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There are alot of reviews out there that says it comes very close to D14. D14 is a REALLY powerful cooler but it is too big, too ugly and too expensive for my taste.
    
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post #12 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eno75 View Post
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?
Nope, totally different, the LED is a 120mm fan and their old heatpipe setup, the Max is a 135mm fan and some new heatpipe tech plus a fancy black nickel coating. (note. the Max does have an LED fan still, red or blue)
It's in the Feb. 2011 issue, p.81 .. I assume they don't post everything online right away so there's some reason to subscribe
     
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post #13 of 37
I knew they were different sinks... just hadn't seen an article on the MAX is all. Thanks though
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post #14 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by ehume View Post
Cute graph. D14 beats the Zalman; even with a single fan it beats the Zalman.
i didnt expect a new zalman cooler with that old design to be that competitive though.
For those who like the looks and dont care about changing fans, it's a good option.
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ZALMAN ought to let set a push/pull and add a 4th heatpipe..

But if they did that, they'd probably destroy completely the competence, and that ain't good for the marketz :-p
   
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post #16 of 37
Mine finally shipped out from newegg today, should have mentioned, Zalman has a MiR for $20 if you buy through the egg between the 8th and (today) the 10th, so $60 & free shipping. I was going to wait and see how the Corsair H60 turned out (price & performance)..
     
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http://www.guru3d.com/article/zalman...0-max-review/7

http://www.overclockersclub.com/revi...cnps9900/4.htm

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...1&limitstart=5

http://www.frostytech.com/articlevie...id=2567&page=5

4 very legit review from trusted review sites shows that it comes close and once beating the D14. The cheapest i seen here in Toronto for the red one is 56 dollars, which is considerably cheaper than the D14. For almost half the price you getting performance within 1-2 degrees and it has full ram clearance for people like me who like to use ram with fins and cooler. Good cooler for the price and look (if you dig that look that is)

From my personal experience from using the following coolers: Zalman CNPS9900, Titan Fenrir, Thermalright HR-02, and Scythe Mugen 2. Zalman is SIGNIFICANTLY superior in terms of idle temperature and noticebly better at load temperature.
    
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post #18 of 37
Xinhang,

The review you've shown are mostly low heat loads. Big coolers like D14, Silver Arrow, etc, do not show their advantage untill you have a serious (200w) load placed on them.

No only that, Frostytech's graph shows the 9900 to be almost DOUBLE as loud as a NHD14.
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FrostyTech's methods/results are crap, as has been repeated before, and Guru3D isn't exactly a trustworthy cooler review reference. OCC and BMR are more reliable, though I have EXTREME doubts of the placement of the coolers on those charts, especially BMR's (the 9900 Max AND the Megashadow outdoing the Cogage Arrow? Yeah, I bet...).
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post #20 of 37
Quote:
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Xinhang,

The review you've shown are mostly low heat loads. Big coolers like D14, Silver Arrow, etc, do not show their advantage untill you have a serious (200w) load placed on them.

No only that, Frostytech's graph shows the 9900 to be almost DOUBLE as loud as a NHD14.
When will you ever run into situation where there is 200w load placed? Even when i tested my i7 970 at 4.4ghz with HT it does not exceed 200w under load.

If you plan to go to 5.0, then isn't it worth while to consider a watercooling for 24/7 use? I'm going ot pick up a D14 from infonec (on sale for 74.99) and see if i can find a difference. Will be testing all 4 coolers at 4.4ghz w/ HT in my NZXT phantom.
Edited by xinhang - 1/11/11 at 10:43am
    
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