Monday, October 11th 2010

Zalman Announces the CNPS9900 MAX CPU Cooler

Zalman announced the CNPS 9900 Max. The new CNPS 9900 Max comes with Zalman’s outstanding heat transfer solution by utilizing ‘composite heatpipe’(Q Max 300W), along with switching noise eliminated 135mm quiet LED fan for ultra quiet operation and broad compatibility for both Intel 1156/1366/775 & AMD AM3/AM2+/AM2. This new awesome CPU cooler should be more than enough to satisfy overclockers and users who want to look for ultra powerful cooling performance in silent operation.

Key Features:
  • Heat is effectively dispersed by using composite heatpipe with greater than 1.5 times the heat transfer rate of normal heatpipe and aerodynamically designed heatsink. In addition,
  • Switching noise eliminated 135mm Blue or Red fan incorporated for powerful cooling performance in the ultra quiet operation
  • PWM Fan automatically adjusts fan speed(RPM) according to the CPU’s temperature, while the included resistor cable(RC7P) provides the option of reducing the input voltage for overall reduction of fan speed and noise.
  • Black-pearl nickel plating for long term corrosion resistance reinforce its powerful aesthetics with high intensity blue & red LEDs.
  • Extreme performance super thermal grease ZM-STG2 maximizes heat transfer from the CPU to the base of CNPS9900 Max for intensified cooling performance.
  • Versatile compatibility of a broad range of socket Intel 1156/1366/775 & AMD AM3/AM2+/AM2.

Pricing (MSRP): $79.90
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25 Comments on Zalman Announces the CNPS9900 MAX CPU Cooler

#1
Kitkat
noise eliminated!!,quiet LED fan!!, ultra quiet operation!!, silent operation!!.

LOL lets hope. :laugh:
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#2
fochkoph
That's a pretty ambition price tag. For Zalman's sake this thing better be one helluva cooler, it certainly does look the part.
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#3
tkpenalty
aerodynamic? They should put shrouding on the heatpipes, if they're talking aerodynamics.
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#4
bear jesus
This bring up a past thought, i keep wondering what cooler uses what type of heatpipe but there is usually no information on the subject with most heatsinks.

I still like the look of the zalman coolers but they never seam to be able to come close to tower coolers in performance, i always wished they would find a way to add some more heat pipies or bigger ones.
Hopefully better heatpipes will help but i dont really expect this to be that great a cooler still.
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#5
RejZoR
The main problem is that they basically only use 2 heatpipes where other companies use (usually) 4 heatpipes in a U shape, meaning they have higher heat conductivity. It makes me wonder how would these composite heatpipes work in other high performance tower coolers...
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#6
bear jesus
by: RejZoR
The main problem is that they basically only use 2 heatpipes where other companies use (usually) 4 heatpipes in a U shape, meaning they have higher heat conductivity. It makes me wonder how would these composite heatpipes work in other high performance tower coolers...
I agree, i wonder how something like the prolimatech megahalems would do with more efficiant heatpipes, really i think it's almost the only way to improve it.
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#7
miloshs
by: btarunr
This new awesome CPU cooler should be more than enough to satisfy overclockers and users who want to look for ultra powerful cooling performance in silent operation.
Yep, with two heatpipes its gonna do just that, lol :slap:
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#8
Radical_Edward
I really like the look of Zalman coolers, but dislike handling them, I've cut my fingers too many times on those fins. It's like a paper cut, but worse... Much worse.
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#9
bear jesus
by: RejZoR
The main problem is that they basically only use 2 heatpipes where other companies use (usually) 4 heatpipes in a U shape, meaning they have higher heat conductivity. It makes me wonder how would these composite heatpipes work in other high performance tower coolers...
It looks like there is 3 not 2, although i don't think that really matters when compaired to things with 6 or 8 heatpipes :laugh:
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#10
DriedFrogPills
by: Radical_Edward
I really like the look of Zalman coolers, but dislike handling them, I've cut my fingers too many times on those fins. It's like a paper cut, but worse... Much worse.
Been there done that too.
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#11
AsRock
TPU addict
by: Kitkat
noise eliminated!!,quiet LED fan!!, ultra quiet operation!!, silent operation!!.

LOL lets hope. :laugh:
There fans are pretty dam good which is partly due to not having a shell ?. around them which gets rid of a lot of possible noise.

