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.
Zalman is well known for their vast array of quality cooling products and today, that’s no exception. Today we get to take a look at the Zalman CNPS9900 MAX CPU Cooler, which can come with either red or blue (we have) LEDs. Its circular design features a dual heatsink design with a centered 135mm ultra quiet fan. This goes along well with its black-pearl nickel plating all over the cooler. With this cooler keep up with the cooling quality of Zalman? Read on further to find out.
ThinkComputers last reviewed a power supply unit from primarily cooling company Zalman in 2008, the ZM850-HP. Now, we have in our hands a much newer model building upon three years of innovation and standardization: the ZM1000-HP Plus. The ZM1000-HP Plus features a dual heatpipe cooling system, lots of connectors, modular cables, and 80PLUS Silver certification for efficiency. See how the unit measures up in this review.
Solid state drives are the future, faster speeds, no moving parts and they are smaller. The only thing really holding them back right now is their price. Most solid state drives we have seen have been from traditional memory and storage companies. We all know Zalman for making great CPU coolers and cases, so it is a bit weird we see them release a solid state drive. They actually have 2 right now, today we will be looking at the S-Series 128GB drive, which is based on the JMicron controller so it is the mainstream budget drive out of the 2 that they have released. Let’s take a look…
Our friends over at Futurelooks had a great party on Wednesday night at Palms Place. Not only was it a party, but a product showcase for many of the companies that co-hosted the event. I really like these types of events because you really get one on one face time with companies and it is in a more relaxed environment. We were able to talk with Kingston, Zalman and Zotac so let’s see what they have in store for 2011.
Today’s storage needs are not that of what was required a few years ago, files are increasing larger in size. Whether it is movies, games, music, or pictures there is need for faster and larger drives. Most importantly with these growing demands comes the need for better access to that data, including higher speeds of transfer and ease of swapping drives between computers to share that data. This is where Zalman’s USB 3.0 HDD docking station comes into focus, it primary function to utilize the newest USB 3.0 technology to help users gain access to their data in one of the fastest ways possible, while still allowing the options for swapping and raid functionality should it be needed or required.
Zalman is really not a company you think about when it comes to PC Cases. They are really more known for their awesome CPU coolers. If you have seen a Zalman PC Case they have been very high-end and quiet expensive for most people. Zalman is introducing their first mainstream case, the Z7 Plus that is made to be affordable, but at the same time offer you many features that are found in higher priced cases. Let’s take a look at the Z7 Plus and see if it is the perfect case for you!
In midsummer of 2009, our friends at Zalman released the CNPS 10X Extreme, a 5-heatpipe 120mm tower cooler with a built-in PWM fan controller. Though it wasn’t terribly different in the realm of tower coolers, it was a radical departure for Zalman, who hadn’t previously had a conventional-styled tower cooler in their lineup. I found the 10X Extreme to be an excellent cooler, easily keeping the extreme heat of the 130 watt LGA 1366 i7 to manageable levels. Zalman has based some other coolers off of the 10X Extreme. Today I will be looking at the Zalman CNPS 10X Performa, a more budget-minded version of the earlier 10X Extreme, which not only ended up being the best air cooler I cooled the LGA 1366 i7 with, but also the most expensive. Will the Performa live up to the expectations we have for Zalman coolers? Read on to see!