Zalman CNPS12X Ultimate Performance Triple Fan CPU Cooler
Boasting six U-shaped composite heatpipes, nickel plating, three blue LED fans, broad compatibility and excellent cooling performance, Zalman's CNPS12X ticks all the boxes.
Renowned for producing some of the world best CPU coolers, Zalman have now released their newest flagship cooler, the CNPS12X. It is the world's first "out of the box" triple fan cooler and is compatible with Intel latest LGA2011 Sandy Bridge E processors.
- Worlds first "out of the box" triple fan CPU cooler
- Six W-DTH composite heatpipes for excellent heat transfer
- 100% nickel plated with blue LED fans for amazing aesthetics
- Dual heatsink design with VFP
- Compatible with Intel LGA2011/1155/1156/1366/775 and AMD FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2
Worlds first "out of the box" triple fan CPU cooler
There are some CPU coolers available on the market that can accommodate three fans, but to make this happen at least one additional fan needs to be purchased which adds to the expense.
BUT, with the Zalman CNPS12X you get three 120mm blue LED fans built into the cooler so there are no extra costs. Also all three fans run off one fan header, making powering the fans extremely easy.
Six W-DTH composite heatpipes for excellent heat transfer
First seen on the CNPS11X, composite heatpipes help transfer the heat from the CPU up to 50% faster than standard heatpipes. This helps to increase the performance of the cooler even further. The six heatpipes are U-shaped, which effectively double the heat transfer compared to none U-shaped heatpipes.
At the base of the cooler (where the heatpipes make contact with the CPU) the heatpipes utilise what Zalman call Whole-Direct Touch Heatpipes (W-DTH). This allows the heatpipes to make direct contact with the CPU, another feature to help increase performance. But not only that, the area of the Direct Touch will cover the whole CPU. Even the new Intel CPUs for LGA2011 will also be covered by W-DTH.
100% nickel plated with blue LED fans for amazing aesthetics.
Most CPU coolers are hidden inside the computer case where they go about their business unseen. But if you like to show off the internals of your PC you may want a CPU cooler than looks the part and boy, the CNPS12X does look the part!
The entire heatsink of CNPS12X is plated with "Black-Pearl" nickel for long-term corrosion resistance, while the deep "Black-Pearl" tone, along with the high intensity from the blue LED fans helps this cooler stand head and shoulders above the rest.
Dual heatsink design with VFP
Attached to the U-shaped heatpipes are two optimised heatsink that feature VFP (Variable Fin Profile) technology. This maximises the performance through dual air-intake structure that increases the air flow.2053
Intel LGA2011/1366/1156/1155/775 and AMD FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2 compatible
Compatible with virtually all current desktop processors, even Intel's latest LGA2011 is compatible out of the box.
Check below for a flash video showing installation or alternatively you can read the manual by clicking the instructions link in the "Product Resources" box on the right.
|Compatibility||Intel LGA2011/1366/1156/1155/775 and AMD FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2|
|Installation Method||Intel and AMD - backplate, requires motherboard removal|
|Dimensions||151(L) x 132(W) x 154(H)mm *|
|Materials||Pure Copper, Aluminium|
|Fan||Low Noise 120mm Blue LED Fan|
|Fan Bearing||Long Life Bearing|
|Fan RPM (with RC5)||850 ~ 1,100rpm ±10%|
|Fan RPM (without RC5)||950 ~ 1,200rpm ±10%|
|Noise (with RC5)||22dBA ±10%|
|Noise (without RC5)||24dBA ±10%|
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