Zalman CNPS9900 MAX might be the last of its kind

by Rafael Hernandez on December 20, 2010 · 0 comments

Zalman is well known to those that seek absolute silence from their PCs but with increasingly hotter components in our machines there are certain tradeoffs that must be made. The Zalman CNPS9900 MAX takes the company’s familiar spiral fan array and drops in a high performance fan between them so there’s a good amount of airflow passing through the fins and on to any nearby components such as power regulation circuitry. If you’re working with some lower power hardware it’ll handle things nice and quiet like unfortunately if you’re spending $80 on a heatsink, such as this, you’re probably planning on a high power CPU so things will get a bit louder but it’s still capable of keeping up with the heat. Perhaps a parting shot at tower heatsinks before the design fades into obscurity?

Zalman CNPS9900 MAX @ techPowerUp

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