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Zalman CNPS14X Pure Aluminum High Performance 140mm Fan Ultra Quiet Interactive Heatpipe Transfer Design CPU Cooler
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: This is a long overdue update to my prior review. Can not give more then 3 eggs due to the poor design, but now that I have it mounted and been running for almost a month, I can say it is excellent as far as cooling. Very quiet, almost silent, even with an additional 140mm fan mounted. I moved from liquid cooling with initial intent of this being a temporary CPU cooler while I rebuild my external water cooling system. Seeing the CPU temperature with this cooler on a 3.4Ghz AMD, it is maintaining the same temperature as my former 2.6 AMD liquid cooled CPU. This is impressive for a heat-sink/fan to perform as well as liquid and with no more noticeable noise.

Cons: Still the fact that if the mounting screws where a few threads too short to make this a comfortable install. Such a simple fix that Zalman should have seen before even putting this on the market, or they did see and just neglected to supply more correct mounting screws still will make me think twice before choosing another Zalman product.

Other Thoughts: To put a flawed product on the market that would take very little $$ to correct in exchange for negative image/feedback to me is not worth the $$ saved. Especially since this is such an excellent heat-sink/cooler that preforms above any other heat-sink I have ever used could have "put a feather in Zalman's cap". If it was just a mediocre cooler, then perhaps the tradeoff to save a couple bucks may have been worth it. Bottom line, shame on you Zalman for not recognizing your own superior product and biting the bullet to make it truly superior with such a simple fix right from the start.

Unless you are very experienced and have a LOT of patients, I suggest looking for a different cooler, but if you are willing to deal with the very frustrating and scary install of this, it does an above excellent job and extremely silent operation.

Oh yes, this thing is HUGE. I have one of Silverstone's very large and expensive cases that the motherboard is mounted and slid on a track into the case. This will not clear the opening in the back of the case. for the drawer to slide back in. Had to mount the MB inside the box like a lot of the less expensive cases have you do. Not a big obstacle, but anyone who has one of these SilverStone Temjin Series boxes knows what I'm talking about.

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Zalman CNPS14X Pure Aluminum High Performance 140mm Fan Ultra Quiet Interactive Heatpipe Transfer Design CPU Cooler
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Looks like it might be a decent heatsink if I can actualy get the thing mounted.

Cons: Very poorly thought out mounting. All they would need to do is offer screw a couple mm longer. Need to apply excessive pressure on the motherboard to try and get a couple threads to catch on the mounting bracket. Attempting to mount this could potentially damage your motherboard because of the excessive pressure.

Other Thoughts: I gave this a one star because the oversight of screws being too short to comfortable catch should have been such an obvious "Dah". If this is the typical careless workmanship of Zalman, then I will most definitely cross this name off the list of potential brands I will ever purchase. Gonna give it another try tomorrow and see if I can get thing mounted. I will never purchase another Zalman product, that's for sure...

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Pretec 64GB Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC) Flash Card
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggs Good card (I think) 01/21/2012

This review is from: Pretec 64GB Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC) Flash Card

Pros: Have not owned it long enough to say anything good or bad. My purchase was based on other reviews, but have not had a chance to fully experience this card yet.

As always, Newegg is very accommodating to make their customer's experience a positive one.

Cons: I am giving 4 star based on other reviews, but minus one star because there is no information about this cards compatibility with Card readers that support SDXC. So far, purchased 2 readers. First was error in Newegg listing. Said supports SDXC, but did not. Second, Does support SDXC (Yes, I checked closely this time) but still does not support this card.

Other Thoughts: Works great in camera and can transfer using camera but I prefer using a card reader. Because this card apparently is NOT compatible with all popular readers that support SDXC, it really needs to be mentioned in the specs someplace.

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Display Name: Nelson Q.

Date Joined: 08/20/08

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  • First Review: 02/17/10
  • Last Review: 05/19/13
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