Appreciate the refrigeration products of the Austrian company Noctua but do not tolerate the shades of brown and beige that usually characterize them? There is now an alternative - even for the most compact Mini-ITX systems
Home SFF (Small Form Factor) systems are constantly evolving and refining, and we enjoy discovering each time how much processing power can be crammed into single-liter boxes.
Refrigerators such as Noctua's NH-L9 are the ones that help break the category's frequent breaks, thanks to surprisingly good cooling capabilities in a very compact product with a height of only 37 millimeters on the Z axis that allows the purchase of advanced modern processors in very narrow cases - And now it will be possible to choose it while debating between two different shades, both in the configuration adapted to Intel's processors and in the configuration for processors AMD.
Dislike beige shades and also prominent and flashy colored LED lamps? This cooling can be the ultimate solution - especially if you are challenged by the width of the case
After the NH-L9i model for Intel processors (in LGA1156, LGA 1155 and LGA1151) won the Chromax Black model painted entirely in black instead of the more common shades in Noctua's products - it is also the turn of the NH-L9a model for processors AMD Modern AM4 brackets enjoy a similar treatment - with a not bad recommended price tag of $ 50 at all and the same capabilities Cooling Are recognized and valued.
The company declares that the cooling is optimized for use with Processors Powerful like the Ryzen 7 3800X and Ryzen 7 3700X - but models like the Ryzen 9 3900X and Ryzen 9 3950X may have difficulty reaching their maximum working frequencies due to limited cooling capabilities compared to solutions Cooling More massive
So if you do not like the grayscale something that this manufacturer "decorates" its refrigeration products, and prefer something more uniform, classic and darker - now you have a full choice, and all that is left is to decide on the identity of the processor under this metallic body.