Summary: Zalman still competes. They still innovate. I wish they'd come up with something new that would attract my money though.
Pros: Still in use today. Back when Zalman coolers were quiet and super duper solid. Good mounting solutions and the fans they put on their coolers go above and beyond their expected runtime. I'm pretty sure the one I still use in a server has a cumulative 6 year power-on time. And it hasn't exactly be...
Cons: None. Fantastic cooler that I used to build quite a few systems.
Summary: It really is "Ultra quiet" even when running on full normal mode. I did have a Spark 7 and not only was it loud but my poor PC was getting too hot. MY CPU temp and case temp were both at 58c now CPU is at 50c and case is at 41c. I used this with artic silver 5 thermal grease.
Summary: Installed with P4 3.2 Prescott and Linkworld case with 3 fans. Factory HS started at 54C and eventually went to 64C. Pulled HS and used artic silver 5. Temp <font>d</font>ropped to 56C. Installed Zalman CNPS7000A-CU full copper and running idle at 54C.
Summary: I'm running this cooler with a P4 2.6C (not overclocked). Idle temp is 30 C, and it gets up to 42 C after playing UT2004 for a while. The fan is super quiet. I know it's overkill for a 2.6C, but I wanted some headroom to move up to a 3.2C or something down the line.
Summary: This is the best aircooling heatsink for the money. <font>d</font>roped temps from 50c idle to 30c idle and from 65c full load to 39c My system Aspire case modded 2.66 P4 northwood @ 3350 Abit IC7 MAX- 2 Zalman CNPS7000A-Cu with arctic silver 5