Problem is with them is that they glue them together.
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#12
RejZoR
by: bear jesus
It looks like there is 3 not 2, although i don't think that really matters when compaired to things with 6 or 8 heatpipes :laugh:
Indeed it has 3. Looks like they have 1 in front and 2 behind the fan where the most pressure is.
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#13
Kitkat
by: bear jesus
I agree, i wonder how something like the prolimatech megahalems would do with more efficiant heatpipes, really i think it's almost the only way to improve it.
I have a megashadow and it would prolly trounce this even more. (with more efficiant pipes like u say) "All in one solutions" never do come too close. Sure some are impressive like zerotherm Nirvana But there newest stand alone from there own company SMOKES IT. They'd never do that with a "serious" solution (all in one that is) cause they know people who "get serious" want there own fans ect. This will be version 3 or 4 of this same fan design (if I'm correct) I'm sure it'll have some improvement cause it has SO much room between itself and something like megahalems to do so. (lets hope with the same noise level or better)

by: AsRock
There fans are pretty dam good which is partly due to not having a shell ?. around them which gets rid of a lot of possible noise.

Problem is with them is that they glue them together.
lol i have better luck with noiseblockers <--- they do what the name says but i know what u mean if im guessing right
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#14
bear jesus
by: Kitkat
I have a megashadow and it would prolly trounce this even more. "All in one solutions" never do come too close. Sure some are impressive like zerotherm Nirvana But there newest stand alone from there own company SMOKES IT. They'd never do that with a "serious" solution (all in one that is) cause they know people who "get serious" want there own fans ect. This will be version 3 or 4 of this same fan design (if I'm correct) I'm sure it'll have some improvement cause it has SO much room between itself and something like megahalems to do so.
What i meant was if the megahalems had better heat pipes how much better could it be, not relative to this as it is not even in the same league, i was thinking more along the lines if compaired to it's current form and any other massive tower coolers.
I don't know what type of heatpipe internal it uses but if there is better ones than is currently used on it then surly with better ones it would easly be the best performing air cooler available without doubt, it's pretty much there already though. :laugh:
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#15
20mmrain
I have owned coolers in this style before. None of them have come close to beating the Thermalright True 120 coolers or Hyper 212+ coolers or most recently the Zerotherm ZT-10D (Which I should add is the hidden gem out there right now which know one is picking up on. I find the cooling capabilities to be on par with Prolimatech's Megahalems easy!)

I like the looks of the Zalman coolers like this but the lack of Heat pipes compared to the other coolers out there and cooling space will keep my money else were unless proven otherwise.

I also have noticed the lack of inter changeable fans. If you fan dies or you just want those extra few degrees by adding a Higher performance fan (Like a delta) you can't do it wit these types of HSF's.

But the good news is it looks really pretty :)
It looks like there is 3 not 2, although i don't think that really matters when compaired to things with 6 or 8 heatpipes
I still only see too....I can kind of see what you are talking about but it is an optical illusion.
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#16
Tartaros
And they like to use their own customized fans, so if you want to change it or it brokes you have to buy another cooler or do a mcgyver stunt to fix it.
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#17
bear jesus
by: 20mmrain

I still only see too....I can kind of see what you are talking about but it is an optical illusion.
If there is only two they must be pretty long to go through the base 3 times each including the ends.
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#18
20mmrain
by: bear jesus
If there is only two they must be pretty long to go through the base 3 times each including the ends.
True my fault.... I didn't look at the base I was focusing on the tower part It does look like there are 3 :banghead:
And they like to use their own customized fans, so if you want to change it or it brokes you have to buy another cooler or do a mcgyver stunt to fix it.
They must have a Microsoft complex.
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#19
bear jesus
by: 20mmrain
True my fault.... I didn't look at the base I was focusing on the tower part It does look like there are 3 :banghead:
Yeah from the fin array it only looks like 2, i had to poke around some other pictures to geuss at 3, you can see the hidden one at the back in this picture

But really i think it wont mater much, 3 heatpipes just cant compair to a tower cooler with 6 to 8 heatpipes.
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#20
20mmrain
Yeah the difference is clear between this cooler and these.....

