Thursday, December 15th 2011

Zalman Intros CNPS20LQ CPU Cooler

Zalman took its first dip into water cooling after a while, with the CNPS20LQ, a self-contained (closed loop) CPU cooler. Designed and made originally by Asetek, a well-established brand name in OEM water cooling solutions, the CNPS20LQ uses a single-fan (dual-fan capable) radiator design. Its radiator measures 120 (W) x 158 (L) x 25 (H) mm. The radiator houses a small reservoir. The block houses a pump, which draws power from standard 4-pin CPU power header, and supports PWM control. The two are connected by flexible tubing. The block features a copper base with pre-applied thermal interface material. The CNPS20LQ supports all current socket types, including Intel LGA2011, LGA1155/1156, LGA1366, LGA775; AMD AM3+, FM1, and AM3/AM2+/AM2. It is priced at €69.90.
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29 Comments on Zalman Intros CNPS20LQ CPU Cooler

~Technological Technocrat~
Hokum said:
My 960T@4ghz and 5850 are nicely cooled by it :)

Hardly stoneage hardware... ;)
what temps are you getting on your CPU & 5850?

My 2500k is idling at around 23-26'c current on all cores.....but then it is 12'c in my room currently :wtf::wtf:

any colder and I swear I will see penguins appear out of my open 24 pack of Magners.
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CPU idles at 30C and GPU at 38C. Mainboard temp 25C, room temp 18-19C.

CPU under load hits about 50C. But i'm on my original pump so its probably not getting the maximum through put. I have a spare Eheim to put in when it finally goes.

All in all for a silent water system which was originally used on my Athalon XP 2500 it has only had a replacement waterblock to fit the AM3 board. In between it's been on a E6300 C2D and a Q6600 oc'd to 3.5Ghz.
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~Technological Technocrat~
temps are bad at all i guess. not a bad job for something 7 years old!
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joellim said:
all companies are making All in one water coolers now but they all perform the same because they are made by the same OEM!
Both Asetek and CoolIT Systems make self-contained CPU coolers. For example the Corsair H40, H50 and H70 are made by Asetek. The newer H60, H80, and H100 are made my CoolIT Systems.
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