Zalman CNPS9700 LED Processor Heatsink and Cooling Fan

110mm - 2800rpm Dual Ball Bearing - MPN: CNPS9700LED
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Description
Does not generate noise or vibration in Silent Mode Adjustable fan speed controller (FAN MATE 2) included 0.2mm ultra-slim fins for minimized weight and reduced airflow resistance 100% copper heatsink with aerodynamically optimized tunnel design for maximum cooling efficiency Innovative and patented, curved heatpipe design for a heat transfer capacity of up to six heatpipes with the use of just three
Quick Glance
Product Type Cooling Fan/Heatsink
Compatible Device Processor
Processor Socket Intel Scoket 775: Celeron D Processor Pentium 4 Processor Pentium D Processor Core 2 Duo Processor AMD Socket AM2: Sempron Processor Athlon 64 Processor Athlon 64 X2 Processor Athlon 64 FX Processor AMD Socket 754: Sempron Processor Athlon 64 Processor AMD Socket 939: Opteron Processor Athlon 64 Processor Athlon 64 X2 Processor Athlon 64 FX Processor Dual-Core Opteron Processor AMD Socket 940: Opteron Processor Athlon 64 FX Processor Dual-Core Opteron Processor
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Best CPU Cooler
4.5 Star Review  bestcovery.com - Mar 19, 2009

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Zalman CNPS9700 LED
4.5 Star Review  testseek.com - Oct 30, 2008

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Zalman CNPS9700LED
5 Star Review   By member gundilok - Dec 15, 2007   

Strengths: Made of pure copper and small portion of aluminum, which ensures efficient heat transfer. 110mm Fan with blue LED looks awesome at night if u have transparent side case. Has silent mode & rpm regulator

Weakness: Very big so make sure your case can fit it. Also, be careful transporting your case w/ this thing installed as it is only held by 2 screws when attached and can potentially break off.

Overall this is an outstanding cooler. Not only is it the best air cooler available but it can also take on some liquid systems out there. I used to own a kingwin liquid cooling system but I have to say the hassle of installing one of those was not worth it. You can get the same effect with Zalman 9700. A very cool feature is the speed control that you can attach to the side of your case and adjust as needed, for instance when overclocking. Also, if your goal is to minimize the noise you can run it in silent mode with slower rpm, which would still be more than enough to cool your CPU if you are not an extreme overclocker of course. The only potential issue I can see is somewhat poor design for attaching this thing to socket 775 CPU since it is only attached w/ 2 screws. There are 4 screw spots on the bracket so I wish all 4 of them were utilized. Currently you can use either of the pair depending on which orientation you are installing it in.

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Great CPU heatsink fan
5 Star Review   By member Serj - Oct 7, 2007   

Strengths: Big fan, all copper, easy to install, speed control

Weakness: speed control is manual and not controlled by the motherboard. It is also huge and heavy (but that is also a plus)

I have done a lot of research and it came down to this processor heatsink. it fits perfectly in my 900 case with the side fan installed. I would highly recommend this heatsink fan if you are trying to push your processor to the limit. Buy it and enjoy your overclock!

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Awesome Across The Board!
5 Star Review   By member Zikky - Aug 14, 2007   

Strengths: Quiet and Cool!

Weakness: Huge Huge Huge!

This is definitely a unit you would like to consider if you are looking for that extreme air cooled unit. I would definitely measure my case in the future twice before ordering a fan this big. When it arrived I thought it would not fit but after removing the motherboard and mounting it, it looked great in my P180 case!

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funky lookin!
5 Star Review   By member Tophan47 - Jul 25, 2007   

Strengths: Unique look keeps cpu very cool fairly quiet

Weakness: semi-difficult to mount large size

For the most part this HS is awesome...it keeps my E6600 OCed to 3.2gHz at 41°C idle and 50°C max load so defn does the job...it is fairly large and can be a pain to mount depending on board. I do like the fact that it has a seperate dial that allows u to adjust the fan speed as needed.