Zerotherm ZT-10D


Prolimatech's Megahalems
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#21
RejZoR
You just have to look at the base and you'll see that there are 3 pairs of heatpipes.
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#22
bear jesus
by: 20mmrain
Yeah the difference is clear between this cooler and these.....
Exactly they are monsters of heatsinks, both with 6 u shaped heatpipes that in a way kind of act as 12 with massive arrays of fins, with such a massive difference in heatpipe numbers and fin surface area there is no way any improvment of the heatpipes could make the 9900 max come close to the value of those 2 (as in cost to cooling performance).

But i would still be interested in if better heatpipes make the 9900max much better what they could do for awesome coolers like those 2, i geuss reviews between he 9900 and 9900 max should give an idea of what kind of improvement they offer.
I'm kinda sceptical that it can really dissapate 300w (assuming that is what "Q Max 300W" means).
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#23
Kitkat
by: bear jesus
What i meant was if the megahalems had better heat pipes how much better could it be, not relative to this as it is not even in the same league, i was thinking more along the lines if compaired to it's current form and any other massive tower coolers.
I don't know what type of heatpipe internal it uses but if there is better ones than is currently used on it then surly with better ones it would easly be the best performing air cooler available without doubt, it's pretty much there already though. :laugh:
i threw somthing in there about that i was just rambling :P but i knew wot u meant

"I have a megashadow and it would prolly trounce this even more..."

by: 20mmrain
Yeah the difference is clear between this cooler and these.....
yep thats the zero i was talking about thats limited right now not alot of places but u can find it at some online shops it took me a search about 3 months ago to even know about it. i was like i wonder if zerotherm makes a standalone i havent heard anything about them this year then i saw that and said holy@#%$#$% zerotherm can have my money anytime but i had already ebayed a megashadow which is megahard to find somtimes

by: 20mmrain
I have owned coolers in this style before. None of them have come close to beating the Thermalright True 120 coolers or Hyper 212+ coolers or most recently the Zerotherm ZT-10D (Which I should add is the hidden gem out there right now which know one is picking up on. I find the cooling capabilities to be on par with Prolimatech's Megahalems easy!)

I like the looks of the Zalman coolers like this but the lack of Heat pipes compared to the other coolers out there and cooling space will keep my money else were unless proven otherwise.

I also have noticed the lack of inter changeable fans. If you fan dies or you just want those extra few degrees by adding a Higher performance fan (Like a delta) you can't do it wit these types of HSF's.

But the good news is it looks really pretty :)



I still only see too....I can kind of see what you are talking about but it is an optical illusion.
yeah zerotherm is the shit id buy all in one nirvana before the previous versions of this fan , i also have a vememous X black on another computer i just like the megahsadows looks on this one better :P plus none of them are pushing hard enough to see too mucha diff.
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#24
bear jesus
by: Kitkat
i threw somthing in there about that i was just rambling :P but i knew wot u meant

"I have a megashadow and it would prolly trounce this even more..."
I don't think i'm paying enough attention, darn realitys distractions :banghead: :laugh:
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#25
20mmrain
by: Kitkat
i threw somthing in there about that i was just rambling :P but i knew wot u meant

"I have a megashadow and it would prolly trounce this even more..."



yep thats the zero i was talking about thats limited right now not alot of places but u can find it at some online shops it took me a search about 3 months ago to even know about it. i was like i wonder if zerotherm makes a standalone i havent heard anything about them this year then i saw that and said holy@#%$#$% zerotherm can have my money anytime but i had already ebayed a megashadow which is megahard to find somtimes




yeah zerotherm is the shit id buy all in one nirvana before the previous versions of this fan , i also have a vememous X black on another computer i just like the megahsadows looks on this one better :P plus none of them are pushing hard enough to see too mucha diff.
I will have to write up a quick review later on that Zerotherm ZT-10D for yah... just PM if you like and I will give yah what it can do in temps and the like. Right now I am using one with a couple of Delta fans in Push pull.... Let's put it this way.... I never thought an i7 860 @ 4GhZ or over could get low temps like these :)

I never owned a Zerotherm cooler so I was a little hesitant.... but when I got and it was installed I have never been happier..... Thanks Sneeky Peet :rockout:

Anyway I will get back on subject.....While I understand that the new Zalman cooler has a new type of Heat pipe.... I still don't think just 3 of them will cut it. If they squeezed in 2 more or even one more I think it would do better. Or if they redesigned the Heat fins around the new Heat pipe design I think it would do better.
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