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Every holiday season we decorate our homes and streets with multi-color light garlands, put up Christmas trees and other fun décor. However, these are not the only things that could add some color to the holidays. Why not a beautiful processor cooler, which could look absolutely stunning on an open stand or through a clear side panel of the system case? The new Zalman CNPS9900DF will be a perfect cooler for the job. Interested? I am sure you will have no doubts about it once you meet it face to face. And as for its cooling efficiency and noise… Well, let’s not get ahead of ourselves and start from the very beginning.

Technical Specifications and Recommended Pricing

Packaging and Accessories

The cardboard box with Zalman CNPS9900DF is very strict and stylish, with the black color dominating the palette. The front of the box has the model name, of course, and a cut-out window revealing the fan and part of the cooler heatsink:

The sides and the back of the box are dedicated to detailed description of the technologies, technical specifications and photographs of the cooler:


By the way, there is another window in the back of the box. It is of much smaller diameter than the one in the front and reveals only the sticker on the fan motor and a small part of the heatsink.

Inside the cardboard box we find an additional plastic casing, which holds the cooler:

Moreover, there is an additional plastic ring holding the heatsink arrays together. So, it would be fair to say that the packaging of Zalman CNPS9900DF is exceptionally reliable and should protect the cooler perfectly against any possible transportation mishaps.

The accessories bundle is quite typical of the products from this Korean manufacturer and contains everything necessary to successfully install this cooler onto any of the supported platforms:

I have to specifically point out very high-quality Zalman ZM-STG2 thermal paste and a Y-splitter cable for connecting two fans to a single four-pin fan connector on the mainboard. As you can see, there is also an installation manual.

The cooler is made in Korea and comes with a two-year warranty. Its recommended price is $79.90, which is what it is currently retailing for.

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