Zalman has been a cooling company that has never accepted the norm when it comes to current market trends. In a world where all-in-one CPU coolers are dominated by a standard rectangular radiator design Zalman decided to push their engineering limits and showcase a cooler that truly reflects a style we’ve learned come love. With quality matching engineering excellence in a large spectrum of product 2013 is expected to be quite the year for Zalman.
Zalman announced three new closed-loop CPU coolers which are part of their new LQ Series. The LQ310 can handel a maximum thermal load (Qmax) of 300W, the LQ315 can handle 330W and the LQ320 can handle 340W. They are all actually the same system where they all use the same block and pump, but are offered with three different radiators – a tickness of 25, 38 and 51 mm.
“On the test bench today is one of Zalman’s economical ‘Performa’ heatsinks. The ‘Performa’ series tend to use bare aluminum fins and skip on fancy things like fan speed controllers, colourful LED lights and nickel plated bling, all with an eye towards keeping costs down for budget minded users. The Zalman CNPS11X Performa is an exposed heatpipe base tower cooler, it supports Intel socket LGA2011/1366/1155/1156/775 and AMD socket FM1/AM2/AM3 processors. The CNPS11X Performa stands 154mm tall so it should fit in most mid-tower cases and weighs a pretty feathery 450 grams.”
“When it comes to low profile heatsinks for miniPC/HTPC/MiniITX/bookPCs there aren’t many options. With an eye towards the under populated low profile cooling segment, Zalman released the CNPS8900 Extreme; a 60mm tall, 121mm diameter low profile cooler built for compact cooling situations.”
Zalman’s Z11 Plus MId Tower is their upgrade to the Z9 Plus, which we took a look at about a year ago. Zalman takes some of the features of the Z9 Plus and adds to it and gives it a little bit of a make over. The new Z11 plus features a futuristic look, 5 included fans with room for up to 7, USB 3.0 support, and support for 2.5-inch hard drives. The case is selling for only $84.99, so is it a steal? Will this case put Zalman back on the map when it comes to PC cases? Read on to find out!
About a year ago we saw the Zalman Z9 Plus, while it was a good case it had some faults. This year Zalman is back with the Z11 Plus. This new case take all of the great features of the Z9 Plus and builds on it. You have 5 included fans, room for up to 7, room for long video cards, 2.5-inch hard drive support and much more. Did I mention it has a “3D” window on the side panel? Read on to check out our unboxing and overview video!
When it comes to CPU coolers there are some companies we know and trust and Zalman is one of them. We have been reviewing Zalman CPU coolers for quite sometime now and they always seem to impress us. Their radical designs, quality materials, ease of use and great performance make them one of the premier brands when it comes to CPU cooling. At CES this year we got a glimpse of Zalman’s largest CPU cooler to date the CNPS12X. This massive CPU cooler features three 120mm fans, a dual heatsink design and 6 copper heatpipes. Today we have the CNPS12X installed and ready to test, read on to see the results!
Today we are going to be unboxing one of largest Zalman CPU coolers we have seen and definitely the biggest CPU cooler of 2012! The CNPS12X is not only large it packs three 120mm fans, a direct-touch heatpipe design with 6 copper heatpipes and 2 large aluminum heatsink stacks. This CPU cooler is compatible with all current CPU’s including Intel’s new 2011 socket. All 3 fans run at a maximum of 1200RPM, so even though you have the 3 fans they will be pretty quiet. Read on to check out our unboxing and overview video.
Zalman showed off its new coolers, including air coolers such as the entry-level 10X Optima and the high-end, first of its kind 12X, a triple-fan cooler, as well as its all-in-one liquid cooling solutions. We also looked at the new case, the Z11, which has two models and has a sleek, “alien” ship look about it. Zalman also displayed its latest line of power supplies, three levels of SSDs, mice, and video cards with built-in Zalman coolers. Colin Dean speaks to Jeff from Zalman in this video interview.
While Zalman is known mainly for its cooling products, they do offer many other lines of products like PSUs, 3D Monitors, and even Cases. Today we get to look at one of their more popular cases, the Z9 Plus Mid Tower Case. It features an all-black paint job with plenty of cooling to go around. Inside this case you’ll find four 120mm fans, three of which have blue LEDs. Read on further to learn more about this case and to see what secret compartment is inside.