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Zalman CNPS 9900 MAX review is it really this good?





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Yeah, Guru3D isn't exactly a reputable site for cooler/water block reviews...
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Originally Posted by Chunky_Chimp View Post
Yeah, Guru3D isn't exactly a reputable site for cooler/water block reviews...
didn't think so, that looked way to good to be true.
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What was room temp. Case or case less. Results can vary so much :/
    
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Pretty sure that cooler design could never compete with a real tower cooler and this review is just BS.
    
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Benchmark Reviews reviewed it as well.

For those who don't want to read the review, there's this choice quote from page 5, "Testing and Results":

"The Zalman CNPS9900 MAX is a very decent cooler, and it performs very similar to other high-end heatsinks when used with quiet fans. That means if you're looking for a silent and smaller solution, and supposing you're not too extreme to change/add high-output noisy fans, then you should consider the CNPS9900 MAX as an option. This CPU cooler is NOT better than the rest of the coolers I tested for overclocking at "extreme" conditions"
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post #7 of 8
wish it was real. If something could look that sexy and perform as well as the noctua's i'd be on it like butter on bread
post #8 of 8
It's a decent cooler - not as high-end as the Noctua but very decent for that price
Here is another review which shows pretty good comparison
http://www.bjorn3d.com/read.php?cID=1958&pageID=9829
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