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Zalman LQ320 Liquid Cooling System Review Zalman LQ320 Liquid Cooling System Review
The Zalman LQ320 self contained CPU water cooling system, like Zalman's other coolers of this series (LQ310, LQ315) is built by Asetek for use with a single 120mm fan.


Date: Jan 03, 2014
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Zalman LQ315 Liquid Cooling System Review Zalman LQ315 Liquid Cooling System Review
Zalman released three water coolers in the hand of PC enthusiasts earlier this year, in this review Frostytech is testing out the LQ315 model - the middle child as it were. Like most water coolers on the market right now this system is designed and built for OEM use by Asetek.


Date: Jan 03, 2014
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Zalman LQ310 Liquid Cooling System Review Zalman LQ310 Liquid Cooling System Review
Zalman's LQ310 is a compact self-contained liquid cooling system built on the successful Asetek watercooling framework. It uses a 120mm wide aluminum heat exchanger equipped with a single, 120mm, 2000RPM fan.


Date: Jan 02, 2014
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Zalman Reserator 3 Max Liquid Cooling System Preliminary Review Zalman Reserator 3 Max Liquid Cooling System Preliminary Review
This is a preliminary review of the Zalman Reserator 3 Max self contained liquid cooling system. The Reserator 3 Max is a departure from the typical all-in-one CPU water cooler format commonly available.


Date: Dec 30, 2013
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Zalman CNPS2X Low Profile Heatsink Review Zalman CNPS2X Low Profile Heatsink Review
This little heatsink from Zalman is called the CNPS2X and it looks like it should be found on an entry level videocard, motherboard chipset or possibly a miniITX motherboard.


Date: Oct 14, 2013
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Zalman CNPS9900DF Heatsink Review Zalman CNPS9900DF Heatsink Review
Zalman's CNPS9900DF heatsink is a twin tower cooler that stands 154mm tall and is built around three 6mm diameter composite wick copper heatpipes.


Date: Mar 13, 2013
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Zalman CNPS14X Lower Noise Heatsink Review Zalman CNPS14X Lower Noise Heatsink Review
In any event, the stock Zalman CNPS14X heatsink comes with a single 120mm PWM fan nestled away in the center of two aluminum fin towers. The 120mm fan runs at 1350-900RPM and the two towers are connected to a copper base plate by no less than six, 6mm diameter copper heatpipes.


Date: Oct 13, 2012
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Zalman CNPS8900 Extreme Low Profile Heatsink Review Zalman CNPS8900 Extreme Low Profile Heatsink Review
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.


Date: Apr 27, 2012
Model No.: CNPS8900 Extreme
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Zalman CNPS10X Optima Heatsink Review Zalman CNPS10X Optima Heatsink Review
The Zalman CNPS10X Optima heatsink is a fairly standard tower cooler in most respects; it offers pretty good thermal performance, accomodates a front and rear fan and has an exposed copper heatpipe base.


Date: Apr 27, 2012
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Zalman CNPS11X Performa Heatsink Review Zalman CNPS11X Performa Heatsink Review
The Zalman CNPS11X Performa is an exposed heatpipe base tower cooler that 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 450 grams.


Date: Apr 26, 2012
Model No.: CNPS11X Performa
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Zalman CNPS11X Extreme Heatsink Review Zalman CNPS11X Extreme Heatsink Review
The Zalman CNPS11X Extreme is equipped with one 120mm PWM fan that rotates at 1000-1950RPM and moves air through a pair of thin aluminum fin towers set at 80-degress to each other. Five 6mm diameter composite wick heatpipes conduct heat from the copper base plate to the twin 100mm fin stacks.


Date: Oct 29, 2011
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Zalman CNPS12X Lower Noise Heatsink Review Zalman CNPS12X Lower Noise Heatsink Review
The Zalman CNPS12X heatsink marks the first forray into exposed heatpipe coolers for its Korean manufacturer. For what I can only assume are trademark reasons, Zalman term it whole direct touch heatpipe.


