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Can't Touch This! A Comparison of 46 CPU Coolers

Zalman Coolers: Poor Manufacturing Quality

Zalman fans for all passive heat sinks.

Installing the fan.

Installing the fan.

We were somewhat surprised to discover that Zalman, a company based in South Korea, uses a PC case fan from the People's Republic of China. This continues the claim of passive cooling ad absurdum. The fan is included with the models sporting fan-shaped heat sinks.