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Zalman CNPS9900 MAX vs. CM Hyper 212 EVO

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March 21, 2012 1:27:59 PM

I was hyped up about buying CNPS9900 MAX, but it seems like it won't be available in my Country for at least a month (I guess all the stores buy from one distributer). To top it all off, the price has jumped up by almost $20 which is unacceptable to me.

I plan to overclock my i5 2500K between 4.0 and 4.5 GHz. Will Hyper 212 EVO suffice? I can get it right now for $34. That sounds great compared to Zalman's $64 old price and $81 new price.

Should I go for it or is there a third, better option? I was thinking about Corsair A70, but it has RAM clearance problems on my MoBo with Corsair Vengeance (non low profile).

Thanks for help.
March 22, 2012 7:42:35 AM

Performance wise, the EVO is better. I "had" the Zalman.

And yes, 2500k to 4.5Ghz the EVO will do just fine.
March 22, 2012 12:09:10 PM

I bought EVO in the meantime. :) 

Better at half the price, huh? That's pretty impressive.

I was under the impression that 9900 MAX has better overall performance (at least from most benchmarks I've seen), but EVO is the king of performance per dollar.
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May 8, 2014 10:30:33 AM

Just for community and who think that the evo better))
My Zalman CNPS9000 7 year old freeze my Quad Q6600 33C-36C.
New Evo 212 on the same thermo Arctic MX-4 38c-42c no lood

i 2 time reopen my pc case for change thermo past and place of fan on the EVO

Same shit 40-42-45 without overloading in no load!

After 2 time i read review on the Newegg I 2 time bought things that did not fit reviews EVO 212 and PC Case
May 8, 2014 2:06:05 PM

Looded said:
Just for community and who think that the evo better))
My Zalman CNPS9000 7 year old freeze my Quad Q6600 33C-36C.
New Evo 212 on the same thermo Arctic MX-4 38c-42c no lood

i 2 time reopen my pc case for change thermo past and place of fan on the EVO

Same shit 40-42-45 without overloading in no load!

After 2 time i read review on the Newegg I 2 time bought things that did not fit reviews EVO 212 and PC Case

Congratulations on resurrecting a 2+ year old thread.

My EVO keeps my 2500K @ 4.3 GHz below 37 °C idle and below 60 °C under full load.
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