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ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX-B 135mm Long life bearing CPU Cooler Blue LED

  • RC7P Connected: 900 - 1,500 rpm ±10%; RC7P Not Connected: 900 - 1,700 rpm ±10%
  • RC7P Connected: 18 - 27 dBA ±10%; RC7P Not Connected: 18 - 30 dBA ±10%
  • Pure Copper/Black-Pearl Nickel Plated

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Long popular for the design and engineering of their products, Zalman continues to deliver on their tradition by producing quality products backed with excellent service. The CNPS9900LED goes a step further by looking good as it cools your AMD or Intel processor.

The efficient dual copper heatsink design combines a 3-pipe system that effortlessly whisks heat away with the help of the 120mm blue LED fan’s blades and 2 ball bearings. Noise level can be lessened automatically by using the integrated PWM functionality which lets the BIOS monitor fan performance and thermal need and adjust the fan's speed accordingly.

The CNPS9900LED is compatible with all single- and multi-core CPUs for Intel's Socket 775/1156/1366 and AMD’s Socket AM3/AM2+/AM2/754/939/940. All the clips and backplates are included so there's nothing else to buy to get the unit attached to your motherboard in minutes.

  • newegg Pure Copper Heatsink Base and Fins A pure copper base and circular heatsink formed by radially aligned ultra-thin (0.2mm) copper fins maximize heat dissipation surface area for excellent cooling performance.
  • newegg High-efficient Heatpipe Design The innovative heatpipe design delivers a heat transfer capacity equivalent to 6 heatpipes with just 3.
  • newegg 120mm Cooling Fan with PWM Function The 120mm cooling fan with PWM function automatically adjusts speeds according to the CPU temperature for the optimum balance between cooling performance and noise level.
  • newegg Universal Socket Compatibility As an all-in-one solution for PC systems, the ZALMAN CNPS9900A LED features broad compatibility with all AMD socket AM2, 754, 939, 940 and Intel 775, 1156 and 1366 platforms.

The Zalman CNPS9900 MAX-B combines some of the most advanced technologies in the market used for CPU coolers to create powerful cooling performance. The CPU cooler utilizes composite heatpipe which is 50% more effective in transferring heat compared to ordinary heatpipes. Combined with a whisper-quiet 135 mm blue LED PWM fan positioned between two massive nickel plated pure copper heatsinks, the CNPS9900 MAX-B is more than enough to satisfy overclockers and users who are looking for ultra powerful cooling performance in silent operation.

  • newegg Powerful Cooling Performance [Qmax: 300W] Optimally designed pure copper fins effectively disperse heat away from the CPU via composite heatpipes, while the high capacity 135mm fan quickly cools the heatsink for stable operation of high performance CPUs.
  • newegg Ultra Quiet 135mm Blue/Red LED Fan An ultra quiet 135mm fan is incorporated for minimized noise while the blue LEDs heighten the cool aesthetics.
  • newegg Black-Pearl Nickel Plating The entire copper heatsink of CNPS9900 MAX-B is ‘Black-Pearl’ Nickel Plated for long-term corrosion resistance, while the deep ‘Black-Pearl’ tone along with the high intensity blue LEDs reinforce its powerful aesthetics.
  • newegg PWM Fan Speed Control The PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) fan automatically adjusts fan speed according to the CPU’s temperature, while the included Resistor Cable (RC7P) provides the option of reducing the input voltage for overall reduction of fan speed and noise.
  • newegg High Performance Super Thermal Grease ZM-STG2 The included all new high performance thermal grease ZM-STG2 maximizes heat transfer from the CPU to the base of CPU cooler for intensified cooling performance.
  • newegg Versatile Compatibility The Zalman CNPS9900 MAX-B accommodates a broad range of CPU sockets including Intel LGA1156 / 1366 / 775 and AMD AM3 / AM2+ / AM2.