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Zalman CPNS 9500AT
5 Star Review   By member cowfunone - Jun 20, 2007   

Strengths: Efficient cooling, nice look, quiet

Weakness: Price, weight

Received and installed this monster fan on my new system, with a E6600 CPU. I have not put the system on heavy load yet, but I am very impressed by how quiet the cooler is, as well as how well it cools. I am reading 28C for the CPU. Great job Zalman.

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Worked as advertised
4 Star Review   By member SDTechDeals - May 6, 2007   

Strengths: Keeps CPU cool; includes thermal glue

Weakness: Not fun to install; expensive; BIG

I was upgrading my computer from a dual-core E6400 to a E6600 (gotta love those Intel price-cuts!!), and was already using a Zalman 9500. I was quite happy that it got my idle temperature down to the low-30s. I was going to move my old E6400 to another system, and put the new 9700 fan into this system. WOrked like a champ, and installed in like five-minutes. Fortunately, the 9500 & 9700 brackets are completely compatible. The fan is even BIGGER, but fit without any issues. My Idle temps on the E6600 are 31, and mid 40's at load. Very nice indeed. It does seem louder than the 9500. For the downside, I then installed the bracket into another motherboard, and forgot what a pain it was! Alighments, sticky tape, screws, etc. You do have to take your MB out to do this install. But it worked, and now I am just happy that the upgrade is complete.

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Greay CPU Cooler
4 Star Review   By member FunCo_1 - Apr 20, 2007   

Strengths: Quiet--Looks Nice--Does the Job Does just as good a job as all that blue water to keep things cool

Weakness: Comes with a 3 Pin connection to M.B. So be ready to call Zalman Tech. Supt.

Runs strong and Quite. I overclock my QX6700 Quad and the CNPS9700 has no problem keeping things cool. But there is always a BUT.....be ready to call Zalman Tech. Supt. if you have a 4 Pin connection on your M.B. It comes with a 3 Pin for what reason I do not know why. BTW call Tech. Supt. I type so many emails to them and never an answer. Just call and try your best to understand them.

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One of the best air coolers out there
5 Star Review   By member gman757 - Apr 15, 2007   

Strengths: Lets me overclock while keeping things cool. Good looks.

Weakness: Big and heavy. Expensive for an air cooler. Don't like the FanMate controller.

I installed this on my Intel E6600 and it works like a champ. I have it moderately overclocked to 3.0 GHz, and it runs at 46 degrees idle, mid 50's under load. I had water-cooling on my last system, but it was expensive and required maintenence. I found this cooler to work just as well for what I need it for. It is a big and heavy cooler. You have to expect that in a good air cooler. Read the specs and make sure it will fit. I think the included FanMate controller is bulky and unnecessary. I just plugged the fan directly into the motherboard and run it at 100%. It's not that loud and I'm overclocking anyway, so why run it slower? It is one of the most expensive air coolers out there, but it works great, so you get what you pay for.

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on top but not one of the best
3 Star Review   By member wisemensurvive - Mar 15, 2007   

Strengths: it has the look and it does look very nice behind the side glass. its performance is very solid and fan is quiet. It got my e6400 overclocked to 3.0 ghz right under 60 full load and about 40 idled.

Weakness: Somewhat disappointing for me because I expected a lot more from Zalman since the 9500 series did so well. I don't think this has any improvements over the previous version of 9500.

its price is higher than better performing coolers such as tuniq tower 120 (in my mind is the best). Even the typhoon with a little cheaper price would do better than this cooler. If you don't push your chip to the limits and want to have something look nice behind the side glass door. Get this. Installation is also easier than most other top coolers.

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Awesome Performance at a reasonable price!
4 Star Review   By member digitalarts3000 - Mar 6, 2007   

Strengths: Lives up to it's name Ultra Quiet, I love the blue LED light and the fact that it keeps my pentium 4 processor's temperature below 40 degrees. 100% PURE COPPER BABY!

Weakness: I don't think that the Fan Speed Controller is necessary, it just takes up space and I don't even use it, I just leave it on high and there is no noise to worry about.

Overall this cpu cooler is fantastic, it will boost your computer's performance and durability, I think it was money well spent, I have peace of mind knowing that no matter how many programs I run simultaneously, that my processor's temperature will no rise above 40 degrees.

