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Zalman CNPS9900-NT Closing In

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#1
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.

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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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good lord!

That thing'll be bigger than the 9700s?!! :twitch:
 
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the big question is .. will it [perform anywhere near a Xig HDT
 
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#5
So no support for AM3 socket :O.
And its even GREEN? what a tease.
 
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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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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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#8
: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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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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I'll be getting this unless it's outrageously priced. Love my 9500. The nVidia versions look super sexy too!
 

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#12
quite nice looking...
hmmm, 70euros......
 

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#13
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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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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they are going with if its not broke dont fix it, just make it larger
 

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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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Looks like a swell cooler and I'm hoping it will preform really well, course, there I can't use it for my rig...

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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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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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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#20
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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zalman i miss you , and come back with same old design , i hope it will be high performance
 
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#22
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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Software Win 7 Pro x64, MSN, CS:Source, etc etc
#23

siLc

New Member
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Tallinn, Estonia
System Name Main Rig
Processor Core i5 2500K @ 4,5GHz
Motherboard Intel DP67BG B3
Cooling Xigmatek HDT-S1283
Memory 2x4GB Corsair XMS 1600
Video Card(s) MSI GeForce GTX 660 Ti OC
Storage 120GB Corsair Force 3 + 1TB Toshiba DT01ACA100 + 1TB Seagate 7200.12 + 1TB Samsung HD103UJ
Display(s) 24" Dell U2412M
Case Lian Li PC7B Plus
Audio Device(s) X-Fi Titanium
Power Supply 700W Nexus RX7000
Software Windows 7 x64
#24
Had the 9700 NT for 6 months, it was really nice and quiet. Hope this is a worthy successor...
 

WarEagleAU

Bird of Prey
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System Name Boddha Getta Boddha Getta Bah!
Processor AMD FX 6100 @ 4.432Ghz @1.382
Motherboard ASUS M5A99X EVO AMD 990X AMD SB950
Cooling Custom Water. EK 240MM Kit, Supreme HSF - Runs 35C
Memory 2 x 4GB Corsair Vengeance White LP @ 1.35V
Video Card(s) XFX Radeon HD 6870 980/1100
Storage WD Caviar Black 1.0TB, WD Caviar Green 1.0TB, WD 160GB
Display(s) Asus VH222/S 22: (21.5" Viewable) 1920x1080p HDMI LCD Monitor
Case NZXT White Switch 810
Audio Device(s) Onboard Realtek 5.1
Power Supply NZXT Hale 90 Gold Cert 750W Modular PSU
Software Windows 8.1 Profession 64 Bit
#25
Nice. I like seeing more green, black and silver things.