Zalman CNPS 20LQ Review
Up Close: Packaging and contents
The Zalman CNPS 20LQ, hereafter known as the 20LQ because there's no way on Gods green earth I'm typing the full name every time, comes packaged in a rather classy looking black box with moody dark images of the unit counterpointed by the shining copper of the contact plate. The box also gives details of CPU compatibility, fan and unit specifications as well as a short multi language section relating to key features.
In something of a break from the traditional expanded foam and polystyrene used by most manufacturers, Zalman have packaged the 20LQ in what can best be described as a giant recycled cardboard egg carton. At first I thought this bit cheap but then after thinking about it I realised if this stuff keeps eggs from breaking and it's good for old mother earth then it ticks the right boxes. It certainly seems to have done the job as the unit was perfectly well protected and presented. The pump and faceplate come pre plumbed to the radiator, with the 120mm fan unattached
Also included in the box are the necessary fittings for the sockets listed on page 1 in addition to some of the clearest instructions I've seen in quite a while. Nice big diagrams go a long way (not that I use instructions of course, because as we know real men don't read the instructions)