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Description
Does not generate noise or vibration in Silent Mode Adjustable fan speed controller (FAN MATE 2) included 0.2mm ultra-slim fins for minimized weight and reduced airflow resistance 100% copper heatsink with aerodynamically optimized tunnel design for maximum cooling efficiency Innovative and patented, curved heatpipe design for a heat transfer capacity of up to six heatpipes with the use of just three
Quick Glance
Product Type Cooling Fan/Heatsink
Compatible Device Processor
Processor Socket Intel Scoket 775: Celeron D Processor Pentium 4 Processor Pentium D Processor Core 2 Duo Processor AMD Socket AM2: Sempron Processor Athlon 64 Processor Athlon 64 X2 Processor Athlon 64 FX Processor AMD Socket 754: Sempron Processor Athlon 64 Processor AMD Socket 939: Opteron Processor Athlon 64 Processor Athlon 64 X2 Processor Athlon 64 FX Processor Dual-Core Opteron Processor AMD Socket 940: Opteron Processor Athlon 64 FX Processor Dual-Core Opteron Processor
Summary
Product Title Zalman CNPS9700 LED Processor Heatsink and Cooling Fan
Manufacturer Zalman
Lowest Price $43.67 from Mwave.com
Power Score 4.6 | 16 Reviews
General
Warranty Information: 1 Year Limited
URL: Manufacturer Link
Dimensions: 5.59" Height x 4.88" Width x 3.54" Length - FHS, 1.02" Height x 1.02" Width x 2.76" Length - FAN MATE 2
Fan Speed: 2800 rpm - ? 10%
Weight: 1.52 lbs - FHS, 0.71 oz - Fan Mate 2
Noise Rating: 35 dBA
Additional Specifications
Connectors: 3-pin TX3
SKU: DPGZALCNPS9700LEDUS
Parent Retsku: B008ANFRES
Cooler Type: Thermoelec
Description: CNPS9700 LED Ultra Quiet CPU Cooler
Power Rating: 6 W
Heatsink Height: 5.59"
Heatsink Width: 4.88"
Brand Name: Zalman
Frequency Band: Noise Level:Silent Mode: 19.5dB 10%Normal Mode: 35dB 10%03 Heat Pipes
Heatsink Depth: 3.54"
Fan Bearing Type: Dual Ball Bearing
Fan Diameter: 4.33"
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Expert Reviews
Best CPU Cooler
4.5 Star Review  bestcovery.com - Mar 19, 2009

Bestcovery experts have rated the Zalman CNPS9700 LED CPU Cooler as a best pick for the Best CPU Cooler. Bestcovery's experts recommend the best products and services for a particular need based on extensive research and evaluations. Click below to see Bestcovery's full review of this product.

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Zalman CNPS9700 LED
4.5 Star Review  testseek.com - Oct 30, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 15 expert reviews for Zalman CNPS9700 LED and the average expert rating is 92 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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User Reviews
Zalman CNPS9700LED
5 Star Review   By member gundilok - Dec 15, 2007   

Strengths: Made of pure copper and small portion of aluminum, which ensures efficient heat transfer. 110mm Fan with blue LED looks awesome at night if u have transparent side case. Has silent mode & rpm regulator

Weakness: Very big so make sure your case can fit it. Also, be careful transporting your case w/ this thing installed as it is only held by 2 screws when attached and can potentially break off.

Overall this is an outstanding cooler. Not only is it the best air cooler available but it can also take on some liquid systems out there. I used to own a kingwin liquid cooling system but I have to say the hassle of installing one of those was not worth it. You can get the same effect with Zalman 9700. A very cool feature is the speed control that you can attach to the side of your case and adjust as needed, for instance when overclocking. Also, if your goal is to minimize the noise you can run it in silent mode with slower rpm, which would still be more than enough to cool your CPU if you are not an extreme overclocker of course. The only potential issue I can see is somewhat poor design for attaching this thing to socket 775 CPU since it is only attached w/ 2 screws. There are 4 screw spots on the bracket so I wish all 4 of them were utilized. Currently you can use either of the pair depending on which orientation you are installing it in.