The Zalman CNPS9900 MAX-R combines some of the most advanced technologies in the market used for CPU coolers to create powerful cooling performance. The CPU cooler utilizes composite heatpipe which is 50% more effective in transferring heat compared to ordinary heatpipes. Combined with a whisper-quiet 135 mm red LED PWM fan positioned between two massive nickel plated pure copper heatsinks, the CNPS9900 MAX-R is more than enough to satisfy overclockers and users who are looking for ultra powerful cooling performance in silent operation.

  • newegg Powerful Cooling Performance [Qmax: 300W] Optimally designed pure copper fins effectively disperse heat away from the CPU via composite heatpipes, while the high capacity 135mm fan quickly cools the heatsink for stable operation of high performance CPUs.
  • newegg Ultra Quiet 135mm Red LED Fan An ultra quiet 135mm fan is incorporated for minimized noise while the red LEDs heighten the cool aesthetics.
  • newegg Black-Pearl Nickel Plating The entire copper heatsink of CNPS9900 MAX-R is ‘Black-Pearl’ Nickel Plated for long-term corrosion resistance, while the deep ‘Black-Pearl’ tone along with the high intensity red LEDs reinforce its powerful aesthetics.
  • newegg PWM Fan Speed Control The PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) fan automatically adjusts fan speed according to the CPU’s temperature, while the included Resistor Cable (RC7P) provides the option of reducing the input voltage for overall reduction of fan speed and noise.
  • newegg High Performance Super Thermal Grease ZM-STG2 The included all new high performance thermal grease ZM-STG2 maximizes heat transfer from the CPU to the base of CPU cooler for intensified cooling performance.
  • newegg Versatile Compatibility The CNPS9900 MAX-R accommodates a broad range of CPU sockets including Intel LGA1156 / 1366 / 775 and AMD AM3 / AM2+ / AM2.

Learn more about the Zalman Tech Co., Ltd CNPS9900MAX-B

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Mr. W.
  • 4/7/2016 2:27:54 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEnjoy the silence

This review is from: ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX-B 135mm Long life bearing CPU Cooler Blue LED

Pros: Looks great
Cools great
Extremely quiet
Good documentation

Cons: Difficult to install with mobo in caise

Other Thoughts: I have / had a liquid cooler in my main system and the pump started to rattle, really badly. I had ordered this for a future build, but necissity won out.

Getting the screws started is tough and needed an extra hand to hold the back plate while I held the cooler and put the screws in. The documentation is excellent and the website has a good video too.

Now, the numbers...
Previous temps w/ 280mm closed loop liquid cooler - idle 28 - 30 C. load 34 - 38 C.

Current temps with this cooler - idle 30 - 31 C. load 36 - 41 C.

Noise levels before? Tolerable using Quiet Mode. Noise level now? What noise?

One egg for hard installation, harsh maybe. Nah.... I was not intending to use this in my main system and getting in was a little hard but it was totally worth the effort.

Under half the cost of the EIGHT MONTH OLD liquid cooler it replaced.

Additionally, this cooler, despite it's size, DOES NOT INTERFERE OR LIMIT RAM INSTALLATION. On my ASUS AMD mobo there is almost a half inch of space, maybe more, between the cooler and the Ripjaws RAM.

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  • Stephen B.
  • 4/3/2016 8:52:27 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWorks as promised, Tough Installation

This review is from: ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX-B 135mm Long life bearing CPU Cooler Blue LED

Pros: Fits well in the case.
Reduces temp from stock solution by 10˚ C.

Cons: Installation is a problem. I ended up mangling my last motherboard following the instructions provided. The wrench they provide is terrible. I recommend getting another one, 2.5 mm is the closest size. Also why can't the securing screws be 1/16 of an inch longer? That would have saved me from cracking the motherboard due to trying to get the screws to connect.

Other Thoughts: It is a good improvement over stock if you have your own tools already.

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  • Stephen W.
  • 3/23/2016 5:17:15 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks Great, Very Quiet, Be Careful While Installing.

