Noctua NH-L9i CPU Cooler Review (Tested on AM4)

Conclusion and Verdict

Noctua NH-L9i is an excellent cooler, which is one of the best options on the market for small form factor computers or HTPC. Considering the size, we can say it performs great and runs quietly. There are not many competitive coolers on the market that could offer as much.

The version brings a fresh new look to the already popular design. All enthusiasts who are into small computers will be for sure interested in this product. The previous version, even though it is performing about the same, didn’t fit a color scheme of small gaming builds.

As always, in the case of Noctua, we are receiving a top-quality product which is covered by a six-year warranty. If we are an owner of the NH-L9i cooler, then we can receive a free mounting kit for the AM4 motherboard.

The cooler itself isn’t cheap, but it’s a premium, Noctua product, so we know for what we pay. On the other hand, the price is quite reasonable for what we get. Amazon store is selling the NH-L9i for around $49.



  • High performance ( considering size)
  • High quality
  • Quiet at up to declared 65W TDP
  • Compatible with all available desktop motherboards and memory kits


  • Nothing worth to mention


Final words:

Noctua NH-L9i is a unique little cooler that delivers high performance and top quality for long and quiet work. All who are searching for a small, yet well-performing cooler for an SFF or HTPC should take a look at Noctua NH-L9i. There is no better cooler in this size on the market.

One more well-deserved FunkyKit’s Editor’s Choice Award goes to Noctua!



You can buy the Noctua NH-L9i CPU Cooler for around $49 from Amazon –


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Bartosz Waluk aka Woomack is from Poland. He's been interested in computer hardware and extreme overclocking for over 15 years. Bartosz has also over 12 years experience in IT what includes sales, technical support and computer building ... but not only. He joined the Funky Kit team in January 2013.