The Zalman CNPS 20LQ is more than just a noise prevention system, it is a self contained and maintenance free watercooling system similar to the models that Corsair and other manufacturers provide. With compatibility for socket AM2, AM2+, AMD3, AM3+, FM1, LGA1366, LGA1155, LGA 1156 and LGA2011 you should be able to use this cooler on any modern system without a worry. Overclock3D gave the cooler a try on a overclocked i7-950 and were quite impressed with the results when the fan was running at full speed, however the noise they describe being generated does not sound at all pleasant. At a reduced speed the cooler became quiet but the cooling power was also diminished. Still, they liked the cooling ability of Zalman’s first foray into this particular market.
"Zalman have been in the cooler business for quite some time now and have established a name for themselves in the production of more esoteric coolers and external reserator systems. Going a bit more mainstream (if we can call sealed system liquid cooling systems mainstream) Zalman have released a stand alone maintenance free system. Combining a integral pump and head with a radiator and fan. The CNPS moniker indicates that this is badged as a "Computer Noise Prevention System" and as such we should expect low noise as well as low temperatures. Lets take a look at the vital statistics shall we."
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Why haven’t any of the Asetek
Why haven’t any of the Asetek partners(re-branders) made the move to partner up with the manufacture that makes the Scythe GT 1850 or Noctua to include their fans with the coolers. That would be great if Corsair would make that move, imagine an H80 with two Black Gentle Typhoons or an H100 with the same and the option to buy two more from Corsair,…same with some Black 120 Noctua Fans, they work great but hate Noctuas color scheme.
I say this also because they also have the buying power to get the fans at a very low price, so basically they don’t have to charge too much of a premium over the regular H80 and H100.
The Core series from Corsair was a joke, but, seriously Corsair??, charging the same price for a Core H70 as the regular H70 that includes two fans, come on.