Zalman CNPS 20LQ Review

Up Close: The Water block

 Zalman CNPS 20LQ

 

Up Close:  The Water Block

I'm always a bit of a sucker for a nice bit of engineering and especially over engineering.  With no less than 14 bolts holding the pump head together, and an additional 10 bolts securing the faceplate to the pump housing the 20LQ certainly gives the impression of being well engineered and well put together.  Now if only highly reflective polished copper was easier to photograph.

Zalman CNPS 20LQ     Zalman CNPS 20LQ  

 

The water Block face plate comes with it's own little plastic clip on cover which serves to protect the contact surface as well as preserving the pre applied coating of TIM.  The pump is powered by means of a 3 pin fan plug which can be attached to your mobo or straight out the 12 supply from your PSU via a molex adapter.

Zalman CNPS 20LQ     Zalman CNPS 20LQ  

 

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Most Recent Comments

10-04-2012, 05:16:28

tinytomlogan


Lets take a look at the first sealed liquid cooling system from Zalman. wearing the CNPS badge it should keep things quiet as well as cool.

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10-04-2012, 05:25:12

YogevSkill
Not too shabby, though the H100 & H50 are a better bang for your buck.

Sweet review gary. thx.Quote

10-04-2012, 07:01:42

ArjenIsM3
Nice review fella, though I can't say I like these "H2O" coolers much. I prefer a good old fashioned chunk of metal!

By the way..

Remember for every increase of 10dBA there's a perceived doubling of the noise output..



Don't you mean for every increase of 3dBA?

Taken from wikipedia..

A change in power ratio by a factor of 10 is a 10 dB change. A change in power ratio by a factor of two is approximately a 3dB change.



Could be mistaken though, but in that case I'll have to report my physics teacher! Quote
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