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Zalman-cnps9900-led.33690673
7.6 out of 10

Zalman CNPS9900 LED

The Ultra Quiet CPU Cooler is 100 percent Pure copper heatsink w Read more

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Overall 10
10

User Review

Micheal_W, NCIX.com
18 January 2014
  • Summary: I won't waste time saying how amazing this thing is, just look at the spec's. Take note my case has many fans in it and is big! Idle times: 18 - 22 Degrees. During Games: 25 - 35 degrees. With my stock cooler I was always 30 or 35+ idle or not. Madness how low this thing keeps the cpu. Zalman's stuff has yet to disappoint me.
  • Pros: Big! Quiet and cool LED. It definitely looks like its doing its job.
  • Cons: Took a bit to hook up, no big deal.
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Overall 10
10

awesome

Glenn E., Newegg
12 March 2013
  • Pros: the zalman is easy to install and comes with attachments for the different size chipsets. once installed i noticed a consiterable change from my old heat sink. it was one of the square ones with a fan. this cooled about 3-5degrees cooler idle and under load. this heat sink gets close to 10 degreese cooler than the factory intel heatsink.
  • Cons: hard to clean. since all the fins are close and rather sharp you should get a "throw away" tooth brush to use as a duster. it is also because there is not much space to clean between the fan and where the dust builds up.
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Overall 10
10

good

Jacob B., Newegg
25 February 2013
  • Pros: Has been cooling a i7 920 for three years now. Nice icy cold temps even with mild overclocking. Has a blue led that is pleasing to look at when i take my case cover off every 6 months or so. Tall enough to not interfere with ram sticks.
  • Cons: PITA to clean after years of use, but i don't imagine that any air cooler would be easy to clean.
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Overall 10
10

Works like a Champ

Michael S., Newegg
3 December 2011
  • Summary: UNLESS you're doing a fresh build and nothing else but the MB and CPU is in the case. In which case I think you would breeze through it.
  • Pros: vs. stock AMD cooler for AMD Phenom II X4 940 there is a 30 deg C difference playing BF3. It definitely does what it is designed to do. And quietly I might add...
  • Cons: Installing it will make you want to kill yourself.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

quiethumour, NCIX.com
1 November 2011
  • Summary: I actually had to watch a video to get the installation instructions straight in my head. Much more involved than my last cooler, but definitely bound to the CPU for efficient heat transfer. It's quiet, all copper and blue. I have to take a star only because of slightly more involvement of installation.
  • Pros: Big, beautiful, quiet
  • Cons: Installation
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Marcel_B, NCIX.com
1 September 2011
  • Summary: Great cpu cooler id recomend it to everyone looking for extra cooling and a nice quiet computer.
  • Pros: Very Quiet and comes with resister to make it run even more quiet, Great cooler
  • Cons: Was a bit trickey having to lift out the mobo and install it on both sides
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Kingsley_P, NCIX.com
9 July 2011
  • Summary: This is one of the best. Good finish. Does the job well. Depending on your case( if your CPU underside is exposed) I installed it on an existing system without dismantling.
  • Pros: Easy to Install on a Intel 1366 board. Good fit and don't look at the size of the box as this will fit in any regular ATX case. Putting the fan in the center makes the size compact. Ideal for Southbridge as they tend to run hot.
  • Cons: If you don't get cuts with the fin you are lucky. Keep the plastic cover on until you are ready to install. Takes a while to center it on top of the CPU.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

kellybelle, NCIX.com
8 June 2011
  • Summary: I really like the cooler and it keeps the CPU (i7960) at a good temp. Max temp after hours of gaming so far was 47 C / 116 F. Might get a bit higher in the summer. Large cooler so make sure you know it will fit before purchasing. Fit with a bit of room to spare in my Antec DF-30 case. Happy I went with this one as i did not want to get into liquid cooling.
  • Pros: good temps, like the look
  • Cons: not a con for me but it is very big so make sure you have room
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Ryan_M, NCIX.com
9 May 2011
  • Summary: Intel i7 930 b 3.8 (1.18v), I was getting high 50's idle and high 80's under load with stock cooling. The Zalman dropped my idle temps to about 38 and my cpu never goes above 65.
  • Pros: Nice Asthetics, Good overall performance
  • Cons: Mounting can be a little bit awkward if you don't have a huge case
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Overall 10
10

Not a miracle maker

Jacek K., Newegg
30 June 2010
  • Pros: Looks impeccable, does a good job at cooling, quiet (at low speed). Install is faster than you'd expect. Free thermal paste that works. No bloodshed!
  • Cons: Not the miracle maker some claim it to be. A bit loud at full speed. Power cables not sleeved.
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