In a bit of a different approach, the Noctua NH-L9 is available in the two models outfitted with mounts for AMD and Intel rather than releasing an Intel only piece or trying to make a one size fits all mounting solution. This plays out especially well, making mounting of either variety NH-L9 a quick and easy operation. Noctua was also conscious of the mini-ITX user using a kit that requires no backplate that may interfere with ITX components on the rear of the board. The small footprint of the NH-L9 blocks no other components, including PCIe slots on mini-ITX boards or RAM slots. The NH-L9 uses two copper heatpipes and contact block along with an aluminum fin array for exceptional heat dissipation. The NH-L9i comes out of the box ready to mount on Intel 1155/1156 sockets, while the NH-L9a fits FM1 and AM2/2+/3/3+ sockets.///"
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