Date: Oct 25, 2011
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Fostering Better Heatsinks - Does Zalman really use Composite Heatpipes? Fostering Better Heatsinks - Does Zalman really use Composite Heatpipes?
Heatpipes are among THE most important components of a modern heatsink, but not all heatpipes are created equal. Different wick structures affect heatpipe performance and if your heatsink has cheap heatpipes, the rest of the heatsink suffers. The problem is consumers can't see what's inside, you simply have to trust what the manufacturer says is true...


Date: Oct 23, 2011
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Zalman CNPS5X-SZ Heatsink Review Zalman CNPS5X-SZ Heatsink Review
Like its forefather, the CNPS5X-SZ fills the role of a lower profile, light weight cooler that's ideally suited to sub-95W TDP processors. It's stacked aluminum fins are connected by three 6mm diameter copper heatpipes to a small aluminum base block with a thin bit of copper covering the otherwise exposed heatpipes. A single 90mm PWM fan spins at 2800-1400RPM to cool this modified tower heatsink.


Date: Feb 12, 2011
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Zalman ZM-MFC1 Combo 5-Channel Fan Controller Review Zalman ZM-MFC1 Combo 5-Channel Fan Controller Review
It accommodates one PWM fan and four 3-pin fans, enabling users to independently control the speed of each five channels with a dial rheostat.


Date: Jan 06, 2011
Zalman CNPS9900 Max Heatsink Review Zalman CNPS9900 Max Heatsink Review
The CNPS9900 Max heatsink has a total heat dissipation surface area on the order of 5402cm2, stands 150mm tall and weighs 755 grams. The manufacturer claims max heat capacity is a whopping 300W! CPU compatibility extends to Intel socket 775/1155/1156/1366 and AMD socket AM2/AM3 processors.


Date: Dec 24, 2010
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Zalman CNPS10X Performa Heatsink Review Zalman CNPS10X Performa Heatsink Review
Zalman's CNPS10X Performa is standard in most other respects. It's equipped with a 120mm PWM fan that ranges in speed from 900RPM to 1350RPM with the RC24P PWM-resistor attached, 2000RPM under full power.


Date: Mar 06, 2010
Model No.: CNPS10X Performa
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Zalman CNPS10X Flex Heatsink Review Zalman CNPS10X Flex Heatsink Review
The Zalman CNPS10X Flex heatsink ships without any fans, so users can install one or two 120mm fans of their own choosing. In all other respects the CNPS10X Flex is identical to Zalman's CNPS10X Quiet heatsink, so today's review is not going to be a huge departure from what we saw from the Quiet.


Date: Feb 26, 2010
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Zalman CNPS10X Quiet Heatsink Review Zalman CNPS10X Quiet Heatsink Review
As a low noise heatsink the Zalman CNPS10X Quiet maintains good thermal levels on Frosty's AMD/Intel test platforms, and at full tilt it qualifies as a performance heatsink.


Date: Feb 17, 2010
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Zalman CNPS10X Extreme Heatsink Review Zalman CNPS10X Extreme Heatsink Review
Zalman's CNPS10X Extreme fulfills both roles pretty well care of a cleverly integrated PWM fan speed controller in the top part of the fan shroud. Do nothing and the CNPS10X Extreme's 120mm fan will fall under BIOS control, automatically scaling fan speed from 1000RPM to 2150RPM as needed.


Date: Jan 03, 2010
Model No.: CNPS10X Extreme
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Zalman CNPS9900 LED Intel Core i7 Compatible Heatsink Review Zalman CNPS9900 LED Intel Core i7 Compatible Heatsink Review
Like most Zalman heatsinks, the CNPS9900 LED is pretty unique. It is based on a double 'fan' design, but with its 120mm PWM fan floating between the two radial copper fins.


Date: Jan 25, 2009
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Zalman CNPS9300AT Heatsink Review Zalman CNPS9300AT Heatsink Review
Zalman's CNPS9300AT heatsink is equipped with a stocky 92mm PWM fan that floats in the midst of a radial array of copper fins. Like the turbine on a Boeing 777's wing....


