctua NH-L9i Chromax Black

 

Overview

The NH-L9i chromax.black is an all-black version of Noctua’s award-winning NH-L9i low-profile quiet CPU cooler for HTPCs and Small Form Factor (SFF) builds. Thanks to the same proven heatsink design and NF-A9x14 PWM fan, it stays true to the NH-L9i’s successful formula of fusing a height of only 37mm with strong performance and excellent quietness of operation, as well as 100% RAM and PCIe compatibility. At the same time, the chromax.black version with its black fan and black coated heatsink combines these assets with a sleek stealth look. Topped off with the renowned SecuFirm2™ low-profile mounting system for Intel LGA115x, Noctua’s enthusiast-grade NT-H1 thermal compound and a full 6-year manufacturer’s warranty, the NH-L9i chromax.black is a premium choice for customers who seek an ultra-compact heatsink that looks just as great as it cools.

Features

Award-winning NH-L9i cooler

Award-winning NH-L9i cooler

Tens of thousands of enthusiast users all over the world swear by the NH-L9is quality and performance. Recommended by more than 150 international hardware websites and magazines, it is renowned as being one of the best low-profile coolers on the market.

chromax.black design

chromax.black design

The NH-L9i chromax.black is black from head to toe: Featuring a black coated heatsink, a black fan with black anti-vibration-pads, black fan screws and black mounting parts, its right at home in all-black builds and easy to integrate with other colour schemes.

37mm low profile

37mm low profile

Due to the slim 23mm heatsink and the NF-A9x14 low profile fan that measures only 14mm in thickness, the NH-L9 stands a mere 37mm tall, which makes it ideal for use in compact HTPCs or Small Form Factor cases that offer minimum clearance for CPU coolers.

100% RAM compatibility

100% RAM compatibility

The NH-L9i has a 95x95mm footprint that complies exactly with the Intel LGA115x socket keep-out zone. This means that it won't cause issues with chipset coolers and doesn't overhang the RAM slots, so it's fully compatible with tall memory modules.

100% compatibility with PCIe cards on mini-ITX

100% compatibility with PCIe cards on mini-ITX

Most Intel LGA115x based mini-ITX motherboards have the PCIe slot sitting right next to the 95x95mm socket zone. While larger coolers that exceed this zone are likely to block the PCIe slot, the 95x95xmm sized NH-L9i provides full compatibility with PCIe cards.

NF-A9x14 PWM premium fan

NF-A9x14 PWM premium fan

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-L9i to stay remarkably quiet.

Low-Noise Adaptor

Low-Noise Adaptor

Allowing the maximum speed of the NF-A9x14 PWM fan to be reduced from 2500 to 1800rpm, the included Low-Noise Adaptor (LNA) makes it possible to achieve near-silent setups with suitable CPUs that only create smaller heat loads.

Custom-designed SecuFirm2 mounting for LGA115x/1200

Custom-designed SecuFirm2 mounting for LGA115x/1200

The NH-L9i bundles a custom-designed, backplate-less SecuFirm2 mounting system for LGA115x/1200 that offers extended compatibility with mini-ITX boards and makes installation easier than ever, all while maintaining the trusted SecuFirm2 quality.

Optional SecuFirm2 mounting kit for AMD AM4

Optional SecuFirm2 mounting kit for AMD AM4

While the NH-L9is construction is tailored to the keep-out zone of Intels LGA115x platform, it can be installed on many AMD AM4 boards using the optional NM-AM4-L9aL9i mounting kit, which can be ordered on Noctuas website free of charge.

NT-H1 thermal compound

NT-H1 thermal compound

Noctuas much-acclaimed NT-H1 is a pro-grade TIM solution that provides minimum thermal resistance, excellent ease of use and outstanding reliability. Chosen again and again by overclockers and enthusiast users worldwide, it has established itself as a benchmark for premium-quality thermal compounds.

Soldered interface between heatpipes and fins

Soldered interface between heatpipes and fins

With many heatsinks, the fins are press-fitted to the heatpipes. Due to the different thermal expansion coefficients of copper and aluminium, this fit can loosen over years of thermal cycling, which may lead to reduced performance. By contrast, the NH-L9is fins are soldered to the heatpipes in order to guarantee a superior thermal interface that doesnt deteriorate even after many years of usage.

Soldered interface between heatpipes and fins

6-year manufacturers warranty

Noctua products are renowned for their impeccable quality and outstanding longevity. Like all Noctua fans, the supplied NF-A9x14 features an MTTF rating of more than 150.000 hours and the entire NH-L9i package comes with a full 6-year manufacturer's warranty.

Notes and warnings

The NH-L9i is a highly compact, quiet low-profile cooler designed for use in small form factor cases and HTPC environments. While it provides first-rate performance in its class, it is not suitable for overclocking and or CPUs that create high heat loads. Please consult ourCPU compatibility listto find out whether the NH-L9i is recommended for your CPU.

Specifications

Cooler Specification

Socket compatibility

Intel LGA1150, LGA1151, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA1200, AMD AM4 with NM-AM4-L9aL9i

Height (without fan)

23 mm

Width (without fan)

95 mm

Depth (without fan)

95 mm

Weight (without fan)

320 g

Height (with fan)

37 mm

Width (with fan)

95 mm

Depth (with fan)

95 mm

Weight (with fan)

380 g

Material

Copper (base and heat-pipes), aluminium (cooling fins), soldered joints & nickel plating

Max. TDP

see CPU compatibility list

Fan compatibility

92x92x14mm, 92x92x25mm

Scope of delivery

Black coated NH-L9i heatsink

NF-A9x14 HS-PWM chromax.black premium fan

Low-Noise Adaptor (L.N.A.)

NT-H1 high-grade thermal compound

Black SecuFirm2 Mounting Kit

Black Screws for 92x92x25mm fans

Noctua Metal Case-Badge

Warranty

6 Years

FAN Specification

Model

Noctua NF-A9x14 HS-PWM chromax.black

Bearing

SSO2

Max. rotational speed (+/- 10%)

2500 RPM

Max. rotational speed with L.N.A. (+/- 10%)

1800 RPM

Min. rotational speed (PWM, +/-20%)

600 RPM

Max. airflow

57,5 m/h

Max. airflow with L.N.A.

40,8 m/h

Max. acoustical noise

23,6 dB(A)

Max. acoustical noise with L.N.A.

14,8 dB(A)

Input power

2,52 W

Voltage range

12 V

MTTF

> 150.000 h

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