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Crappy, plastic shrouds?

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Eh, can't say I like Zalman at all really.
Some people like the look of these coolers, but I can't find a single thing to like about them.
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post #64 of 70
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LOL the reviewers didn't take the plastic shroud off.
   
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LOL the reviewers didn't take the plastic shroud off.
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Originally Posted by ~*77*~ View Post
I registered to admit that I am one of the reviewers who tested with the shroud on... But, there has apparently been a revision to the manual since Zalman first sent the coolers out. There is absolutely no mention of this being for shipping purposes only in the version I ACTUALLY READ. It wasn't until about a week after I posted the review that Zalman contacted me and said something to the effect that some people noticed that taking off the shroud actually improved temperatures and they asked if I would mind retesting without it... So I did.

These images are of every shred of paper included with the CNPS9900 LED I received. Notice that there are no images showing you to remove the shroud... And in fact all of the images show the shroud is still installed through every stage of the installation.



So, while some here may think the reviewers are clowns who can't read, the truth is Zalman apparently learned some things from the early reviews and made a quick change to the manual to change the shroud's purpose!!!

Personally, I still like the shroud on. It looks better, cooling is decent, and at full speed operation it is actually quieter.

Also, the temps are better with the shroud on.
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post #66 of 70
I have the 9900CNPS and i love it great performance and its so sexy it was just the price that made me feel bad after i emptied my wallet

Edited by DOOOLY - 2/15/09 at 12:36am
    
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post #67 of 70
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I have the 9900CNPS and i love it great performance and its so sexy it was just the price that made me feel bad after i emptied my wallet
what are your temps @ load with that on the e8400? I have the Zalman 9700 Copper one.
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post #68 of 70
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I am a huge zalman fan, but this doesn't do anything for me, I will keep my 9700s and 9500s.
Agreed, However I use to work in the plastic processing industry and although plastic is cheaper in cost sometimes it will yeild superior results to metals. For example plastic is nomrally lighter. In my opinion, it is only clear for asthetic puposes prolly because they wanted to broadcast more of the blue led lights that have become a zalman footprint. Meh. the plastic serves more then one purpose but I think it's primary purpose is to direct the cfm's in a more adequate direction for cooling purposes. It should cut the cost compared to lets say a metal part used for the same purpose and in my opinion probably looks better then any metal part they may have tried in pre fab mock ups. Additionally they can recycle the unused product right there in the processing plant and waiste little to no product immediately. FTW finacially and for the Tree Huggers. Stamping out metal parts for production would produce heavy sharp scraps that have to be recycled and stored during production these recycled scraps take up space and are combersome to deal with. So in theory the product should become cheaper for the end consumer. It does not look like that will be the case FTL I'm not on board yet and will stick w/my 9700's... Just my .02 cents.

N2G
Edited by N2Gaming - 2/15/09 at 1:06am
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post #69 of 70
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I have the 9900CNPS and i love it great performance and its so sexy it was just the price that made me feel bad after i emptied my wallet
Yeah you were saying you were getting temps of 18C a couple pages back. I find that hard to believe unless you're in an icebox.
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post #70 of 70
I'm a huge fan of zalman and I wish they would come out with a competitve heatsink

I think they should keep their trademark round design but add a crap load more heat pipes and make the fan customizable....if they did that it would probably perform better or the same as the true
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