Zalman CNPS 12X revealed

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  1. Guru3D News

    Guru3D News Ancient Guru

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    Zalman disclosed a new cooler design it's the upcoming CNPS12X CPU cooler with a totally new design 6 heatpipes and two quiet fans. Features Optimized Heat Dissipation Area with VFP Variable Fin...

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  2. reno_skychaser

    reno_skychaser Ancient Guru

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    Aesthetically, no one comes close to Zalman. I'll look forward to seeing how this does, hopefully it comes in under 5 lbs.
     
  3. FULMTL

    FULMTL Ancient Guru

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    would be kool if it had LED's in the middle.
     
  4. Tat3

    Tat3 Ancient Guru

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    I dont really buy hardware based on looks so not that important thing to me.

    I wonder how many cuts you get to your fingers when installing that, because it looks like that it has quite a few sharp edges...
     

  5. CaliMnTSnaKe

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    That cooler looks like ehhh nvm, just as long as it cools your cpu I guess.
     
  6. scoter man1

    scoter man1 Ancient Guru

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    Im sorry, when zalman makes crap like that I just dont even respect them. I bet it'll do slightly better than stock for a whole lot more $.
     
  7. UZ7

    UZ7 Ancient Guru

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    Typo?

    But yeah I've had a CNPS9500 in the past and while the fan eventually died, it was still a good cooler lol.
     
  8. Corrupt^

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    Installing Zalman products always ended up with me having bleeding fingers. It's not to bad though, the cut seems to be fast, soft and tender, I never felt it, I just noticed blood on my hands...

    Wonder how it performs, as much as I like Thermalright's performance, I'd happily trade in 1 or 2 ° C for an easier installation. Right now I should clean my TRUE and apply new paste but I cba.
     
  9. allesclar

    allesclar Ancient Guru

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    whats crap about it? i have had a zalman 9700Cu cpu cooler for 3 years now, 38 degrees idle and never over 47 on load. pretty damn good compared to stock :)


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    I do wonder how much this will cost though, do you think they will release a copper fins version one too?
     
  10. wlw_wl

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    Copper fins might look cool and weigh a ton but they perform worse than Al so it's a poor choice.
     

  11. reno_skychaser

    reno_skychaser Ancient Guru

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    Why all the hate? Did the CNPS10x series not convince people that Zalman can still make a competitive cooler?

    This looks like it might be aimed at some of the Scythe coolers like the Mugen 2. 6 in-line pipes, wide looking fin spacing, and I would guess somewhere between 1600-2000 RPM fans. There might still be an 'extreme' version with nickel plating, more tightly packed fins, and yes FULMTL, never count Zalman out of adding LED's.
     
  12. CPC_RedDawn

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    Nice design, but lets see how it stacks up.

    Hilbert, get busy testing mate! :p
     
  13. sykozis

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    Copper has very poor heat dissipation compared to aluminum. Hard to beat copper for heat transfer though.
     
  14. NoviceRei

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    My 10x Extreme performs superbly, i wonder how this performs.
     
  15. UnclePappi

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    Aren't they essentially the same thing?
     

  16. mameira

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    Its great to transfer heat but sucks at cooling it
     
  17. sykozis

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    Transfer = moving from 1 physical material to another

    Dissipation = moving from 1 physical material to air (also refered to as "cooling off")

    They are not "essentially the same thing"....In the case of temperature, dissipation is literally the same thing as "cooling off", whereas "transfer" literally means "move"
     
  18. UnclePappi

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    I get that but when you break it down to molecules it's still heat just moving from one place to the other. It just doesn't compute that the heat energy will go in with ease but not leave with the same ease. I think surface area would be the most important aspect of dissipation.
     

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