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Today we are proud to present the new Zalman CNPS9900 LED!

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Summing up the results of our today’s test session I would like to say that the new Zalman cooler outperformed its predecessor, Zalman CNPS9700 NT, having proven quieter and more efficient. Yes, it is $25 more expensive and yields in combined key characteristics, such as cooling efficiency and acoustic performance, to the etalon solution from Thermalright. However, Zalman CNPS9900 LED boasts ideally even base finished with remarkable quality, offers an LGA 1366 retention kit with it and directs the airflow along the mainboard PCB (to be exhausted out of the system case).

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post #2 of 70
So it's a slower, noisier fan that uses twice the power, moves less air over a smaller surface area and costs 40% more.

Am I not getting something? How does it do better?
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That clear plastic aesthetically kills it for me. It makes it look cheap even though it's most likely not.
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max temp is lower by 5-6 C? lol
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I don't like it. Zalman should catch on like ZeroTherm did and build a cooler that allows users to put whatever 120mm fan they please onto the cooler.

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That clear plastic aesthetically kills it for me. It makes it look cheap even though it's most likely not.
I agree 100%. It will probably be extremely overpriced.
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post #6 of 70
So...its not very good haha
post #7 of 70
I am a huge zalman fan, but this doesn't do anything for me, I will keep my 9700s and 9500s.
post #8 of 70
Same here, my PC is quiet now thanks to them as it is
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this with v8 which better?
post #10 of 70
Fail. They need more surface area, bigger heatpipes, and more of em... not more retarded ideas like clear plastic.
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