Zalman really need no introduction, they have been making high quality, low noise cooling solutions for a very long time. Today we are having a look at two of their latest offerings; the CNPS8000 and the CNPS9500.

The CNPS8000:

-Dimensions 108(L) X 108(W) X 62.5(H) mm
-Weight 350g
-Material Pure Copper and Pure Aluminium
-Dissipation Area 2,815cm2
-Thermal Resistance Silent Mode 0.13 °C/W Low-noise Mode 0.2 °C/W

-Bearing Type 2-Ball Bearing
-Speed Silent Mode 1,400rpm± 10 % Low-noise Mode 2,600rpm± 10 %
-Noise Level Silent Mode 18.0dBA ± 10% Low-noise Mode 30.0dBA ± 10%

FAN Speed Controller (FAN MATE 2):
- Dimensions: 70(L) x 26(W) x 26(H) mm
- Weight: 20g
- Output Voltage: 5V ~ 11V ± 2%
- Allowable Power: 6W or lower
- Connector: 3-Pin

1. Compatible with Slim and Low Profile Computer Enclosures.
2. Noiseless and vibration-free operation in Silent Mode.
3. Optimum performance and quick heat dispersion achieved with the use of 4 heatpipes.
4. Optimized fin design for lightness and higher performance.
5. Ultra quiet 92mm fan.
6. Compatible with Intel Pentium D (Socket 775), Intel Pentium 4 (Socket 775),
AMD Athlon 64 X2 (Socket 939), and AMD Sempron/AMD64 (Socket 754/939/940).
7. FAN MATE 2 included for manual adjustment of fan speed.

The Zalman CNPS8000 Heatsink and fan comes in a sleek package with a see through window.

It has all relevant information about the Heatsink printed on the box.

It even has a carrying strap on the top of the package.

Here you can see the CNPS8000 taken out of its box along with the accessories and mounting hardware. It comes with an easy to understand manual, some thermal paste, fan mate 2 and a Zalman sticker.

In this picture you can see the four heatpipes on the Heatsink, and the fan frame has “Zalman” cut into it, which is certainly a nice touch.

Here is a side shot of the CNPS8000 where you can see the heatpipes going through the aluminium fins, which makes a total Dissipation Area of 2815cm2.

And here’s a shot of the 92mm fan mounted on the CNPS8000.

The base of the Zalman CNPS8000 is fairly well machined, it isn’t a mirror polish but is smooth enough to do the job, and I scratched my nail on the base and didn’t feel any machine marks. So it should make good enough contact to the processor when fitted.





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