Zalman CNPS14X Review

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kevjohn

AGAIN, Max PC! Yet another product review with no pricing information. Yes, I know I can Google that info in 5 seconds, but I shouldn't have to if I'm coming here.

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Incognito

What Kev said. How hard is it to include pricing info in the article so I don't have to Google it?

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iplayoneasy

Agreed on the Hyper 212. I mean I run a power-sucking, heat-spewing FX8320 @ 4.6ghz and the small Hyper 212 keeps it @ 61C after a 4 hour blend test. For $30 what else are you gonna get?

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vistageek

Omg just install an all in one water cooler. Quieter, smaller, and cooler.

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kiaghi7

So with all of that, under any actual task (not idling), it's statistically indistinguishable from the tried and true CM Hyper 212...

It would seem that Zalman doesn't have the facilities to actually, oh I don't know, use this heatsink and see for themselves what it's capabilities are and how they compare to very typical competitor parts?

Zalman used to be tremendously good in the heatsink biz, but they've fallen like a brick in the last 8-10 years since their much vaunted "omega" heatsink design has become passe and they just don't seem to understand what makes a good tower-cooler.

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PDX-1337

This thing looks like it should be gas powered and
you should have to pull a cord to start it!

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Nixon

Set it up on the hood of your lawn mower. Someone might think it's part of the motor. x)