Vienna, March 11th 2015 - Continuing its recent focus on premium grade
cooling components for compact systems such as ITX based gaming or Home
Theater PCs, Noctua today released its new NH-L9x65 low-profile cooler
and a 4-pin PWM version of its popular NF-A6x25 60mm fan. While the
latter adds PWM support for automatic speed control to the proven
NF-A6x25 design, the NH-L9x65 is a taller, performance-enhanced version
of Noctua's award-winning NH-L9 low-profile coolers.
"Our NH-L9 coolers have become a default choice for customers seeking
premium grade quiet coolers in the sub-40mm class, but with a height of
only 37mm, their performance is inevitably limited", explains Mag.
Roland Mossig (Noctua CEO), "The new NH-L9x65 provides the increased
performance necessary to cool high end CPUs quietly while still offering
excellent case and component compatibility."
Due to its compact heatsink and the renowned 14mm thin NF-A9x14 PWM fan,
the NH-L9x65 stands only 65mm tall (the same height as low-profile
expansion cards), which makes it ideal for use in compact HTPCs or Small
Form Factor cases that offer limited clearance for CPU coolers. With 65
instead of 37mm height and four instead of two heatpipes, the NH-L9x65
is more powerful than its smaller siblings yet retains their 95x95mm
footprint, which guarantees 100% RAM and PCIe compatibility on Intel
based ITX mainboards and makes the cooler more convenient to work with
as it doesn't overhang near-socket connectors.
Topped off with the professional SecuFirm2™ multi-socket mounting system
for Intel and AMD, Noctua's renowned NT-H1 thermal compound and 6 years
manufacturer's warranty, the NH-L9x65 fuses everything users have come
to expect from Noctua's larger coolers into a compact premium package
for space restricted systems.
"With the trend towards highly compact, ITX based builds, 60mm fans are
in demand again", says Mag. Roland Mossig (Noctua CEO), "Since more and
more ITX mainboards offer PWM speed control on the case fan header or
even multiple PWM headers, we're now providing a 4-pin PWM version of
our popular, award-winning NF-A6x25 model."
The new PWM version of the NF-A6x25 sports Noctua's custom designed
NE-FD1 IC for fully automatic speed control via 4-pin fan headers and
comes with a Low-Noise-Adaptor to reduce the maximum speed during PWM
control from 3000 to 2300rpm. Its superb running smoothness, SSO2
bearing and Noctua's trusted premium quality make it an elite 60mm
choice for the highest demands.
Prices and availability
The new models are currently shipping and will be available shortly. The
manufacturer suggested retail prices are as follows:
NH-L9x65: EUR 44.90 / USD 52.90
NF-A6x25 PWM: EUR 14.90 / USD 17.90
Designed in Austria, Noctua's premium cooling components are
internationally renowned for their superb quietness, exceptional
performance and thoroughgoing quality. Having received more than 3000
awards and recommendations from leading hardware websites and magazines,
Noctua's fans and heatsinks are chosen by more than a hundred thousand
satisfied customers around the globe.