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    News - Zalman ultra-compact CNPS2X cooler unveiled

    This light and compact design offers cooling for thermal loads of up to 120W.
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    Re: News - Zalman ultra-compact CNPS2X cooler unveiled

    I still love Zalman's Flower design after all these years. Takes me back to Socket A and those wacky CNPS3100s

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    Re: News - Zalman ultra-compact CNPS2X cooler unveiled

    no FM1, FM2

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    Re: News - Zalman ultra-compact CNPS2X cooler unveiled

    Zalman's website says FM1/2 ARE supported
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    Re: News - Zalman ultra-compact CNPS2X cooler unveiled

    The return of the 'flower' cooler. Let's party like it's 1999! (well, 2001, but close enough)

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    Re: News - Zalman ultra-compact CNPS2X cooler unveiled

    if it does AM2/3 it does FM1/2, the sockets are completely compatible (coolerwise, at least ).

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    Re: News - Zalman ultra-compact CNPS2X cooler unveiled

    Quote Originally Posted by edzieba View Post
    The return of the 'flower' cooler. Let's party like it's 1999! (well, 2001, but close enough)
    Yeah it's a Sign of the Times
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    Re: News - Zalman ultra-compact CNPS2X cooler unveiled

    Interesting that they advertise it as a mini-itx solution, but then show it sitting in an atx motherboard... marketing, doh!

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    Re: News - Zalman ultra-compact CNPS2X cooler unveiled

    awesome. this means mini-itx builds are more feasible for my customers and myself without worry about the heatsink

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    Re: News - Zalman ultra-compact CNPS2X cooler unveiled

    I will wait to see a review. Noise figures are nearly always questionablebut 22.7 db would be very good as long as cooling performance also good. There are a number of fanless cases for mini-itx which work well

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    Re: News - Zalman ultra-compact CNPS2X cooler unveiled

    Definitely interested in this. If it is largely copper as the colour would have me believe, it is potentially a suitable HSF upgrade for tiny mini ITX builds or for cramming full wattage CPUs into Thin mini ITX cases.

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    Re: News - Zalman ultra-compact CNPS2X cooler unveiled

    I'd like to see a review on this. I'm not expecting it to hold an overclocked 4770K at bay, but I'd like to see it on the i3 and A10 chips.
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    Re: News - Zalman ultra-compact CNPS2X cooler unveiled

    If it does turn out around €25 (or probably £25, lets be honest) it'll be one of the more affordable low profile solutions - even smaller than the Noctua NH-L9(i/a), and universal fitting rather than needing to buy a specific version. If it gets to stores very soon I might be buying one for my server.

    Only concern is the "must be used with a 120mm fan" requirement - what does that even mean? If it's designed for ultra-small chassis there's every chance the case it's going in won't be able to take a 120mm fan. surely an "ensure your case has adequate airflow" warning would make more sense...

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    Re: News - Zalman ultra-compact CNPS2X cooler unveiled

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    Only concern is the "must be used with a 120mm fan" requirement - what does that even mean? If it's designed for ultra-small chassis there's every chance the case it's going in won't be able to take a 120mm fan. surely an "ensure your case has adequate airflow" warning would make more sense...
    Quote Originally Posted by Zalman
    This cooler must be used with a 120mm fan.
    Do not ingest the Thermal Grease, and avoid its contact with skin and eyes. If contact is made with skin, wash off with water. If ingested or irritation persists, seek medical attention.
    To prevent possible injuries, gloves must be worn while handling this product.
    Excessive force exerted on the fan may cause damage to the fan and/or system.
    Use and keep product away from reach of children and pets.
    Check the components list and condition of the product before installation. If any problem is found, contact the retailer to obtain a replacement.
    Zalman is not responsible for any damages caused by overclocking.
    During transportation of the system, the cooler must be removed.
    Zalman is not responsible for any damages that occur during the transport of a system.
    Product design and specifi cations may be revised to improve quality and performance.
    This crap was copied and pasted from another Zalman product (a tower cooler, note the space in specifi cations). It isn't specific to the CNPS2X. Just a lazy web admin.

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    Re: News - Zalman ultra-compact CNPS2X cooler unveiled

    Zalman rocks, 6 years on and my CNPS9700NT is still going strong. (except for one flickering LED)

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