Noctua NH-L9x65 Low Profile CPU cooler review

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Product Showcase NH-L9x65


So we test the Noctua NH-L9x65 today. The cooler is packaged well, cushioned and bundled safely in the box. Everything is clearly labeled. Included is an accessory box.


Once unboxed you'll spot the cooling unit consisting of the heatsink assembly, fan and brackets + back plate that support a very wide range of AMD and Intel processors. A little thermal paste is included as well. Also included is a special screwdriver to mount the unit, we'll show you why later on in the article.


 Amongst the kit you will find:

  • NF-A9x14 PWM premium fan
  • Low-Noise Adaptor (L.N.A.)
  • NT-H1 high-grade thermal compound
  • SecuFirm2 Mounting Kit
  • Noctua Metal Case-Badge


Above the cooler placed on its side, we can see the base plate, it uses four copper based (nickel plated) heatpipes arranged in a U-shape design with the fan in the top middle. The pure copper fins (nickel plated) effectively disperse heat away from the CPU via composite heatpipes, while the middle fan quickly cools the fins for stable operation of high performance CPUs.


The included backplate and mounting kit supports a wide variety of CPU sockets. Intel LGA 115x, 1366, 2011 and AMD AM2, AM3, FM1, FM2 based processors can be used in combination with this cooler.  The  cooler is nice, not at all big at dimensions of 95x95x51mm without the fan included. 


It weighs 413 gram with fan. The fan can be used in PWM mode controlled by your motherboard. Overall you should be able to easily fit the cooler without blocking anything related to the motherboard including DIMM modules.

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