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Supposedly zalman CNPS 9900 MAX beats d14

post #1 of 37
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I don't really know about this.. considering there aren't that many heat pipes.


http://www.guru3d.com/article/zalman...0-max-review/4
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post #2 of 37
Not sure how, when a test of that same cooler without the nickle plating, by the same site shows it losing by a good amount to the U12P.

http://www.guru3d.com/article/zalman...0-led-review/6

EDIT:

Those were all tested with stock fans. Put some real fans on those other coolers (not even an option on the 9900) and then see what the results are.
Edited by AyeYo - 12/17/10 at 4:52pm
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post #3 of 37
Yeah, Guru3D isn't exactly a reputable cooler/waterblock review site.
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post #4 of 37
maximum pc just gave the CNPS9900 Max their kickass award and a 9/10. It looks decent and doesn't block dimm slots, so I just ordered one up. The number of heat pipes doesn't really matter, it's their size and efficiency and most importantly, their wicking ability. I was considering the D14, it's certainly well proven, but it is a huge ugly looking beast...
     
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post #5 of 37
I fold with MPC so I was particularly interested in the comment that they just reviewed the CNPS9900 Max and gave it a 9/10 and maximum kickass award. I was curious, because I'm generally up on most of the equipment they've done reviews on... I do recall reading the article I eventually found through searching their website and on google for their article (when I came up empty.)

I did, however, find a 9900 LED on their site, which got a 9/10 and a maximum kickass award... almost 2 full years ago.



http://www.maximumpc.com/search/node/zalman%20cnps9900


That the same one?
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post #6 of 37
http://www.computerbase.de/artikel/g...ueftung_120_mm

yup, in this it doesnt beat the d14 but it's on par with the ven x and the megahalems, pretty impressive results.

i wouldt buy it though, since it seems to be pretty loud and i cant change the fans on there...
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post #7 of 37
I don't understand german, but at the computerbase review it looks pretty close to the d14
    
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post #8 of 37
Now if zalman uses this "new" heatpipes and design a tower cooler with more heatpipes and dual fans in push/pull. We might see a new winner...
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post #9 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by jak3z View Post
I don't understand german, but at the computerbase review it looks pretty close to the d14
uhm, they test the different coolers with different reference fans for every cooler. they tested the zalman only with one 120mm fan, so the results from the d14 are always with the same 120mm fan...
here are the results with stock fans:
http://www.computerbase.de/artikel/g...eftung_verlauf

x: rpm
y: temps

you can click below to see the graphs for each cooler....

the second diagram below that is with a 3,8GHz overclok i believe...
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post #10 of 37
Cute graph. D14 beats the Zalman; even with a single fan it beats the Zalman.
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