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is this $70 cooler for $25 good?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

my hunt for a good cooler continues! Its for a i5 4690k when i upgrade, it must be from ncix as i will be picking it up in person.

 

http://www.ncix.com/detail/zalman-cnps9900max-b-nickel-plated-copper-58-61204-1246.htm

 

is this half decent?

 

i was also looking at this: http://www.ncix.com/detail/zalman-cnps10x-performa-cpu-cooler-1a-51106.htm


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my hunt for a good cooler continues! Its for a i5 4690k when i upgrade, it must be from ncix as i will be picking it up in person.

 

http://www.ncix.com/detail/zalman-cnps9900max-b-nickel-plated-copper-58-61204-1246.htm

 

is this half decent?

 

i was also looking at this: http://www.ncix.com/detail/zalman-cnps10x-performa-cpu-cooler-1a-51106.htm

NO!!!

 

That series of rounded coolers by zalman is awful. They perform decently well but are quite loud and are monsters to install. I benched that specific one against a hyper 212 evo and plus and the evo and plus came out ahead.

 

I'd grab this if you CAN'T get an evo http://www.ncix.com/detail/be-quiet-shadow-rock-slim-50-96124-1246.htm?affiliateid=7474144

 

or put in $15 more for the one that is 1 step up

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HYPER 212 OVER THIS ANYDAY!

The only round Zalman cooler i ever used shredded my hands to pieces.


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No no no. Save up a little more and get a Hyper 212 evo


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Just try a Thermalright cooler for once.


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Looks cool but it aint good (iwould get it thought for looks if it was low enough)


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The CNPS9900MAX is a nice little cooler, i used to have one on my Q6600 rig if i recall. 

 

Ignore the 212 EVO fanbois, it performs well and i quite like the look of it tbh. For $25 it's a steal.


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The CNPS9900MAX is a nice little cooler, i used to have one on my Q6600 rig if i recall. 

 

Ignore the 212 EVO fanbois, it performs well and i quite like the look of it tbh. For $25 it's a steal.

I'm not a fanboy... I own literally both of those. It performs slightly worse, is slightly louder, and is worse to install.

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Dear god no. I'd look into a Shadow Rock, since I think those are about the right price.


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I'm not a fanboy... I own literally both of those. It performs slightly worse, is slightly louder, and is worse to install.

I can also agree. I had one of those on my Q6600. Pure trash. Now I got a Thermalright True Spirit. So much better in every way except trying to cut my fingers.


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I'm not a fanboy... I own literally both of those. It performs slightly worse, is slightly louder, and is worse to install.

Yet i found benchmarks stating that it isn't far off my Scythe Ninja III's performance, and it's quieter.


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my hunt for a good cooler continues! Its for a i5 4690k when i upgrade, it must be from ncix as i will be picking it up in person.

 

http://www.ncix.com/detail/zalman-cnps9900max-b-nickel-plated-copper-58-61204-1246.htm

 

is this half decent?

 

i was also looking at this: http://www.ncix.com/detail/zalman-cnps10x-performa-cpu-cooler-1a-51106.htm

I'd take a look at this as well http://www.ncix.com/detail/enermax-ets-n30-taa-hdt-led-cpu-e2-96229-1360.htm but I can agree with everyone on the round zalman cooler its terrible 


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Yet i found benchmarks stating that it isn't far off my Scythe Ninja III's performance, and it's quieter.

I've done the benchmarks myself on 3 different platforms. My NH-U14S beat them all, followed by my EVO, then the Zalman one. The Zalman was the loudest among them.\

 

Anyways I recommended a Be Quiet! cooler anyways.

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I've done the benchmarks myself on 3 different platforms. My NH-U14S beat them all, followed by my EVO, then the Zalman one. The Zalman was the loudest among them.\

 

Anyways I recommended a Be Quiet! cooler anyways.

One of the first results on Google.

http://www.maximumpc.com/zalman_cnps9900_max_review


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That's nice.

 

I've done them myself with different results. And much more thorough benchmarks than maximumpc.

 

The only spot where it beat the EVO was full load temps.

http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/zalman_cnps9900/4.htm

 

Pretty close to the Noctua NH-D14 according to Overclockersclub.  ;)


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Posted · Original PosterOP

No no no. Save up a little more and get a Hyper 212 evo

NCIX has it on back order, but yes i would totally get it

 

HYPER 212 OVER THIS ANYDAY!

The only round Zalman cooler i ever used shredded my hands to pieces.

^

 

Dear god no. I'd look into a Shadow Rock, since I think those are about the right price.

yeah i think imma get a shadow rock 2 slim


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Man, this things ugly. But that's just me.

 

Anyway, I agree with the Hyper 212. I tried the updated version for a friend's PC, the Hyper 212X. It has roughly the same price (at least in my country), and has a better fan.

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I have that one but that was some time ago.  I kind of find it easy to install pretty much the same as others but

 

for cheaps 212 or the 212 evo or the other 212 something. I recall there were 3 as the 212 evo being the newer one. not sure if there were 3 or 2 but I know there are more than 1 212 model.

 

but you can also get a noctua nh-d14/d15 and if it doesn't fit then just punch a hold on your side panel to make it fit >.<


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