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Great CPU heatsink fan
5 Star Review   By member Serj - Oct 7, 2007   

Strengths: Big fan, all copper, easy to install, speed control

Weakness: speed control is manual and not controlled by the motherboard. It is also huge and heavy (but that is also a plus)

I have done a lot of research and it came down to this processor heatsink. it fits perfectly in my 900 case with the side fan installed. I would highly recommend this heatsink fan if you are trying to push your processor to the limit. Buy it and enjoy your overclock!

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Awesome Across The Board!
5 Star Review   By member Zikky - Aug 14, 2007   

Strengths: Quiet and Cool!

Weakness: Huge Huge Huge!

This is definitely a unit you would like to consider if you are looking for that extreme air cooled unit. I would definitely measure my case in the future twice before ordering a fan this big. When it arrived I thought it would not fit but after removing the motherboard and mounting it, it looked great in my P180 case!

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funky lookin!
5 Star Review   By member Tophan47 - Jul 25, 2007   

Strengths: Unique look keeps cpu very cool fairly quiet

Weakness: semi-difficult to mount large size

For the most part this HS is awesome...it keeps my E6600 OCed to 3.2gHz at 41°C idle and 50°C max load so defn does the job...it is fairly large and can be a pain to mount depending on board. I do like the fact that it has a seperate dial that allows u to adjust the fan speed as needed.

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Zalman CPNS 9500AT
5 Star Review   By member cowfunone - Jun 20, 2007   

Strengths: Efficient cooling, nice look, quiet

Weakness: Price, weight

Received and installed this monster fan on my new system, with a E6600 CPU. I have not put the system on heavy load yet, but I am very impressed by how quiet the cooler is, as well as how well it cools. I am reading 28C for the CPU. Great job Zalman.

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Worked as advertised
4 Star Review   By member SDTechDeals - May 6, 2007   

Strengths: Keeps CPU cool; includes thermal glue

Weakness: Not fun to install; expensive; BIG

I was upgrading my computer from a dual-core E6400 to a E6600 (gotta love those Intel price-cuts!!), and was already using a Zalman 9500. I was quite happy that it got my idle temperature down to the low-30s. I was going to move my old E6400 to another system, and put the new 9700 fan into this system. WOrked like a champ, and installed in like five-minutes. Fortunately, the 9500 & 9700 brackets are completely compatible. The fan is even BIGGER, but fit without any issues. My Idle temps on the E6600 are 31, and mid 40's at load. Very nice indeed. It does seem louder than the 9500. For the downside, I then installed the bracket into another motherboard, and forgot what a pain it was! Alighments, sticky tape, screws, etc. You do have to take your MB out to do this install. But it worked, and now I am just happy that the upgrade is complete.

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Greay CPU Cooler
4 Star Review   By member FunCo_1 - Apr 20, 2007   

Strengths: Quiet--Looks Nice--Does the Job Does just as good a job as all that blue water to keep things cool

Weakness: Comes with a 3 Pin connection to M.B. So be ready to call Zalman Tech. Supt.

Runs strong and Quite. I overclock my QX6700 Quad and the CNPS9700 has no problem keeping things cool. But there is always a BUT.....be ready to call Zalman Tech. Supt. if you have a 4 Pin connection on your M.B. It comes with a 3 Pin for what reason I do not know why. BTW call Tech. Supt. I type so many emails to them and never an answer. Just call and try your best to understand them.

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One of the best air coolers out there
5 Star Review   By member gman757 - Apr 15, 2007   

Strengths: Lets me overclock while keeping things cool. Good looks.

Weakness: Big and heavy. Expensive for an air cooler. Don't like the FanMate controller.

I installed this on my Intel E6600 and it works like a champ. I have it moderately overclocked to 3.0 GHz, and it runs at 46 degrees idle, mid 50's under load. I had water-cooling on my last system, but it was expensive and required maintenence. I found this cooler to work just as well for what I need it for. It is a big and heavy cooler. You have to expect that in a good air cooler. Read the specs and make sure it will fit. I think the included FanMate controller is bulky and unnecessary. I just plugged the fan directly into the motherboard and run it at 100%. It's not that loud and I'm overclocking anyway, so why run it slower? It is one of the most expensive air coolers out there, but it works great, so you get what you pay for.

