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Zalman-cnps9900-max.33180587
8.5 out of 10

Zalman CNPS9900 MAX

New and improved CNPS9900 with 135mm blue LED fan Composite Read more

Best Price: £38.84

Reviews for Zalman CNPS9900 MAX

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Overall 6
6.0

Rough installation, functional once on

Reid S., Newegg
2 February 2014
  • Pros: -Looks great - I care a lot about the aesthetics of my build, and it looks awesome.
  • Cons: -Installation- Installation on an AM3 socket (Gigabyte 990fxa ud3) was not fun. As I'm sure you've read, many people compain about the screws not being long enough....absolutely the case. I was off by a good 5-10cm. My eventual solution was to ditch the Zalman backplate, use the stock mobo backplate, and long screws that came with my case. Luckily all of those matched up! However...I shouldn't have to employ that much effort or creativity to get this thing installed.....
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Overall 10
10

Keeps CPU very Cool

Patrick S., Newegg
17 December 2013
  • Summary: Not really any cons to speak of, just make sure you have a wide case, it stands over 6 inches high.
  • Pros: On long hard gaming runs (BF4) on an 4th gen I7, the temps have reached a max of 45C, or 113 F with this cooler. The case is a Thermaltake, G10 Snow edition, ROG Formula board, SLI GTX 670's. The case may help with all the fans keeping the CPU temp down this low.
  • Cons: Seen some complaints on the install, there, black holding clips have to be installed with the bolt in them, and then slid onto the lower bracket, otherwise you will wonder why they did not provide long enough screws. Once I got that right, and followed the same bolting pattern for the 1155 socket for my 1150, it worked just fine.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

joel_f, NCIX.com
28 November 2013
  • Summary: Used a few of these on builds and for the money you really cant beat them!
  • Pros: easy install,works great
  • Cons: Quite large
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Overall 10
10

ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX-R 135mm Long life bearing CPU Cooler Red LED

Trish, pricebat.ca
1 August 2013
  • Excerpt: This thing is hot! Appreciate the black fins. I got the red fan, I can't stand blue lights in my Pc anymore they are so depressing, and ugly. Actually quiet.I have an Intel 920 two.6 @ 3.2ghz for awhile now, was operating around 56-60c idle now I'm running at a cool 38-40C idle, working with IC Diamond Thermal Paste. No way was I going to use the junk paste they supplied. None!
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

GTMistral, NCIX.com
26 June 2013
  • Summary: I have been using this heatsink for quite awhile, on my LGA775 (Core2Duo E6600 g 2.4ghz) in my Antec P160W. Despite the Antec being a midtower, it fits like a charm, leaving up to half an inch between the top of the heatsink and the side panel/side window. I will also be using it in my new build with an LGA1155 (Core i5 3570k g 3.4ghz) in a Thermaltake Element V. No question, it fits perfectly inside a full tower. The installation is ok.
  • Pros: - Nice looking heatsink/fan, - Very good heat dissipation, - Fan shoots directly into the rear exhaust fan!!, - Compatible with a wide variety of socket/CPU, from older to newer, - Easy to clean with air blower
  • Cons: - Dim LED
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Overall 10
10

ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX-R 135mm Long life bearing CPU Cooler Red LED

Zytka, pricebat.ca
17 June 2013
  • Excerpt: Was operating at 43c not overclock. Now operating at 36c overclocked from three.2 to 3.9. not actually con but this thing is huge AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz Asus M4A89GTD Pro/USB threeG.Ability F3-16000 CL7D-4GBFLS running at 2000 fsbABS 850 watt powersupplyC M Storm Sniper Black Edtion Case
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Overall 10
10

ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX-R 135mm Long life bearing CPU Cooler Red LED

Cecile, pricebat.ca
11 June 2013
  • Excerpt: Good Cost,So Quiet even with out Lessen fan speed plug.Reduced Idle temp than H70Worth just about every penny.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Timmy_Y, NCIX.com
27 May 2013
  • Summary: I am currently using a Gigabyte P55 motherboard and i5 750 CPU. With the stock cooler, my CPU can go up to 80 degrees when I play games such as battlefield and left 4 dead. At idle state, my CPU can still reach a quite high temperature of 50 degrees. After installing the Zalman 9900 max, my CPU temperature dropped about 30 to 40 degrees.
  • Pros: - Quiet (can hear some noise when it is at its max speed), - Equipped a LED which is quite cool, - Able to see a significant 30 degrees temperature drop  from a stock Intel cooler, - Package included a small bottle of thermal compound
  • Cons: - Size is a bit too big (make sure you measure your case before purchasing), - Putting the screws on can be a bit troublesome because the fan is huge and you got to fit the screws under the fan onto the motherboard
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Ryan_B, NCIX.com
24 May 2013
  • Summary: I bought this to do some light overclocking as well to match the LED's in my system. It keeps the CPU a lot cooler than the stock heat sink and is fairly aesthetically pleasing in the looks department. My only complaint is that it doesn't have a speed adjustment dial, only a 4pin fan adapter which runs the fan on low, otherwise, without it, it always runs at high speed which can be a bit noisy.
  • Pros: A lot better than stock cooler, Blue LED, Lots of extra thermal paste
  • Cons: no speed adjustment dial
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Overall 8
8.0

ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX-R 135mm Long life bearing CPU Cooler Red LED

Ian, pricebat.ca
18 May 2013
  • Excerpt: Good design, appears great, and keeps my CPU extremely cool. This thing is major. I had to remove 1 of my side case fans from my Cooler Master Storm case just so it would fit. The directions were a little unclear. I had to study a single step many instances to fully grasp what the heck they had been talking about. They mentioned to use ALL the thermal grease in the syringe which I did, and it created a mess.. I didn't believe it required THAT considerably...
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