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This is the CNPS9900 MAX:
http://www.zalman.com/ENG/product/Pr...ad.asp?idx=416

This is the CNPS10X Extreme:
http://www.zalman.com/ENG/product/Pr...ad.asp?idx=350

Which would you prefer and why?
Both have been getting fairly good reviews but I want people who actually have them, or similar coolers' opinions.
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Anyone?
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Bumpp ):
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post #4 of 23
Carefull about bumping yer own thread, someone will jump all over you about it.
I have the 9900max, and it works just fine for me, 81f on my 1090T right now and I never have seen it get over 100f during gaming. The other cooler might be just as good, and you do have the choice of changing out the 120mm fan for a different one.
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Both of these Zalman coolers cost around $65-70 USD. At this price, you are better off spending another $10-15 for the

or Thermalright Silver Arrow (http://www.directron.com/silverarrow.html?gsear=1). They both have 2 fans instead of a single fan like on the Zalman.
post #6 of 23
Over priced for its performance. As above, would be better off with a ND-14 or SA. If Zalman would have took the concept of the ND-14 and integrated it with the 9900 (120mm fan pushing into two 120mm front loops, and 135mm fan pulling off of two 135mm rear loops) this would have been a kick ass cooler. But once again Zalman falls one step short of win.
Edited by ericld - 12/25/10 at 10:44am
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Since this subject keeps popping up, are there any sites that show the total fin surface area of these different coolers?
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post #8 of 23
Zalman is an overated piece of crap. I spend something with better quality such as Xiggy, TRUE, Noctua or the Mugen if you can find them.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Swift Castiel View Post
This is the CNPS9900 MAX:
http://www.zalman.com/ENG/product/Pr...ad.asp?idx=416

This is the CNPS10X Extreme:
http://www.zalman.com/ENG/product/Pr...ad.asp?idx=350

Which would you prefer and why?
Both have been getting fairly good reviews but I want people who actually have them, or similar coolers' opinions.
Based off the choices you gave, I say the CNPS9900 MAX because, if I'm not mistaking, it doesn't take away any RAM slots. Only a big deal if you have 4 total though.
 
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post #10 of 23
Actually, you guys shouldn't be hating on Zalman so much, you are basing your opinions on something they made for P4s 6 years ago and are still selling. Of course prices are supposed to drop, but retailers never got the memo. The newly released 10X works extremely well, and isn't bad for the price.
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