Reviewed: Noctua NH-L9x65



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Socket Compatibility

Intel LGA2011-0 & LGA2011-3 (Square ILM), LGA1156, LGA1155, LGA1150 & AMD AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2, FM2+ (backplate required)

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) 413 g
Material Copper (base and heat-pipes), aluminium (cooling fins), soldered joints & nickel plating
Max. TDP  ~84W
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™ Mounting Kit
Noctua Metal Case-Badge
Warranty 6 Years



Noctua NF-A9x14 PWM



Max. Rotational Speed (+/- 10%)

2500 RPM

Max. Rotational Speed with L.N.A. (+/- 10%)

1800 RPM

Min. Rotational Speed (PWM, +/-20%)

600 RPM

Max. Airflow

57.5 m³/h

Max. Airflow with L.N.A.

40.8 m³/h

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
MTBF > 150.000 h

The NF-A9x14 is the thinner version of the NF-A9 fan. As the name suggests, it’s 14mm thick rather than 25mm which keeps the cooler height lower. You can mount a thicker NF-A9 fan to the NH-L9x65 if you want to but the alternate fan needs to be purchased separately. The NF-A9x14 spins faster, is slightly louder and has less airflow than its thicker sibling but still does a great job and is a good compromise.

The NF-A9x14 is a positive sign that Noctua may yet release a thinner 120mm and/or 140mm PWM fan for compact builds. *fingers crossed*


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