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[TPU] Zalman Announces CNPS11X Extreme CPU Cooler

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On top, with its stylish Black pearl plating with Blue LED will add more visuals for the Case modders. In addition, by Zalman’s unique Composite Heatpipe Solution, CNPS11X Extreme will have more than enough to cool any hottest CPUs in the market as well. (Up to 350W TDP). Included ZM-STG2 will also boost up to the maximum cooling performance of CNPS11X.
I say WOW... 350w??? (not sure if correct)
I knew zalman will make a tower cooler using their "composite HP". If u saw the latest zalman cooler cnps9900 max. It looks like a zalman cooler but its able to "compete" with the big guys. So this cooler should raise the bar abit.
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post #2 of 33
Certainly looks cool, if anything. Their claims are pretty bold.
post #3 of 33
interesting design, looks cool. But I hope their pricing is competitive versus the other coolers.
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I've always liked Zalman coolers. Price is generally fine, except for the flower design ones, which are sometimes a bit expensive. Hopefully this has a good price, though I won't trade my Frio for it.
    
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Zalman is the king of price/performance fail.This I am sure is another example.Oh zalman how do you guys stay afloat?It's all about the looks,unfortunately.Duping buyers into their products.
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post #6 of 33
wow im really digging how that thing looks, but like others said, hopefully it performs well enough to justify the definite lofty price yag

interesting design for sure

just looked at the closeup pic of the fan, and unless they include long screws, looks like they made it difficult to use your own fan...
post #7 of 33
Ohh... 10 heatpipes :hmm:

Also, I don't see how this offers more surface area than current high end rectangular shaped heatsinks. And without the option of push/pull, I don't see how this is supposed to provide better temps. If that had been a 140mm fan, I could kinda see it, but it's a 120mm...
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post #8 of 33
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zalman are on the expensive side, we all know that.
But the 9900max is 2 or 3 heatpipe-ed cooler,and it was able to compete with noctua ndh14. Of course the later is superior but, give them credit for atleast that. Now they have this cooler, and probably will do a twin tower with more hp and dual fans...
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Originally Posted by MoBeeJ View Post
zalman are on the expensive side, we all know that.
But the 9900max is 2 or 3 heatpipe-ed cooler,and it was able to compete with noctua ndh14. Of course the later is superior but, give them credit for atleast that. Now they have this cooler, and probably will do a twin tower with more hp and dual fans...
Really? I was under the impression that fin surface area and fan size are more important than the number of heatpipes. Maybe someone can correct me on this.

The 9900 Max had two towers, with a 135mm fan, and still performed worse than market leaders (Thermalright, Noctua) when processors were OC'd to 4+ghz. So I don't see how this thing will set new records. But let's hope they can prove me wrong.
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post #10 of 33
wow zalman really thought outa the box on this one (no pun intended). im really digging the design, but the only thing that really matters is the numbers in the end.
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