This review is from: ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX-B 135mm Long life bearing CPU Cooler Blue LED

Pros: I barely hear it.
It looks great.
Keeps everything cool.

Cons: Installation is difficult.
The manual has wrong instructions. It will say to install with either the thinner or thicker heat sink towards the rear exhaust fan. That will have the fan blowing away from the rear exhaust. Just look at the fan on the cooler to figure out which way air flow is going.

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  • Jimill
  • 3/16/2016 5:49:19 AM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsQuiet and Stylish

This review is from: ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX-B 135mm Long life bearing CPU Cooler Blue LED

Pros: Very quiet, tedious (but not difficult) installation, looks really good in my rig.

Cons: Non so far.

Other Thoughts: I had just installed this last night. It's a fairly large CPU fan, but it fits comfortably in my case and gave me a good excuse to get in there to clean things up and re-organize all the cables.

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  • kirk c.
  • 3/4/2016 1:46:58 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo Far so good

This review is from: ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX-B 135mm Long life bearing CPU Cooler Blue LED

Pros: -Wow does it work

Cons: -Wow can you hear it
-the instructions

Other Thoughts: -Now there is a silent option which i am not using so read knowing i have no clue how silent this thing goes.
Works though very well.

A tip get a 1/4 socket/wrench use the included tool to hold the screw in the font and tighten in the back with the wrench being mindful of how tight you tighten it

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  • L3ADFARM3R
  • 2/22/2016 3:55:34 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsawesome!

This review is from: ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX-B 135mm Long life bearing CPU Cooler Blue LED

Pros: Very effective! Very stylish!

Cons: Big. Tall

Other Thoughts: Works great!! Keeps my cpu just slightly above room temp. And like 50c under load

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  • Bill C.
  • 1/15/2016 6:52:41 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsZalman Quality Continues

This review is from: ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX-B 135mm Long life bearing CPU Cooler Blue LED

Pros: Have used several Zalman coolers, all performed up to standards. This model came with all the items needed for quick/easy installation, well done Zalman

Cons: none yet

Other Thoughts: Would recommend this to cooler without hesitation

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/13/2016 3:28:24 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGreat Product, Not long lasting bearing....

This review is from: ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX-B 135mm Long life bearing CPU Cooler Blue LED

Pros: Cools good, really quiet, cool lighting, easy install

Cons: Sharp fins if you have a small case, bearing starts to fail after a few years

Other Thoughts: I think its a great cooler, but never overclocked or ran anything strenuous on my pc and the bearing is failing. The fan no longer gets the rpms up to where it can cool properly.

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  • Ronald G.
  • 1/9/2016 8:54:55 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat looking product, and also keeps temps down

This review is from: ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX-B 135mm Long life bearing CPU Cooler Blue LED

Pros: Looks great
Keeps my overclocked i5 cool

Cons: Not the best instructions
The screw heads are of a softer metal, can be easy to strip

Other Thoughts: Make sure to install the bolts first then the plastic clips!
Make sure to take your time when tightening the screws, alternate each tightness like you were putting on a car tire.
Love it now that its in!

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  • David J.
  • 1/8/2016 6:20:55 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsSimple fix could make it much better

This review is from: ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX-B 135mm Long life bearing CPU Cooler Blue LED

Pros: Lots of positive reviews on Newegg. Someone must like Zalman coolers.

Cons: The mounting screws. I'm installing to an LGA1150. The recessed hex head screws are difficult to get to under the mass of the heat sink. The hex head driver included with the kit has a "ball socket" end that allows you to screw from angle. That actually worked for the first few rotations. The screws are made out of a really low quality soft metal. ALL 4 hex head screws have stripped so I can't tighten them as much as I'd like. I tried using the other end of the driver and just patiently tightened the best I could. A simple fix would be to use either phillips or regular head screws and just struggle with a right angle driver. At least you'd have more leverage to tighten correctly. I'm going ahead with my build as is.

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