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Zalman's Big CPU Cooler with Integrated Remote

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 12 comments

One of the few interesting end-user cooling devices we've come across on the show floor so far is Zalman's CNPS10X CPU cooler.

One of the few interesting end-user cooling devices we've come across on the show floor so far is Zalman's CNPS10X CPU cooler.

The behemoth of a heatsink utilizes a total of five heatpipes to conduct heat away from your processor, feeding all that thermal energy into an endless wave of fins. A big, high-CFM fan on the front cools the heatsink but what makes the device unique is the removable remote.

With the remote, you can adjust different speeds or put the unit into complete auto made. The remote can be plugged directly into the heatsink itself, or be operated by an extension cable.

We can't help but think some sort of short range wireless solution be integrated, for true wireless controlling of the heatsink inside the case. This way, you can have the chassis completely closed, but still have quick access to extra cooling at a finger's touch. The remote itself has 2 LEDs, a surface button and a wheel for adjusting speeds.

Zalman informed us that the CNPS10X will come in several different colors.

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    Pei-chen , June 2, 2009 6:32 PM
    I thought computer case is designed to shield EM radiation so will wireless remote works I don't know.
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    tipoo , June 2, 2009 6:37 PM
    Wouldnt most cases work as a Faraday Cage?
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    mavroxur , June 2, 2009 6:38 PM
    A remote....with a wire tethering it to the HSF. Even if it was wireless, it still strikes me as a not-so-useful item. If it's going to be wired, it might as well be a front panel control then.
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    chripuck , June 2, 2009 7:08 PM
    mavroxurA remote....with a wire tethering it to the HSF. Even if it was wireless, it still strikes me as a not-so-useful item. If it's going to be wired, it might as well be a front panel control then.

    Or even better, get the right MB and use SpeedFan to automatically control all of your fans. My PC drops to
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    grieve , June 2, 2009 7:14 PM
    chripuckOr even better, get the right MB and use SpeedFan to automatically control all of your fans. My PC drops to

    My thoughts exactly...

    This tethered remote is just plain dumb. Anyone who cares enough about thier heatsink temps SHOULD know speedfan will do this.
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    IzzyCraft , June 2, 2009 8:48 PM
    I don't need that junk i got my front bezels filled with shit that does that for me.
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    one-shot , June 2, 2009 10:01 PM
    Fan Controller anyone? Then you can control many fans...
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    agnickolov , June 2, 2009 10:48 PM
    There's not much news here - Zalman has had heatsinks with remotes for a long time now. 4 years ago when I purchased a CNPS7000B for my wife's computer it came with a wired remote. It wasn't detachable though - just a long cable splitting out of the fan cable.
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    starryman , June 3, 2009 12:47 AM
    I see the remote control. Got that. But is that a car radiator behind it?
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    archange , June 3, 2009 7:58 AM
    Never mind the remote; I'll be interested in seeing the review from Tom's when it becomes available, for a performance analysis. Let's see if it steps up to my Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme...
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    ossie , June 3, 2009 9:34 AM
    archangeNever mind the remote; I'll be interested in seeing the review from Tom's when it becomes available, for a performance analysis. Let's see if it steps up to my Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme...

    If it would get just somewhere close, be prepared to pay through your nose for it. If Zalman's ad bucks fit the bill, be prepared for some "ueberReview".

    "We can't help but think some sort of short range wireless solution be integrated, for true wireless controlling of the heatsink inside the case. This way, you can have the chassis completely closed, but still have quick access to extra cooling at a finger's touch."
    EMC regulations would prohibit such a "bright" idea... My, oh, my, tuanny boy. That's what you get when you send a marketing droid to "do" tech fairs.
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    rockabye , June 4, 2009 8:26 AM
    I don't care for the remote but that cooler sure is sexy.