Noctua NH-L9i-17xx Low-Profile Coolers For Intel LGA 1700 and NA-FD1 Fan Duct Launched
Noctua today introduced new, LGA1700-specific revisions of its award-winning NH-L9i and NH-L9i chromax.black low-profile CPU coolers. The new NH-L9i-17xx and NH-L9i-17xx chromax.black are ideal for building ultra-compact HTPCs and Small Form Factor (SFF) systems using Intel’s brand new 12th generation Intel Core processors such as the Intel Core i9-12900K, Intel Core i7-12700K, or Intel 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.
Noctua recently released the Noctua NM-i17xx-MP83 and Noctua NM-i17xx-MP78LGA 1700 mounting kits, which can be requested for free for upgrading users, for all of Noctua’s CPU coolers except for the old-generation Noctua NH-L9i low-profile cooler that supports the Intel LGA 115X and LGA 1200 sockets. The new NH-L9i-17xx and NH-L9i-17xx chromax.black coolers are compatible with the Intel LGA 1700 socket only.
“We’re very happy with the performance of the NH-L9i-17xx coolers on Intel’s new LGA1700 CPUs. We have managed to dissipate up to around 160W on the Core i9-12900K, pushing it to over 4.2GHz, and up to 125W on the Core i5-12600K running at 4.3GHz. These are excellent results for such small coolers, making them fantastic options for highly compact Intel Z690 builds that pack a lot of processing power!”says Roland Mossig (Noctua CEO)
Noctua NH-L9i 17xx and NH-L9i 17xx chromax.black
The NH-L9i-17xx and the all-black NH-L9i-17xx chromax.black are the latest, LGA1700-specific revisions of Noctua’s award-winning NH-L9i low-profile CPU cooler. At a height of only 37mm, 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 SecuFirm2™ mounting system for the new LGA1700 socket makes installation a breeze and, thanks to the highly optimized NF-A9x14 92mm 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, a premium-quality package for ITX and HTPC builds with Intel’s new 12th generation Core CPUs.
Noctua NA-FD1 Fan Duct Kit
The new Noctua 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 5mm or more (up to 45mm) 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 depend 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 thicknesses, it is fully modular and can be adjusted in 1mm increments from 5mm to 45mm 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
Pricing and Availability
The Noctua NH-L9i 17xx and Noctua NH-L9i 17xx chromax.black low-profile CPU coolers are now available at partner resellers worldwide. See pricing and store links below.
Noctua NH-L9i-17xx: $44.90 (Amazon)
Noctua NH-L9i-17xx chromax.black: $54.90 (Amazon)
Noctua NA-FD1: $12.90 (Amazon)