Date: Sep 05, 2008
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Zalman ZM-MFC2 Multi-Fan & PWM Fan Speed Controller Review Zalman ZM-MFC2 Multi-Fan & PWM Fan Speed Controller Review
Zalman introduced its ZM-MFC2 multi fan speed controller last year at CES, and the reason we're reviewing it today are three-fold. For starters, the Zalman ZM-MFC2 digitally monitors four fans to +/- 10RPM and displays that data in real time.


Date: Feb 19, 2008
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Zalman CNPS8700 LED Low Noise Heatsink Review Zalman CNPS8700 LED Low Noise Heatsink Review
Got a noisy computer? If you've finally decided to take some action and replace a loud heatsink for something quieter, and cooler-running, take notice of the Zalman CNPS8700 LED heatsink.


Date: Feb 03, 2008
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Zalman ZM-NBF47 Northbridge Chipset Heatsink Review Zalman ZM-NBF47 Northbridge Chipset Heatsink Review
The Zalman ZM-NBF47 is a compact passively cooled aluminum chipset cooler that harkens back to Zalman's first CPU heatsink design.


Date: Jan 20, 2008
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Zalman CNPS9700NT Heatsink Review Zalman CNPS9700NT Heatsink Review
What sets the CNPS9700NT apart is a 100mm Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) compliant fan - making this heatsink a more attractive choice for Intel platforms than the pervious model.


Date: Dec 29, 2007
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Zalman CNPS7500-Cu LED Low Noise Heatsink Review Zalman CNPS7500-Cu LED Low Noise Heatsink Review
The CNPS7500-CU LED follows in the footsteps of Zalman's famed 'flower' heatsink technology, and just like its predecessors provides low noise cooling. The technology is reliant on the thermal conductivity of copper...


Date: Jul 11, 2007
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Zalman ZM-NB47J Passive Northbridge Heatsink Zalman ZM-NB47J Passive Northbridge Heatsink
The Zalman ZM-NB47J is a compact passively cooled aluminum chipset cooler that measures 37x37mm in size. This extruded aluminum heatsink is compatible with through-hole attachment methods.


Date: Jan 24, 2007
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Zalman CNPS9700 LED Low Noise Heatsink Review Zalman CNPS9700 LED Low Noise Heatsink Review
Now, there's no point in dancing around the fact that Zalman's CNPS9700 LED is the best socket 775 heatsink FrostyTech has tested to date.


Date: Nov 29, 2006
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Zalman CNPS7700-Cu LED Low Noise Heatsink Review Zalman CNPS7700-Cu LED Low Noise Heatsink Review
Zalman assemble the CNPS7700-Cu LED heatsink from about 60 individual copper fins which are joined together at the center, in a form of metal origami.


Date: Nov 27, 2006
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Zalman CNPS9500 AT Socket 775 Low Noise Heatsink Review Zalman CNPS9500 AT Socket 775 Low Noise Heatsink Review
Like all heatsinks produced by Zalman, it's intended to operate quietly and efficiently without much noise.


Date: Nov 12, 2006
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Zalman Fatal1ty FS-C77 Heatsink Review Zalman Fatal1ty FS-C77 Heatsink Review
The Zalman Fatal1ty FS-C77 heatsink is the Zalman CNPS7700-Cu heatsink with a coat of red lacquer applied and a slightly beefier 120mm red LED illuminated fan.


Date: Oct 20, 2006
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Zalman CNPS7700-Cu Low Noise Heatsink Review Zalman CNPS7700-Cu Low Noise Heatsink Review
The Zalman CNPS7700-Cu is an extension of the CNPS7000-Cu series, though it is about 30mm larger in total diameter, and weighs in at a hefty 918 grams.


Date: Oct 20, 2006
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Zalman CNPS7000B-Cu Heatsink Review Zalman CNPS7000B-Cu Heatsink Review
The Zalman CNPS7000B-Cu is assembled from dozens of individual copper fins, joined together at the center by compressing the metal under great pressure and bolting the entire assembly in place.


Date: Aug 02, 2006
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Zalman CNPS8000 Low Noise Heatsink Review Zalman CNPS8000 Low Noise Heatsink Review
A 90mm fan spins quietly at the center of it all, and with Zalman's Fanmate 2 fan speed controller noise can be reduced even further for true silent cooling (as low as 36.4 dBA in our real world tests).


