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90$...hell thats a good ways along the price path to watercooling.
Not counting the price of a rad and pump?

$90 for something that can't even outperform a low profile Thermalright offering is still insane though.
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I was just on zalmans website, and that plastic ring around it is meant to be removed, its only there to protect the cooler during shipping. I notice that the reviewer left it on during the tests, i wonder if it had a negative impact on the results. Id love to see some benches with the plastic ring removed.
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post #33 of 70
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I was just on zalmans website, and that plastic ring around it is meant to be removed, its only there to protect the cooler during shipping. I notice that the reviewer left it on during the tests, i wonder if it had a negative impact on the results. Id love to see some benches with the plastic ring removed.
That's funny, you should email the guy and tell his to redo his tests.
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Just checked Zalman's website, the cooler is shown without the plastic, so I think Jras is right. http://zalman.com/ENG/product/Product_Read.asp?idx=333 I don't understand how they can just forget to remove the plastic though. Maybe the cooler they got has Korean instructions so they don't understand it?
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post #35 of 70
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I was just on zalmans website, and that plastic ring around it is meant to be removed, its only there to protect the cooler during shipping. I notice that the reviewer left it on during the tests, i wonder if it had a negative impact on the results. Id love to see some benches with the plastic ring removed.
LOL that's hilarious.... i wonder how pissed zalman is after giving them a heatsink to review and they left the packaging on it while running the tests. it should run a bit cooler without it, probably still wont be worth the price though. review site will facepalm after hearing this though .

The plastic is obviously there to prevent the two separate copper towers from bending during shipping. but from the review it said they had to remove the plastic thing with screws... maybe it is suppose to be used? or optional? confusing....
Edited by Derp - 1/14/09 at 1:18pm
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Yeah, im still confused. I just read 2 other reviews and they used left the plastic shroud on, stating that it was for increased air flow.

Links below:

http://www.bigbruin.com/2009/zalmancnps9900_7

http://www.silentpcreview.com/article901-page4.html

EDIT: It seems the author of the silentpcreview discovered that the shroud should come off and retested. It did a fair bit better, but still not as good as other coolers.
Edited by Jras - 1/14/09 at 1:30pm
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what do you think is it better than TRUE?
In all honesty. the Dang V8!
    
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post #38 of 70
Well, if they took the time to read the manual they would know that removing the shroud is meant to increase the performance.

See here http://www.zalman.co.kr/ENG/product/...ad.asp?idx=333 (click Manual Downloads).

Seems to be quite a difference though between shrouded and unshrouded combination. Also, the silentpcreview has a comparison at the end between it and the TRUE is 4C but the Zalman is running at 5V only. Seems decent actually. Doubt it is better than TRUE though.
Edited by dejanh - 1/14/09 at 2:08pm
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Why there isn`t cnps9700 LED in the test?
as it should perform better than NT
    
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lol, that is funny although the temps did drop by some 6 degrees without the shroud...

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