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post #51 of 65
looks like a fancy Yo-Yo
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It realy was a shroud at first. Then a review removed it and found the temps went down. Zalman then called it a shroud. That is how I remember it at least.

I like my 9700, I know it is not the best but I am only running 3.34GHZ so it is more than adequate. I bet I could go to 4 on my i5 with it.
It was and is packing material to help protect the fins.

Since the beginning the instruction manual said to take off the plastic before using the cooler.
The only reason why some reviewers left it on for their reviews is because they didn't read the manual.
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Got one on the way here.
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Zalman sucks.This thing looks like there last failure.Totally for noobs.
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Zalman sucks.This thing looks like there last failure.Totally for noobs.
Um and you have a H50 and you call Zalman users noobs? H50 is alright but I wouldn't call others who use Zalman noobs.
 
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Unless some of you haven't noticed, this cooler is more for flash and style than optimal cooling of more traditional "tower" blocks.

If you want the best cooling then get the best tower cooler available. This cooler is not for you.

It's amazing how arrogant some of you are, the designers at Zalman aren't dumb, their purpose wasn't to be the best cooling solution out there. It should be obvious by now.
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Unless some of you haven't noticed, this cooler is more for flash and style than optimal cooling of more traditional "tower" blocks.

If you want the best cooling then get the best tower cooler available. This cooler is not for you.

It's amazing how arrogant some of you are, the designers at Zalman aren't dumb, their purpose wasn't to be the best cooling solution out there. It should be obvious by now.
And going by the reviews, it has pretty respectable results. Nothing to scuff about for an air cooler.
 
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WOW allot of biased people here about Zalmans. It works for me, keeps my PII X6 well cooled. Don't really care what you guys say about Zalman. Meh.
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WOW allot of biased people here about Zalmans. It works for me, keeps my PII X6 well cooled. Don't really care what you guys say about Zalman. Meh.
If you didn't really care then I wouldn't have seen your post here xD

Still trying to know if the CNPS 9900 Max is relatively silent.. Is it?

NH-D14 really looks plain ugly especially if you put it in a windowed case but is the best performer out there..

Why didn't they paint it atleast black or some blue or red mixture to harmonize with the case.. They had to go with a beige-brown mix.. UGLY I SAY

Anywayz, if I want to overclock the SandyBridge i7-2600K with the CNPS 9900 Max, will its performance be satisfying at load? Not if comparing with noctua ofc.
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If you didn't really care then I wouldn't have seen your post here xD

Still trying to know if the CNPS 9900 Max is relatively silent.. Is it?

NH-D14 really looks plain ugly especially if you put it in a windowed case but is the best performer out there..

Why didn't they paint it atleast black or some blue or red mixture to harmonize with the case.. They had to go with a beige-brown mix.. UGLY I SAY

Anywayz, if I want to overclock the SandyBridge i7-2600K with the CNPS 9900 Max, will its performance be satisfying at load? Not if comparing with noctua ofc.
Dude simple - buy other better fans to replace it lol
You don't buy a cooler and expect it to only be using the fans it comes with it by stock ... but the stock ones actually cool pretty good.

There was a member in the NH-D14 club who painted his fans to match his setup- they came out pretty awesome:

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