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Originally Posted by Chunky_Chimp;11724467 
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 concur. Zalman has been totally lost for a really long time.
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Atleast its over 9000!

But the noise is almost too...
post #33 of 53
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Originally Posted by Phoriver;11740225 
I've never liked the look of those heatsinks, normal towers look much better imo.
Zalman needs to ditch their trademark design if they want to be competitive.

Completely disagree on the aesthetics. Having a ring of bladed lit metal is quite neat. Having a giant block sandwiched with fans covering your entire top half of your motherboard is just ugly to me.

Of course, function over form...but still.
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I've paid 25 bucks for my coolermaster hyper 212 plus and did not regret it, it's not a 100 bucks noctua, but it can keep relatively cool a 3.4ghz i7, and with the zalman you still need to put a back-plate, so why take it over one that has a better design and can cool better for this cheap..
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post #35 of 53
Quote:
Originally Posted by 222Panther222;11755325 
I've paid 25 bucks for my coolermaster hyper 212 plus and did not regret it, it's not a 100 bucks noctua, but it can keep relatively cool a 3.4ghz i7, and with the zalman you still need to put a back-plate, so why take it over one that has a better design and can cool better for this cheap..

Yeah 212+ is a nice cooler and looks good too.
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post #36 of 53
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er;11755399 
Yeah 212+ is a nice cooler and looks good too.

confused.gif It looks like any other tower block cooler with slight variation.
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post #37 of 53
Honestly it should be about 25.00 for what it's worth.Zalman needs to do something,we all know their name,and we all know they are sub par.
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post #38 of 53
whats the zalman hate ?? my Performa completely owns coolers like the hyper 212 and dark knight...and its just 30$
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post #39 of 53
Compared to the ugly looking NH-D14 or any other tower styled cpu cooler, this CNPS looks totally AWESOME. I've looked so many reviews and temps are good but I ain't sure on noise side.. shame
post #40 of 53
I personally have one of the older models of this one and it cooled my i7 920 fairly well while overclocked to 4 GHz with HT On. Kept my CPU idle at ~29C and 100% load ~65C. Although the price to performance ratio on this is pretty bad ,but I got mine for $30 so I'm not complaining about that.
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