Noctua NH-L9x65 SE-AM4 CPU Cooler Review

Specifications, Features and Product Photos

This is specification which is showing Noctua on their website. It’s actually really detailed comparing to most competition and I don’t really have to add anything.

 

Cooler Specification:

Height (without fan): 51 mm
Width (without fan): 95 mm
Depth (without fan): 95 mm
Height (with fan): 65 mm
Width (with fan): 95 mm
Depth (with fan): 95 mm
Weight (without fan): 340 g
Weight (with fan/s): 413 g
Material:  Copper (base and heat-pipes), aluminium (cooling fins), soldered joints & nickel plating
Max. TDP – see TDP guide
Fan compatibility:  92x92x14, 92x92x25
Scope of Delivery
  • NF-A9x14 PWM premium fan
  • Low-Noise Adaptor (L.N.A.)
  • NT-H1 high-grade thermal compound
  • SecuFirm2™ AM4 mounting-kit
  • Noctua metal case-badge
Warranty: 6 Years

At the end of last table we can see warranty info. Noctua is guaranteeing 6 years of problem-free work. It’s amazing that products like PC coolers have so long warranty. Noctua is clearly sure of quality of its products.

 

FAN Specification:

Model:  Noctua NF-A9x14 PWM
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. 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

 

Let’s move to the product photos where I add some more about the NH-L9x65 SE-AM4.

Noctua NH-L9x65 arrived in a retail package which is a nice looking box with many descriptions on the outside. We clearly know what we are buying.

Inside the box we can find everything we need to install our new cooler. There is full AM4 mounting kit in two versions which let us choose perfect orientation for our other components. It’s more important for larger coolers as NH-L9x65 is small enough to not to interfere with anything around the socket.

On the below photo you can see how much space there is after installing the cooler. There is no issue with any other components or even the tallest memory modules.

Heatsink shows top quality of Noctua manufacturing process. I really like these heatsinks with heatpipes, they look great.

Base is made of nickel plated copper and it’s well polished as you can see below. Thermal grease is spreading well on this surface. Of course in the package with cooler is high performance thermal material – NT-H1, so you don’t have to buy anything else. It’s actually one of the best options on the market.

 

Installation is really simple and all you need is in the box. Don’t have to search for any tools. Installation in total takes less than 5 minutes.

Noctua NF-A9x14 PWM fan is also high quality. It has rubber pads to reduce vibration but there are no issues with additional noise on this cooler even at maximum fan speed. We could see maximum fan speed at maximum CPU load when CPU was additionally overclocked. When CPU is not overclocked then fan speed won’t really pass 2000 RPM. In general we can say that fan is quiet and there are no annoying noises like whistling at higher speed what sometimes happens in other products.

Other thing is that AMD set higher temperature offset for Ryzen 1700X and 1800X processors so if we play some with BIOS settings then we can lower generated noise. It’s actually high difference as motherboard sees CPU temperature as 20°C higher and forces fans to spin faster when it’s not always required.

 

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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.