Zalman CNPS 14X Review

Introduction and Technical Specification

 Zalman CNPS 14X Review  

 

Introduction

When we think of Zalman coolers we perhaps first call to mind the horizontal cylinder types, often respledant in their natural copper, or perhaps the smaller "top down" rose style coolers.  But that's not to say that Zalman don't do the "Big twin stack" type cooler, or for that matter sealed unit water coolers.  With the CNPS we see Zalman mount a very quiet 140mm fan centrally between two large heat-sink fin stacks, with six copper pipes feeding the heat up from the polished copper base plate and away from your toasty CPU.  Although quite large the CNPS 14X has a relatively simple design with little in the way of bling.  We thinks Zalman may be going for substance over style. 

 

Technical Specification 

Compatibility

Intel LGA2011/1155/1156/1366/775 and AMD FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2

Max TDP

All

Installation Method

Intel and AMD - backplate, requires motherboard removal

Dimensions

140(L) x 126(W) x 159.3(H)mm

Weight

875g

Materials

Pure Copper and aluminium

Dissipation Area

10.46 cm2

Fan Type

4-Pin PWM

Fan Bearing

Long Life Bearing

Fan RPM

950 ~ 1350rpm ±10%

Noise

17 ~ 21dBA ±10%

 

Features

  1. 1  Powerful Cooling Performance
  2. 2  140mm PWM fan with low noise
  3. 3  6 U-Shaped dual heatpipe design
  4. 4  Two additional 140mm fans can be installed (not supplied)
  5. 5  Supplied with high performance ZM-STG2M thermal paste
  6. 6  Compatible with Intel LGA2011/1155/1156/1366/775 and AMD FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2

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28-11-2012, 04:46:49

tinytomlogan
http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...042237770l.jpg

With a range of no less than 31 CPU coolers it could be argued that Zalman have something for everyone. Here we take a look at one of their largest offerings, The CNPS 14X


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28-11-2012, 23:02:15

Bang
While I'm no expert at keeping Sandy Bridge cool, I couldn't help but look at those temps, even with the 19c ambient, and thinking 'Mmmmm, not good'

Thanks for the warning mate.
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