Zalman CNPS7700-Cu: The Grandeur
When you grab a Zalman CNPS7700-Cu packaging you realize that you are holding a solid product: firm packaging, 918 gram of copper as well as bundled accessories, such as Fan Mate 2 that regulates speed of the fan, definitely deserve applauds.
The casing and product bundle leave a good impression: Zalman supplies everything you possibly will require during installation, including sufficient amount of screws, washers and other things of that kind. As usually, Zalman supplies a tube of its own CSL-850 thermal grease, but now the firm provides a very small tube which lasts an installation or two, which is hardly enough for a typical upgrade cycle on a single mainboard for an enthusiast.
Zalman’s CNPS7000-Cu comes with FanMate 2, a revamped version of FanMate, which is bigger (it makes it more convenient to use) and can be mounted outside the PC box, allowing user to control the speed of the fan without opening the case. A lot of companies, including big names like Thermaltake, supply fan controllers that can be installed into 3.5” bays these days, which positively simplifies lives of those who want to control their CPU fans, but Zalman so far has not offered anything like this. Well, FanMate 2 is here to solve the described issue.