Date: Aug 01, 2006
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Zalman FC-ZV9 VGA Heatsink Review Zalman FC-ZV9 VGA Heatsink Review
Zalman have produced a handful of videocard heatsinks in the years since the original ZM17CU cooler was first patented.


Date: Jul 28, 2006
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Zalman VF700-AlCu LED VGA Heatsink Review Zalman VF700-AlCu LED VGA Heatsink Review
The 80mm illuminated fan is set askew slightly from the center of the VF700-AlCu so that exhaust air passes through the copper and aluminum cooling fins to adjacent videocard memory.


Date: Jul 05, 2006
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Zalman VF900-Cu VGA Heatsink Review Zalman VF900-Cu VGA Heatsink Review
Zalman's VF900-Cu offers wide GPU compatibility with the large variety of ATI and nVidia videocards that on the market.


Date: Jul 04, 2006
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Zalman VF700-AlCu VGA Heatsink Review Zalman VF700-AlCu VGA Heatsink Review
The Zalman VF700-AlCu heatsink is intended to cool overworked videocards quietly. The heatsink is constructed of the same fan-shapped fin design that has made Zalman a well known manufacturer.


Date: Jul 01, 2006
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Zalman CNPS9500-AM2 Socket AM2 Low Noise Heatsink Review Zalman CNPS9500-AM2 Socket AM2 Low Noise Heatsink Review
The CNPS9500 AM2 heatsink is identical in materials and size to previous CNPS9500-series heatsinks, but since this cooler is being launched in conjunction with the nVidia nForce 500-series chipset and socket AM2 Athlon64, it has received a few special touches.


Date: May 23, 2006
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Zalman CNPS9500 LED Heatsink Review Zalman CNPS9500 LED Heatsink Review
The Zalman CNPS9500 LED heatsink is compatible with all current AMD and Intel socket formfactors (including Sockets 775, 478, 939, 940, 754), and weighs in at roughly 530grams.


Date: Sep 13, 2005
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Zalman ZM-2HC1 Heatpipe HDD Cooler Review Zalman ZM-2HC1 Heatpipe HDD Cooler Review
A better solution recently came to light in the form of Zalman's ZM-2HC1 heatpipe hard drive cooling rack, primarily because it addresses the noise and vibration factor.


Date: May 24, 2004
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Zalman CNPS7000A-Cu Socket A/478/754 Heatsink Review Zalman CNPS7000A-Cu Socket A/478/754 Heatsink Review
Zalman's heatsinks have become well known to consumers looking for low-noise cooling accessories.


Date: Jan 03, 2004
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Zalman CNPS7000-Cu P4 / Athlon64 Heatsink Review Zalman CNPS7000-Cu P4 / Athlon64 Heatsink Review
When used, the Fanmate 1 drops the speed of the integrated 92mm fan impeller from 2400RPM to about 1350RPM making it barely audible.


Date: Mar 31, 2003
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Zalman ZM80-HP VGA Heatpipe Cooler Review Zalman ZM80-HP VGA Heatpipe Cooler Review
The Zalman ZM80-HP was one of the first two coolers to be introduced.


Date: Mar 09, 2003
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Zalman ZM50-HP VGA Heatpipe Cooler Review Zalman ZM50-HP VGA Heatpipe Cooler Review
The ZM50-HP cooler has a slightly less complex appearance than its larger brother, but is based upon the same principles and construction methods.


Date: Feb 12, 2003
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Zalman ZM80A-HP VGA Heatpipe Cooler Review Zalman ZM80A-HP VGA Heatpipe Cooler Review
Each component in the ZM80A-HP package is well finished, and the instructions (which are a must read) are clear, concise, and illustrated very well.


Date: Jan 22, 2003
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Zalman 300W ZM300A-APF Quiet Power Supply Zalman 300W ZM300A-APF Quiet Power Supply
Zalman have founded their company on the concept of providing cooling and related products which adhere to their own CNPS (Computer Noise Prevention System).