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on top but not one of the best
3 Star Review   By member wisemensurvive - Mar 15, 2007   

Strengths: it has the look and it does look very nice behind the side glass. its performance is very solid and fan is quiet. It got my e6400 overclocked to 3.0 ghz right under 60 full load and about 40 idled.

Weakness: Somewhat disappointing for me because I expected a lot more from Zalman since the 9500 series did so well. I don't think this has any improvements over the previous version of 9500.

its price is higher than better performing coolers such as tuniq tower 120 (in my mind is the best). Even the typhoon with a little cheaper price would do better than this cooler. If you don't push your chip to the limits and want to have something look nice behind the side glass door. Get this. Installation is also easier than most other top coolers.

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Awesome Performance at a reasonable price!
4 Star Review   By member digitalarts3000 - Mar 6, 2007   

Strengths: Lives up to it's name Ultra Quiet, I love the blue LED light and the fact that it keeps my pentium 4 processor's temperature below 40 degrees. 100% PURE COPPER BABY!

Weakness: I don't think that the Fan Speed Controller is necessary, it just takes up space and I don't even use it, I just leave it on high and there is no noise to worry about.

Overall this cpu cooler is fantastic, it will boost your computer's performance and durability, I think it was money well spent, I have peace of mind knowing that no matter how many programs I run simultaneously, that my processor's temperature will no rise above 40 degrees.

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cooling that makes the difference
4 Star Review   By member rpg99 - Feb 8, 2007   

Strengths: -quality construction [alumimnum, copper]

Weakness: -large unit may not fit all cases

The decrease in CPU temp output is a great improvement from the 9500 series. The size of this cooler is big and should be considered when building or upgrading a system. More surface area, larger heat sync and a 110mm fan = happy computer. Comes with both Intel and AMD brackets in box so everyones happy. This is a very good option for someone looking to overclock with safe temps. I did not think that expensive CPU coolers were necessary before but now I'm a believer.

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works awesome bought through Ewiz thanks, PRICEGRABBER
5 Star Review   By member PYRoss1 - Feb 8, 2007   

Strengths: My AMD FX60 went from 58C to 41C as soon as I installed the fan and is still running those temps

Weakness: Just the weight (be careful when moving the PC)

This fan is awesome and the thermal gel brushes on like paint and works as well as arctic gel. Make sure to set your warnings in the BIOS to 1200 or so and you'll be fine.

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The 9500's big brother is some impressive air cooling.
5 Star Review   By member geo442 - Jan 19, 2007   

Strengths: Spectacular cooling if it fits well; and is appropriate fro your case... Improved (at least for Socket 939) installation than the 9500.

Weakness: Its size may run up against some PSU's or case fans, or make motherboard mounting difficult.

I bought for a computer that originally had a Zalman CNPS9500 cooling the CPU, and then switched to a thermaltake silent water system. The silent water did its job cooling the CPU (an AMD 4800+ OC'd to 2.72GHz) a bit better than the 9500. But when the water pump broke after only 4 months and the TT RMA process kicked in, I decided to go back to air and givee this a shot. In fact, the 9700 is keeping my core temps at 1-2 degrees C below where the silent water had them (with MB sensor about the same), and additionally the 110mm fan blowing towards the exhaust helps bring ambient temperature down more whereas with the Silent Water that was a big issue. Overall, I love it. It barely fits into my case and required me to remove a side 80mm exhaust fan to close the case, but with the serious copper surface area and fan working on the CPU, I'm very glad I decided to go for this rather than put the silent water back on, and in terms of both look and performance, I can't think of a better air-based CPU cooling solution available.

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Good Air Cooler CNPS9700 LED Ultra Quiet CPU Cooler
3 Star Review   By member dongly - Dec 28, 2006   

Strengths: Work good and look great

Weakness: Two big and heavy

Well what can I say, it went FAR beyond my expectations This cooler only keeps my E6600 overclocked to 3.5ghz at 40C idle and 60C load. It is too heary, you must be VERY careful when it is attached to the CPU. and it is big, you need a big PC case to install it. The fan control is not good, you should forget about the fan control if your overclocking. But any way, it is running good and looking good in the PC case.

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