Conclusion: The Zalman CNPS9500-LED provides top-notch cooling performance with absolutely minimal noise. For a next generation CPU cooler, the CNPS9500-LED delivers with an impressive amount of cooling power that trumps the previous generation of CPU coolers.
Pros: Excellent performance, near-silent operation at low fan speeds, compatible with nearly all CPU types, all installation and mounting clips / brackets are included, easy installation on S939 motherboards.
Summary: This cooler really can hold its own ground. Its revolutionary heat pipe to fins design is its great secret in cooling power. Its fan is quiet, and the provided fan controller makes it easy to control the speed and noise of the fan.
The Pure-Copper design is sturdy and high quality. I didn’t have any problems with mounting this in my Lian-Li case or in my Tsunami, because the cooler can be mounted in many different ways.
Pros: Great Temperatures, Great for Overclocking, Easy to Install, Quiet Fan, Variable Fan Controller
Cons: Expensive for Air Cooling, A little bulgy but I didn’t have any problems, Goes over the recommend maximum socket weight of 450g.