Date: Sep 18, 2002
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Zalman CNPS5700D-Cu Ducted P4 Heatsink Review Zalman CNPS5700D-Cu Ducted P4 Heatsink Review
When the Zalman CNPS5700D-Cu arrived I have to admit there was a bit of a "whoa" factor to contend with.


Date: Sep 16, 2002
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Zalman CNPS6500B-Cu Pentium 4 Heatsink Review Zalman CNPS6500B-Cu Pentium 4 Heatsink Review
With the CNPS6500B revision Zalman have changed around how the heatsink mounts to the Intel Pentium 4 processor.


Date: Sep 05, 2002
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Zalman CNPS6500B-AlCu Pentium 4 Heatsink Review Zalman CNPS6500B-AlCu Pentium 4 Heatsink Review
With a weight of 400 grams to contend with, the CNPS650BAlCu straps itself into the standard socket 478 heatsink retention mechanism with two blue springy pieces of plastic.


Date: Sep 02, 2002
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Zalman 300W ST-300BLP Quiet Powersupply Zalman 300W ST-300BLP Quiet Powersupply
Zalman is better known for their elaborate fan shaped heatsinks then anything else.


Date: May 27, 2002
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Zalman CNPS6000-AlCu Fan Heatsink Review Zalman CNPS6000-AlCu Fan Heatsink Review
Cooling comes from a separate 92mm fan that attaches via a special bracket to several of the expansion slots.


Date: Mar 21, 2002
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Zalman CNPS6500-Cu Fan Heatsink Review Zalman CNPS6500-Cu Fan Heatsink Review
There is certainly no denying that Zalman have hit upon a good thing, and the 6500-series is proof of that.


Date: Mar 20, 2002
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Zalman CNPS6500-AlCu Fan Heatsink Review Zalman CNPS6500-AlCu Fan Heatsink Review
We were very pleased to see the CNPS6500AlCu outperform the stock Intel heatsink.


Date: Mar 19, 2002
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Zalman CNPS6000-Cu Fan Heatsink Review Zalman CNPS6000-Cu Fan Heatsink Review
In some situations however, quiet computers are really necessary. For example, if a computer is on 24/7 in someone's room or you work in a sound studio, lots of noise is just not going to cut it.


Date: Jan 21, 2002
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Zalman FanMate 1 - Rheostat and 4-pin PWM Fan Tweak Zalman FanMate 1 - Rheostat and 4-pin PWM Fan Tweak
Zalman have recently introduced a solution as part of their CNPS system to bring commercially made Rheostats to processor heatsinks.


Date: Nov 25, 2001
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Zalman CNPS5000-Plus Copper FHS Heatsink Zalman CNPS5000-Plus Copper FHS Heatsink
With the CNPS5000-Plus Zalman have taken their cooling technology to yet another level.


Date: Jun 02, 2001
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Zalman CNPS3000 FHS Heatsink Zalman CNPS3000 FHS Heatsink
There are two variety of copper fined heatsinks from the Korean company, Zalman. The first, the CNPS3100 has about 50 fins, and weighs in at 296 grams, the second is this heatsink the CNPS3000.


Date: Apr 29, 2001
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Zalman ZM-MFC1 Fan Speed Controller Review Zalman ZM-MFC1 Fan Speed Controller Review
The ZMMFC1 comes with four fan speed channels and a side of two extra channels that operate auxiliary devices at either 12V or 5V.


Date: Apr 17, 2001
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Zalman CNPS3100G Gold FHS Heatsink Zalman CNPS3100G Gold FHS Heatsink
Gold heatsinks? Yes that's right, gold-plated heatsinks are officially here. What could be better than a gold plated heatsink for that ultra-chic look.


Date: Apr 15, 2001
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Zalman CNPS2005 FHS Heatsink Zalman CNPS2005 FHS Heatsink
Zalman heatsinks are one of the rare breed which really challenge the notion of what a heatsink is supposed to be.


Date: Apr 11, 2001
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Zalman CNPS3100 Copper FHS Heatsink Zalman CNPS3100 Copper FHS Heatsink
Every day I look at the number of heatsinks surfacing in the consumer market and everyday I am always surprised by at least one or two.


Date: Apr 07, 2001
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