Noctua Launch its NH-L9i Low-Profile CPU Cooler (LGA1700) & NA-FD1 Fan Duct

/ 2 years ago
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Noctua has announced the introduction of new LGA1700-specific revisions of its award-winning NH-L9i and NH-L9i low-profile CPU coolers. The new NH-L9i-17xx and NH-L9i-17xx is ideal for building ultra-compact HTPCs and Small Form Factor (SFF) systems using Intel’s brand new 12th generation Core processors such as the Core i9-12900K, Core i7-12700K or Core i5-12600K. The new, optional NA-FD1 fan duct makes it possible to further improve the performance of the coolers by bridging the gap between the fan and perforated case panels in order to enable the coolers to draw in fresh air from the outside.

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Noctua NH-L9i Low-Profile CPU Cooler (LGA1700) & NA-FD1 Fan Duct

The NH-L9i-17xx and the all-black NH-L9i-17xx are the latest, LGA1700-specific revisions of Noctua’s award-winning NH-L9i low-profile CPU cooler. At a height of only 37 mm, the NH-L9i is ideal for extremely slim cases and, due to its small footprint, it provides 100% RAM and PCIe compatibility as well as easy access to near-socket connectors even on tightly packed Mini-ITX motherboards. The custom-designed SecuFirm 2 mounting system for the new LGA1700 socket makes installation a breeze and, thanks to the highly optimised NF-A9x14 92 mm fan that supports fully automatic speed control via PWM, the NH-L9i-17xx runs remarkably quietly. Topped off with Noctua’s renowned NT-H1 thermal compound, the NH-L9i-17xx combines everything users have come to expect from Noctua’s larger coolers into a super-compact, premium-quality package for ITX and HTPC builds with Intel’s new 12th generation Core CPUs.

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The new NA-FD1 fan duct kit makes it possible to significantly improve the performance of Noctua NH-L9i and NH-L9a series CPU coolers in Small Form Factor (SFF) environments where there is a gap of 5 mm or more (up to 45 mm) between the cooler and a perforated top or side panel. Bridging this gap, the duct prevents the cooler from taking in hot air from the interior and enables it to draw in fresh air from the outside through the perforated panel, which can, depending on the setup, improve CPU temperatures by as much as 5°C or more. As the duct is assembled from EVA foam spacers of different thickness, it is fully modular and can be adjusted in 1 mm increments from 5 mm to 45 mm height in order to fit various different cases and configurations. In short, the NA-FD1 is a simple yet smart, flexible, and cost-effective way of boosting the efficiency of NH-L9a and NH-L9i series coolers.

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Price & Availability

Noctua has confirmed that these new products should be hitting retailers imminently with the following MSRPs:

  • NH-L9i-17xx: EUR/USD 44.90
  • NH-L9i-17xx EUR/USD 54.90
  • NA-FD1: EUR/USD 12.90

Therefore, if you do want to learn more, you can check out the official product website pages here; NH-L9iNH-L9i, and NA-FD1.

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