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Originally Posted by Bruennis View Post

I had the CNPS9900MAX-B and while it is a good looking cooler, it offers subpar cooling performance for the cost. About equivalent to the Hyper 212 EVO which is considerably cheaper. For the same cost, the Havik 140 would smash it biggrin.gif

I'd say it's cosiderably better than the 212
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I'd say it's cosiderably better than the 212

Well, I would go for the CM 212 and not the Zalman CNPS, even the 212 doesn't performing better than the CNPS.

If the 212 stock fan must to be replaced for any reason there're nice 120mm fans.
The 212 also supports a second fan for push pull.

The CNPS doesn't supports the stock fan replacement.
Even it's possible to swap, the 135mm fan is very unusual to find.
Any fan issue the heatsink just becomes useless.
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Are we talking about the 212 Plus or the 212 EVO? I've had both the 212 EVO and the 9900MAX and they both perform similarly within a degree or two of each other using the same thermal paste. The difference being you pay nearly double the price for the Zalman thumb.gif
post #24 of 37
Honestly, i can only talk about a bunch of reputable reviews i read, never had one myself. And they had it more in line with bigger tower type coolers like the mugen 3 for example.

Bottom Line is it's not a bad cooler, just not very cheap (and you cant chose your own fan).
Edited by Elohim - 10/18/12 at 1:38pm
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You know, with the fact that an air cooler has a practically infinite lifespan if you don't count the fans, being able to replace them is a bigger point to consider than I first thought, especially if you're spending at the higher end of the market.

Of course being me, I'd just go ghetto and hang whatever I had spare off the side of it. Idk you mentioned looks as some level of priority so maybe this should be considered.
Edited by un-midas touch - 10/18/12 at 7:03pm
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post #26 of 37
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Why do people dislike Zalman CNPS9900MAX ?
because it looks like a toy
post #27 of 37
Nothing wrong with it.It is the perfect choice for a moderate build,not for extreme overclocking.It is much smaller than the D14,has ample room for memory,is quiet,and provides airflow over the VRM's and NB.
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post #28 of 37
My Zalman CNPS9700 is 5 years old. For a few years, it was running almost 24/7.
still works fine. zero maintenance. zero problems.
Edited by Partol - 10/19/12 at 3:53pm
     
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post #29 of 37
This thread maybe a few months old...
But I bought 9900-b because it's qmax is 300watt. I know this doesn't have a direct correlation to cooling and only an indication on how much energy it takes before the heatsink is overwhelmed.... but that is why I bought it. I tired running a 130watt v1 on my 8350 and it couldn't keep the temp in check. I shut down the stress apps before it could get above 66c as it would have kept going up. I used that same v1 on other 125watt cpus so not sure why this time around it was so bad.
Stock the 9900Max kept my 8350 under 50c at full load and I was able to oc to just under 4.5ghz @55c with a room temp of 72f. Since then I upped my ram to 1866 and now full CPU load is around 54c depending on room temp. Usually 68f to 73f or 20c to 23c.
My idle temps have gone below 15c, but avg around 16c depending on room temp.... is is really possible for it to be colder than the room?
Just my 2 cents... but am happy.
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post #30 of 37
No its not possible to have below ambient temps with aircooling.
    
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