From the Zalman website:
Zalman Tech Co., Ltd, was founded in 1999 and introduced to the computer industry the concept of "noiseless computing". In a world filled with noisy computers, "silent" cooling solutions were sought after everywhere, which contributed to Zalman's rapid growth into the world's leader of high-performance, ultra-quiet PC cooling solutions.
Zalman continues to lead in the industry through decisive R&D investments, peerless craftsmanship, intensive global marketing, and generous customer support.
Zalman has long established itself as an innovator of often quiet CPU-cooling solutions. They have also branched out into many other markets over the years, including cases, power supplies, VGA coolers, notebook coolers, and more. That said, it is their CPU coolers that made them famous, cementing them in the minds of enthusiasts the world over.
Zalman continues to innovate with various designs, always pushing forward to deliver compelling products to all market segments. They, most importantly, haven't stuck to just one design philosophy, releasing not only low-profile air coolers but tower designs like the CNPS10X Optima, fanless units like the FX100, and even liquid AIO coolers like the LQ320. Zalman continues to innovate, offering enthusiasts new and exciting options in the PC-cooling market.
For today's review, I will look at Zalman's CNPS14X CPU cooler. It is a dual-tower design that makes use of one fan in the middle. However, it has a few tricks up its sleeve with the option to add two more fans for a total of three. Add to that its six heatpipes and you have the makings of a formidable CPU cooler.
|SOCKET SUPPORT:||Intel: LGA775, LGA1150, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA1366, LGA2011|
AMD: AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2
|HEATSINK:||Material: Aluminum (Fins) & Copper (Heatpipes & Base)|
Dimensions: 140 mm x 126 mm x 159 mm
Heatpipes: Ø6 mm - 6pcs
Weight: 875 g
Dimensions: 140 mm x 140 mm x 25 mm
Fan Speed: 950 - 1350 RPM
Fan Airflow: No data provided
Fan Noise: 17 - 21 dBA
|FEATURES:||140 mm PWM fan with low noise|
U-shaped dual heat sink
High-performance ZM-STG2M thermal grease
Additional two 140mm fans can be mounted