Date: March 12th, 2010
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Zalman
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATION & FEATURES
So what do you get for the US$40-$55 price tag. As of right now, pricing on this cooler is a little sparse but what I am seeing is that US$50 seems to be the going MSRP trend at the moment. With more competition, this should drop by 10-15%. At this time, at a price of US$50, this cooler is not bringing a whole lot to the table when compared to other dual fan cooling solutions on the market. When a full sized CNPX10X is only $5 more and it comes with a fan, my gut instinct is telling me that this cooler should be priced in the US$40 range to keep it competitive. We'll see how pricing develops over the next couple months once it is out in full distribution.
First out is the mounting hardware for most, if not all, recent Intel and AMD models along with 1200mm fan mounting clips. Also included is Zalman's ZM-STG2 Super Thermal Grease, a case badge along with an installation manual.
And last out is the box is the heatsink. First impressions is that this is just as well built as all other coolers in Zalman's CNPS10X line. Once you pick it up you know that it is a robust and well made product with good materials instead of the stamped light aluminum garbage on the market today. Initial thoughts are positive, now let's take a walk around the cooler to take a closer look.
More on that on the next page.