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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.


Learn more about the Zalman Tech Co., Ltd CNPS9500A-LED

Model

Brand
ZALMAN
Model
CNPS9500A-LED

Spec

Type
Fan & Heatsinks
Fan Size
92mm
Compatibility
Intel: LGA 775 / LGA 1155* / LGA 1156* / LGA 1150
AMD: Socket 754 / 939 / 940 / AM2 / AM2+ / AM3

Note: Customers that purchased coolers before the inclusion of support for socket 1155/1156, can purchase the separately sold ZM-CS5A or ZM-CS5B mounting kit for installation onto socket 1155/1156. The mounting kit ZM-CS4A can be purchased separately for installation onto socket 1366.
Bearing Type
2 Ball
RPM
1350 +/- 10% - 2600 +/- 10% RPM
Noise Level
18.0 +/- 10% - 27.5 +/- 10% dBA
Power Connector
3 Pin
LED
Blue
Heatsink Material
Pure Copper

Physical Spec

Heatsink Dimensions
85 x 112 x 125mm
Weight
530g

Package Contents

Package Contents
Cooling Fan with Heatsink
Fan Speed Controller
Clips
Bolts
Backplate

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Fabian M.
  • 4/16/2014 11:08:05 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAdd my "Thumbs Up" to the pile

Pros: Time proven design, great looks, nice lightshow

Cons: No PWM

Other Thoughts: There's about 2500 reviews of this cooler on Newegg; I hardly think mine matters, but here goes.
Typical Newegg purchase process, fast shipping, received in good condition. I put it into my PC on a Saturday afternoon, and didn't even get out of my bathrobe to do it.
No cuts, no nicks, no blood loss; I'm one of the lucky ones, I guess.
No problems test-fitting and securing it to my motherboard, as there was adequate space to work on it. The AMD clips worked fine for me, and the connection is secure. It's about 100 gm. heavier than the board specs, but I don't intend to bring it on a roller coaster ride anytime soon, so there you go.
No major temperature changes, but the PC was already running pretty cool in the first place. I bought it mostly for the look of it, and didn't even bother with the external speed regulator. I rarely see 35° C at full bore and it idles at 16° within a few minutes of start-up. Spinning at 2596 RPM's constantly and I barely notice the fan noise. The blue LED fan contrasts nicely with the couple of red chassis fans and compliments the blue LED of the PSU.
Overall, a nice experience purchasing, installing and enjoying the cooler.

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  • chris s.
  • 4/10/2014 9:00:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsnot great with 125W+ CPu

Pros: it works and will keep a AMD 8350 at around 40c at idle
as long as you dont OC the thing

Cons: It is loud as heck, not PMW, kind of a pain to mount vertical. and it blocks the use of ram coolers and really tall ram.

Other Thoughts: I wouldnt use on anything above a 95 watt CPU tbh. it will just be to loud to be worth it. I have used it for 4 years now and until I got the 125watt cpu it worked great, I will use it in the kids computer but I had to get a120mm for the hotter cpu

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  • Justin G.
  • 4/10/2014 3:11:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDecent Cooler

Pros: Keep your temps down. I have an AMD FX-8350 and I am idling at 6-9 C under highest recorded temp so far has been 48 C on a load streaming BF4, (encoding on cpu).

Cons: At 100% this thing is loud. In my last build I had an Arctic Cooler x64 Pro and this thing is at least 5x louder. I have no fan speed controller but it does come with an inline so I'll probably add that but Im not a fan of using a controller.

Install. The vertical AM3+ install was not pretty. You have to shove a bar between the pipes the skinny way then twist into place. That is fine but the fins are in the way! I bent my last fin on one side getting it in but was able to correct the bend.

Other Thoughts: - Install is super weird but at least they dont load it up with pre-applied thermal paste. My package was missing the paste so luckily I had some laying around.

TL;DR - It works, but is loud and a pain to install.

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  • Daniel M.
  • 4/9/2014 11:04:14 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLove it

Pros: Plenty of fins
Not terribly bulky
Very simple to install
Able to set fan speed

Cons: Nothing of note

Other Thoughts: May or may not have needed this product (I don't overclock my system) but installation was very simple and CPU temp remains stable and low

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  • david j.
  • 4/8/2014 6:33:35 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCouldn't get any better than this!

Pros: This is the first time I've ever used an aftermarket cooler. One of the best decisions I've made on my build. Using an 1155, it was surprisingly easy to install. I looked at the directions for a min, used the smaller metal bracket for the Intel 1155, and presto! Made my idle go from 33-35 C to 29-31 C. Under 100% load, went from 63 C to only 47 C max! The height of this thing is shorter than most, so that is a plus for me.

Cons: It is a little different having an external fan controller for your CPU fan, rather than PWM control from your MB. I think the customization idea of it is starting to grow on me though, so not really a con, but i can see where it might be for some. However the fan at max speed definitely gets louder than your typical stock fan running at full speed, but if you have a movie loud or wear headphones, shouldn't be a problem. Plus you can still adjust it to make it more quiet with the controller, but the question is, where do you put the controller? I also noticed that with the MB I have, the plastic support adapter was maybe only sitting 1mm above the capacitors next to the CPU. It still didn't touch, but almost made me sweat! Still giving it 5 eggs.

Other Thoughts: I did want to make mention that after securing the plastic support adapter to your MB, and after setting the cooler in place, a lot of people seemed to have trouble screwing in the metal bracket to the plastic adapter. The issue was that when you have one side "set", the other side was way too high. But after installing it, it's not as bad as it seems. When I put the first screw in, I threaded 2 threads in, then put the screw into the other side, then did that back and forth til it was snug. You do have to put some pressure on the metal bracket to get the second screw in, but barely threading the first screw in is the trick.
Set up: (the parts that matter for clearance/use info)
CPU - Intel i5 3470 LGA 1155
MB - Gigabyte GA-Z77-HD3
VC - EVGA GTX 760 ACX
DIMMs - 16 GB G.SKILL Trident X
Case - Antec 900 USB 3.0
Thermal Compound - Arctic Silver 5

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  • Charles S.
  • 4/7/2014 7:06:33 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsZalman CPU Cooler looks good works good

Pros: Easy to install, once you took some time and research fan flow direction and instructions on the website.

Cons: Supplied documentation pretty inadequate, but everything is available on the net.

Other Thoughts: Looks great

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  • Max N.
  • 4/4/2014 8:36:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Easy install. Works fine. Cooled down pc by about 10-15C under load. I also installed with a 120mm fan so that probably helped. Took 3 days to ship.

Cons: Metal is sharp.

Other Thoughts: GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3
AMD FX-8150 Zambezi 3.6GHz
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3
RAIDMAX RX-635AP 635W
Nvidia GTX 460 768MB OC
500GB HDD, 250GB HDD
Win 7 Ult x64

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  • Trevor R.
  • 4/1/2014 11:42:24 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Cooler

Pros: Easy install. Great look. Long, good-looking, power connection. Great airflow, and not super-tall.

Cons: None at all.

Other Thoughts: Got it for a high-end gaming rig (with no liquid cooling). Installed with no problems at all on the first try. Zalman makes a great product. I'd highly recommend this cooler.

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  • william C.
  • 3/31/2014 10:42:22 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

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

Pros: ok this cooler is huge and awesome at the same time this is my second build useing this cooler and will use again ! but it's a beast at doing its job

Cons: its huge

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/24/2014 3:25:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggslove it!

Pros: (Haswell i7 4771) idle temps went from high 40's to low 30's. load levels went from low 60's to high 40's. Im using arctic MX-4 thermal paste. very pleased!

Cons: The fins will slice you!:o

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