Zalman Rolls Out Triple Fan CNPS12X Air Cooler

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Ghost XFX

Zalman can do me a favor, by putting it on the market ASAP Flash...

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Ghost XFX

Well, It's out now, time to do a review, no?

Majority of reviews I've seen in the past are done with Intel boards. It's almost as if AMD boards don't matter. Or if you're just that kind of person, you probably think AMD chips are just going to melt down anyhow, so it doesn't matter if they do have a cooler or not.

I'd like to know if this cooler will fit AMD's 990FX boards clearing all four RAM slots safely while keeping that ultra hot FX chip nice and comfy under load.... Don't let me down!

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Zoandar

Their specs look interesting. Low noise 22-24db at 850-1200 rpm. Also they mention some sort of variable fin technology. Might actually sound pretty quiet.

www.zalman.com/eng/product/Product_Read.asp?idx=449

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Eoraptor

I'll be curious to see an actual review on this.

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warptek2010

I think Jerry Seinfeld would say it best: "Why don't they just make the whole thing out of the heatpipe"????

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b_c_pc

There is spinning at the same speed and spinning at the same speed.  Unless they're spinning at EXACTLY the same speed, isn't there a chance of the fans creating added noise (and vibration) via harmonics?

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CalDrumr

The only problem with this is that it will crush your CPU, kick your video card in the face, and eat your memory for breakfsast.

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Silent_Raider

So if one of the fans is spinning in a different direction than the others, wouldn't that create a dead spot?  Also, if they are all running in the same direction, if they are not constantly in sync, wouldn't that create turbulence (and heat and noise)?

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Coldrage

All of them are the same size and spin at the same speed in the same direction.

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Coldrage

Anyone thinking about the implications of making CPU ISH and aftermarket heatsinks out of GRAPHENE? Apparently it's going to be cheap and is the BEST thermal conductor on the planet.

I'm very curious how graphene based cooling will fare.

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thetechchild

New tech research is unfortunately slow (from consumer perspectives, anyways). No point in hoping for it, even when MaxPC or some science journal has an article/paper on it... Until a company announces an actual product, consider it impossible.

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yu119995

That's nice.  But I have to say that I'm rather content with my $20 212+.

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warptek2010

Bingo. So am I. I remember being a little intimidated with installing it at first but as it turned out it was rather pretty simple.

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TommM

That's pretty trippy looking.  Wonder what the noise factor will be with 3 fans.

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Brad Nimbus

I want. That thing is a beast. Although instead of having that fan in the middle I would rather a small fan that is on the cpu plate just blowing air straight up. That would keep the plate cool and the other two fans are for when things get really ridiculous

 

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