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Zalman CNPS9900 Preview

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December 10, 2008 3:14:23 AM

There is a preview for Zalman's new cpu cooler CNPS9900 LED. It seems you can take the plastic cover on and off. Have a look at link below.

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/2137824/zalman_cnps9900_l...

If anyone find a review in English lets me know. I cant seem to find it.
December 10, 2008 3:19:06 AM

Its smaller than the 9700, and has less..."cooling area". Dosent look efficient at all, also its just a "copy" of the Thermaltake V1.

I expected just a tad bit more originality, creativity, less gimicks, and a larger cooler from then considering its been damn years since their last cooler.

From their site...."CNPS9900 LED outperforms over 5 degrees than its predecessor CNPS9700 series and its innovative heatpipe structure will lead to next generation of the cooling......" 5c, ok not impressive, and they claim....."outperforms all other air-cooled CPU coolers as well as some internal water-cooling systems..." LOL. Right, so not only does the CNPS9700 beat the Xiggy S1283/CoreContact/TRUE according to them (since these coolers handily beat the CNPS9700 in test), but this new cooler beats some internal water solutions? Maybe a CPU, GPU, chipset and mosfet blocks all running with a single fan rad on a 790i.

Not only is this cooler just as "innovative" as the already long pre-existing Thermaltake V1 ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ), but this is the best they could come up with after a 2 year layoff? Their last high end cooler was the CNPS9700 which came out in December of 2006. I used to be a Zalman fan owning several products in the past, but I gotta be harsh with this.
December 10, 2008 3:48:21 AM

Yeah you are right, but this one has 120mm fan so the performance is guaranteed to be better than 9700 which has 110mm fan. I think now the it's a fair fight with TRUE and other coolers you mentioned as they are all coolers designed for 120mm fan. Need a reliable review to confirm though.
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December 10, 2008 4:19:15 AM

i always went with this saying:
if it aint broke, dont fix it. zalman scored a win with their old heatsink designs and im happy they are keeping it the same. they work great for me and great for others. however, one heatsink i would love to try is the tuniq tower. i hope they make that for the new i7 socket types. mmmmm.... tuniq tower...
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December 10, 2008 4:19:17 AM

IDK. It looks nice to me. Nice idea for the heat pipes.

But I want to see a DTH (?) one.

But hey 5c is actually a nice drop. That would mean my Q6600 @ 3GHz would run at 47-50c instead. Which would be nice during the summer.... in the AZ Desert....
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December 10, 2008 4:23:38 AM

jimmysmitty said:
IDK. It looks nice to me. Nice idea for the heat pipes.

But I want to see a DTH (?) one.

But hey 5c is actually a nice drop. That would mean my Q6600 @ 3GHz would run at 47-50c instead. Which would be nice during the summer.... in the AZ Desert....


yea i liked the design as well tho im not sure about the heat pipes really. what heat sink are you running right now? i hear great things about the Tuniq tower and quad cores if you have the room for it.
December 10, 2008 5:21:22 AM

genious design, much like the idea of HDT (what if they made a HDT "figure 8" designed cooler :o ), but simply not enough fin surface area. no, just no.

nice polished base though :D  save you a bit on sandpaper...
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December 11, 2008 4:41:00 AM

werxen said:
yea i liked the design as well tho im not sure about the heat pipes really. what heat sink are you running right now? i hear great things about the Tuniq tower and quad cores if you have the room for it.


That under load with a Zalman 9700. And thats a Prime95 load too.

The Zalman 9700 is pretty good for a quad core. Keeps it at 32c idle and even less during winter, now, when its pretty cold.
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