Friday, July 3rd 2009

Zalman CNPS9900-NT Closing In

Having released the 120 mm copper monstrosity, the CNPS9900, Zalman is looking to give the NVIDIA-branded CNPS9700-NT an update, only this time, there's no NVIDIA branding to be seen. The CNPS9900-NT is decked with nickel-plated copper, which gives it the chrome appearance. Between the two copper-fin blocks, is nested a 120 mm green LED lit fan, which gives the same illumination as the older NT versions of Zalman's coolers. It measures 94 x 131 x 152 mm (LxWxH), and weighs in at 730 g. The fan spins at speeds between 1000 and 2000 rpm. The cooler supports all current CPU socket types, including LGA-1366, LGA-1156, LGA-775, and AM3/AM2(+). It packs a tube of the company's ZM-STG2 thermal compound. When released in Europe, it is expected to sell for 70 EUR.

Source: TechConnect Magazine
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27 Comments on Zalman CNPS9900-NT Closing In

#1
human_error
i love the colour of the cooler in the second pic - would go very nicely with a green EVGA x58 mobo.
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#2
imperialreign
good lord!

That thing'll be bigger than the 9700s?!! :twitch:
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#3
[I.R.A]_FBi
the big question is .. will it [perform anywhere near a Xig HDT
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#4
ZoneDymo
So no support for AM3 socket :O.
And its even GREEN? what a tease.
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#5
Pete1burn
The cooler supports all current CPU socket types, including LGA-1366, LGA-1156, LGA-775, and AM3/AM2(+).
It does support AM3.
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#6
Easo
by: ZoneDymo
So no support for AM3 socket :O.
:shadedshu
including LGA-1366, LGA-1156, LGA-775, and AM3/AM2(+).

.......

Look realy good, too bad i have aftermarket cooler already.
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#7
ZoneDymo
by: Easo
:shadedshu
including LGA-1366, LGA-1156, LGA-775, and AM3/AM2(+).

.......

Look realy good, too bad i have aftermarket cooler already.
O ouch lol, reading fail.
Thanks though, good to know.
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#8
95Viper
I am very pleased with my version (CNPS9900 LED). Clearance - more clearance... I can use all my mem slots, also easily clears the chipset heatsinks on the motherboard. It mounts easily and temps are better than I had with four other coolers... 41 to 43 idle(depending on room temp) and ran two hours on prime and never broke 59.

All this and no slashed fingers!:)

I would recommend this to anyone for an air cooled system.
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#9
pbmaster
I'll be getting this unless it's outrageously priced. Love my 9500. The nVidia versions look super sexy too!
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#10
eidairaman1
by: Pete1burn
It does support AM3.
All AM2/AM2+ CPU coolers are AM3 Compatible, they have not changed the Mounting Bracket design.
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#11
h3llb3nd4
quite nice looking...
hmmm, 70euros......
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#12
Weer
Wow, I remember the 9700 NT from 3 years ago.

Only question now is - what's the next one going to be called. Although, two numbers up in 3 years.. I think they have some time to decide.

Saddest thing is.. these used to be the flag-ship coolers on the market. They are completely pwned by Thermalright.
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#13
ShadowFold
The sad thing is, the original 9900 gets beat by 30$ coolers from Xigmatek and gets obliterated by Noctua and ThermalRight. Why make a more expensive version that will perform the same??
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#14
eidairaman1
they are going with if its not broke dont fix it, just make it larger
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#15
Weer
by: ShadowFold
The sad thing is, the original 9900 gets beat by 30$ coolers from Xigmatek and gets obliterated by Noctua and ThermalRight. Why make a more expensive version that will perform the same??
Right, that's what I forgot to say. My fault.

It's because now Zalman is not/no longer wants to be competing in the high-end tier. This cooler is budget oriented.

And if for some reason the price is not right.. then maybe Zalman went crazy. I won't blame them.. Zalman used to be the name for the best coolers back when I was starting out. It's sad.

OFF TOPIC: And for the love of God, get that ridiculous statement out of your sig. TJ is as respected a member of the Atheist community as any good man, but he's got iron in his heart, and I love Nickelback. Don't get me wrong. I talked to him.. he's a nice guy.
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#16
A Cheese Danish
Looks like a swell cooler and I'm hoping it will preform really well, course, there I can't use it for my rig...

by: Weer
OFF TOPIC: And for the love of God, get that ridiculous statement out of your sig. TJ is as respected a member of the Atheist community as any good man, but he's got iron in his heart, and I love Nickelback. Don't get me wrong. I talked to him.. he's a nice guy.
Please take it up with the member this is directed towards in a private message. There is no need for this in a thread of any kind.
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#17
Weer
by: A Cheese Danish

Please take it up with the member this is directed towards in a private message. There is no need for this in a thread of any kind.
No, I want this to be out in the open. What's with the hate of Nickelback, huh?
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#18
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: Weer
No, I want this to be out in the open. What's with the hate of Nickelback, huh?
I'm bored so:

I don't really get it either. Their two first albums were ok at the time. They were a bit rough, and I for one believed they would evolve to a good band, but they stayed exactly the same. I have no idea how many albums they've released, but sometimes I hear something new on the radio and it sounds exactly like everything else they've done.

Also, I think the Nickelback-hate grew into a meme.
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#19
hat
Maximum Overclocker
What exactly does Nickelback have to do with the Zalman CNPS9900-NT? Maybe because the cooler has Nikel plating so somehow Nikelback relates?
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#20
Hayder_Master
zalman i miss you , and come back with same old design , i hope it will be high performance
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#21
jamesrt2004
by: Weer
Right, that's what I forgot to say. My fault.

It's because now Zalman is not/no longer wants to be competing in the high-end tier. This cooler is budget oriented.
70 euro "budget" cooler....

no
they try to do thigns pretty with great build quality, shame the performance is lacking,
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#23
siLc
Had the 9700 NT for 6 months, it was really nice and quiet. Hope this is a worthy successor...
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#24
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Nice. I like seeing more green, black and silver things.
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#25
t77snapshot
by: pbmaster
I'll be getting this unless it's outrageously priced!
I think it will be over priced, just look at the CNPS9900.......http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118046
by: ShadowFold
The sad thing is, the original 9900 gets beat by 30$ coolers from Xigmatek and gets obliterated by Noctua and ThermalRight. Why make a more expensive version that will perform the same??
I agree, it seems like Zalman price their products more on how attractive it is rather the performance. I'm not saying their coolers are bad, they are just way over prices.
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