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post #11 of 53
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I don't get why there's so much interest in that thing... that type of cooler design does NOT keep up with even inexpensive tower coolers on multi-core CPUs.

I agree the design is old. The reviewer hits the nail. I quote. Zalman what are you thinking?
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There are two areas in which the CNPS9900 MAX fumbled, and how. First, while the fan does look good and nested within the cooler, it sure is loud at max speed. While it's not a high-pitched noise, which is more irritating, any noise is bad for some. Second, at $79.99, it's overpriced. While I can understand that since copper is a more expensive material, and since this is a 100% copper heatsink, it's priced that way, the performance does not warrant it
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post #12 of 53
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Zalman needs to redesign their whole cooling products.

If only they'd jump into the jet plate waterblocks, I'm sure they'd be capable of making something epic.

Looks good but performs not so good. As always in the CNPS series.
I agree with this point. TPU should have also tested vs more coolers than those, they are hardly even known!
post #13 of 53
Wow,didn't even see the price till you quoted it Dr. At that price, it is going to bomb hard me thinks. Just grab an h5/70 for that kind of money or the higher end tower coolers within that price range if people don't want to dabble into entry water cooling. They need to lower the price considerably to make it attractive.
post #14 of 53
I think it it funny that this design was revolutionary when it first hit. Simplicity, performance and value still trump looks, especially at $80.
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I think it it funny that this design was revolutionary when it first hit. Simplicity, performance and value still trump looks, especially at $80.
Especially when you can get a Silver Arrow or a D14 for a little more.
post #16 of 53
I have had one for a couple of weeks and like it. Lowered at rest by 3c or 4c and load 10c 955 at 3.5(x17.5) and Vcore at 1.36. At rest 30C and Prime 95 for 1 hr gets to 40C . My room is at 73F.
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I have had one for a couple of weeks and like it. Lowered at rest by 3c or 4c and load 10c 955 at 3.5(x17.5) and Vcore at 1.36. At rest 30C and Prime 95 for 1 hr gets to 40C . My room is at 73F.
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lol did you just join this site you post that?
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post #18 of 53
why the hell would you buy it? it's a 2C improvement over the intel stock fan.
    
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why the hell would you buy it? it's a 2C improvement over the intel stock fan.
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post #20 of 53
WOW 68 db... who the heck wants 68 db in their house? it's like a mini construction
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