Tuesday, May 27th 2008

Zalman Stealthy Launches the CNPS9300 AT CPU Cooler

Zalman has updated its cooling product portfolio today with a new CPU cooler named CNPS9300 AT, or what looks like to be the little brother of CNPS9500/9700. The pure copper and aluminum cooler, measuring 61.35x108x132.5mm (L x H x W) comes in Zalman's patented curved heatpipe design with four heatpipes and its own look. In the center of the cooler, there's a PWM controlled 92mm fan that spins from 1500 rpm to 2400 rpm with 20.0dBA to 30.0dBA ± 10% noise levels. The new cooler is compatible with Intel LGA 775 and AMD Socket 754, 939, 940, AM2 and AM2+ processors. The retail price set for it in Europe is about 42 Euro.
Source: TechConnect Magazine
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18 Comments on Zalman Stealthy Launches the CNPS9300 AT CPU Cooler

#1
PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
It shares very simular features as its older brother.
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#2
Haytch
Longtime user of the 9700LED, love it.
It was one of the first CPU coolers i came across that had the fan blowing the heat towards the back fan of the case. I know it wasnt the first invented and released, just the first i had come across at my local pc store. Sorta stuck with it ever since, thou always trying others.

Any news of the Coolermaster V12 ?
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#3
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Looks to be the same, just slightly smaller with what maybe a smaller fan? Not sure if the 95/9700 comes with a 92mm or 120mm (9.2cm or 12cm) fan.
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pentastar111
WarEagleAU
Looks to be the same, just slightly smaller with what maybe a smaller fan? Not sure if the 95/9700 comes with a 92mm or 120mm (9.2cm or 12cm) fan.
92mm for the 95 and 110mm for the 9700...:)
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newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
It looks like the fins are smaller, but the main difference is that the 9300 only has 2 heatpipes, while the 9500 and 9700 both have 3. I think the 9300 should perform respectably, it won't be the best, but it should be decent enough.
lemonadesoda
If *big brothers* are under EUR 35 and under EUR 45 geizhals.at/deutschland/a193917.html geizhals.at/deutschland/a217353.html then I cant really see much interest in the 9300 at EUR42. Needs to be more like EUR 25.
I'm sure the street price will be lower. When will people realize that MSRP does not equal street price?
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lemonadesoda
newtekie1
I'm sure the street price will be lower. When will people realize that MSRP does not equal street price?
Are you trying to be clever or just rude? What price do you think this thing needs to be at to be interesting? Exactly.
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#8
OnBoard
Way way way too expensive and pointless. Why not buy a 9500 instead? Or are they planning on killing it and leaving 9300 and 9700 only. Why even make this, 9500 is already so small that it fits anywhere that this would. Infact this is even 7.5mm higher!

Only good thing about it is the PWM fan. But tha is pointless as well, as the is 9500 AT with PWM www.zalman.co.kr/ENG/product/Product_Read.asp?idx=161

Arctic Cooling came up with the Xtreme Twin Tower for 26€ and it will CRUSH this.
forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=61263

(I used to have 9500led before, so I'm no Zalman hater :p I just don't get this.)

Instead they should have come out with a CNPS9900, with a 120mm fan or maybe 2 and bigger pipes or direct contact.
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#9
echo75
old wife in new clothes!
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tkpenalty
OnBoard
Way way way too expensive and pointless. Why not buy a 9500 instead? Or are they planning on killing it and leaving 9300 and 9700 only. Why even make this, 9500 is already so small that it fits anywhere that this would. Infact this is even 7.5mm higher!

Only good thing about it is the PWM fan. But tha is pointless as well, as the is 9500 AT with PWM www.zalman.co.kr/ENG/product/Product_Read.asp?idx=161

Arctic Cooling came up with the Xtreme Twin Tower for 26€ and it will CRUSH this.
forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=61263

(I used to have 9500led before, so I'm no Zalman hater :p I just don't get this.)

Instead they should have come out with a CNPS9900, with a 120mm fan or maybe 2 and bigger pipes or direct contact.
Why not even get a Xigmatek HDT? Even cheaper and more performance!
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#11
OnBoard
tkpenalty
Why not even get a Xigmatek HDT? Even cheaper and more performance!
Is it? Cheaper I mean. Those must have come down in price (while Zalman coolers stay up). Zalman's problem seems to be that they use so much copper -> expensive and it doesn't help enough with performance.
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#12
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Sweet cooler, sour pricing.
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#13
tkpenalty
btarunr
Sweet cooler, sour pricing.
+1. This cooler's design would shine if only zalman did HDT.
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#14
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
lemonadesoda
Are you trying to be clever or just rude? What price do you think this thing needs to be at to be interesting? Exactly.
I think the price point of EUR 25 is about right, maybe 30 at the highest, I wasn't arguing with you on that point. However, you need to realize that the Retail price is almost never what the product actually sells for. EUR 42 is the retail price, not the street price, you can always find products for less than the retail price, especially in the computer world. I believe the 9500's retail price is something like EUR 50 and the 9700's is EUR 55, so a retail of 42 isn't that bad for this cooler. The street price will be lower, it will probably be in the range of EUR 30 when it first hits the shelves.
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#16
ghost101
Looks like its been rediseigned to fit on more motherboards?
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#17
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
TheGuruStud
Zalman always has sexy coolers :)
dont like how the fan cant be replaced.
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#18
lemonadesoda
Turbulence at the edges of the fan blades is very high - on ANY fan or propellor. In fact... one of the BIG bonuses of the Zalman is how effectively it uses this turbulence to cool buy having the fan within the fins and letting the air be expelled outwards not just pushed through.

A replaceable fan requires a fan in an enclosure. There is so much efficiency lost... as well as the turbulence getting trapped within the enclosure creating more noise.
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