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Noctua NH-L9i Low-Profile CPU Cooler Review - Accessories and Documentation

Noctua delivers the ultimate CPU cooling solution for those with serious clearance issues in their compact SFF PC build.

| CPU Air Coolers in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jan 15, 2013 5:42 pm
TweakTown Rating: 97%      Manufacturer: Noctua

Accessories and Documentation

 

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The hardware and goodies included are seen here. You get a set of four longer screws for if you want to use a 25mm thick fan instead. You also get the L.N.A. adapter, a tube of NT-H1, four screws with nylon washers on them to mount the cooler, and the metal Noctua case badge.

 

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Unfolding the paperwork that was tucked into the back of the lid in the box, you can see there are only four steps to installing the NH-L9i. Add some TIM to the CPU, place the cooler, insert the screws and tighten them down, then plug in the fan; it really doesn't get much easier.

 

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I also wanted to show off the NF-A9x14 PWM fan. Since my last look at fans like these, I see the isolation rubber near the screw holes is much smaller, but other features of the fan stay the same.

 

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Not only the blade shape and amount make for a good fan and Noctua knows this. This is why they engineered step downs on the intake edge of the fan, use the micro-dimples inside the fan frame to disturb the air, and even adding angled grooves in the blades lead to more air speed, pressure, and with less noise.

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