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[OC3D & FrostyTech] Zalman CNPS12X Triple-Fan Heatsink review

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Was it worth the hype? If you can fit your RAM under there, maybe.

OC3D's video review:

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ik4jxk07RMo[/ame]

FrostyTech's comparison chart/review:
http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=2620&page=5
Quote:
Originally Posted by FrostyTech 
Ultimately, Zalman's 157mm tall CNPS12X heatsink offers excellent thermal performance on both the AMD and Intel synthetic thermal test platforms at stock and reduced fan speeds. Recommended particularly for low noise operation.
zalCNPS12X_p.jpg

Edited by Tippy - 10/27/11 at 6:40pm
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Just type the link without thetag and the forum will embed it for you.
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Cheers, done. Added FrostyTech's review.
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is frostytech a reliable site to look at overall heatsink performance ?! I mean cmon the NH-C14 better than NH-D14?! OK... whateva
post #5 of 29
So basically, it looks good. That's it.

Zalman needs to step their game up.
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Originally Posted by Dmac73;15480058 
So basically, it looks good. That's it.

Zalman needs to step their game up.

They've needed to do that since the days of the CNPS9500, which IIRC was their first tower cooler attempt.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DarkBlade6;15479954 
is frostytech a reliable site to look at overall heatsink performance ?! I mean cmon the NH-C14 better than NH-D14?! OK... whateva

you are aware that there are alot of factors that affect a review and if you check, not all reviews of a certain product will be the same across the internet.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by RallyMaster;15480381 
They've needed to do that since the days of the CNPS9500, which IIRC was their first tower cooler attempt.
But if I remember correctly the CNPS9900 NT and ALED versions were both fairly successful.
post #9 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dmac73;15480058 
So basically, it looks good. That's it.

Zalman needs to step their game up.

These coolers are really for the people who want to find a balance between great looks and performance. Zalman makes other, more traditional, tower sinks (like the recently released CNPS11X) that perform in line with the elite heatsinks other companies offer.
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DarkBlade6;15479954 
is frostytech a reliable site to look at overall heatsink performance ?! I mean cmon the NH-C14 better than NH-D14?! OK... whateva
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spade616;15480524 
you are aware that there are alot of factors that affect a review and if you check, not all reviews of a certain product will be the same across the internet.

While he is right, that's not the only example of Frosty Tech being sketchy. I don't usually take their word on anything.
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