PDA

View Full Version : Zalman CNPS9500 LED CPU cooler......


Darkoz
08-21-05, 09:54 AM
A review is up for the new Zalman CPU cooler, looks to be an excellent performer..........

Zalman CNPS9500 LED (http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/other/display/zalman-cnps9500.html)

keith33
08-21-05, 10:59 AM
How's this thing going to compare to an XP-120?

$n][pErMan
08-21-05, 11:39 AM
hot damn . .that thing is huge!!! Id think that thing would break my motherboard or something .. lol. I love my zalman tho... so this thing must be good (and the tests prove it) ;) Im gonna have to pick one of these up when I go 64bit duel core and OC the hell out of the chip :D

marqmajere
08-21-05, 12:44 PM
Forget it. I'm not putting anything on my mobo that big. Thermaltake Silent boost has worked for me so far.

Roadhog
08-21-05, 12:46 PM
I think i found my new heatsink :D

Riptide
08-21-05, 12:46 PM
Zalman makes some very efficient, pretty looking HSF assemblies. I really like mine.

FraGTastiK
08-21-05, 01:13 PM
Zalman makes some very efficient, pretty looking HSF assemblies. I really like mine.

me too.I love it when I see my CPU idles lower than my body temp it stands at 35 C !!! and goes max 48-49 under crazy load and 45-46 under normal load.and its only CNPS 7000Cu not even 7700.

that 9500 should be one helluva cooler.

$n][pErMan
08-21-05, 02:34 PM
me too.I love it when I see my CPU idles lower than my body temp it stands at 35 C !!! and goes max 48-49 under crazy load and 45-46 under normal load.and its only CNPS 7000Cu not even 7700.

that 9500 should be one helluva cooler.
Haha ... they are badass. I love how my CPU under heavy OC idles and runs cooler than it did at stocks speeds with a stock cooler .. lol. :D

911medic
08-22-05, 12:12 AM
[pErMan']hot damn . .that thing is huge!!! Id think that thing would break my motherboard or something .. lol.
Nahh, it's actually lighter than the 7700Cu (530g vs. 918g), the 7700AlCu (600g), and even 200g lighter than the 7000cu!

Now, about the price...that's the question.

911medic
08-22-05, 12:14 AM
How's this thing going to compare to an XP-120?I'd bet it'll give the 120 a run for it's money, if other tests agree with X-bit Labs'. Usually the 120 beat the 7700 by a few degrees in most of the comparisons I've read (depending on fan), but the 9500 beats the 7700Cu by 13C!

extreme4377
08-22-05, 02:14 AM
A quick google search turned up this... http://sharkacomputers.com/zacn95ledcpu.html $74.95 at Sharka Computers!!! Thats a bit expensive for my tastes. Id love to switch out my 7000B-AlCu for a 9500 tho. It looks kick-ass!

Darkoz
08-22-05, 03:02 AM
The 9500 weighs almost 400 grams less than the 7700 and outperforms it by around 13C under load.
At this stage it looks like the Zalman 9500 might be the next best thing to water cooling.

Here's another review.........http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2005/08/18/zalman_asetek_cooler/1.html

Roch
08-22-05, 05:18 AM
I've got mine on pre-order from Quiet PC, 50, it'll replace the Asetek Microchill I'm using at the moment.

Mith192
08-22-05, 05:37 AM
I am going to buy one as soon as they are released

Riptide
08-22-05, 08:11 AM
I would so be all over this were I overclocking. But if you run stock speeds there is very little reason for it.

Darkoz
08-22-05, 08:14 AM
I would so be all over this were I overclocking. But if you run stock speeds there is very little reason for it.

I dare say like many enthusiasts, hardware is purchased not for the need or reason but rather because something new is available.

Riptide
08-22-05, 08:39 AM
Not this enthusiast anyway. :)

There needs to be some sort of actual benefit to it before I buy. Lower temps when your temps are already fine is - well a waste of money. IMO ofcourse.

extreme4377
08-22-05, 02:50 PM
I just want one cuz, A. its sexy. B. Its sexy. C. it performs well. D. its a minor upgrade that will cure my "upgrade bug"
Anyone find a cheaper place to order from tho? Whens the official release day?