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ZALMAN CNPS9500A-LED 92mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler

  • 1350 ±10% - 2600 ±10% RPM
  • 18.0 ±10% - 27.5 ±10% dBA
  • Pure Copper
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For the PC-enthusiast who wants a desktop that looks sizzling hot, yet stays remarkably cool, check out the Zalman CNP9500 LED CPU Cooler featuring a fan and heatsink! This hi-tech cooling device gives your PC mesmerizing appeal with its gleaming copper finish and an eye-catching indigo blue LED light.

The copper heatsink saves space with an architecturally sound 3-pipe system that effortlessly whisks heat away with the help of the adjustable fan’s 92mm blades and 2 ball bearings. A FAN MATE 2 controller and cable are included with your durable Zalman CPU Cooler, allowing you to switch between an 18 dB/1350 RPM ‘Silent’ mode and a 27 dB/2600 RPM ‘Low Noise’ mode. For ultra-cool protection and aggressive styling, this device is the way to go.

  • newegg Unique Heatpipe Design Three innovative and curved heatpipes provide a heat transfer capacity matching that of six heatpipe designs for maximum performance.
  • newegg Aerodynamically Optimized Heatsink Layout and Ultra-Slim Fins A 100% copper heatsink with an aerodynamically optimized "tunnel" design and 0.2mm ultra-slim fins maximize heatsink efficiency with minimal weight and smoother airflow for optimum cooling.
  • newegg Adjustable Fan Speed Controller The bundled adjustable fan speed controller (FAN MATE 2) enables manual fan speed adjustment ranging from 1,350rpm to 2600rpm and provides a silent mode and low-noise mode for an optimum balance between silence and performance.
  • newegg Blue LED Lighting The ultra-quiet 92mm fan features blue LEDs for eye-catching fun.
  • newegg Universal Socket Compatibility As an all-in-one solution for PC systems, the Zalman CNPS9500 LED features broad compatibility with all AMD socket AM3/AM2+/AM2/754/939/940 and Intel 775, 1155, and 1156 platforms.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year

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  • Thomas N.
  • 5/21/2015 12:18:12 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing Performance

Pros: HUGE drop in cpu temps. Incredible performance.

Cons: It's kind of a pain to install. You have to remove the motherboard (1155) to anchor the cooler. It's really the only con. It's even a minor quibble at that.....I needed to clean up some cables anyway.

Other Thoughts: I wasn't sure if it was worth spending the extra $$$ on getting a 'better' cooler. WOW. I had been running around 50-90C depending on load. I'm now running 20-55C depending on load. It's crazy how good this thing works. I am using a i7-3770k and the Intel Extreme mobo.

If you don't mind pulling out the motherboard to install, this thing is crazy good. It's pretty big, so you need the room. It was super easy to install. I had no issues at all. This should definitely be on your short list if your looking for an upgraded cooling solution.

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  • Brandon B.
  • 5/3/2015 6:12:32 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Cooling

Pros: Great air flow, easy installation, looks great, cools great.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: This is on my intel Q6600. Idle temperatures right around 140f, and hard running temps hitting as high as 180f. Installed the cooler and idles temps have dropped to 100f to 118f, with running temps around 140f. Way to go Zalman!

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  • Edward M.
  • 4/17/2015 10:59:36 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsZALMAN CNPS9500A-LED 92mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler

Pros: I'm impressed, I installed this cooler on my Intel i7-4790K processor. On the low fan speed the idle temps for my processor using Real Temp 3.70 are in the upper 20C area, when gaming they hit the upper 30C area, occasionally the lower 40C area. I used arctic ARCTIC MX4 thermal compound and also have a case with awesome air flow, I'm sure that helped.

Cons: None so far.

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  • Michael R.
  • 4/13/2015 6:44:00 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Impressive Cooling

Pros: With this cooler and Arctic Silver 5 thermal paste (paper thin layer) my i5-4430 idles at 28°C. Under extreme load via StarCraft II custom maps (eg. Special Forces) where my 4430 was CPU limited to 28FPS several times and ran for a duration of about 2 hours at this high load max temp only got to 38°C. While I'm sure I could get it higher under Prime95 I seriously doubt I could get this setup over 40°C. I wish this processor was not locked as I'm sure at these temps I could seriously over clock this.

Cons: The copper fins are extremely sharp, combined with the weight of the heat sink this is slightly dangerous. Handle with caution I put my fingers inside so that I could support the heat sink by the copper tubes. Any time I tried to hold it by the fins I could feel them grabbing my skin.

Other Thoughts: This exceeded my expectations although in hind sight I found that Arctic Silver 5 is not the best thermal paste. I would go with Coolaboratory Liquid Pro thermal paste for optimal performance. I didn't even try the stock thermal paste or the Zalman thermal paste as Arctic Silver 5 out performs these both easily.

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  • Michael S.
  • 4/4/2015 12:59:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPrevents dust issues

Pros: On my system, the temp went from 64 (default fan) to 44 degrees C.

The noise was also reduced by about half (I don't have anything to measure this)

However, there are many fans that would have done that for about the same price.

The real benefit is that dust does not collect on the fan and block air flow. Fans that blow directly onto the CPU tend to slowly build up dust. After two years or so, it needs cleaning but this can be difficult because the fan blocks access to the dust. This fan doesn't have that problem. I purchased my first Zalman fan four years ago, still no dust. If dust ever does build up on it, the fan won't block cleaning efforts. I am buying another one for my newer computer.

For this reason, Zalman fan's are the only fan I will ever buy again.

Cons: I never thought I'd buy a fan that's worth almost as much as the CPU. (This is mostly because CPU's are cheaper than they used to be). However I can't complain too much because quality parts usually aren't this cheap.

Other Thoughts: I have purchased/used many different types of CPU fans before, this one is the best.

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  • Chris B.
  • 4/2/2015 7:08:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsSat Around for 8 Years & Now Works Great

Pros: Quiet, adjustable speeds, nice workmanship, easy to install.

Cons: None, really.

Other Thoughts: I bought the CNPS 9500 back in October 2007 and didn't use it. After putting it back in its original packing, I threw it in my attic for 8 years where it endured the extreme heat and cold of the Vermont seasons (from 100F down to -20F). I put this on my new AMD A10-7700K back in early March 2015 and it works slicker than goose poop. I'm impressed.

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  • Daniel C.
  • 3/22/2015 10:04:10 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat CPU Cooler

Pros: You can only hear it when the computer is under load. It isn't even that loud when at it's highest speed.

Cons: None

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  • jerry h.
  • 3/19/2015 3:27:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggscools very well

Pros: does as intended works well and quiet.

Cons: none

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  • Trever R.
  • 2/26/2015 6:56:26 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsIts alright.

Pros: Really cool design. Works pretty good for a fan cooler.

Cons: The fan speed controller is an external mount that you have to stick to the side of the case. The wires for that fan controller are colored so they really stand out if you mount it to the side of your case. If you decide to go without the fan controller then the fan stays at full blast which is pretty loud. The fan controller itself is also pretty cheap (only a small dimmer knob).

Other Thoughts: For the price, this fan controller isn't to bad. Was a good stepping stone before going to a liquid cooling system for my cpu. Just wish that it came with a 4 pin connector so I could connect that straight to the mother board and control the fan speed with software rather than having an external knob that stands out like a sore thumb.

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  • Marco M.
  • 2/8/2015 1:01:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsJust great

Pros: great look
very efficient

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: make sure you have a case big enough to handle this baby cause any mini tower wont be.

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