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post #11 of 23
I have this one ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX-R 135mm Long life bearing CPU Cooler Red LED and love it. It lowered my at reset 5C and load 10C. Have a 955 at 3.6 (x18.0 and Vcore at 1.37) Room is 73F and at rest it is 28C and load 43C ( load is Prime 95 for 2 hours)
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post #12 of 23
dont listen the zalman haters....

Just get the Performa...same thing as the extreme...but cheaper

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It owns Hyper 212 and Dark Knight easily

my CPU nevers go above 45c...and with the fan spinning at 900rpm
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post #13 of 23
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Originally Posted by raisethe3;11773646 
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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Seriously Troll, people like you on this site spouting your fanboi tripe need to play elsewhere. I don't give a rat's a$$ what you think about this product, it's obvious you have nothing useful or helpful to say to help out a fellow OCN'er. sozo.gif
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post #14 of 23
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Seriously Troll, people like you on this site spouting your fanboi tripe need to play elsewhere. I don't give a rat's a$$ what you think about this product, it's obvious you have nothing useful or helpful to say to help out a fellow OCN'er. sozo.gif

I know the newer zalman towers are good. The CNPS 9900 (the old copper one, not the one you guys are talking about, is absolute crap) however given that the newer zalman coolers aren't too bad I don't know what to think about this newer cooler. I want to think optimistically, but the CNPS9900 I got for my i7 was absolutely terrible for the price. I will say this, they look pretty damn cool and are decent for those who don't want a cooler blocking their ram. In my experience, the cooler kept idle temps really, really high, (42-46c) but hardly budged with load temps (60c) if that made any sense. (it bewildered me)
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post #15 of 23
I got a Zalman extreme refurb on ebay a while back for $45 and it worked great. A buddy of mine convinced me to switch to a H50 and I regretted it. If you can find a great price on the Extreme that would be my choice.
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post #16 of 23
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone for the input. biggrin.gif

I was considering Noctua's D14, but that is absolutely huge. I doube it'll fit with my 4 DDRIII RAM slots in the 902, so that's why I'd prefer to steer away from tower coolers.

But at the same time the 10X Extreme looks wonderful.

Thanks, y'all biggrin.gif
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do you have to remove the 9900 max from your case when you transport it?????
    
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post #19 of 23
What about the good old Scythe Mugen 2 frown.gif
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Eh, I've already got the cooler ... on New Year's Day haha. Surprised this thread popped back up.
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