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Zalman CNPS9900 MAX
6.9 out of 10

Zalman CNPS9900 MAX

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Overall 8
8.0

Zalman CNPS9900 MAX CPU Cooler Review

ThinkComputers
16 May 2011
  • Summary: Conclusion The Zalman CNPS9900 MAX CPU cooler is a decent CPU cooler. It’s got good looks with the nickel plated design and blue or red LEDs for the fan, but I was sort of surprised to see the results of the testing.
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Overall 7
7.0

Zalman CNPS9900-MAX Blue Review

bit-tech.net
14 March 2011
  • Conclusion: While the CNPS9900-MAX Blue returned some excellent results, it’s also very expensive, retailing for £49. This is £11 more expensive than the Frio, and in both our test systems, the Thermaltake Frio matched or bettered its performance and was quieter.
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Expert Review

Silent PC
27 February 2011
  • Summary: When Zalman released the CNPS10X line, we expected the long-lived flower heatsink design to walk off into the sunset for a well-deserved retirement. The CNPS9000 series has failed to perform effectively against conventional tower coolers produced by the competition.
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Expert Review

Igniq.com
25 February 2011
  • Conclusion: OK, so that’s how I got really interested on testing the Zalman CNPS9900 MAX, as Zalman had some very convincing features including 3 heat-pipes being equivalent to 6 (U-shaped) heat-pipes, a 135mm fan, and a very appealing black-pearl nickel plating including a mirror-finished base.
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Overall 9
9.1

Zalman CNPS9900 Max Heatsink Review

FrostyTech
24 December 2010
  • Summary: The CNPS9900 Max heatsink has a total heat dissipation surface area on the order of 5402cm2, stands 150mm tall and weighs 755 grams. The manufacturer claims max heat capacity is a whopping 300W! CPU compatibility extends to Intel socket 775/1155/1156/1366 and AMD socket AM2/AM3 processors.
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Overall 8
7.9

Zalman CNPS9900 MAX

techPowerUp!
20 December 2010
  • Summary: With the CNPS9900 MAX, Zalman made another attempt to show that its copper fin ring type heatsinks are still competent in handling thermal loads of today's CPUs, and still competitive with the tower-type heatsinks that are pretty-much the norm these days.
  • Pros: Decent Performance, Plenty of directed air "spill" that cools northbridge heatsink and VRM, Support Intel and AMD sockets, Fixed fan, no fan-installation steps, Perfect clearance with memory, VRM and northbridge areas, Included voltage-based fan-speed reduction cable, Thermal compound supplied in...
  • Cons: Price needs to be lower, Some installation steps complicated, Fan very loud at full-speed, Unique fan, can't get a spare one after the included one's life runs out, No provisions to attach additional or third-party fans
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Overall 10
10

Zalman CNPS 9900 MAX review

The Guru of 3D
16 December 2010
  • Summary: With the CNPS 9900 MAX, Zalman managed to surprise me. These coolers are based on an old concept introduced a long time ago, and thought the 9900 series never left the market, I was not expecting to see a performance level this good. So yeah, the concept is still working really well.
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Zalman CNPS9900 MAX

Bjorn3d.com
3 December 2010
  • Conclusion: The Zalman CNPS9900 Max is a nice looking cooler with its “Black Pearl” nickel plated finish. It has a very good construction with solid feels and excellent packaging. The performance of the Zalman CNPS9900 Max is competitive against the Prolimatech Megahalem and the Noctua NH-D14 under stock CPU...
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Zalman CNPS9900 MAX 135mm CPU Cooler Review

Legit Reviews
23 November 2010
  • Excerpt: Zalman has been around since the late 90’s and has been cranking out coolers that not only perform well, but look good doing it. Zalman has since developed a wide range of products from air cooling, water cooling, fans, cases, power supplies, storage and even monitors.
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Overall 9
8.9
Value for money 9
8.5
Performance 9
9.0
Construction 9
8.5
Functionality 9
9.0
Appearance 10
9.5

Zalman CNPS9900 MAX 135mm CPU Cooler

Benchmark Reviews
16 November 2010
  • Conclusion: Please remember that these test results reflect our experience with each cooler on a specific motherboard, with a specific processor, BIOS revision, and test programs. That said, the ranking produced by these tests is accurate and gives a good idea how the coolers will perform relative to one...
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