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Zalman Updates Case and Cooling Collection

Zalman’s familiar CPU cooling line has been updated for CES to include new tower designs in both high-capacity and compact sizes. The CNPS11X Extreme tops its performance products with dual radiators aligned in a V-shape to direct airflow through the center.

The CNPS7X LED brings the same design concept into smaller chassis, while the CNPS5X-SZ targets the low-cost upgrade market.

More visually stunning, the GS1200 tower chassis targets PC enthusiasts with key upgrades over the workstation model on which it’s based. Improvements include 200mm LED fans on the side-panel (intake) and top-panel (exhaust), a top-panel 3.5” SATA hard drive dock, oversized CPU cooler support plate access hole and USB 3.0 support. This case was also used to promote Zalman’s new CPU and VGA power consumption meters.

As an Easter-egg for enthusiasts who occasionally get stuck with a notebook, we shot a photo of Zalman’s new ZM-NSP100 speakers. Anything this small will lack throbbing base, but the sound quality was still fairly impressive.

Thomas Soderstrom
Thomas Soderstrom is a Senior Staff Editor at Tom's Hardware US. He tests and reviews cases, cooling, memory and motherboards.