Zalman CNPS10X Optima CPU Cooler Review

Today, we have an opportunity to review a budget minded CPU cooler from Zalman’s CNPS10X line of heatsinks. The CNPS10X product line has been kicking out coolers for a few years now, but their latest one (and today’s review sample) is the one they call Optima. The word optima is plural for optimum, meaning we should see optimum performance in more than one area. Knowing Zalman like we do, these areas are undoubtedly thermal performance and quiet operation – no big surprise there!

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Zalman CNPS9900DF CPU Cooler Review

The CNPS9900DF is armed with composite designed heatpipes, cross bending fin technology, dual fans, and the Cooler Noise Prevention System (CNPS). So, let’s take this cooler for a test drive and see how all of these designs come together, and more importantly, how well it cools the CPU!